Traditionally we include the daily animal sign in our title, but on this Earth Ox day, we’ve chosen a Snake. Why’s that? Well, those with a Serpent in their Chinese horoscopes will find today truly memorable in one way or another because today's Ox aligns with this month’s Rooster sign and brings a huge metal influence on the Snake.
This Yin Metal influence is likened to buried minerals, including precious metals, hence “treasure”. That term is most appropriate today because in Feng Shui and Chinese astrology, the Ox is associated with the underground storage of metal.
Those born under the Earth Ox influence, particularly when it’s found in a Day Pillar, (see free Chinese horoscope ) have a huge wealth or “trove” of creative and investment talents. This imbues them with certain magnetism and charisma, boosting their confidence and allowing for excellent self-expression. Being strong, healthy and vibrant, their only downfall is their incredible stubbornness. However when harnessed and guided correctly, provides great drive and leads to even greater prosperity.
You may expect today to be auspicious because of this alignment, and you would be correct. The Chinese almanac is smiling with its “red horseshoe” formation, and additionally favours those born under Monkey and Yin Wood signs. The recommended activities for everyone include meditation or honouring ancestors, asking for blessings, visiting friends, travelling, getting engaged or married, exchanging gifts, having an astrology reading, buying or making clothes, emigrating, refurbishing a home or office, laying foundations, fixing a roof, making wine or fermenting and buying or setting a direction for your bed.
To see how your own Chinese zodiac signs fare, please see our dedicated Earth Ox web page. We will return tomorrow on a Metal Tiger day. Until then, enjoy every moment of NOW.
Finn & Slim Shooey