Chinese horoscope sign of the Cow: What does it mean if I'm a Cow?

What is your Chinese horoscope sign? Keep reading to discover the characteristics of those born in the Chinese year of the Cow. Plus, you'll see how each Chinese element (Water, Metal, Wood, Fire and Earth) adds more details to your Chinese horoscope reading. And that's not all — you'll also find some celebrities born in the Chinese Cow year.

Those born in the year of the Ox are industrious, hard-working people who are generally well-respected and looked up to. Maybe that's because of their dignified nature.

Whenever you need something done, you can depend on someone with the Cow Chinese horoscope sign.

Instead of letting others do their thinking for them, Cows prefer to draw their own conclusions. They are independent thinkers who love to take the action of their choice.

We don't call them “bull-headed” for nothing!

Lucky colors for Cows: Green, Yellow

Lucky directions for Cows: East, Southeast

Lucky numbers for the Cow: 1, 4, 6, and 9.

Thursday is the lucky day of the week for Cows.


How the Five Elements Influence the Chinese Horoscope Sign of the Cow

Want more details? Well, depending on which year you were born in, there are 5 different subcategories of Cow:

  • Earth Cow

    1949, 2009

    Chinese horoscope cow symbol

    Earth Cows are brilliant, very smart and able to strategically map out the future. They won't let others infringe on what is sacred to them, even close friends.

    If Earth Cows focus on a particular proficiency, they will excel and become a master at it.

    Financially, Earth Cows have the potential for a large surprise windfall.

    Earth Cows like to be in control of any situation. Although they can release control and succumb to temptation, and do fall in love easily.

    Earth Cows request a lot from their romantic partners. They are at their best when matched up with a lively, vivacious partner.

    Earth Cow celebrities: Ivana Trump, Jessica Lange, Billy Joel, Lionel Richie, Meryl Streep, Richard Gere, Sigourney Weaver, Bruce Springsteen, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, Sissy Spacek, Don Johnson, Charlie Chaplin.

  • Fire Cow

    1937 1997

    Fire Cows are strong like a bull. And just like a bull at the gate, they won't hesitate to take on the toughest challenge or the hardest tasks.

    If any of the Cows are “bull-headed”, it's the Fire Cow. They have a solid sense of justice and won't be easily swayed by the opinions of others.

    One interesting thing about the people born in the Fire Cow year is that they are especially compatible with people with the Snake Chinese horoscope sign.

    To top it all off, Fire Cows are blessed with a harmonious family life as well as good fortune.

    Fire Cow celebrities: Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Richard Petty, Bill Cosby, Dustin Hoffman, Ridley Scott, Max Baer Jr., Warren Beatty, Jane Fonda, Anthony Hopkins, Marilyn Bell Di Lascio, Aryan Khan, Chloe Moretz, Billi Bruno, William Cuddy, Bobby Coleman, Ariel Gade.

  • Metal Cow

    1901, 1961, 2021

    People from the Metal Cow year are brilliant. Very smart and forward thinking, they love to strategically plan for the future — and they are good at it! They can take any situation into their own capable hands and hit the bullseye.

    Metal Cow personalities are decisive, brave and bold. They possess the strength of a bull and are very confident in themselves and their talents. They aren't afraid of problems — they love to find the opportunities in any tough situation.

    In marriage and friendships, Metal Cow partners are very faithful. They love their appearance and reputation. Metal Cows care very much about how others perceive them. They want to be well-respected and highly thought of.

    Financially, they have the potential for plenty of profitable cash cows in their life. They also love to spend. If the Metal Cows can balance their high spending with high earning, they will prosper.

    Metal Cows are usually very active in their youth compared to later in life.

    Metal Cow celebrities: Walt Disney, Louis Armstrong, Marlene Dietrich, Zeppo Marx, Gary Cooper, Dr. Max Euwe, Henry Rollins, Eddie Murphy, George Clooney, Dennis Rodman, Melissa Etheridge, Michael J. Fox, Enya, Barack Obama, Virginia Madsen, Woody Harrelson, Princess Diana, Heather Locklear, Meg Ryan, Peter Jackson.

  • Water Cow

    1913, 1973, 2033

    People with the Water Cow sign are active. They love to heroically take a course of action and rise to the occasion. Others up look to the Water Cow as their gallant hero who saves the day.

    Water Cows are especially great marriage partners. Their harmonious nature makes them easy to get along with.

    When it comes to gambling, the Water Cow doesn't have the Midas touch. If Water Cows wants to improve their financial situation, just take the bull by the horns and stop gambling or borrowing money.

    Best of all, those born in the Water Cow year will be set for life. They'll always have a place to sleep and delicious, gourmet food on their table.

    Water Cow celebrities: Lloyd Bridges, Gerald Ford, Burt Lancaster, Vivian Leigh, Mary Martin, Kate Beckinsale, Dave Chappelle, Tori Spelling, Neve Campbell, Mayte Garcia, Tyra Banks, Jason Behr.

  • Wood Cow

    1925, 1985

    Those with the Chinese horoscope sign of the Wood Cow are popular. They make plenty of strong friendships with others.

    Sometimes their unbridled passion causes them to focus so intently that they sometimes forget to eat or sleep!

    Wood Cows can improve their relationship by paying extra attention to their partner.

    Financially, Wood Cows would rather spend money than save money. So they are most successful when they invest quickly in stable investments.

    Wood Cows can expect success early in their careers as well as later in life.

    Wood Cow celebrities: Paul Newman, Jack Lemmon, Robert Altman, Arlene Dahl, Tony Curtis, Margaret Thatcher, Peter Sellers, Johnny Carson, Richard Burton, Sammy Davis Jr., Cristiano Ronaldo, Arielle Kebbel, Ashley Tisdale, Kaley Cuoco, Zac Hanson, Ciara Harris.


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