Buffalo or ox? The new Chinese year of welfare is celebrated this Friday

Without the right to big parties, this Friday, February 12th, the Chinese New Year will be celebrated. The calendar is different from the Gregorian calendar, and if we are in the whole of the west in the year 2021, the year in the east is 4719. And according to the Chinese zodiac, this is the year of the ox, or then the ox. Where are we? “Both names are correct, it is a translation option since the Chinese word niu is generic and generally means cattle,” the Museu do Oriente said in a statement.

Ox or buffalo, according to tradition, this animal takes second place in the sequence of the 12 animals that went up to the Buddha’s palace in response to God’s call. In fact, this could have been the first if the rat hadn’t cheated on him, according to legend. So, in order of arrival: the rat, the buffalo, the tiger, the rabbit, the dragon, the snake, the horse, the goat, the monkey, the rooster, the dog and finally the pig.

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In contrast to the western zodiac, whose signs correspond to the months; In Chinese, each animal refers to a year, so buffalo are those born in 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 and all year round. Walt Disney (1901-1966), Louis Armstrong (1901-1971), Albert Camus (1913-1960), Barack Obama (1961), Princess Diana (1961-1997) or Michael Phelps (1985) are some of the personalities who make it were born under the sign of Buffalo.

According to the horoscope, people born in these years are “honest, loyal, discreet, hardworking and have a strong sense of duty. Rational, calm and not very enthusiastic about raptures, they stand out as guides, ”says the Museu do Oriente, which, in collaboration with Revista de Macau and Peter So, masters of Feng Shui, shares some of the forecasts for this year.

After the ups and downs of 2020, the Chinese horoscope for 2021 brings a “message of hope: the year will be a year of recovery, development and growth”. According to the predictions of the master Peter So, the signs that are less compatible with the buffalo and therefore will face greater challenges in 2021 are the goat, the horse and the dog. The rat, snake, and rooster will have more positive years. The year 2021 will also be turbulent for the natives of Buffalo, who are prone to stress and instability. “Conflicts can have catastrophic consequences. So let common sense prevail and opt for peace and harmony, ”advises Peter So.

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Buffalo is associated with independence, responsibility, discipline, and hard work. According to traditional legends, the jade emperor, or god of heaven, sent the buffalo to earth twice to help people. During a tremendous drought, the buffalo was first tasked with sowing grass in the desert lands. It sowed so much that the farmers were angry and had so much work to do.

To solve the problem, the Jade Emperor ordered the buffalo to return to Earth to resolve the situation. From that day on, he spent his life eating grass and helping with agriculture. And so the buffalo not only ate grass, but also helped the farmers work the land and gained recognition not only on land, but also in heaven.