If you know your reality TV, you know Emily Maynard. This season’s star of “The Bachelorette” is one tough cookie. Just listen to her story about how she overcame tragedy (losing her husband, raising her daughter as a single mom, breaking up with Brad), and you start to wonder how she handled it all.
Answer? She’s an Ox. Born in 1986, Emily is a Wood Ox, which gives her an iron will and a fortitude that is unmatched by other signs. Oxen are powerfully resilient, letting life’s challenges bounce off their thick skin and continuing to plod forward, no matter the weather.
When it comes to love, Oxen (and Emily) are no different. They’re not interested in passing fancies or superficial things – they want real, lasting, committed love. They want family, home, and routine. They want someone they can rely on through thick and thin. Give her a home-cooked meal and a backrub over a fancy dinner any day.
As a Wood sign, Emily is also strong enough to make new beginnings (like a new shot pushing up through the ground). Wood is the sign of rebirth and renewal; growth and development; and seed turning to fruit.
Another interesting fact? Wood people are often drawn to the “helping” professions, and Emily works for a children’ hospital. Since Wood people enjoy helping those less fortunate, it’s clear that Emily will be a loving wife (she already appears to be a good mom!), and will want a cooperative, partner-like approach to marriage.
So will this Southern Belle find love? It remains to be seen, but there are plenty of men in line.
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