February 12th, 2021, is the lunar new year which begins the Year of the Ox!
This is the first, and likely last, post of its kind on our site. I know enough about the Chinese Zodiac to pose as a charlatanous expert, and I know even less about tarot — or any form of divination, for that matter. However, I do understand the need to use a pun to lead into parody. And really, that is all I ever need!
Years of the Ox are usually themed with Oxen qualities such as hard work, duty, discipline, steadfastness, keeping your head down and getting things done. Stick to routines and don’t dabble in wild new ideas. Stay as drama-free as possible. Just concentrate on finishing projects you started last year, the Year of the Rat, the Infamous 2020. How you, personally, react to this energy will be different according to your zodiac sign. Generally, you can go by year to see which sign you are, but if you were born in January or February, it gets tricky. Here is a handy link to a calculator for your information.
The card that came up the most as I was prognosticating was the Seven of Swords. This tells me that we, as a world of people, will probably be faced with themes of betrayal and deception. This is probably the case on a larger scale, but also in our personal lives. According to this small book that I have concerning tarot reading, this card also suggests that we will need to be strategic in making our ways on our little journeys. That sounds like good Oxen energy. Look before you leap, don’t draw attention to yourself, and keep an eye on the other guy. All right. There’s our 2021 Year of the Ox!
Unlike when Tonyana does her Tarotscopes, these TarOxscopes are woven together using the most basic kinds of knowledge of the Chinese Zodiac. Tonyana has never told me the secret to her legendary Second Sight, so if my method of tarot reading for whole signs turns out to be accurate, then we will know that I, too, possess the Gift. If you are interested in actual Chinese Zodiac predictions, there are many confusing and complicated sites all about it, as well as those little booklets found in the impulse purchase racks of any supermarket’s check out lanes. If you would like a tarot consultation, don’t contact me. However, feel free to connect with Tonyana on her FB business page Tarot By Tonyana or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to book a phone, video, or voxer session.
Let’s see what the Year of the Ox has in store for us…
Rat (1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020)
Quarter One: You will be starting off the year auspiciously. You’re likely to win awards or accolades from your peers. Some of you will be getting a gift from your dad. Spoiler notes: Years of Ox are good for you because Ox and Rat are friends.
Quarter Two: An old acquaintance will bubble forth from out of nowhere in the springtime. You will reconnect as they give you good news and an even better opportunity. It’s looking like it’s good to be a Rat this year!
Quarter Three: In late summer, you will find yourself looking back on 2021 so far and thinking that things have certainly improved for you from last year. You’re gaining wealth and prestige by the bucketful.
Quarter Four: Winter is an even better time for you! The cards that came up all talk about how you’ll get a new project AND get to relax. Maybe you’ll finally get to go on that cruise you’ve been putting off but you clearly deserve. Enjoy this year, Rat. You are getting all of the good luck.
Ox (1937,1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021)
Quarter One: Beginning a new twelve year life cycle, my cards here read that this first quarter will be filled with betrayal, a breaking up of some kind of relationship, and ultimately loss.
Quarter Two: Come springtime, you might be benefiting from or running into problems with authority. You will either be gaining or losing property. But no two ways about it, you will also be experiencing disappointment!
Quarter Three: Ah! But if you have courage and inner strength (which of course you do, you are an Ox), you will persevere and create a brand new opportunity for yourself! This is bound to turn out good.
Quarter Four: Oh no just kidding! The year closes out with confusion and conflict! You will have stiff competition at your place of work and you’ll be filled with frustration and sorrow! Dang. I know they say this is the Year of the Ox, but maybe it isn’t your year after all!
Tiger (1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)
Quarter One: You decide to start the year off right and follow the ways of the Ox. As a result, prosperity and freedom to live well are yours. You even attract the people that you wish to attract. The world can be yours in this way.
Quarter Two: However, the cards tell that in the second quarter of our year, you will go back to your Tiger personality and it will conflict with Ox’s will. This is how your springtime will involve greed, betrayal, and unscrupulous behavior. What a terrible time all because you lack discipline! Tsk.
Quarter Three: Your whirlwind of dramas will unravel all around you but towards the autumn time, your illnesses will give way to genuine pleasure. It is a nice change of pace and you will be rewarded with feelings of bravery.
Quarter Four: The bravery to do good and keep your emotions in check will fade, however. We never said Tigers were known for their stick-to-itiveness. You will end the year with quarrels and at least one remarkable disaster, you remarkable disaster, you.
Rabbit (1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)
Quarter One: I think the tarot cards are telling me that you are going to be starting the year feeling gloomy about last year. Last year really bummed you out, Bunny Dear. But this is a new year! After you overcome the obstacles of your own bad attitude, and you will, you will see that kindness still exists in this old world.
Quarter Two: After the winter blues subside, you will experience a burst of good luck. You will have an inspiration about a better outlook and it will result in improvements in your romance and career sectors. These things will give you happiness. Eat it up.
Quarter Three: The third quarter of our year may contain a little suspicion for some reason. But be patient and don’t become frustrated. Let things progress as they please and you will be rewarded with good health and new projects.
Quarter Four: As we head back into winter, so will your mood, apparently. All the traumas you had from the last year will get you down again. You will feel fatalistic and get to bickering. There will be a new employment opportunity, but I guess don’t take it, or stall or something. Ox years are not the best time for big changes.
Dragon (1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)
Quarter One: Much like Tiger, Dragon enjoys enthusiasm and dreaming big. Being in an Ox year means that you may be able to tap into being realistic and hard-working! If you do manage to reach that goal, you will have improvements in your love life this first quarter.
Quarter Two: Second quarter, though, speaks of Jealousy, Failure, and Pain. :o Weather through this storm and reach your reward of prosperity and progress. No, the cards did not hint to me whether the strife involves that romance from Q1.
Quarter Three: Oh ho ho, this autumn you will probably have a nice road trip with your luv. New projects, too! Quarter three smells like roses, and you are here to sniff it.
Quarter Four: Leading into next winter, your roller coaster once again plummets into despair as the cards tell of fights and broken relationships due to misunderstandings. You know what you have to do to avoid all of this, don’t you? Stay focused, grounded, and stop being such a Dragon. Be more oxen.
Snake (1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)
Quarter One: Good news, Snake! You should be receiving some good news as this new year begins. Your work will be recognized, but try not to give in to gloomy winter blues and try to have patience. Your investments from last year will soon pay off, the cards also would like you to know.
Quarter Two: You will have a tendency to feel like a hot shot know it all, and subsequently you will rub people the wrong way with your new ideas. You make it look so darn easy to have brilliant ideas! Self confidence won’t strengthen your immune system, though. Take care this spring.
Quarter Three: You are not a good patient. Any illnesses you contract will leave you in despair. Despite what I have claimed in at least one article, complaining does not contain a cure.
Quarter Four: By the end of the year, you will receive some bad news, but also get a job promotion, it looks like. Also, consider expanding your scholarly repertoire by either looking into returning to school (next year) or even just learning a new skill (now).
Horse (1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)
Quarter One: Apparently NEXT year will be a lucky year for you, Horse, so just get through this one. I know that sounds like a bad start to a horoscope, but bear with me. It looks like you will run the gamut of drama beginning with misfortune and discord. Go on and give yourself a break. Take a mini vacation.
Quarter Two: An old friend returns to your circle and you can go on a trip that winds up being most fortunate for your bank account. All the nostalgia might encourage you to try to attempt something (attempt what? The cards are mysterious). Don’t attempt it.
Quarter Three: Autumn looks like it could be a time of a whirlwind romance and a whirlwind spending-lots-of-money and also a whirlwind dramatic occasion of infidelity. Horse! Calm down!
Quarter Four: The end of the year pulled up cards that talk about a clever person and a reliable person. Two different people! Also, indecision. Hmmm. Sounds potentially sordid. The year will be tiresome, but it sounds like you’ll get some stories out of it!
Goat (1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)
Quarter One: There might be some dissatisfaction with your perceived abilities. S.A.D. is probably playing a part in making you feel less than adequate. Avoid indulging in consumer therapy.
Quarter Two: Cabin fever! You’re getting jealous of all the travel pictures people are putting out there, so maybe it will be best to devise a responsible, low-social interaction vacation with friends. You can cook something up that will scratch that itch.
Quarter Three: You may take up a job opportunity, which would probably seem like a good idea, except Ox years do not favor such changes. You will probably wind up hating it and leaving in disgrace. This will really wreck your good mood for a while!
Quarter Four: Worry not, dear goat-sheep! For the end of this year will bring good news, harmony, and healing. You will come under the influence of a clever person and you will live happily ever after — at least until the Year of the Tiger moves in. My forward-sight only reaches ahead so far! (Twelve months).
Monkey (1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)
Quarter One: Monkey is devoted to play and activity, so you are going to feel stifled and rebellious all year long. You may embark on a journey soon for better or worse. You will have to come back to face the music some day. Probably in spring.
Quarter Two: Are you ready for this harrowing springtime filled with disgrace, adversity, and conflict? Of course you are! At least it’s interesting.
Quarter Three: No matter how you try to spin the drama and strife, eventually it is bound to get you down, Monkey. How about using autumn to emulate our Oxen hero of this year? Team up with friends and partners, establish a solid foundation for the future.
Quarter Four: Sometimes having to work within restrictions can inspire you to greater heights that you might not have dreamed of if you had no restrictions at all. That is probably what you’ll learn by the end of the year. After all of the indecisiveness and turmoil, you’ll get there, to a place of happiness.
Rooster (1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017)
Quarter One: You are diligent and determined, like the Ox, so this year is right up your alley. You are going to start the year off hot and impress some authority figures in your life, to your great benefit.
Quarter Two: You will have stability and sincere interactions with people who can help you attain your loftiest dreams. Make connections and watch that prosperity getting closer and closer.
Quarter Three: Your third quarter will involve a rival, however. You will find the competition to be invigorating and not altogether unwelcome. You will have a renewal of self in these moments and feel young again.
Quarter Four: Your new self is as good as your old self as you return to form. Don’t get too arrogant or full of yourself, though. Some people do love to knock other people off of their high horses (not related to Zodiac Horse).
Dog (1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018)
Quarter One: Dog is another animal that will be happier in a Tiger year and so is instructed to just hunker down and lay the foundations for success later. This first part of the year deals with diplomacy and romance, according to the cards. I should use my third eye to see what that could possibly mean, but I started writing these a few hours ago and my third eye is crossed with fatigue.
Quarter Two: The second quarter will involve an unwise attempt that will be unsuccessful. This will be good news. But you probably won’t see it as such at first. You’ll have hindsight, though. My foresight tells me so.
Quarter Three: Doggo, you might get a little bit of that rarer form of S.A.D. at the end of summer. I know that one. The end of summer blues. You’ll get all sluggy and your development will come in short bursts, followed by rest and malaise.
Quarter Four: The end of this Oxen Year will be pretty snazzy though. You will have recognition! Successful endeavors! Great physical health! You will get a promotion. It will all be such good stuff and it will lead you into 2022, the even better year.
Pig (1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019)
Quarter One: Pig is naturally realistic and happy with making SMART goals. Therefore, this is a good year for Piggies. Even when aimless, as you will likely feel at the start of the year, you will still accomplish things and experience prosperity. The universe will slop you, and you will feed.
Quarter Two: Take a spring vacation this year. Glory in the growth of nature. Have an adventure. Profit. Oink. These days are the good days — the best days of your life.
Quarter Three: Everyone is still appreciating you well into the third quarter of the year. You are skillful. You are brave. In business, your courageousness attracts the attention of higher ups and you are rewarded. Is this the best year that will ever be?
Quarter Four: Haha! NO! Next winter will be all of the adversity and betrayal and failure that you didn’t get the first part of the year! There will be a cunning monster in your circle, calling you names behind your back. You will reevaluate your life path, question your journey. You will weep.
At least, according to my interpretation of these tarot cards. It is an interpretation that just might not be based on anything at all. Let me know if I’m right though! Happy New Year! xoxo