What is the ‘Year of the Ox’ on Instagram? Meaning and why it’s everywhere!

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Are you also wondering why the explore page of Instagram is filled with images of Ox and everyone is wishing each other ‘Happy Lunar Year’? Here’s why.

Everyone on Instagram and Twitter is talking about 2021 being the ‘Year of the Ox’ but how did that happen? What does it mean? We have dived into the depths of both social media platforms to give you the answer to this question.

Meaning of ‘Year of the Ox’ explained

Today is the day (12 February 2021) when the Chinese New Year starts which is the Year of the Ox but it is also called the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival.

According to the Chinese calendar, the festival or the new year starts on the 2nd full moon after the Winter Solstice. So it marks the end of winter and the beginning of the most-awaited season – spring!

The Chinese zodiacs call this year – the Year of the Ox and it is supposed to be better than 2020, which was the Year of the Rat. You can tell by the names themselves that 2021 will be better.

It’s not just the Chinese but a lot of people in the world who believe in the Chinese zodiacs. Even Elon Musk! Check out what he tweeted today.

Find out if you were born in the Year of the Ox here

Before 2021, the previous Year of the Ox in the 20th century were 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, and 2009.

Do you know who else was born in the Year of Ox? Meryl Streep, Princess Diana, Barack Obama, Jack Nicholson, and the world’s youngest billionaire, Kylie Jenner is on the list.

As you can see, the Year of the Ox is known to give good things to the world and after 2020, we really need all the luck that we can get.

What does an Ox signify in the Chinese zodiacs?

Ox represents reliability, honesty, earnestness, and industriousness. Oxen are humble and are happy to work on what they want in the background without needing too much attention.

They do not require external motivation, praise, or have the need to be the center of attention. They are self-sufficient and pure to the core.

Sometimes they can be humble to the point that they hide their talent or can’t take compliments but they are always known for their hard work and people tend to trust them and come to rely on them.

What can bring Ox luck in 2021?

In the Year of the Ox, some things are more auspicious than others and tend to bring more luck when it comes to certain things.

Colors blue, green, and yellow will bring the most luck this year. Lily of the Valley and Lucky Bamboo are the flowers that are the most auspicious in these times.

When it comes to directions, East and Southeast are the most auspicious but you should go South for love and Northwest for wealth.

Happy Year of the Ox to all our readers. May it bring you good health and prosperity.