Ancient Chinese Astrology describes the Ox as a tenacious, hardworking and reliable creature with a contemplative, quite shy nature. When someone with the Western sun sign of Aries is born in the Year of the Ox a very determined personality emerges. The strong influence of the adamant Ox adds perseverance to the typical enthusiastic straightforwardness of Aries. An Aries Ox personality is usually very assertive and appears to acquire much of the Ox's determination, but hardly any of his shyness. These personalities are confident and often have a good way of expressing themselves verbally, and they think about things deeply.
The Aries Ox is in most cases honest and open, and does not try to hide his or her adamancy or confidence. These individuals are easy to approach and will always give you a straight answer to a question. They are eloquent with their language and quite considerate, but their reply will be blunt yet truthful. An Aries Ox is not big on giving compliments or being romantic in relationships; however, they are passionate and extremely loving. They may want to lead the way in the relationship, but this will not be intentional or overpowering. It is just their tiny bit of insecurity that makes them need to feel in control of situations.
At home, the Aries Ox can be rather untidy, as usually they are busy people who find domestic chores tedious. They are generally happier in the garden than the house, as these personalities love the great outdoors. An Aries Ox may think cleaning and tidying incredibly boring, but they are hardworking in any other task. They enjoy work that involves challenges and where there is the opportunity to progress based on effort. These personalities are ambitious and do not give up on goals easily. They aim high and are often successful in life due to their sheer determination if nothing else.
An Aries Ox is persistent in his or her outlook, and can usually be a good motivator of others. They can be a little bossy and they seem to expect everyone to have the same high standards of endurance and efficiency as their own. To befriend an Aries Ox, you will need to be on their level. These are not highly sociable personalities, who, although not bashful, will rarely be the first to initiate a friendship. The close friends they do have will probably be the ones they acquired in childhood. These Aries do not make friends easily, but they are immensely loyal to their long-standing acquaintances.
The Aries Ox's proneness to be stubborn beyond reason is one of the two main weakness in their personality. The other is their tendency to sometimes be rather impulsive and take unnecessary risks. Occasionally, these people will be tempted to gamble or risk everything for the sake of one thing. They can have little moments of madness where they do silly things, especially with money. This weakness is most often overcome as the Aries Ox gets older and wiser, with a more controlled and sensible attitude towards finances.