The Ox is a patient, quiet, hard working animal. It does not shout or growl or complain. We should do as the Ox does. We received a shock in 2008. 2009 will continue to get worse economically, but the shock wave has passed; the reality is sinking in, and we are accepting this new reality and learning to work with it. But progress will be slow, just as the ox moves slowly. This difficult time provides an opportunity for people to reflect, to look inward, to seek the inner-most depths of their soul, their pure soul.