The Year of the Metal Ox is upon us, and it is worth thinking about how this year can benefit us in terms of our wellness and prosperity.
The good news is that the Ox is one of those signs where prosperity follows naturally!
The Ox’s Western equivalent in astrology is Capricorn, and we all know what this zodiac sign is like when it comes to material matters. That same Capricorn power is prevalent in the Ox, and the determination to reach one’s goals is solid.
The Year of the Rat in 2020 was much about being strategic and thinking of ideas. The Year of the Ox 2021 is about implementing these ideas in the physical world.
We can make some Year of the Ox predictions, which can be very helpful when working with this energy.
Looking for more insights as we move into the Year of the Metal Ox? Check in on your free daily Chinese horoscope!
How the Year of the Ox Affects the Four Trines
In Chinese Astrology, there are four trines, which consist of three different animals in each trine.
- The first trine consists of the Rat, Dragon, and Monkey. These are the movers and shakers of the zodiac.
- The second trine consists of the Ox, Snake, and Rooster. These are the builders of the zodiac.
- The third trine consists of the Tiger, Horse, and Dog. These are the humanitarians of the zodiac.
- The fourth trine consists of the Rabbit, Goat, and Pig. These are the peacemakers of the zodiac.
The Year of the Metal Ox will affect members of each trine in different ways.
Make sure to read: Understanding the 4 Trines in Chinese Astrology
How the Year of the Metal Ox Brings Prosperity & Wellness
The Year of the Metal Ox & the First Trine
If you are a member of the first trine, then this Year of the Metal Ox brings great potential regarding prosperity. The First Trine and Second Trine (which the Ox belongs to) are traditional friends in the zodiac.
Therefore, Rats, Dragons, and Monkeys can look forward to seeing their ideas and current ventures grow throughout the year. This is also a good time for health as it enables them to step outside of themselves and take practical measures to improve any health issues.
Members of the first trine must be wary of being too rigid in their thinking this year. It is important to be flexible when necessary so that they can be even more prosperous.
The Year of the Metal Ox & the Second Trine
This is an excellent year of prosperity for the Ox, Snake, and Rooster. The Ox is a second trine member and bestows his fellow animals with good fortune and lucky opportunity.
If you are an Ox, Snake, or Rooster, don’t be surprised if a windfall comes your way or a chance encounter leads to something prosperous and productive.
Members of the second trine need to be wary of taking on too much responsibility. The Ox has a tendency to take a lot on its shoulders and the second trine may feel more burdened this year if they do not learn how to have a good balance between work and play.
The Year of the Metal Ox & the Third Trine
For members of the third trine, the Tiger, Horse, and Dog, this year brings greater productivity and stability to their endeavors.
This year presents a lot of opportunity for the third trine, so they are strongly advised not to waste this energy. 2022 marks the Year of the Tiger, and it is set to be more unpredictable and less grounded than the Year of the Ox, so third trine members would do well to harness the Ox’s energy.
It is a great time to embark on new health regimes, set out an exercise regime that they will find easier to stick to for the next 12 months, and press on with their material goals and long-term projects.
Members of the third trine need to be careful of being too rebellious against authority.
The Ox does not like having his authority questioned, and third trine members are rebellious by nature, especially the Tiger and Horse. They could land themselves in trouble if they display a show of rebellion, which is done without thinking carefully. It is best for them to look before leaping and to think before speaking this year.
You might also want to read: Chinese Zodiac Signs & Their Western Equivalent Signs
The Year of the Metal Ox & the Fourth Trine
For members of the fourth trine, the Rabbit, Goat, and Pig, this is a year where they can move forward with their long-term plans and apply excellent focus to their financial endeavors.
Even if they experience disruptions, they will find it easier to get back on their feet. This is a terrific year to embark on new creative projects. The fourth trine is very creative, and Ox energy bestows the necessary groundedness to implement their creativity into the real world.
Fourth, trine members need to be wary of distractions this year as they tend to drift off into a dream world. Ox energy ought to bring them back to earth, but there may be a tendency towards escapism if doubt or fear is at the forefront of their mind.
The key is for the fourth trine member to trust themselves and believe they can reach whatever goals they set.
Happy Lunar New Year!
The Year of the Metal Ox brings the chance for wellness and prosperity to all members of the zodiac because of the Ox’s hardworking and resilient nature.
Of course, it is up to us to put the necessary hard work in to achieve our goals, but we are fortunate that Ox energy gives us the extra boost we need to see things through till the end!
Make long-term plans and get ready for lots of planning and organizing.
Don’t forget to be flexible too. The Ox is fantastic at staying the course but can be stubborn at times! Achieving a good balance between your staying power and flexibility is the surest way to success this year.
Related article: Your Guide to the Metal Ox: Everything You Need to Know