The ox is an animal that has helped mankind, a working animal and still is in countries. There is still oxen raised for the purpose of pulling wagons and ploughing, with the ox the very beast with its ability to work without tiring.
The ox totem teaches the power of the work ethic. Work is a usual part of life and continuously will be such. Good work ethic is what this totem will teach along with the idea that giving service to another is not always bad.
To keep ones strength high along with determination is of the ox totem, teaching to stay strong and determined despite the situation. The situation may go foul, yet ones strength and determination shall allow for the ability to get through it.