YEAR OF THE METAL OX
The Ox is the second zodiac animal out of the 12 zodiac animals. Legends tell of a Great Race, which determined their order by their finishing time. There are various versions of the legend, and whichever you choose, it's a great bedtime story for young children. The 12 zodiac animals are, in order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. The year of the Metal Ox comes after the year of the Metal Rat and just before the year of the Water Tiger. Your zodiac animal is only one piece of the puzzle. The five elements of metal, wood, water, Earth and fire also have an influence on your astrological predictions at any given time, day, or year.