THE OXLow and steady marks the ox’s character. Bona fide leaders, they are grounded, determined and highly dependable. They have the ability to motivate and inspire confidence in others as well. Those born under the sign are meticulous, systematic and real sticklers for details. They can be straight-laced and prefer routine, aiming to trash things out in a methodical manner till it bears fruit. Simplicity and straightforwardness govern their personality. However, the ox has a temper and it’s wise to get out of its way when it rears it horns. It is also a signs that it’s overly proud, refusing to seek assistance. The ox chooses to depend on its head to reason things and finds it hard to tolerate the week. Chauvinistic and even tyrannical, the ox is often grumpy, bigoted and refuses to forgive of forget for that matter.
2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961, 1949
Famous people born in the Year Of The Ox:
Barack Obama, Picasso, Napoleon Bonaparte, George Frederic Handel, Saddam Hussein, Dustin Hoffman, Jane Fonda,
Clark Gable, Eddie Murphy, Adolf Hitler, George Clooney, Gregory Nava, George Lopez, Jack Lemmon, Jack Nicholson, Paul Newman, Jeff Bridges, Jessica Lange, Jim Carrey, John Corbett , Jorge Garcia, Whoopi Goldberg, Bruce Springstein, Meg Ryan, Meryl Streep, Margaret Thatcher, Princess Diana, Nomar Garciaparra, Anthony Hopkins Richard Nixon, Richard Gere, Robert Redford, Rock Hudson, Roselyn Sanchez, Shirley Bassey, Sigourney Weaver, Vincent Van Gogh, and Walt Disney.
The Chinese zodiac signs are determined by the lunar year in which you were born. The Chinese believe the animal ruling one's birth year has a profound influence on personality, and destiny.
The saying is: "This animal hides in your heart."
Years Corresponding to Chinese Zodiac Signs:
The date of the Chinese New Year is determined by the Chinese calendar, a lunisolar calendar. The same calendar is used in countries that have adopted the Confucian and Buddhism tradition and in many cultures influenced by the Chinese. Chinese New Year starts on the first day of the new year containing a new moon (some sources even include New Year's Eve) and ends on the Lantern Festival fourteen days later. This occurs around the time of the full moon as each lunation is about 29.53 days in duration. In the Gregorian calendar, the Chinese New Year falls on different dates each year, on a date between January 21 and February 21.
The Year 2009 is the 4706th Chinese year. The Chinese believe that the first king of China was the Yellow King (he was not the first emperor of China). The Yellow King became king in 2697 B.C., therefore China will enter the 4706th year on February 4th, 2009. Also, the Chinese Year uses the cycle of 60 Stem-Branch counting systems and the Ox is the 26th Stem-Branch in the cycle. Since 4705 = (60 *78) + 26, therefore this Ox Year is the 4706th Chinese Year.
Some web sites say the year 2009 is the 4707th Chinese year. If you cannot find the explanation, here is a possible answer for you: The Yellow King's inauguration was held in the spring of 2697 B.C. But the day that was used as the first day of the year was the winter solstice, which was around December 23rd, 2698 B.C. Today's January 1st meant nothing to the Yellow King. If we count that extra eight days in 2698 B.C., then year 2009 is the 4707th Chinese year.
Chinese New Year Days
2009 Jan 26
2010 Feb 14
2011 Feb 3
2012 Jan 23