Chinese New Year 2021: What to look forward to this Year of the Metal Ox


It is once again that time of year – the most colorful celebration celebrated by over 20% of the world, Chinese New Year! It’s an important Chinese tradition that has since attracted many, especially the Chinese Zodiac Predictions announced every year. These predictions are greatly valued by Chinese and non-Chinese alike. With that, let us explore the predictions for the Year of the Ox 2021.

The twelve Chinese Zodiac signs are Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. So, following 2020, the Metal Rat, 2021 is the Year of the Metal Ox. Previous years of the Ox include 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, and 2009. The official start of the Year of the Ox 2021 is on February 12th and will end on January 31st of the next year, 2022 (Year of the Water Tiger).

According to Chinese Horoscopes, this Year of the Ox 2021 is the perfect time to focus on relationships (either platonic or romantic love). Family-wise, this is the best time to bring order, resolve issues, and promote a peaceful family life.

Of course, this year is also going to be lucky. Since the ox is hardworking and organized, this year will reward hard work. Zodiac signs predicted to be lucky in terms of money will also have to make a considerable effort. The Year of the Ox 2021 is predicted to be poignant, which means that people will feel the full weight of their responsibilities and must double their efforts to accomplish everything.

No explosive or catastrophic events will occur this year, making it an extremely appealing time for economic recovery or consolidation. The Year of the Ox 2021 is also an excellent time to start with long-term investments to prepare for the coming unproductive years.

All in all, the Year of the Ox 2021 encourages discipline and extra effort in organizing time to easily focus on relationships, resolve issues, and improve work for a well-deserved reward.

Let’s take a look at predictions for each zodiac sign the Year of the Ox 2021.

Year of the Rat Predictions in 2021: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020.

Lucky numbers: 5, 12 and 25

Lucky months: March, July, and October

Lucky colors: Yellow and Brown

Money and Career: You might take risks that will lead to financial profits from unexpected sources. Still, keep your desire to spend under control. Be careful with gambling or real estate by the end of the year.

Love: Marriage will be affectionate and serene. Meanwhile, singles will need to be patient to have an interesting meeting.

Health: Although you will have excellent health as an active person, remember not to neglect your body’s signals to rest. You are also prone to nervous tension, so best relieve them through physical exercises.

Quote of the Year: “If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done!” – Thomas Jefferson

Year of the Ox Predictions in 2021: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021.

Lucky numbers: 8 and 9

Lucky months: April, September, and December

Lucky colors: Green and Blue

Money and Career: This will be a promising year. Do not let your stubbornness get a hold of you. Instead, be patient and you will reap significant achievements. You may also obtain recognition in your public life, so take the opportunity to participate in social events and establish new friendships.

Love: Singles may find their love through happy interactions in social circles. Couples who’ll consolidate and deepen their relationship may lead to marriage this year or the birth of a long-awaited child.

Health: You tend to overeat, so best begin your diet at the start of the year. Only do sports that do not overburden the cardiovascular system. You also have a predisposition to extreme emotional reactions, so try and make periodic medical checkups.

Quote of the Year: “If you have enough reasons, you could do the most incredible things!” – Jim Rohn

Year of the Tiger Predictions in 2021: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022.

Lucky numbers: 6 and 9

Lucky months: January, June, and October

Lucky colors: White and Silver

Money and Career: While you will be given new projects, you will also have difficulty finding ideas and inspiration on how to proceed with them. June is the best month when changing jobs. Also, carefully assess your spending habits because there is a temptation to travel this year.

Love: Singles must be wary before getting involved with romantic relationships. Couples are expected to face challenges, but at the same time, it is a good year to have a child.

Health: Avoid nervous breakdowns by doing everything with patience and giving yourself enough time to relax. Maintain your emotional health by avoiding conflict. Finally, train physically to improve your capacity to get through difficult times.

Quote of the Year: “The mind is everything. What you think, you become!” – Buddha

Year of the Rabbit Predictions in 2021: 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023.

Lucky numbers: 2 and 8

Lucky months: February, July, and October

Lucky colors: Blue and Silver

Money and Career: You will stop taking secondary roles and will attract more attention at work. The downside is that you will face issues when you try to make everything perfect. So, try and accept passable standards.

Love: Be ready to face some difficulties for the first trimester of the year. Finding solutions may also result in frustration, but the problems will slowly cease by the end of the year.

Health: The beginning of the year poses a risk to your health, especially when stressed with work. Reduce the stress by looking into creative arts.

Quote of the Year: “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.” – Maya Angelou

Year of the Dragon Predictions in 2021: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, and 2024.

Lucky numbers: 5 and 9

Lucky months: April, June, and October

Lucky colors: Green and Brown

Money and Career: This year, you have a promising career. Make use of your analytical skills in completing work projects and focus on financial balance and better accounting to keep track of any futile expenses.

Love: Singles may find love during social interactions or meetings with colleagues. Couples may receive pregnancy news this year.

Health: Take as many breaks as you can for your physical and mental recovery. Also, be more careful about your health at the beginning of April.

Quote of the Year: “Never say that you can’t do something, or that something seems impossible, or that something can’t be done, no matter how discouraging or harrowing it may be; human beings are limited only by what we allow ourselves to be limited by: our own minds.” – Mike Norton.

Year of the Snake Predictions in 2021: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025.

Lucky numbers: 5 and 8

Lucky months: February, July, and December

Lucky colors: White and Grey

Money and Career: Money will come whenever needed. But be cautious when spending it, and don’t forget to be generous to your family and friends. Also, do not approach a career that implies taking risks.

Love: This will be a lucky year. The new relationships you will establish this year will be valuable.

Health: You will do fine at the start of the year, but you are also prone to stress. Take up a physical hobby such as gardening to keep your mind off of stress.

Quote of the Year: “Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give.” – William Arthur Ward

Year of the Horse Predictions in 2021: 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026.

Lucky numbers: 3 and 6

Lucky months: March, June, and December

Lucky colors: Purple and Gold

Money and Career: Your year will begin full of success and accomplishments, so don’t let opportunities pass. However, think twice before making an investment and spending your money.

Love: This is an unlucky year for love. Couples should pay extra attention to their partners. Meanwhile, singles should not immerse themselves too much with work. Else, they will miss the chance of finding love this year.

Health: The first half of the year will go well, but the second half will bring some health issues like pulmonary infections.

Quote of the Year: “Never forget to forgive yourself; always remember to love yourself.” – Debasish Mridha

Year of the Goat Predictions in 2021: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027.

Lucky numbers: 1 and 7

Lucky months: September, June, and October

Lucky colors: Yellow and Gold

Money and Career: Be cautious. You may tend to be disorganized and unfocused, resulting in possible financial loss. A career shift may also not be successful this year.

Love: Your lucky year for love. Find someone who can maintain your interest in the relationship. Otherwise, you will just distance yourself from them.

Health: Don’t avoid regular checkups and be cautious of any stomach pains. Although you have fewer health issues this year, you are still prone to having a low immune system.

Quote of the Year: “You can’t live your life for other people. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.” – Nicholas Sparks

Year of the Monkey Predictions in 2021: 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016.

Lucky numbers: 3, 7, and 9

Lucky months: August, September, and October

Lucky colors: Pink and Gold

Money and Career: Send your resume to as many companies in your field as possible because you are expected to have a smooth career this year. Also, be mindful of your spendings. 

Love: You will attract the love of your life this year. For couples, this is a good year for marriage.

Health: You have great vitality, so this year may be the perfect time to start sports. But be careful towards the end of the year, for you might encounter some health troubles then.

Quote of the Year: “Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.” – Roy T. Bennett

Year of the Rooster Predictions in 2021: 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, and 2029.

Lucky numbers: 5 and 8

Lucky months: March, August, and December

Lucky colors: Blue and Gold

Money and Career: It’s your year of change. An ample opportunity will come knocking on your door if you put your loved ones first. For your career, remember to be a team player.

Love: The best month for finding your love is July. For couples, appreciate your partners; otherwise, you risk losing their support.

Health: You will likely encounter problems due to stress, so remember to rest and take care of your mental health.

Quote of the Year: “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” – John Wooden

Year of the Dog Predictions in 2021: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018.

Lucky numbers: 4 and 8

Lucky months: July, August, and December

Lucky colors: Silver and Gold

Money and Career: There is a risk of losing money, so take great care and do not overlook projects that may be profitable. You will also have the tendency to spend money on expensive things, but your finances will be stable towards the end of the year.

Love: Singles may have a chance of meeting someone special in the early months of the year, while couples are expected to have a stable relationship.

Health: You might do some excesses in work. So, remember to rest, or you will encounter issues in terms of immunity. 

Quote of the Year: “The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.” – Thomas S. Monson

Year of the Pig Predictions in 2021: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, or 2031.

Lucky numbers: 4 and 8

Lucky months: July, August, and December

Lucky colors: Silver and Gold

Money and Career: Make full use of your entrepreneurial spirit and skills in solving financial issues. You may also expect positive developments in your career this year, leading to a satisfying increase in your income.

Love: This year, love may be out of the ordinary. Show caution; possible troubles may affect both family and social life. So, always take into account the feelings of others if you want long-lasting relationships.

Health: There isn’t anything worrying about your health this year, and you will also choose a healthier lifestyle. Indulging in some excesses will also not lead to anxiety, as long as you take as much rest as you could.

Quote of the Year: “Never tell your problems to anyone. 20% of them don’t care and the other 80% are glad you have them.” – Lou Holtz

May the Year of the Ox 2021 bring you good luck!

The Year of the Ox 2021 brings with it many possibilities. It is important to note here, however, that what happens next is up to you. Remember, you hold that power to your life. If you claim that the Year of the Ox 2021 is your year, then it will be. Good luck and Kung Hei Fat Choi!

Disclaimer: Know that this is only a guide and that the majority of your future still depends on the life choices you make in the present.


Check out last year’s predictions: Chinese New Year 2020: The Year Of The White Metal Rat

Contributor writers of WhatALife!

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