Represents the earthy, practical, service giving and sexual parts of human nature. See: Animal; Bull.

Interchangeable with the bull, except oxen may be castrated, and so represent patient service without fire or aggression, or loss of sexual potency. The ox also depicts strength; patient endeavour; wealth for people who live in agricultural lands and self sacrifice. In China the ox or buffalo represented the untamed instinctive desires and reactions that needed to be trained to a new relationship with the conscious self. But in Chinese astrology the buffalo was similar to Taurus the bull sign. See: bull; Ox Herding.

Useful questions are:

Is my ox a patient docile creature, or is it like the fiery buffalo?

Am I working with my ox or in opposition to it?

Does my ox need domestication and training?

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