February 8, 2021

Shake Up Your Year with the 88rising x FIGURE8™ DropX

Pete Forester

Pete is a writer, host, and producer based in New York City. He is the Editorial Director of StockX.

With better days ahead in this new Year of the Ox, the answers to your most burning questions can be answered by the 88rising x FIGURE8™ DropX and we're here to help you make the most of each answer from the mysterious collectible.

With better days ahead in this new Year of the Ox, the answers to your most burning questions can be answered by the 88rising x FIGURE8™ DropX and we're here to help you make the most of each answer from the mysterious collectible.

2020 is finally in the rearview mirror and we’re all eagerly anticipating the potential of 2021 and the promise of the new Year of the Ox. Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose, right? We certainly hope so. When trying to figure out what this year is going to be, we could all use a little bit of extra help and the “Year of the Ox” 88rising x FIGURE8™ DropX is here to over some added insight. But sometimes the answer isn’t everything you want to hear, and sometimes you need a little bit more help. That’s where we can help. We’re giving you some extra feedback to help you get the answer you need (or are looking for).

Hold your question in your head, give the “Year of the Ox” 88rising x FIGURE8™ a shake and check out its answer. Compare the answer you shake out to our microanalysis and see if it points you in the right direction!


Yes – definitely.

This is a win. Take it. 2021 is looking up, up, up! There are better days ahead.


Yes! William Shakespeare said, “Brevity is the soul of wit” and who are we to disagree?

Without a doubt.

If you were born in the Year of the Ox (like 2021, 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973) you’re known to be diligent and dependable, so there’s no reason to doubt how this year is going to turn out. If this year is anything like the people it produces, we shouldn’t worry too much. And we certainly shouldn’t doubt its gifts.

It is certain.

Certainty can be a strength. It’s impossible to know the answer to every question, and sometimes what we need from a leader isn’t the right answer but the ability to make an answer at all and move forward in a decisive direction. So we’re happy to take this as a sign that we can move forward with confidence.

It is decidedly so.

The decision has been made. And that is awesome! So go forward with confidence. But also, stay true to the journey because sometimes decisions get reversed. As long as you keep it trucking, and keep that energy moving forward (just like that Ox making its way down its path) you’ll find what you’re looking for.

As I see it, yes.

The 88rising x FIGURE8™ has seen a lot of futures and answered a lot of questions, so it’s fair to say that we can trust its predictions. That’s why we’re heartened by this answer. With that kind of experience behind its prediction, this is practically a definitive Yes.

Signs point to yes.

Sometimes you can’t know for sure how everything is going to pan out, all you can look for are clues, and the clues are all around us. If all those signs point to yes, it’s almost as good as done and you can rest assured that everything is moving in the right direction.

Outlook good.

The outlook is good, and that is good! But nothing is guaranteed. You’ve got to keep moving in this direction. Don’t get lazy with it. As long as you keep this energy, keep looking forward, and keep creating the future you’re hoping for it will find you.

You may rely on it.

Don’t forget that one of the key descriptors of an Ox year, and those born on Ox years, is “dependable.” After a period of unpredictability and a seemingly endless deluge of uncertainty, a little bit of dependability can mean a lot. So while this isn’t a glowing and emphatic “Yes!” we feel comfortable enough to rely on it.

Most likely.

While this answer is good news, your work isn’t done. The future is looking bright, but right now the perfect opportunity to lock it in. Push it all the way to the end and turn that Maybe into a Definitely.

Cannot predict now.

Okay, fair. There’s a lot going on right now, far be it for us to expect more from a ball than we expect from ourselves. If we can’t predict what’s going to happen, why should this be able to? Maybe we’ll try another time.

Reply hazy, try again.

Uncertainty can be a strength. The known future can be a bit of a drag because mystery and suspense are what keep us going. If you know how it’s going to turn out, why keep trying? Sometimes no answer is the best answer.

Concentrate and ask again.

It’s important to be clear about your goals if you’re going to achieve them. The ball is right! Concentrate on your vision for this year and get very clear on it before you start soliciting advice!

Ask again later.

Sometimes the best thing is to back off for a second and try again later. Maybe at this very moment, the answer isn’t going to be right for you. There are too many variables, too many unknowns. But the right answer is just around the corner.

Better not tell you now.

Take a hint. The ball doesn’t have good news for you today. But that doesn’t mean things are bad. Maybe you’re just asking the wrong question?

Don’t count on it.

This is very sage advice. You’ve heard, “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch,” and we shouldn’t expect good news. Expect the worst and you’re bound to be pleasantly surprised.

Very doubtful.

Doubt it healthy, and we’re not going to tell you anything in this world is guaranteed (unless the 88rising x FIGURE8™ tells you it is! Then we agree!). That doesn’t mean all hope is lost, it just means there’s more work ahead of you to create the future you dream of.

Outlook not so good.

In every story, there’s a moment when all is lost. There’s a dark night of the soul. There’s a time when the outlook isn’t so good. But those are the moments when we have to be like the Ox and strap in, dig deep, and fight even harder. A bad outlook isn’t the end, it’s the beginning of the fight back.

My reply is no.

The ball is saying No, and we trust the ball. But it’s also being careful to tell you that it’s giving you ITS answer. It’s not THE answer. Maybe there is a Yes out there for you, it’s just not going to come from the ball today. But don’t give up. There’s a wide world out there filled with Yeses.

My sources say no.

Sometimes a No is a No. But it’s not the end of the world. Sometimes the universe has more in mind for us than what we could plan or wish for. So rather than getting down in the dumps, throw your shoulders back, lift your chin up, and look for new opportunities. They’re out there!

But don’t take our word for it!

Grab your “Year of the Ox” 88rising x FIGURE8™ here!