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Ox Symbolism and Meaning
Throughout the world of symbolism, mythology and folklore the meaning of the Ox is tied to that of the Bull – both representing the Male aspect, fecundity, leadership roles at home or in public, renewal and power.
Ox were some of the first creatures humankind domesticated to help with agrarian chores. Beyond having a strong back, Ox could be a food source giving it the additional symbolism as a provider.
The Ox has a fiery disposition, which makes the Ox a strong role model, but sometimes a little too bull-headed – literally. Some cultures, however, tie the Bull to moon worship because of this spirit animal guide’s crescent-shaped horns. This gives Ox the ability to bridge between two worlds – that of sun and moon, and that of intuition and reason. Nonetheless, the Ox has a very stubborn, fierce side that requires taming and guidance.
Unfortunately, Ox offerings were not uncommon in the ancient world. People (including the Druids) believed that this creature’s vital essence gave fertility to the earth.
Sadly, Oxen were also sacrificed to the ocean gods like Poseidon and Thor. Among the most noted of Greek stories is that of the Ox and Mino. Minos prayed for an Ox that he could offer to Poseidon. His prayer was answered by a glorious white creature that came from the sea. Minos greedily wanted to keep this rare animal so he gave Poseidon a plain Ox, which did not bode well. Soon thereafter Poseidon punished Crete for Minos’ selfishness. In this respect, the Ox warns us against bragging and making false promises.
If your animal sign is the Ox, you should be focusing on relationships this year. As they say, no man is an island. As human beings, we rely on one another for our various needs and wants. So 2022 is a great year for you to make new connections and strengthen pre-existing ones.
Where your career is concerned, wealth opportunities await you, and it is reachable through networking. Remember, people like happy people. So rather than waiting for external circumstances to come and make you happy, find reasons to be happy internally, and everything will fall into place.
However, one thing to note is the quality of people you meet. Being a networking year for you, it’s inevitable that you might meet one or two bad apples. But don’t let their negativity get to you or affect your mental health when that happens. There are plenty of other people deserving of your time and attention.
By: Dato’ Joey Yap
Every year, about a quarter of the planet celebrates a special day called the Spring Festival. You might know this day better as the Chinese New Year. However, the significance of this celebration goes beyond the arrival of a new year.
Instead, it is also believed that each year has its own form of vibrational energy that can affect one’s luck for better or worse. In 2022, we will be entering the Water Tiger year, which affects you more than you may realise.
But not to worry, here are some valuable insights that’ll help you anticipate the challenges and opportunities coming your way this year and how you can use them to your advantage!