The Ox, a Yin Water Animal, is the Second Chinese Zodiac Animal, following the Rat. Those born in an Ox Year have the potential to become very powerful. Although they are natural born leaders, upright, inspiring, easy-going and conservative, they tend to be unyielding and stubborn. As such, they are said to make outstanding parents; they know how to maintain discipline and get the job done. They are said generally to be good with their hands, and known to be successful as surgeons, soldiers, construction workers, Scout Leaders or hairdressers
On the downside, they can sometimes be standoffish, arrogant, and seemingly awkward. However, they are candid, and take Time in making decisions. They do not like when others procrastinate or make excuses, and are not known to have a great sense of humor, tending to see everything as either Black and White, with few shades of Gray. These self-reliant folks usually refuse help offered by others, even when it might improve their lives. Ox gets along best with Rats, Serpents and Roosters, and worst with Rams, Tigers or Horses.
Famous people born in the Year of the Ox include: Johann Sebastian Bach, born in 1685, a Yin Wood Year, Napoleon Bonaparte, born in 1769, a Yin Earth Year, Charlie Chaplin, born in 1889, a Yin Earth Year, Walt Disney, born in 1901,a Yin Metal Year, and Oscar De La Hoya, born in 1973, a Yin Water Year. George Clooney and Barack Obama were both born in 1961, a Yin Metal Year.