Jan 26, 2009

2009 the year of the ox

It seems like such a long time since I last posted and for regular readers and those who enjoy reading this blog, I am very sorry. I promise to be better about posting as I have many things that I would like to share with you about Chanoyu, the way of tea. New updates on my Issoan Tea website, too.

This year, 2009 is the year of the Ox. The Ox is the sign of prosperity through fortitude and hard work. This powerful sign is a born leader, being quite dependable and possessing an innate ability to achieve great things. As one might guess, such people are dependable, calm, and modest. Like their animal namesake, the Ox is unswervingly patient, tireless in their work, and capable of enduring any amount of hardship without complaint.

Ox people need peace and quiet to work through their ideas, and when they have set their mind on something it is hard for them to be convinced otherwise. An Ox person has a very logical mind and is extremely systematic in whatever they do, though they have a tremendous imagination and an unparalleled appreciation for beauty. These people speak little but are extremely intelligent. When necessary, they are articulate and eloquent.

People born under the influence of the Ox are kind, caring souls, logical, positive, filled with common sense and with their feet firmly planted on the ground. Security is their main preoccupation in life, and they are prepared to toil long and hard in order to provide a warm, comfortable and stable nest for themselves and their families. Strong-minded, stubborn, individualistic, the majority are highly intelligent individuals who don't take kindly to being told what to do.

The Ox works hard, patiently, and methodically, with original intelligence and reflective thought. These people enjoy helping others. Behind this tenacious, laboring, and self-sacrificing exterior lies an active mind.

The Ox is not extravagant, and the thought of living off credit cards or being in debt makes them nervous. The possibility of taking a serious risk could cause the Ox sleepless nights.

Ox people are truthful and sincere, and the idea of wheeling and dealing in a competitive world is distasteful to them. They are rarely driven by the prospect of financial gain. These people are always welcome because of their honesty and patience. They are reputed to be the most beautiful of face in the zodiac. They have many friends, who appreciate the fact that the Ox people are wary of new trends, although every now and then they can be encouraged to try something new. People born in the year of the Ox make wonderful parents and teachers of children.

It is important to remember that the Ox people are sociable and relaxed when they feel secure, but occasionally a dark cloud looms over such people and they engage all the trials of the whole world and seek solutions for them.


  1. Hi Margie,
    Glad to see you post again.
    However, you have set some high standards for me to live up to with this post!

    Happy New Year!

  2. Jordan,
    Thank you for sticking with me and continuing to read and comment on my blog. I am certain that when I posted this that I had you in mind. My husband is also an ox. This could be the best year ever for all of you ox people out there.


  3. Hi Margie,

    As an Ox, I found this article particularly interesting. I would like to think that I possess some of the characteristics described. I'm certainly not a risk taker, and I have been known to lay awake at night wonder how I can put the world to rights :)

    Happy New Year

  4. Carol,
    Thank you for your comment. Congratulations on the year of the ox. It is quite interesting what we can find in ourselves when we see some of these explanations. And I would like to think that you and other ox people out there will help put the world to rights.
    Take care,