2021 Year of the OX by Eugenia Last


West: Jan. 1, 2021 — Dec. 31, 2021
East: Feb. 12, 2021 — Jan. 31, 2022

I’m here to fix and stabilize
To help heal and lay the foundation
For unification and one for all
I will sort through the chaos
Fortify and protect our values
And assess and speak the truth
My mission is to reverse the damage
Bring integrity to the forefront
Implement justice, law and order
And deliver equality and freedom.

The Ox (that heralds the lunar new year, which is Feb. 12 this year) believes in prosperity, but only if acquired through hard work, integrity and fair play. He is methodical, patient and a team player. He surrounds himself with the best of the best and plays no favouritism to those trying to buy their way into his circle. The Ox sees clearly and stays focused on the result. He believes in a code of ethics and is reliable, devoted and determined to do what’s right. He takes his position seriously and considers having the trust of others an honour.

The year ahead will be one of change, innovation and a reversal from the industrial path we have been on for so long into the age of high-tech alternatives that encourage a humanitarian lifestyle. It’s a time for new beginnings, as the old way of doing things is banished for a cleaner, versatile choice.

It’s time to be inventive, intervene, get involved, reassess and reclaim what’s best for the planet and its inhabitants. It’s time to stop letting greed take over, and focus on leaving our children and generations to come with a healthy environment in which to live. The youth will offer greater insight and be eager to enforce what’s necessary and put an end to any who try to hold on to old unfriendly ways. The tug-of-war isn’t over, but the numbers and percentages are changing, and if we are to survive, it’s essential to do our part to appease Mother Nature.

The Ox year will push to improve life and emphasize how our diversity makes us stronger and better when we work together.

Tradition will remain a mainstay, but it will have its place. A shift in politics will encourage a united front and be the objective and necessary for our survival. Mother Nature will be watching closely to determine whether the human race is entitled to another chance to be in charge.

Those who will do well during the year of the Ox will be those open to conscious change. Those willing to fight for peace, coupled with the Ox’s strong will to ensure freedom, will help lead to a better future. Be brave, be safe, be well.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): It’s time to step up and take over. Become the pioneer, embrace new beginnings and look for innovative concepts and trends to help you achieve your goals. Be the leader, the one everyone looks to for the strength and courage required to make the world a better place. Jump into action, seize the moment and take advantage of every opportunity to make a difference. Personal change begins with you. Maintain balance and integrity personally and professionally, and what you learn from the experience will be life-altering. Set an example, and the outcome will be well worth your time and effort.
Love: resurgence, contentment, togetherness.
Money: uncertainty, adaptability, triumphant.
Health: consistency, sensitivity, stability.
Goal: freedom, innovation, stimulation.

Lucky numbers: 5, 12, 21, 26, 39, 42, 48.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You are best to review what’s happened and consider your reactions and the consequences that transpired before you make an impulsive move. The temptation will bait you, and performance will be vital if you plan to be successful during the year of the Ox. Charm will work wonders if you put honesty and integrity first and foremost. Simplicity, moderation and benevolence will make differences in the way others respond and how your life unfolds. Education, observation and positive change will go hand in hand. Personal growth will lead you down an unexpected and unusual path.
Love: temptation, free-spirited, uncertainty.
Money: instability, impulsiveness, risky.
Health: fads, inconsistency, excessiveness.
Goal: recognition, spirituality, stability.
Lucky numbers: 8, 11, 26, 29, 33, 39, 47.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Test your ability to expand your mind and capture what’s at stake. The decisions you make will be scrutinized and challenged. Offering truth and integrity will result in compassion and understanding; being vague and excessive behaviour will lead to criticism and complaints. Turn this year into one of change, discipline and making amends with the past. Stop sitting on the fence. Do what’s right, and you will reap the rewards. Choose a direction that leads to completion, satisfaction and a brighter future. Who you associate with will determine your destiny. Align yourself with those who share your beliefs and values, and reset the clock for a better future.
Love: honesty, exclusivity, commitment.
Money: protect, appreciate, responsible.
Health: discipline, moderation, rest.
Goal: mindfulness, persistence, loyalty.
Lucky numbers: 7, 12, 22, 27, 36, 39, 45.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Use your imagination this year, and you’ll come up with a plan that will lead to great opportunity and satisfaction. Your drive and determination, coupled with persuasive tactics, will not let you down or leave you short. It’s up to you to take control and to mastermind your plan in detail. There are deals to close and financial perks available to help you gain the security required to feel comfortable with your lifestyle. Although it will not be an easy year, the rewards you receive for your hard work will be plentiful.
Love: passionate, aggressive, capricious.
Money: opportunity, leverage, surprising.
Health: fitness, diet, rejuvenate.
Goal: uniqueness, spirituality, enlightenment.
Lucky numbers: 5, 17, 24, 28, 30, 44, 47.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Broaden your outlook, search for the truth, expand your mind and focus on what you are trying to achieve. Added discipline and opportunity are favoured. It’s up to you to take advantage of what’s available to you. Create a scenario that will help you excel. Refuse to follow someone else when leadership is your ticket to success. Keep your finances in order and safe from those trying to undermine you. Recognize your talents, use your skills and change only what isn’t working for you. Become the ringleader and run the show, and rewards will come your way.
Love: costly, undefined, misleading.
Money: inconsistent, nonconforming, impulsive.
Health: perplexing, instinctual, hypochondriac.
Goal: originality, assurance, prosperity.
Lucky numbers: 6, 8, 19, 21, 32, 37, 43.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Make your dreams come true. Take your innovative ideas to the next level. Speak up, share ideas and make things happen. Be open to suggestions, collaborate with experts and make lifestyle changes that encourage less stress and more time to do the things you love. Thinking forward and using your attributes to catapult you into the future will make it easier to reach your goals and bring about positive change. Verify information, maintain equilibrium, and choose associates and personal partners will care. Honesty and integrity will determine your success and offer assurance and peace of mind.
Love: plentiful, uplifting, stabilizing.
Money: steady, fruitful, indulgent.
Health: discipline, excessive, uncertain.
Goal: individualist, trendsetter, humanitarian.
Lucky numbers: 9, 13, 24, 28, 39, 47, 49.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): An opportunity is heading your way. Added discipline, dedication and creative mastery will help you take your talents, skills and attributes to the next level. Expanding your mind, interests and spirituality will lead to new beginnings, peace of mind, and greater strength and courage to pursue what means most to you. Dive wholeheartedly into whatever you feel passionate about, and the results will be spectacular. Personal growth will lead to diverse beliefs, values and life-changing experiences. Resist temptation, and enlist a moderate lifestyle. You will enjoy what life has to offer.
Love: temptation, secrecy, restoration.
Money: uncertainty, instability, indulgence.
Health: moderation, consistency, fitness.
Goal: creativity, spirituality, security.
Lucky numbers: 6, 13, 24, 28, 32, 39, 43.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Innovation, coupled with a desire for change, will add excitement to your life. Consider how to maintain personal and financial stability without disrupting meaningful relationships. Have a plan in place before you reveal your plans. Maintaining balance and integrity will test you, and persuasive charm will keep you out of trouble. Seek refuge in the activities, pastimes and people that make you feel alive and bring out the best in you. Resistance, practicality and perseverance will keep you on track and ensure that you don’t give in to pressure, emotional instability or unnecessary spending.
Love: protective, respectful, committed.
Money: complicated, impulsive, speculative.
Health: discipline, fitness, tranquility.
Goal: productive, uncluttered, growth.
Lucky numbers: 9, 11, 23, 32, 24, 41, 45.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Expand your mind, raise your game and follow your inner voice. Distance yourself from indecisive people or individuals who are vague or disruptive. Stand on your own two feet, and call the shots. Evaluate what’s happened, and make changes and updates based on facts, figures and what you’d like to achieve. Discipline and courage will help you overcome obstacles and set the stage for new beginnings. Speak up, be frank and think big, but don’t overstep your boundaries or set unrealistic expectations. Keep your paperwork updated, honour your promises and live within your means.
Love: commitment, expansion, responsibility.
Money: ambitious, inventive, structured.
Health: assertive, vigorous, nutritional.
Goal: realistic, truthful, flexible.
Lucky numbers: 3, 12, 20, 29, 33, 41, 45.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Uncertainty will lead to change. Surprises can be expected, and making snap decisions might be necessary. Take nothing for granted, and put everything that has fallen out of place back in order. Knowledge, fitness and emotional well-being will play a role in your success. Taking care of yourself will keep you in top condition and ready to take on whatever comes your way. Stress will take over if you don’t prepare. Rely on experience and expertise to help you reach your goals. Argumentative behaviour will hold you back, but being reasonable will promote progressive, positive results.
Love: demonstrative, engaging, meaningful.
Money: unorthodox, instinctual, novel.
Health: robust, perfectionist, injuries.
Goal: consistency, security, stability.
Lucky numbers: 4, 18, 21, 24, 30, 38, 45.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): A passionate approach to life, love and happiness will surface and take you on an unforgettable roller-coaster ride. Plenty of excitement and changes will unfold that will push you into all sorts of unexpected situations. Hanging in and staying focused on what’s important to you will help you ward off being misled or taken for granted. Protect against ill health and injury. Size up what you are trying to achieve, and you’ll find the best route to follow. Impulsiveness will be your downfall, and willpower, discipline and courage will lead to a safe and secure future.
Love: changeable, insightful, provocative.
Money: instability, diversity, realistic.
Health: stressful, fatigued, overexert.
Goal: evaluate, restore, appreciate.
Lucky numbers: 7, 12, 21, 25, 33, 36, 43.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Time is on your side. Slow down, be meticulous and make plans that have longevity. Personal and professional gains are within reach as long as you stay in control and pay close attention to detail. There is no need to take a risk. Research, innovation and having a clear picture of what you want to accomplish will ease stress and encourage success. Expect problems with institutions, rules and regulations, and leave wiggle room to make adjustments that fit the trends. Let your imagination run free, and don’t deny yourself the pleasure of being with someone you love.
Love: exhilarating, stabilizing, life-altering.
Money: hesitancy, opportunity, diversity.
Health: patience, positivity, insightful.
Goal: contentment, evolution, goodwill.
Lucky numbers: 8, 15, 21, 29, 37, 46, 49.

Year of the Ox is courtesy of Eugenia Last, astrologer, internationally syndicated columnist with Andrews McMeel Syndication, consultant, timing coach and lecturer.


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