Years of the Ox: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997
Keywords: Understanding, Perception, Creativity, Compatibility, Awareness, Spirituality, Diffidence, Lack of Will, Fearfulness, Smugness, Rage, Indecision, Stubbornness, Strength of Purpose, Eloquence, Standoffishness, innovation, Vindictiveness, Integrity, Bigotry, Plodding, Diligence, Bias, Stability
"I believe" - Water, Jupiter/Neptune, Mutable
"I preserve" - Negative Water, Yin
The Pisces born in an Ox year is quite a character. Just when you think this person is nothing more than froth and furbelow, thwack! He or she floors you with a remark that would knock the wind out of Chicago. The gap between the basic slugger nature of Oxen and Pisces ephemeralness misleads one. Never forget that you can't judge a book by its cover. The Pisces/Ox seems for all the world the artiste, the stereotypical Pisces dreamer. But wait! Pisces/Ox is perhaps even more of a schemer than a poet. This person's enmity is a force to be avoided at all cost.
The Pisces/Ox has the capacity for sarcasm but prefers another more insidious weapon. This subject is a card-carrying member of the "erosion school of winning." Pisces/Ox doesn't stoop to fisticuffs or intimidation. He is too sensitive for such vulgar means. Instead, when Pisces/ oxen seek to overcome a hurdle or fell a bastion, they wait. They scheme and plot and deviate and cogitate. But they don't make a move. They busy themselves with knitting or crossword puzzles, letting time slip by.
You see, the Pisces sensitivity and the Ox's strength of purpose can make an unbeatable match. If properly handled, the combination of signs guarantees success. I say success instead of happiness because the Pisces/Ox is still a fluid, aquatic creature no matter how many hooves he has on the ground. This person may never be perfectly, blissfully content. Yet thanks to his super sensitive nature antennae about people, the Pisces/Ox can reach a point where he never makes an error in judging others. This person senses what's weakest about his adversaries. So he plans strategies. Then, without hue or cry, he sits back and giggles while he watches his enemy paint himself into a corner.
Pisces/Oxen have strong opinions on many subjects. People are drawn to them by virtue of their sense of compassion and understanding. This person almost never lives alone, but rather is surrounded by family and a few privileged friends to whom he or she is devoted, and vice versa. Pisces/Oxen are loved and looked up to and respected. They don't take any guff from losers, nor do they tolerate insubordination. They are all for the sake of perpetuation of family and tradition, they plainly do not comprehend treachery or betrayal. Mutual respect is paramount to this solid citizen.
The Pisces born in an Ox year likes to be listened to. He tells terrific tales. Moreover, without their ability to develop plots and expound juicy details, Pisces/Oxen would be rather shy. The Pisces/Ox's eloquence is the key to his or her social success. Financial success comes rather naturally to this steady and innovative person. The ingredients for riches are all here: determination, ambition, know-how and, most of all, love of comfort and security.
Love: This person often has a busy sex life. Pisces injects the Ox's normally so-so libido with extra get up and go. Since much of the activity of this person is covert anyway, secret affairs and labyrinthine, sentimental plots will play a large role in his love life. Marriage is of course important to the Pisces Ox. He cannot survive without a family. But curiously, his family's opinions doesn't always jibe with what he wants. This can create conflicts and engender much dissatisfaction in the Pisces/Oxen heart.
If you love a Pisces/Ox be grand. The Pisces born in Ox years craves scope and looks for a complementary broad-minded soul with whom to share his or her life. As this person often feels her own values are stodgy or old-fashioned, she is attracted to eccentricity and even kinkiness in lover. If you're a little odd and marginal, you risk being tailed by a steady-gaited Pisces/Ox.
Compatibility: Rats are your favorites. Try staying within the families of Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio or Capricorn Rats if you want concord to reign in your life. Beyond Rats you can seek your pleasure among Snakes and Roosters of the same four families I mentioned above. A Scorpio Dragon will also excite you. On the down side I'd advise against Gemini and Virgo/Dragons. Don't take up with Sagittarius/Goats or Monkeys. You need calm and they cannot offer that quality.
Home and Family: The Pisces/Ox's home is his chateau. For the sake of his home and the symbol it represents of cohesion and reputation vis-a-vis the world, this person will kill. You must not be surprised to find deep classical sofas and carpets, marbles and period furniture in this grandeur-addict's home. Scale is of major importance to him also. He favors symmetry and soft colors. The artwork will be mostly representational; the Pisces/Ox is not comfortable with the abstract. He's sensitive to material beauty of a concrete nature.
This parent is demanding and intransigent. He or she loves the children so fiercely as to feel the need to keep them forever. The Pisces/Ox family image is central to his equilibrium. He can see himself forever involved with his kids. She doesn't even envision their total independence from her, nor does she see the need for children to move away from parents when they are married. A family is a family, and the Pisces/Ox is a dutiful and generous monarch.
This child's sensitivity will be apparent from an early age. All that is pretty and feminine will appeal. Gentleness is assured. Disciplines that require long-lasting, detailed applicant are open to this receptive talent. He will probably be gifted for languages, and can be encouraged in all things literary and artistic. Don't divorce on this kid's account. He'd prefer a fighting family to no family at all.
Profession: The steady and courageous Pisces/Ox can go very far and become really, really rich if he or she so chooses. They are, first of all, creative and innovative. Secondly, they possess giant strength and dedication. They want luxury and they know how to win through patience and fore bearing. Should they put all of these talents to work, they have to succeed. They can, however, because of their loyalty to family and tradition, so steered by unscrupulous or thoughtless parents into careers that don't suit their need to be first.
Pisces/Ox integrity is so apparent that as a boss, he is first of all respected. He or she will want everything well done--the corners all neat and those copies crystal clear. Not an easy superior to work for, but certainly not wishy-washy. This person makes a reliable, if a bit slower, employee , too. Pisces born in Ox years don't have to own the company. They may be content to earn as much money as the owners but to stay out of the public eye. There is little desire for fame in this person. If it happens, fine. If not, anonymous wealth will be all right.
Some careers that might please this creature are: lawyers, artists (all kings), cinematographer, company director, writer, administrator, stock broker, banker, office manager, eminence grise.
Famous Pisces: Albert Einstein, Harry Belafonte, John Ernst Steinbeck, Liza Minnelli, Sidney Poitier, Pope Paul II, George Frideric Handel, W. E. B. Du Bois, Smokey Robinson, Cindy Crawford, Ivana Trump, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Niecy Nash, Drew Barrymore, Ted Kennedy, Johnny Cash, Chelsea Clinton, Elizabeth Taylor, Bernadette Peters, Ron Howard, Jon Bon Jovi, Jessica Biel, Shaquille O'Neal, Emmanuel Lewis, Chuck Norris, Michael Caine, Mark McGrath, J.Z. Knight, Kurt Russell, Nat "King" Cole, Rob Lowe, Queen Latifah, Bruce Willis, Glen Close, Spike Lee, Holly Hunter, Kurt Cobain, Peter Fonda, Steve Jobs, George Harrison, Bernadette Peters