Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is China’s most important festival which celebrates the start of the new year in the Chinese calendar. Family and friends come together to celebrate with food, fireworks and plenty of traditions. This year is represented by the second Zodiac animal, the Ox. Whether you are a believer in horoscopes and astrology or find it complete nonsense (“Today’s a lucky day for me, I’m definitely going to win the lotto!”), many people look to their Chinese zodiac sign to help identify their strengths, weaknesses and talents. In light of Chinese New Year being just around the corner, we are going to share characteristics and traits of the Oxen and highlight career paths and jobs which they could be suited to.
Characteristics of the Ox
According to astrologers, the Ox denotes hard work, honesty and positivity that will be manifested in the coming 12 months with 2021 being a lucky year for those characterised by this zodiac sign. People under the Ox, are known to be grounded, loyal, reliable, trustworthy and are quite family oriented in nature. They are also practical, diligent, persistent (they can be a bit stubborn at times) and take great pride and honour in their work, making them suited to a variety of different career paths.
Jobs and career prospects
People born in the Year of the Ox are suited to jobs that require high organisation skills, as well as jobs that require specific expertise or knowledge. They look for professions which provide long-term and steady work such as becoming a teacher, technician, lawyer, policeman or office clerk. The Oxen are sociable in nature and are keen to undertake career paths that showcase their practical skills. They also demonstrate good communication skills and are diligent and persistent, making them suited to jobs which can be demanding and complicated.
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Alternatively, people born in the Year of the Ox are suggested to not be suited to jobs which are more artistic in nature as this type of creativity does not come easy to them – they prefer to solve complex problems instead. Similarly, they are suggested to not be fast movers, however, when given control of their time management, they will get the job done.
Most importantly, whether or not you possess the characteristics of the Ox, it is important to find YOUR own skills and strengths and follow a career path that you are interested in!
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