The Chinese zodiac sign for 1949 is the Ox. This is the second sign in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiacs and is associated with the Earthly Branch symbol Wu. People born in the year of the Ox are believed to be hardworking, honest, and reliable. They are also known for their strong sense of responsibility and stubbornness. Other characteristics associated with the Ox sign include being logical, patient, and having a strong sense of justice.