Strong, persevering and peaceful. Does that reflect your understanding and appreciation of the oxen? The oxen among you will enjoy the strong personality characteristic shared by the zodiac sign. Our zodiac cards not only describe the personality traits but also provide detailed information on the paper used and the finishing techniques adopted.
The ox is the second zodiac sign in the cycle of twelve. Oxen enjoy a good reputation for responsibility, ambition and for being grounded – they are very down-to-earth. This makes oxen personalities extremely popular with colleagues and supervisors – receiving praise and being trusted; even when presented with obstacles and challenges the ox will manage their way through, persevere and overcome. This perseverance can, however, like the animal, be seen as stubbornness! Like the immovable oxen this personality can be slow to change and react and can sometimes overly cling to the traditional ways.
The oxen may also occasionally struggle to express their feelings which can make it difficult for those around them to fully understand and appreciate how they are feeling – even in conflict the ox will withdraw rather than express their dissatisfaction…. But beware… when an ox does get angry…the normally calm personality changes with startling effect. Stay away!
Years of the ox
1925 | 1937 | 1949 | 1961 | 1973 | 1985 | 1997 | 2009 | 2021
Celebrities born under the sign of the ox
Paper: Metapaper SMOOTH Warmwhite
SMOOTH is a soft paper with a light touch – and a real premium hybrid offset paper. Hybrid means it is suitable for offset, HP indigo digital printing and dry toner digital printing. More detailed information can be found here in the wiki.
Finishing: Hot foil embossing
Hot foil embossing is a luxurious finishing process whereby a foil is transferred to a paper substrate using a stamp, high temperature and pressure. Hot foil stamping is used to achieve metallic effects as well as creating special colours and colour with high opacity. This is well illustrated on the ox card where a rich, deep dark blue is applied over a vibrant, bright yellow. Find out more about hot foil embossing here in our wiki.
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The pig is seen as a symbol of luck though the term can also be used as an insult but when it comes to the character traits of people born under the sign of the pig, there is much more behind it. More on this in Part XII – the final contribution to our zodiac blog series.
How similar are those born under the dog zodiac sign to the animal itself? Read all about their shared traits and how to interact with ‘dogs’ in Part XI of our blog series.
Part X: Those born under the rooster sign of the zodiac has a clear view – not in the sense of sight, but based on knowledge of human nature and foresight. Find out more about the Rooster and - as known from this blog series - the paper as well as the finishing technique used on the rooster card.