The ox is really interchangeable with the bull as a dream symbol, except that an ox may be castrated, and so it represents service without aggression. It represents strength, patient effort, and self-sacrifice. It can also represent people who live in agricultural environments. In the Chinese culture, the ox represents unconscious and untamed desires and instincts that need to be trained to relate to the conscious self. In astrology, the ox or bull represents the sign of Taurus.
If you seen an ox in your dream, it suggests that you are balancing masculine power and strength with the mystery and mystique of feminine energy. The dream ox symbolizes earthy and practical service, as well as the sexual elements of human nature.
The appearance of a sleek, well-fed ox in a dream means that you are likely to become a leader in your community, and if you are a man, you will receive lots of positive attention from the ladies.
Seeing fat oxen in lush pastures means good luck and social position that far exceeds your expectations. However, if you see skinny oxen in a field, it means you could lose your fortune and friends. A well-matched pair of oxen hauling a cart indicates a good marriage to your soul mate. Seeing a dead ox in a dream represents grief.
If you see oxen that are drinking water from a clean clear stream or pool, it indicates that you will ultimately receive something you’ve long desired.