牛年已经在眼前,祝各位朋友牛年大吉,子去丑来腾锦銹,金牛奋地涌春潮。

PS:前几天给国外的同事发了祝福,收到了一个美好的回复祝福,同时也加了一句,what is ox?wiki了一下,发了给他,也留下来自己记录。

what is ox year?

来源:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ox_(zodiac)

The Ox ( ) is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Ox is denoted by the earthly branch character .

The Ox is the sign of prosperity through fortitude and hard work.
This powerful sign is a born leader, being quite dependable and
possessing an innate ability to achieve great things. As one might
guess, such people are dependable, calm, and modest. Like their animal
namesake, the Ox is unswervingly patient, tireless in their work, and
capable of enduring any amount of hardship without complaint.

Ox people need peace and quiet to work through their ideas, and when
they have set their mind on something it is hard for them to be
convinced otherwise. An Ox person has a very logical mind and is
extremely systematic in whatever they do, even without imagination.
These people speak little but are extremely intelligent. When
necessary, they are articulate and eloquent.

People born under the influence of the Ox are kind, caring souls,
logical, positive, filled with common sense and with their feet firmly
planted on the ground. Security is their main preoccupation in life,
and they are prepared to toil long and hard in order to provide a warm,
comfortable and stable nest for themselves and their families.
Strong-minded, stubborn, individualistic, the majority are highly
intelligent individuals who don't take kindly to being told what to do.

The Ox works hard, patiently, and methodically, with original
intelligence and reflective thought. These people enjoy helping others.
Behind this tenacious, laboring, and self-sacrificing exterior lies an
active mind.

The Ox is not extravagant, and the thought of living off credit
cards or being in debt makes them nervous. The possibility of taking a
serious risk could cause the Ox sleepless nights.

Ox people are truthful and sincere, and the idea of wheeling and
dealing in a competitive world is distasteful to them. They are rarely
driven by the prospect of financial gain. These people are always
welcome because of their honesty and patience. They have many friends,
who appreciate the fact that the Ox people are wary of new trends,
although every now and then they can be encouraged to try something new.

It is important to remember that the Ox people are sociable and
relaxed when they feel secure, but occasionally a dark cloud looms over
such people and they engage all the trials of the whole world and seek
solutions for them.Also the Ox people are all caring and loving but at
times when you mess with them they will tear out in anger.