Chinese New Year 2021
Chinese New Year of the Metal Ox
Feb 12th 2021
We would like to wish you a Happy Chinese New Year of the Metal Ox, this Friday 12th Feb! The Ox is the second animal in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac signs. Years of the Ox include 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021.
Oxen people are strong, reliable, honest and conscientious. They are low key and never look for praise or to be the centre of attention. This often hides their talent, but they gain recognition through their hard work. They believe that everyone should do what’s asked of them and stay within their bounds. They rarely lose their temper, they think logically and make great leaders. They believe in themselves and may say little, but can be opinionated, stubborn and hate to fail or be challenged.
The reference to metal relates to the cycle of the 5 elements in their yin and yang forms. This year is a yin metal year. The metal element is synonymous with resistance and loyalty, teamwork and community. Yin metal corresponds with metal ornaments which embellish or implements like cutlery which help us to feed ourselves. Metal in Chinese medicine relates to the lungs, to the colour white and to pungent tastes and flavours such as garlic, ginger and spicy foods.
In the Chinese Zodiac, 2021 is going to be a year favourable for recovery and to focus on relationships, when problems get solved by effort and discipline. This is going to be a year when we will feel the weight of our responsibilities, a year when it is necessary to double our efforts and organisation, to accomplish with determination what we wish to achieve. In order to rise above the difficulties without giving up on your dreams, it is a good time to focus on what is real and concrete rather than risk getting lost in illusions.