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3 months ago by Connor Barrowcliffe

Chinese New Year 2021 – Year of the Ox

Chinese New Year 2021

Today marks the start of the Chinese New Year! Each Chinese year is represented by a different animal, with 2021 ushering in the Year of the Ox, but what kind of traits do they have and what kind of job would most suit them most?

People born in the Year of the Ox are known to be strong, reliable, fair, and conscientious, and are known to inspire confidence in others. They are also calm patient, methodical and can be trusted. Although they say little, they can be very opinionated. They believe strongly in themselves but are also stubborn and hate to fail or be challenged.

Given these personality traits we would suggest they would be suited to a career in Law – solicitors, barristers and maybe even a judge! They might enjoy a role in Compliance as the they are methodical and conscientious or maybe even Politics - as they are very opinionated and inspire confidence from others. One thing is for sure according to Chinese culture the Ox is a hardworking zodiac sign, so they make a great employee!

However, they aren’t known to be very creative or spontaneous so they might not excel in more creative roles.

The Ox also signifies movements so, hopefully, the world will be less static than last year and get moving again in the second half of the year. The Ox is the second in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese Zodiac sign. Years of the Ox include 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033. Oxen used to be capable farming tools in an agricultural society, which attach to the symbol of diligence, persistence, and honesty.

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