January 24 - January 30, 2022
As you move into the last full week of the month of the professionally charged and competitive Ox you are also moving into the last full week of the Year of the Ox, something that is creating a lot more urgency. While the month and the Year of the Ox don't end until next Tuesday the final days of any lunar month are a time for gradually winding things down and this year there is a lot more to bring home. It is an Ox Moon from Saturday that will usher in the beginning of the end, as you prepare for the social and serendipitous month and Year of the Tiger to begin early next week.
Year of the Ox
Feb 12, 2021 - Jan 31, 2022
Emerging into 2021 we all felt fairly shell shocked but rather than another disruptive year waiting to jump out from behind corners and yell ‘surprise’, everything is now known and this makes the Year of the Ox the year that we all need. For the Dragon, the Year of the Ox is a professionally charged and competitive year but the Ox itself is slow, methodical and takes a responsible approach to doing whatever it takes for as long as it takes. For the Dragon, that is not exactly your style so you will need to learn self discipline. However, in the process, you will soon find that before long you not only start taking your power back but the solid and predictable stability of the Ox will become a huge advantage. Even the thrill seeking Dragon is likely to have found the Year of the Rat a little too wild a ride and you will be ready for something you can become more committed to, without the rules changing on you.
Going from the adventurous and spontaneous Year of the Rat to the more focused and disciplined Year of the Ox should be a shock but this is the one year that allows for a smooth transition. Because the month of the Ox is the last month of any lunar year, the last four weeks of the Year of the Rat were spent partly under the Ox’s influence, allowing for a crossover between the two. This means that you will have already been under the Ox’s influence for four weeks by the time the Year of the Ox begins and that means a chance to hold onto the Rat’s adventurous influence while starting to take responsibility. The Year of the Ox is a year for not just setting new personal and professional goals and ambitions but through determination, tenacity and staying the course, for turning them into reality.
It is because of that crossover that there is a chance to move into the Year of the Ox without having to let go of the Rat’s influence altogether. Instead, you can use some of the Ox’s competitive focus and its determination to turn your bucket list into a game plan and resolutions. As much as the Year of the Ox will force you to keep your feet on the ground, chances are you have been flapping those Dragon wings for so long that you are ready to feel more grounded. Because this is a Metal Ox year, there is more chance that this will also be a prosperous year. This will also be a good year for being a team player and for all forms of personal and professional networking.
About the Dragon
Seen as the symbol of the Emperor in Ancient China, the Dragon is charismatic, enthusiastic and imaginative. They are often dramatic and love to be the center of attention. Dragons have the ability to inspire others.
They are powerful and dominating and like to take the lead. On one hand they make helpful and considerate friends, on the other, they are idealistic and are prone to impose high standards on others. Dragons are dangerous in enmity.
As a dragon, you will have quite a complicated life and you may be considered an eccentric. Blessed with good health, you will have a passionate nature. You can also be dominant and short-tempered as well as ambitious and hard-working. You'll be best off if you avoid marriage until your later years
They are usually successful in careers. They have a tendency to be over-confident and arrogant. The Dragon is a prosperous sign but they often spend money as fast as they make it.
There is an element of the loner in every dragon. Paradoxically, young Dragons have a strong yearning for partnership and tend to marry young.
Compatible: Rats & Monkeys
Moderately Well: Horses & Goats