The Year of 2021 starts from the date of February 12nd and the energy of this year consists of two elements : Yin Metal and Yin Earth ( The Ox). Yin Metal is the Heavenly Stem element, and the Ox is the Earthly Branch element, so this is called The Year of Golden Ox . The zodiac of Ox actually represents Yin Earth and this is the coldest and wettest Earth (the condition of Earth after WInter season). According to the relationship of constructive cycle, Earth births Metal so its represents a harmonious relationship and lookforward the year 2021 to be a more peaceful year.
Yin Metal is represented gold of jewelry, decoration or ornament which is beautiful and lovely. However, the opposite character of Yin Metal is sharp, cruel and ruthless, similar to a knife or dagger. The Ox as explain above is the coldest and wettest Earth or winter earth, its without warmth. When these two elements (metal and earth) appear together, the condition of this year 2021 will be a little bit scary, gloomy and dangerous.
The Ox contains three hidden Elements: Earth, Metal, and Water. Hence, there is a total absence of Fire to support Earth so it is unstable and weak. When the Earth Element is out of balance, it will cause Earth-related natural disasters such as earthquakes, landslides, and volcanic eruptions, Water-related disasters such as floods, tsunami, etc.
Furthermore, the imbalance Earth will cause man made – related disaster especially on the transportation such as traffic accidents, airplane crash and ship accidents.
The Year of Golden Ox in Chinese Lunar Calendar system repeats the same Golden Ox year every 60- year cycles (in chinese lunar calendar system is called 60 jia zi ). The political events have been occured in the Golden Ox year of 1841, 1901, 1961 are possibly identical with the events will occur in 2021 especially in the political issues.
It is important to look back and revisit history to predict the next events in the future especially 2021. For example, 60 years ago, 1961 was a Golden Ox Year, This was a significant year as the world entered a phase of serious global tensions between the U.S. and the USSR. It was the year John F. Kennedy took office as U.S. president and tasked with handling the confrontation with the USSR, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the building of the Berlin Wall to separate West and East Germany.
In August 1961, the Berlin Wall was erected to restrict movements between West Berlin and East Berlin. On Oct. 27, a standoff between Soviet and American tanks at Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin heightened the Cold War tensions and placed the world at the brink of a nuclear war. In December, the U.S. sent 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam, and American involvement in the Vietnam War officially began. (Raymond Lo, 2021 The Year of the Metal Ox Forecast)
In 1841 the First Opium War was a series of military engagements fought between Britain and the Qing Dynasty of China. The year 1841 was the most violent, resulting in the Treaty of Nanking in 1842. China lost the war and agreed to make Hong Kong island a crown colony, ceding it to the British Queen Victoria.
The year 1901 was a year of assassinations and assassination attempts. For example, U.S. President William McKinley was assassinated in New York, and Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo Patrice Lumumba was assassinated as well. (Raymond Lo, 2021 The Year of the Metal Ox Forecast)
Such events also stirred attempts to overthrow the government. On April 18, 1901, a coup was attempted against the ruler of Portugal, Antonio de Oliveira Salazar. In South Korea, Park Chung-hee took over control by a military coup on May 16. On May 30, the despot of the Dominican Republic was killed in an ambush. On Sept. 28, a military coup occurred in Damascus, Syria, resulting in the replacement of the United Arab Republic with the Syrian Republic. On Nov. 19, there was another military uprising in the Dominican Republic that overthrew the Trujillo regime. And the list goes on. You see, by looking at our history, you can already predict and foresee how the future will shape itself once again.
Moving on to the behavior of Mother Nature. Serious earth-related disasters were associated with Yin Metal Ox Years. You can pick a handful of significant examples. For instance, in 1901, the Black Sea earthquake, also known as the Balchik earthquake, clocked in at a 7.2 magnitude at the Northeast coast of Bulgaria. This was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the Black Sea. In May 1901, a serious mining accident in South Wales killed 81 miners. On June 1, 1961, another serious 6.5 magnitude earthquake shook the Karakore region in Ethiopia. On July 8, a mining explosion left 108 people dead in Czechoslovakia. On Jan. 10, 1962 — which is still in the Yin Metal Ox Year — an avalanche in Peru caused 4,000 deaths. (Raymond Lo, 2021 The Year of the Metal Ox Forecast).
DOMESTIC POLITICAL OUTLOOK
This 2021 Indonesia will attemp to win the battle against the Covid-19 crisis and ensure economic recovery. The COVID-19 2020 pandemic attacks the respiratory organs, the lungs. In Chinese medicine, the lungs are classified as Metal element. Metal conditions in 2020 ( Metal and Water ) and in 2021 the Earth is cold and wet so Metal is still cold and weak . This year the pandemic problems seems the pandemic covid-19 is going to continue. The Government have to do actions to mantain political stability and deal with pandemic wisely, because this year will be the most critical conditions.
Firstly, On 30 December 2020, the government of Indonesia officially banned the FPI. The ban was announced by the Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, and the document was jointly signed by other six ministrial-level state officials. On that decree, the Indonesian Government charged the FPI with several counts for serious offences: threatening the national ideology, incompatibility with government regulations on extremism and national ideology, expired organization license, (wikipedia)
Secondly, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo reshuffled six cabinet ministers (on December 22) and on January 27th, he appointed Listyo Sigit Prabowo as the new Chief of Indonesian Police replacing Idham Azis. This political movements are an effort to maintain political stability and control or suppress the pandemic from getting worse. So political stability is Jokowi’s main consideration and he has done two excellent steps.
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL OUTLOOK
This Year of the Golden Ox will bring more harmonious changes between America and China. By the end of his term, Donald Trump had changed policy for decades, taking confrontational action against Beijing on trade and diplomatic issues, including strengthening military and political support for Taiwan. It is estimated that the new USA President Joe Biden is expected to seek a less confrontational approach with China. This means that USA and China relationship is going to get better even more this year.