From February 12, 2021, we will leave the Year of the Metal Rat to enter the Year of the Metal Ox, which will end on January 31, 2022.
This “lunar” and annual cycle is often marked by hard work, hardness, rigor, obligations and responsibilities. In other words, the Metal Ox year is not really about idleness, it is quite the opposite. It also invites more maturity and awareness.
Under this sign and this element, it is necessary to show logic, organization, structure and realism. This year forces us to face up to our obligations, whatever they may be. You MUST ASSUME and NOT COMPLAIN. Keeping up with the pace, making efforts or sacrifices to maintain the balance or build a new one, this is what is required in the Metal Ox year.
You will understand, this will not be the most pleasant time to have a good time or to take it easy. Those who show themselves to be involved and willing will have the chance to reap the fruits of their efforts. Take it for granted: in 2021, you will have nothing for nothing.
The Chinese horoscope originates from ancient Taoism. Their years are lunar and are based on a sexagenarian system, that is, in cycles of sixty years that work in a circular way; when they reach their end point, they start over, starting new cycles that never end.
According to the ancient Chinese philosophers, Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth constitute the five essential elements of the Universe and are assigned to five planets: water (Mercury), metal (Venus), fire (Mars), wood (Jupiter) and earth (Saturn), which exert their influence on every individual; just like Yang (the Sun) and Yin (the Moon).
These five elements govern in a cycle of ten years where each corresponds to two years: one under the energy of Yin and another under Yang. In this way the balance is established, fundamental in the conception of Chinese philosophy.
In the Chinese horoscope, the sign of the Buffalo is always second in line. The signs in the Chinese horoscope follow in the following order: Rat, Buffalo, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. Each year it is associated with one of the animal signs and follows a 12-year cycle.
Buffalo – general characteristics
Buffaloes are known as caring, reliable, strong and determined people. They have a highly developed sense of honesty and patriotism. Buffaloes are people who have highly developed ideals and ambitions in life and attach great importance to both family and work. These characteristics reflect traditional characteristic conservatism. Women born in the sign of the Buffalo are so traditional, faithful. The education of their children is very important to them.
Buffaloes feel a great desire to progress, but at the same time they are very patient. They achieve their goals with effort. They are often influenced by their surroundings, but they insist on the things they believe in and are able to do.
Before the Buffaloes go into action, they make a detailed plan, which they divide step by step. When making a plan, they always take into account their mental and physical strength as well. Thus, buffaloes are persons who enjoy success as a result of effort and work.
The most unfavorable trait of people born in the sign of the Buffalo is in the lack of communication skills. They are not good at communicating with others and often do not even find it worthwhile to exchange ideas with others. They are stubborn and insist on their own.
Buffaloes are strong and robust; thus living a relatively healthy and long life with little disease.
Because they are hardworking and stubborn, they often work too much and too long and rarely allow themselves enough time to relax. They often even forget to eat, which can also lead to digestive problems. Thus, rest and regular nutrition are essential for people born in the sign of the Buffalo to be as effective as possible.
Because they are stubborn, they find it easier to overcome stress and tension. They are reluctant to open up to other people. Appropriate relaxation and occasional short trips have a beneficial effect on people in the sign of the Buffalo.
Because the sign of the Buffalo of Illustration is a symbol of hard work, people born in the sign of the Buffalo are always driven and work hard. they don’t give up until they get to the end. Because they are serious and responsible at work, they can look at their work from different angles. They have a keen eye for detail and admirable work ethic.
Suitable occupations for people born in the sign of the Buffalo are: farmer, manufacturer, pharmacist, mechanic, engineer, painter, artist, politician, real estate worker, interior designer, carpenter or sculptor.
Buffalo, born in the year of the wood (1925, 1985)
Buffaloes born in the year of the wood are slightly more sociable than other buffaloes. They are great workers and do not hesitate if it is necessary to sacrifice leisure and entertainment, as business success is their life goal. They take the opinion of the majority very quickly and rarely defend their positions. However, among all buffaloes, they find themselves best in a team, of course if they are team leaders.
Buffalo, born in the year of fire (1937, 1997)
Buffaloes born in the year of fire have a very important reputation and visibility that they can achieve within their social network. They are dynamic and productive, but they must be careful that pride does not lead them astray. The sooner they are able to respect and accept differences in others, the more they can expect in return.
Buffalo, born in the year of the earth (1949, 2009)
Buffaloes born in the year of the grind do not like to express their emotions. Patience, stability and perseverance are those virtues that allow them to be effective in everything they do. However, excessive perseverance can cause them a problem, as they often do not know when to give up.
Buffalo, born in the year of metal (1961, 2021)
Buffaloes born in the year of the metal are tireless workers, but they really only shine in professions without a strict hierarchy. They are sparse, but when it comes to convincing others about basic issues, their energy boils down.
Buffalo, born in the year of the water (1913, 1973)
Buffaloes born in the year of the water are ambitious and calculating, while maintaining a strong moral posture. Because of their respect for order, patience and fairness, they are considered pleasant and efficient partners at work. They are the least stubborn of all buffaloes.