The Ox is the second sign of the Chinese Zodiac. The Ox or the Buffalo sign symbolizes prosperity through fortitude and hard work. People born in the Ox years are dependable, calm and methodical. The Ox people are usually diligent, thrifty, and dedicated. They do not want the short cuts. They are patient and tireless workers, and stick to routine and traditions. Although they are generally fair-minded and good listeners, it is difficult to make them change their views as they are stubborn and often have strong prejudices. They are intelligent and self-confident, helpful and hardworking. Although they might appear to be rigid and slow, a kind and active mind is beneath. They are responsible for family and believe in authority. Still, because of their steady and trustworthy characters, the Ox people will be entrusted with positions of authority and responsibility. Ox Years: 1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033.