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The Year of the Ox...

What exactly is an Ox (plural is Oxen)? An Ox is defined as any cattle that is over four years old and trained to work. Usually this refers to castrated male bulls, but sometimes includes cows. They are trained from when they are young to work the farm.

2021 is the Year of the Ox in the Chinese Lunar Calendar. As a totem, Oxen represent strength, endurance, determination, power, stability, confidence, and fertility. The Ox is related to the Astrological sign of Taurus, which is an Earth sign, and corresponds to the Yang energy of action. This year offers the opportunity to be very productive, to plant new seeds, and to get the creativity juices flowing here on Earth. It is a year to let go of stubborn or rigid ways of thinking, and choose to expand in new and creative ways. At the same time, it is important this year to tap into the psyche and go deeper inward to explore the senses. We are going to benefit from not rushing through projects, but allowing the fertile ideas to develop in their natural timing. This is a year to be bold. go for what we want, and follow through with it to completion. We are all blessed to have amazing ideas, and when we accept the challenge to develop these ideas into physical tools to help ourselves, others, and the planet, then we have achieved true victory. Oxen remind us not to give up, to be patient, and to create work around what we Love the most.

Oxen also teach us that our hard work does not require boasting or looking for rewards. There is a sense of humility, as Oxen are very low-key, kind, logical, and earnest. They don't feel that they need to make a s