Yesterday was the first day of the Chinese New Year. The Chinese year 4707 is the year of the ox. What's your Chinese zodiac animal and what does it say about you?
I was born under the sign of the Ox. Let's go over it a bit at a time, shall we? I won't cover ALL of it, because that's an awful lot of text, and I'm too lazy to copy/paste it all. (See first section)
"Occupying the 2nd position on the Chinese Zodiac, Oxen possess such character traits as dependability, strength and determination. Oxen are tolerant individuals who believe that the road to success involves hard work and scrupulous behavior; they don’t believe in taking shortcuts. They characterize those who don’t work hard as lazy individuals not worthy of respect."
Hm. I am dependable, usually. I am strong and determined, and tolerant. But I am also lazy as hell. So, ok, partially true.
"Home is where Oxen go to seek comfort, occasionally watching television or reading. They prefer the rural outdoors and spend the majority of their “home” time working in the garden or caring for the yard."
Sleeping in the yard, it should say. On a porch swing or a chaise lounge. Also, my "home" has no quotes around it. I just call it home, yo.
"Oxen aren’t very sociable and rarely participate in group activities. They abhor small talk and won’t waste their time flirting. They will search long and hard for the perfect partner as change makes them uncomfortable. Whether due to an ox’s tendency to be overbearing or tendency to place blame on others, relationships with Oxen don’t always work out. When Oxen realize that partnerships involve two people and two points of view, satisfying matches are possible."
This is a mixed bag. I do loathe small talk. I cannot stand being fake, and if it's not an interesting topic to me, I won't bother to participate in a conversation. I do flirt, though. Almost subconsciously, and with everyone. Change doesn't make me uncomfortable. As for the rest of it, I'm not the right person to objectively state whether I'm overbearing or quick to place blame. I don't *think* I am either of those things. In fact my first instinct, when somethings goes wrong, is to look at myself and see if I could have done something to help the situation.
"Water Ox – Years 1913 and 1973
Water Oxen are much more flexible, and because of this quality, they’re better able to understand what others are thinking and feeling. They’re sincere, patient, quick-thinking and others enjoy being around them"
Duh. Everyone loves me.