The Metal Ox – 2021

Ox is Yin. Ox is the second sign of the Chinese horoscope

Oxen have the following characteristics
Integrity – Innovation – Strength of Purpose – Diligence – Stability – Eloquence

Ox sins may include
Stubbornness – Standoffishness – Bigotry – Bias – Plodding – Vindictiveness

Oxen are worker beasts. As the ox is in nature, so it remains in the symbolic horoscope, the creature who works hard, gets results and has little patience3 with those who don’t. Ox people are always most capable. They have fine imaginations for dreaming up new schemes and methods and can usually put them directly into practice.

So far, this Ox fellow sounds pretty nearly perfect, doesn’t he? Stable, hardworking, creative and practical. What more could a human being wish for? Well, how about a little flexibility? Some tenderness? A tad of fancy? Unfortunately, these are not the Ox’s strong points. Oxen, as their name implies, tend to be thick, heavy, slow and exasperatingly stubborn.

Mind you, Ox people don’t mean to be stodgy. Underneath the stolid spartan exterior lives a tiny giggling gnome who, when nobody is looking, sticks his nose into all kinds of mischief. As a release from their normal rigor, some Oxen have secret torrid affairs. Or else they write maudlin love poetry and take clandestine tango lessons. In any case there is always a twinkle in the steadfast Ox’s eye, a peephole to merriment.

The dense camouflage of austerity that the Oxen wears is very difficult to pierce. Rush up and embrace a strong, silent Ox and watch the trap door to jolliness slam shut with a bang. Ask the Ox to frolic through Cartier’s or Tiffany’s with you, pretending to be rich and asking to see thousands of diamond rings. The serious Ox will feel obligated to say “No”. He doesn’t understand silliness.

What if Tiffany’s discovered his true identity? The Ox would perish from embarrassment. Oxen are not only shy. They seek approval from their peers and do not balk if they receive public acclaim. On the contrary, Oxen work toward success. Through diligence and perseverance, they prove over and over again that they are worthy of their gains.
There have been some very powerful and dangerous Oxen leaders in the world.

Take, for example, Hitler, and Napoleon. How’s that for hard headed tyranny? Very little foolishness. No Jokes, Just plod and drudge and boss palaver. Eloquence is given to all Oxen. It’s funny – Oxen don’t talk much. But without speech training or acting lessons, the average Ox can spin you a yarn as long as the Mississippi. He or she will keep you riveted to your chair while recounting baby’s new tooth or describing the open heart surgery performed on grandmother last year. many famous writers are Oxen.

Overt tenderness is not a favorite pastime for Ox people. Your friend jane Ox will probably not be a “gusher”. No. Jane is reserved. She loves in a quite, stolid manner. She will invite you for tea and bake you cakes to show affection. But she’ll never shower you with kisses. oxen don’t show their emotions, yet they love with a kind of deep-burning ardor that natives of many other signs never imagined exists.

Oxen people are not outrageously sexual. They are not obligated to rabbit around from bed to bed in order to be happy or feel self-confident.

This ability to do without sex can prove a handicap in relationships where the other partner is extremely demonstrative and feels, because of the Ox’s standoffishness, that he is being rejected. Ox love affairs require a lot of patience. If you love an Ox, you must wait and woo and seduce.

Reference: The New Astrology: Two Great Astrological Systems: The Chinese and Western: Suzanne White

Aquarius/Rat-Chinese Astrology

Vision-Eccentricity-Nervousness-Appeal-Originality-Separateness-Influence-Verbosity-Charity-Neurosis-Acquisitiveness-Thrift-Tolerance-Disobedience-Thirst for Power-Sociability-Independence-thoughtlessness-Intellectual Skill-Guile-Individuality-Cruelty-Charisma.

“I know” Air, Saturn/Uranus, Fixed – “I rule” Positive Water, Yin

“Onward and upward”! should be the motto of this completely idealistic and experimental character. Aquarius the individualist married to the agressive an d charming Rat character affords us a being of immense personal magnetism and derring-do. On the other hand, the Aquarian born Rat seeks to accumulate material possessions.

On the other, This person cares less about tangibles than I do about Eskimo fertility rites. He’s a bohemian with a bourgeois streak. A hippie sophisticate. He wants to be free and unencumbered. But he cannot stand to be alone. He wants to ride a black stallion on the beach in the wind, but he’s not mad about horses. A contradictory nature full of excellent intentions causes the Aquarius/Rat to somersault through life, always talking, rarely listening.

Aquarians want to be different. They have vision and are tolerant. Rats have lots of personal appeal and long to wield power. of course, in this duo, the Rat is neutralized by the altruistic Aquarian, who tells him to get his mitts off the power switch until such time as man will love man and no wars will be fought. The effect is startling. Real force emanates from within this person. Watch him try to take over the reins is a given situation. He can strike a deal, even a slightly shady deal. Then, suddenly out of nowhere, he may back down. Under the influence of Aquarius, the Rat’s cupidity defiates. Good-bye, trickery. hello, freedom and love.

As the Aquarius/Rat thinks he wants to see around corners toward a better world, he will frequently become involved in spiritual searches for truth and equilibrium. The Aquarian is first a thinker. The rat, too is cerebral. Both signs are a bit neurotic. So, rather than looking for stability on travel paths, they become easily attracted by the cosmic, the extrasensory and supernatural methods of mind control. Aquarian Rats are forever taking courses in ESP, est, Hatha, Mudra and Zen. They want to depart from the humdrum bourgeois living inside them. They long to find peace through spiritual enlightenment.

No matter the degree of clear thinking attained by this character, he or she is nonetheless always a Rat. Rats must cleave to the middle-class life. Rats are acquisitive and driven by a thirst for power. Aquarius may force the Rat to a clear mountain stream but he cannot make him drink. This essential disagreement causes further loss of security for our native.he makes rash moves and grows moody and distant. Emotions are not his favorite province, so how can he say he’s sorry? How can he adapt to the workaday world with its stringent and in human demands/Why is life so stultifyingly boring?

Well, as this offbeat subject will be the first to tell you, “The answer is blowing in the wind.” Trouble is, people never live up to the Aquarius/Rats high standards. He is often disappointed by the failure of group efforts and hurt by the selfishness of intimates. Yet he watches even himself fall short of the mark. Then he really desolate and confused Where did he go wrong? Although” application of derriere to seat of chair” is one of my stock bits of advice, I dare advance it here more particularly. Aquarian Rats must learn to slow down, to feel their way instead of trying to “think” their way, to sit still long enough for the lead to set between those ears. They mustn’t dabble in mind-altering substances or freaky movements unless there is a concentrate and earthbound reason to do so. Sailing off into space without a seatbelt is a very dangerous business.



As the Aquarius/Rat mixes fancy with charisma and neurosis with nervousness, you can imagine the trouble waters of emotion at work here. This person will be both attractive and vulnerable. The attractiveness shows. The vulnerability hides. His or her emotional needs will be best met by coupling with solid citizen types who are willing to tether their Aquarius/Rat firmly to earth. of course, square drudges hardly excite this rabid metaphysicist. It’s a dilemma.

If you love an Aquarius/Rat, don’t fence himor her in. But do tie your loved one down. I know this sounds contradictory. But think of Aquarius/Rats as morning-glories. For morning glories to thrive, their feet must be firmly planted in the shade and their heads constantly exposed to the brighest sunlight. That’s how you have to treat your Aquarius/Rat. Let him or her feel as free as a Montgofiere, but keep the lines drawn taut and don’t take any nonsense. Your Aquarius/Rat will love you all the more for caring.


Oxen like to be with you. They are inspired by your rapacity and swift dispatch. Choose an Ox from gemini, Libra, or Sagittarius if you want to be sure of compatibility. The same western astrological signs lend you their Dragons on a silver platter. This time it’s you doing the admiring. Aries, Libra and Sagittarius bestow Monkeys on your life-style.They too bring you joy-and good advice. Don’t be led down the aisle by Taurus, Leo or Scorpio/Horses, and get out of the way of Leo/Cats and Scorpio/Roosters.

Home and Family

Although erratic when flying loose in the world, the Aquarius/Rat somehow does not display this eccentricity at home. Here, in the privacy of his abode, the Aquarius/Rat decorates tastefully, simply and with a spareness that hints at his or her penchant for Oriental thought. Too much material wealth makes the Aquarius/Rat nervous. If he is a flashy or showy, it will be in his dress. At home, things will be kept simple and elegant.This person is a remarkably good parent. You see, kids have a tethering influence on Aquarius/Rats. For that security the Aquarius/Rat parent is grateful, and in his turn stretches the parental role as far as it will go. He or she gets very involved with kids’ activities and feelings.

The Aquarius/Rat discusses everything in greatest detail with his children, and imparts a world view of broad scope to his kids long before they are old enough to leave the nest. The Aquarius/Rat child is, mopst of all, interesting. he may be slightly daredevil and will surely be drawn to the unusual. Again, the role of intimates (in this case presents) is to focus the terrestrial aspect of this subject. Never allow his or her attraction to the other-wordly to overcome the attachment felt for family. The talented and intelligent Aquarius Rat child must be hitched to a solid post but never hobbled.


Of course, as for all Aquarians who struggle with the emotional side of life, work is health. If this sometimes cranky and irrepressible Rat subject is able to fix his or her attention on one professional passion, authentically ingenious projects can be realized. The Rat/Aquarian has such a unique perception and is so close to madness and extraterrestrial thought at all times that if these qualities are applied to earthly pursuits, the result is unbeatable. But watch that freaky side. This person can go bonkers in a wink if allowed to much leeway.

The Aquarius/Rat is a more of a creative than a bossy type. He or she will be glad to try to run an office or shop. But the result will never be spectacular-competent, but not fabulous. The same goes for employment. This person’s strength is in his or her individuality and personal approach to problems of at least cinemascopic proportions. Punching time clocks just won’t do.

NB: In Chinese Astrology, 2020 is the year of the Metal Rat.This begins a new astral cycle, dramatic choices take center stage this year, this year’s decisons will impact the next twelve years, be sure not to overtly hesitate this year, 2020 will of course, be influence by the Metal Rat traits, one of those being to be easily boredom yet also deeply passionate about what the Rat does believe in, so we will see all the signs exhibiting this somewhat.

Jealousy and a domineering nature are also set to take the stage this year, so watch out for this, in yourself and others. As metal symbolizes the harvest time in Chinese culture, this year, 2020, all signs are set to reap rewards of the previous year’s efforts.

It seems that 2020 is above all, ripe with financial opportunity. White and Green Blue are the lucky colours for 2020, combine these colours with Metals (gold, silver), enhances fluidity among the elements in your life. Beware of jealousy around you following your dreams. 2019 the year of the earth pig, was all about preparing, and now it is time to take action in 2020.

For Rats, African violets and lilies are lucky flowers, the south west, west and north west are rats luckiest directions

Wood Rats: These Rats are highly independent and love working with others

Fire Rats: These Rats have high energy and are more courageous than the other Rats, yet can be quite hard on themselves.

Earth Rats: These Rats are genuine and flexible with healthy self-esteem

Metal Rats: These Rats are fiercely jealous and highly talented.

Water Rats: These Rats are conservative and like to chatter. Some possible professions for the Aquarian Rat are: Politician, artist (all sorts), journalist, genius, designer.

Famous Aquarius/Rats: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Jules Verne, Adlai Steven son, Alan Alda, John Belushi, Jean-Jaques Servan Schreiber.

Reference: The New Astrology: Suzanne White

Blue Sapphire-2 Neelam

Libra: YogaKaraka Saturn is also more benefic in the stars of Mercury, Moon and Saturn. In lagana when placed with Mercury and Venus it creates yoga. Neelam is very advantageous and one may always use it, irrespective of periods. Addition of Diamond or Emerald may firther potentiate benefic influences.

Scorpio and Sagittarius: In Scorpio lagna Saturn may form “Sasa Yoga” when positioned in 4th house, here one may use Neelam in the major periods of Saturn after thorough check up of chart otherwise Neelam is not suggested at all.

Capricorn: Ascendant lord Saturn also rules the 2nd house. In the star of Saturn, Mercury and Ketu it becomes yogi. It is protective charm for these natives and potentiate root of life an the whole. However, diamond should be used along with emerald.

Aquarius: Lagnesh also ruling 12th. In the star of Mercury or ketu it also becomes Yogi. One may use Neelam as a protective talisman to strengthen health, personality, prosperity and success. Mooltrikona in lagana, thus, one may use Neelam deliberately.

Pisces: Lord of 11th and 12 houses Saturn is most malefic. There is no indication of Neelam.

More about Neelam

After the trial period of 10 days one may use Blue Sapphire. Metal may be Gold(best), steel or Ashtadhatu and the best star is Pushya. Minimum weight is 4-5 Ratti and finger is 2nd. Time should be 09:00-13:00 hours and day should be Saturday falling on Anuradha,Pushya and U. Bhadra stars. Mantra to be recited is “Om Parang pareeng parong sau shanaye namah” and it should be recited 24000 times ideally. Puja should be performed with blue flowers and chandan. One should also light “oil deep” at pooja time. Fasting on the same day and recitation of Saturn “strota” is also good. Donate mustard oil, black til, iron vessels, black clothes and pulses to the servants. Inimical gemstones, Ruby, Coral and Pukhraj and they should not be worn along with Neelam.

Dedicated to the Lord of idealism “Saturn”

Reference: Gem Therapy in Vedic Astrology: Dr. Neeraj Lalwani

Year of the Earth Pig

The year of the Earth pig , according to the Chinese Astrology. It comes after the year of the Earth Dog (2018). February 5, 2019, will mark the beginning of the Chinese New Year 2019, and according to the Chinese horoscope, the pig or Boar is a sign for the Chinese New year 2019 day, which will end on the 24th January 2020. The central element of Chinese Zodiac is the earth.

The Earth Pig is the animal sign for Chinese New Year 2019, which have great benefits to the natives of the previous Chinese zodiac sign of the animal wheel of the lunar calendar. According to the horoscope, everything that the pig want’s to accomplish during 2019 will be successful. The greatest source of self-esteem for the Pig is luck and success.

The Pig makes other people envious by his cunningness. This aspect makes new friends come naturally and in huge numbers, they are attracted by his beneficent and luck of aura. These friends normally come with good intentions and bring a natural mutual benefit to their presence. Others though only seek to enjoy shamelessly the generous and joyful company of the Pig.

Lucky colors of the Year of the Pig

To bring the right balance of energy flow of the year of the Pig, the most favored colors are red and white. it is used in every event, be it in fashion trends, weddings, gifts or decoration of homes. Generally, the color red signifies luck, festive seasons, and marriage according to the Chinese tradition. On the other hand, the color white, gray, silver and gold is synonymous with the Metal element. Practices like wearing red and white colored outfits, with jewelry, can help significantly to harmonize the year 2019’s energies. It is not necessary that you overdo the red colors. All it takes is a little touch of red and white in your daily life. Something worth noting is that having a red wallet or purse will get your fingers to burn by the money it contains

2019 for Rooster

The Year of the Dog (2018) saw numerous challenges facing the Rooster. However; this year (2019), the year of the Pig, sees a much happier year ahead. However Rooster is still advised to avoid stress. It is time to enjoy the sunshine. Effort in your career will serve you well this year Rooster. The luckiest time for Rooster this year will be between March the third and the fifteenth of June.

2019 Tiger

This is a challenging year for the Tiger; 2019 being the year of the Pig, yet it holds great potential. This year Tiger; focus on being as compromising as possible with people, and you will find many helpers delivering what you need. Your professional life sees great success for those Tigers in business. Finances are also on the up for the Tiger during the Year of the Pig, and unexpected windfalls come to you. It seems you have the Midas Touch this year Tiger. However, watch your spending. Between the twelfth of September and December, the twenty-sixth is your luckiest time this year.

2019 Horse

The 2019 Horse Horoscope shows that a brilliant star will radiate upon you and encircle you with positive vibrations, Generally, the year 2019 will be a fantastic one for horses with increased fortune as well as prospective growth opportunities. Try and initiate a healthy routine through appropriate diet and maintaining a proper physical shape. It is vital to recognize that one may encounter some upsurge in stress levels emanating from high productivity. Nonetheless, the secret to lessening stress levels or restraining them to manageable levels is maintaining healthy habits.

2019 OX

2019 shows an increase in abundance for the Ox, and also a more stable year than the previous year of the Dog. It is important for Ox to strengthen family ties this year. The luckiest time of the year for Ox this year will be between February the Ninth and July the Second. This year Ox, take more time to relax as sometimes less is more.

2019 Dragon

2019, the Year of the Earth Pig, which adopts an unmediated perspective will be met with vigor by Dragon, and they will attract numerous opportunities. This year Dragon, you must stay focused. There will be fewer obstacles for the Dragon this year than the year of the Dog (2018). Pigs have soft spots for Dragons, may the year is favorable for you in many ways. Dragon, though you must master your stubbornness this year, because this enhances your compatibility.

Your luckiest months this year are between the Eight of January and June the Nineteenth. This year 2019 is the year of the Earth Pig, according to the Chinese Astrology. It comes after the year of the Earth Dog (2018). February 5, 2019 will mark the beginning of the Chinese New Year 2019 and according to the Chinese horoscope, the Pig or Boar is a sign for the Chinese New Year 2019 day which will end on the 24th of January 2020. The main element of the Chinese zodiac is the earth.

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Reference: YiWah

Orential Astrology

Astrology is a very ancient form of divination, Cicero said that the Chaldeans had records of the stars for 370,000 years and that the Babylonians kept the nativities of all births for hundreds of thousands of years. Obviously, over such a vast period, astrology took on many diverse forms. We have already looked at the way in which this ancient art has been handed down to us in the Western world in previous chapter.

The Hindus claim to have the oldest astrology, though this is frequently disputed elsewhere! They use constellations instead of signs but the planets and the houses are comparable to our own. The Hindus use a very precise and complicated astrological system which aims to chart a whole lifetime rather than the moment of birth and is too intricate to detail here, but it will be fun to look at the most popular form of Orential astrology.

Apart from the numerous publication on the subject, there is usually considerable media coverage nowadays of that colourful event, the Chinese New Year, and the animal that ‘rules’ each year. It should be pointed out that many other nations use a similar system to the Chinese, notably Tibetans, Japanese, Vietnamese and Koreans; But for the purposes of these pages we will look at the basics of astrology as practiced by the Chinese.

The Twelve Animals

1st month approximately equals FEBURARY and is ruled by the TIGER
2nd month approximately equals MARCH and is ruled by the HARE
3rd month approximately equals APRIL and is ruled by the DRAGON
4th month approximately equals MAY and is ruled by the SNAKE
5th month approximately equals JUNE and is ruled by the HORSE
6th month approximately equals JULY and is ruled by the SHEEP
7th month approximately equals AUGUST and is ruled by the MONKEY
8th month approximately equals SEPTEMBER and is ruled by the ROOSTER
9th month approximately equals OCTOBER and is ruled by the DOG
10th month approximately equals NOVEMBER and is ruled by the PIG
11th month approximately equals DECEMBER and is ruled by the RAT
12th month approximately equals JANUARY and is ruled by the OX

These 12 animals also have rulership over certain periods in the day. As mentioned earlier, Chinese astrology is based on the principle of duality and this is reflected in the way in which the 24-hour day is divided into 2-hour periods, or double hours, each of which is ‘ruled’ by one of the animals. Thus it can be seen that any astrologer in the Orient will request the time , month and year of birth in exactly the same way as a Western astrologer. There is one other factor that has prime importance in Chinese astrology but has no direct parallel in the Western system; the five elements.

These five elements, which are said to rule over every sphere of human existence, are: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. Again maintaining the principle of duality, each element has a positive 9Yang) and negative (Yin ) side.

And, in much the same way as each animal has rulership over a double-hour, comprising one Yang hour and one Yin hour, each element is attributed to two consecutive years, one Yang the other Yin, in sequence.

Reference: Predicting Your Future

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