The Ox, according to Eastern tradition, is quiet, patient, prudent, methodical and realistic. He is unhurried and moves slowly which may appear to others as if he is inefficient. Yet, like the practitioners of the Chinese art of Tai Chi, whose slow motions are equally formidable, if not more so when executed quickly, so too is the ox, when incited.

Patient and easygoing with a gift for inspiring confidence, often narrow-minded and stubborn, a terror when angered but strong and dexterous, the quiet powerful type.