Welcome the Year of the Ox on January 26th! During the last Year of the Ox in 1997, Asia went through an economic crisis. Will financial chaos reign in 2009 as well? According to one local magazine, "Chinese astrological forecasters are predicting 2009 to an a very intense year during which wars and other aggressive incidents between nations and even between persons are likely to happen."
The Ox represents peace, harmony, and beauty, but it can also be strong willed and react angrily to those who threaten or cause harm.
You want to wear new clothing in gold, purples, or earth colors such as black for prosperity, happiness and luck. Although red is generally considered a lucky color, it tends to irritate the Ox.