The lunar calendar is also associated with 12 animal signs in the Chinese zodiac Shengxiao corresponding to a 12-year cycle. 2021 is a Year of the Ox. In Chinese culture, the zodiac plays an important role. The birth year and its zodiac animal are closely related to people’s characteristics, career, health, and love relationship. In addition, each zodiac sign is associated with one of five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth. These are in 60-year cycles. In 2021, we have Gold Ox.
The Ox is a valued animal because of its role in agriculture. Positive characteristics, such as being hardworking and honest, are attributed to it. A horoscope excerpt says this about the Gold Ox:
Ox sign people with the Gold element also corresponding to their birth year are always active, busy, and are also highly respected due to their good relationships with others. They are rich and honorable from an early age, live steadily at middle age, and enjoy a comfortable life in old age.”