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name for the ruminant mammals of the genus Bos, and particularly those of the domesticated species, Bos taurus and B. indica. The term oxen, broadly used, refers also to closely related animals, such as the buffalo and the bison.
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Ox (Buffalo)(religion, spiritualism, and occult)
The Ox, or Buffalo, is one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. It refers to one of the 12 earthly branches, which are used in Chinese astrology, together with the 10 heavenly stems. Such a branch designates one day every 12 days: the days are named according to a sexagesimal (60) cycle, made of 10 series of 12 branches.
Reasonable, conservative, austere, taciturn, and materialistic, the Ox hates superficiality and polite conversation. A formidable worker with a will bordering on stubbornness and unlimited patience, his reasoning powers are amazingly effective, even if he may appear a little slow. His memory is surprising. He can be a leader; he is farsighted, independent, and determined, and he wants power. He is an excellent administrator. He also makes a very good, reliable, and responsible friend. Close to nature, he has a robust health, hearty appetites, and minimal romantic capacities.
What does it mean when you dream about an ox?
The ox symbolizes the strength and capacity to endure great hardship and toil. One is “as stubborn as an ox” when one’s tenacity is greater than one’s reason.
Latest version: G1.01, as of 1993-11-14.
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