Next year 2009 is Year of Ox, but this Ox will arrive slightly later. To be exact, Year of Ox will commence on the tenth day of Lunar New Year. The first day of Lunar New Year is 26 Jan 2009. And Year of Ox will start only on 4 Feb 2009 at 0052hrs.
So do not be mistaken that babies born within the period of 26 Jan 2009 to 03 Feb 2009 are babies ox, they are in fact still babies rat! Only babies that are born on 4 Feb 2009 after 0052hrs are considered as babies ox.
Next year, is Ji Chou Nian 己丑年, which means that is an Earth Ox. It will be both earth on the Heavenly Stem and Earthly Branch, the earth chou 丑 underneath earth Ji 己 is soggy earth, just like after a heavy downpour, earth chou is wet and soft. This soggy earth contains too much water therefore it cannot hold anything heavy, by putting anything heavy on top it, it will sink.
With such illustration, you can imagine what is going to be in store next year! However, Earth Chou welcomes summer, only with hot sun shining on it, it will not be wet and soft. So metal industry and property industry will reach its peak during this period.
For health matter, do pay special attention to the following illness: mouth, lung, reproductive organs, bladder, kidney and ears. Terminated illness will rise.
Additional information for those who are born in year of Ox, Dragon, Goat and Dog, it is believed that those who are born in the above-mentioned year, they Fang, Chong and Xing Tai Sui (犯，冲，刑太岁).
Note : Above article is written based on yearly heavenly stem and earthly branch. A person's luck still depend very much on each own individual's bazi. If you want to know your future well-being, please consult a professional Ming Li Shi, master for advise.