A good year for ruminants to ruminate. The year begins with the baleful influence of the Tai Sui still able to affect your life. By mid-April that should lift and prospects get a little cheerier. You have horns and it’s a good idea to keep them on and perhaps add a hard hat,as the Flying Incorruptible star (飛廉星) is visiting and likes to cause accidents. It’s a great time to take care of those in the family who are older than you.

Famous Ox:

Barack Obama and Caitlyn Jenner

Earth Ox:
26 Jan 2009 - 13 Feb 2010
29 Jan 1949 - 16 Feb 1950
Fire Ox:
07 Feb 1997 - 27 Jan 1998
11 Feb 1937 - 30 Jan 1938
Wood Ox:
20 Feb 1985 - 08 Feb 1986
25 Jan 1925 - 12 Feb 1926
Water Ox:
03 Feb 1973 - 22 Jan 1974
06 Feb 1913 - 25 Jan 1914
Metal Ox:
15 Feb 1961 - 04 Feb 1962
19 Feb 1901 - 07 Feb 1902

In whatever state of health you begin the year, you may end it healthier. No nasty illness stars on the horizon to buffet you. Accidents with traffic may be indicated so don’t take up driving large earth-moving equipment lest that endanger your wellbeing. If there is a bridge or subway rather than a road crossing, extremities may be imperilled in June, so don’t hang around buses.


It’s a year for losing money; not necessarily a bad thing as you can direct where some of that will go - the tax man,charities, or some other worthy cause might be a pleasing way to best fit in with the stars. Returns may come on investments, but be aware, you have no stars helping and no distant hands, be they long forgotten associates, the market, or those who are in your debt - it’s all up to you.


It’s always good to have challenges in life - without them we’d need to invent them to have something to sharpen ourselves against. Happily you are not going to need to invent anything, you can just lie back and, should you so wish, promote the love deficit. If you are already in love,the phony cold war that has been going on should cease early in the year. If you want to find more love, travel.


The ox-cart is slow and must endure many bumps in the road - this is not the year in which the wheels fall off anything, but nor one for changing gear and heading out onto the asphalt with an endless horizon and no speed limit. Loyalty is one of your great qualities -revealing it to those above you may set you up for better prospects in years to come.

Guiding hexagram from the Yi-Jing

(Book of Changes)


Fellowship with men in the open. Success. It furthers one to cross the great water. Perseverance of the superior man furthers.


Heaven together with fire: the image of fellowship with men.

The superior man organises the clans and makes distinctions between things.


Heaven together with fire: the image of fellowship with men. Thus the superior man

organises the clans and makes distinctions between things


You’ll soon join a small and powerless ocean-based cult somewhere off Lamma Island, open to the elements, where your ability to be pedantic and make distinctions between things that are exactly the same will drive everyone else nuts. The humiliation is theirs alone.

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