Today, Friday 12th, we are celebrating Chinese New Year. The year of Ox is officially starting.
Chinese New Year, Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, it has no settled date, but it is chosen according to the traditional lunar calendar. Nella tradizione cinese è considerata la festa più importante dell’anno, al pari delle occidentali festività natalizie. Celebrations persists for 16 days, even if there are only 7 days of vacation.
Families gather, people pray Buddha and offerings to divinities and ancestors are made. It is customary to “spring cleaning”, to clean away all the dirt of the past year, to welcome new year’s good fortune.
What does it mean the beginning of the year of the Ox?
In Chinese astrology every year correspond to a zodiac sign, which are 12: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig One sign every year in rotation, in cycle of 12 years.
If you are born in one of these years, 1973, 1985, 1997, or 2009, your zodiac sign is the Ox, and this is your year!
Every zodiac sign has different features, let us find out the Ox’s.
Chinese astrology claims that people born under this sign are characterized by strength, determination, diligence, reliability, ambition, and honesty. They value family, work, and traditions, and for this reason they often show a strong sense of belonging to their mother nation.
Patient and determined, sometimes too stubborn, not always excellent communicators. They go straight to the point, uninfluenced by other people and the external environment, and for this reason they often become successful people.
Do you “Ox” recognize yourself in this description?
If the Ox is not your sign and you want to discover more about Chinese astrology, you can find here everything you need.