Chinese Horoscopes - The Horse
extroverted, vivid and animated, the Horse is the life of any party he
attends. He is bursting with energy, always looking for the next place to
kick up his heels and hang loose. He entertains friends and strangers
alike with his humor and appeal.
of the Horse
Horse Years are seventh in the cycle, following the
Snake Years, and recur every twelfth year. The Chinese New Year does not
fall on a specific date, so it is essential to check the calendar to find
the exact date on which each Horse Year actually begins.
THE SIGN OF THE HORSE
Horse people are
extemporaneous and quick-witted. They are quite intelligent and use their
practicality to their advantage in their business and personal lives.
Their sharpness makes them quick to pick up new skills and are able to
handle many tasks at one time. However, this ambition can be harmful
because Horse people often donít finish what they start for fear of
missing out on the next big challenge.
trustworthy, friendly and open-minded. They are good friends to have and
will always be honest with you. Although they are good confidants, Horse
people do enjoy their alone time and are usually independent people. They
can struggle with obstinance and self-centeredness, which can lead to a
flare of the temper if they donít get their way. Usually, after an episode
or temper-tantrum a Horse can feel remorse, yet not all people will be
able to forgive their reaction.
People born in the
Year of the Horse share certain characteristics. The Horse Sign is an
abbreviated way of characterizing that individualís personality. Following
are features associated with the Sign of the Horse.
Seventh in order,
Chinese nameóMA, sign of enthusiasm and elegance
Outgoing, Sophisticated, Greedy, Resilient, Arrogant
IN YOUR ELEMENT
of the Horse are tempered by one of the five Chinese elements of Metal,
Water, Wood, Fire and Earth overlaying a 5-year cycle of characteristics
on the original 12-year cycle.
THE METAL HORSE 1930 AND 1990
The Metal Horse loves
to roam. He is self-sufficient and treasures his freedom and liberation.
Any type of committed situation is sure to send this Horse running for the
hills, so a stable relationship is certainly not his idea of a priority.
Horses change jobs and partners frequently because of their need for
adventure and their desire to tap into the unknown. This vigor and untamed
spirit draws people to the Horse. The Metal Horse will make a better
friend than partner because a friendship doesnít tie him down the way a
THE WATER HORSE 1942 AND 2002
Water Horses are quite
adaptable. They make the best out of their situations, yet are the most
indecisive of the elemental horses. Like the element that characterizes
it, the Water Horse moves in many different directions, depending on the
flow of the situation and can therefore change his mind several times a
day. This can cause confusion with colleagues and partners alike, but most
people chalk it up to the Horseís adaptable nature and his ability to go
with the flow of things. However frustrating it can be, the Water Horse
will always cheer you up and be able to get a smile back on your face
before you even knew he had upset you.
THE WOOD HORSE 1954 AND 2014
Like other Animal
Signs, wood gives this Horse stability and strength. These Horses donít
have such a hard time making decisions that other Horses do. Their ability
to stick to their guns makes them a bit more predictable than other
Horses. They are better equipped to maintain a disciplined approach to
their lives and the lives of those they are associated with. They have no
problem working with other people and to a point, Wood Horses will stick
to their scheduled tasks more readily than other Animal Signs, or even
other elemental Horse signs. Because of their ability to easily adapt and
work with other people they are successful in their professional and
personal lives. Still, donít try to tell a Wood Horse what to do unless
you are his superior. Otherwise, he will simply gawk at your attempt to
boss him around.
THE FIRE HORSE 1906 AND 1966
The Fire Horse is
animated and sociable. He has a wild side that leads him to a life on the
edge. Fire Horses are generally either incredibly lucky or ridiculously
unlucky. They love the excitement of action and the change it brings. The
Fire element makes them passionate about their feelings and they always
take a stand in a situation. Fire Horses are never on the fence about
anything and have definitive opinions about the world. Their tempers can
THE EARTH HORSE 1918 AND 1978
Earth Horses are able
to see situations from all angles and corners. They are relatively
easygoing, preferring to determine each pro and con before making a final
decision. Earth Horses work hard to accomplish goals they have set and
would rather take longer to do an outstanding job than to work shorter and
shave a little quality. They have great senses of humor and are extremely
adaptable in most instances.
HEALTH AND HABITAT
When concerning health
issues, Horses exuberate a strength known only by the animal they are
shaped after. Horse people are usually quite healthy people, perhaps due
to their positivity, perhaps due to their athleticism. They get a lot of
exercise and love to be out in the air and open spaces. If they canít be
outside hey begin to feel run down and out of their element. Horses must
be careful to resist the pressures of alcohol and nicotine that often suck
them in in times of despair or stress.
AT HOME WITH THE
Horses love company
and therefore will always welcome visitors in for a hearty chat or a
wholesome meal. As aforementioned, Horses donít always finish what they
start, especially if something more exciting came along, so there are
likely to be various unfinished projects in their homes. In addition,
there may be a few dirty dishes in the sink or a couple of unwashed loads
of laundry, as housework and chores arenít the Horseís forte. They fill
their homes with autumn colors such as gold and orange and create an
atmosphere that is both comfortable and beautiful.
CAREER AND FINANCE
THE HORSE AT
Their willingness to
try anything and their ability to pick up new skills with ease makes
Horses suitable for most any careers they choose to tackle. However, they
may reconsider if taking orders or following strict routines are involved.
They are people persons and enjoy occupations that allow them to interact
with other people. Their need to be independent and self-reliant makes
them crave positions of power and they are well-suited for careers in the
field of communications. Horses are smart, fabulous speakers who have a
gift for getting through to other people.
MONEY AND THE
Horses donít think
much about money. When they have it, they spend it. When they run out,
they make more. Money does not constitute a Horseís happiness or
well-being. He feels it is only icing on the cake to have some and would
rather buy fun things than hoard it or save it. His philosophy? You canít
take it with you.
Those born in the Year
of the Horse share the same kinds of goals and objectives in life. The
occupations best sited for the Horse are listed below:
CONGENIAL BUSINESS PARTNERS
Whether Horses are
compatible with their business partners depends on whether their signs are
harmonious or antagonistic to those of their business partner. Considering
the congruity of their own characters and the characters of their business
partners can also be very useful.
Horses ruled by
Benefit From Are Antagonistic to
Metal Earth Sheep Fire
Water Metal Dogs Earth
Wood Water Roosters
Fire Wood Horses Water
Earth Fire Tigers Wood
LIKES AND DISLIKES
Since Horses are born
under the same Animal Sign, they often share likes and dislikes. Following
are similar likes and dislikes of the Horse personality.
Gems and Stones:
Amethyst, Turquoise, Topaz
Suitable Gifts: Kite,
compass, cellular phone, pedicure set, camera
Hobbies and Pastimes:
Horse back riding, theater, playing instruments, flying model
Horses dislike: People
who ignore them, being stuck in a situation, envious people, feeling
THE HORSE ON VACATION
People born in the
Year of the Horse enjoy traveling. They like to take off spontaneously.
Horses like to take active vacations, preferring to camp, ski and hike
rather than to sit on the beach in the sun all day. Their getaways usually
include a cultural event such as a musical or a festival, as Horses like
to be entertained.
Horses generally seek
the company of others and do not like being alone for any particular
amount of time. Horses enjoy group activities and despite their
competitive nature, like to be a part of the team rather than the captain
of it. Horse people donít have trouble making friends and often meet many
in the various clubs and organizations they belong to.
Best Friends: Tigers
Mortal Enemy: Rats
Horses are notorious
for their ability to do several things at one time. They can carry on a
conversation, watch the news, fold the laundry and watch the kids, all at
once. These abilities certainly come in handy when raising a child. Horse
parents work very hard to make sure their children are intellectually and
creatively stimulated and to make sure they depend only on themselves when
problem-solving or figuring something out. They feel strongly that
children should be independent and should be taught basic principles that
will enable them to depend more on themselves than on anyone else. If
Horse parents are not careful, this very tenet may case them to appear
cool, unsentimental parents concerned more with helping themselves than
with helping their children.
HORSE INFANT AND CHILD
Horse children are
chatty! At an early age these kids begin gurgling and "talking" to
themselves. They love to hear their own voice and so will babble for hours
without saying anything at all. Eventually, these children will make great
language scholars who will excel at communications. Horse children are as
independent as possible and will fight for their rights if they feel
theyíve been wronged. They will also rebel if they feel justice has not
immediately click with their children and others find they will never have
a close relationship no matter how hard they try to make it happen.
Following are compatibility ratings between Horse parents and their
Horses with Under the
same roof Compatibility Rating
Ox so-so **
Dragon A lot of energy
Snake Gets better with
Horse too independent
Sheep mutual respect
and understanding ****
**some complications ***easy bonding ****on the same wavelength
LOVERS AND SPOUSES
Horse lovers are
eternally young at heart. They sail through life on a whim, spontaneous
and open-minded waiting for the next big adventure. Horse lovers are
charming and affectionate. They are inspiring with their imagination and
vigor, their intellect and wit. They make you want to be around them and
thus hardly have problems securing Saturday night dates.
Horses are energetic
spouses who fall in love quite rapidly. Along with their spontaneity comes
a bit of impatience and they demonstrate that when they meet someone they
want to be involved with. They throw all of themselves into a
relationship, sometimes losing tiny bits and pieces of themselves along
the way. However, a light at the end of the tunnel: in adulthood Horses
are more stable and thus their adult relationships are more
THE HORSE LOVE PARTNER
Horses live their
lives in full swing. They have boundless energy and spend more time on the
go than they do at home. Chinese horoscopes are very specific about which
partnerships have the potential to be successful in love and in business.
Yet, though destiny can point us in the right direction, we must still
make all efforts to maintain loving relationships. Following is a brief
description of how a Horse will affect a relationship with other Animal
Not much going for
partners, but lousy lovers.
Both of you love
adventure so it should be a happy partnership.
You might argue, but
you enjoy each otherís company.
You have different
opinions that will be hard to swallow.
Both of you are very
opinionated and independent so it may be hard to find common
Love at first sight
becomes life long love.
Better suited to be
friends than to be lovers.
You have a few
conflicting points of vies but enough staying power to make a great
You have a successful
relationship on the horizon.
Both of you are laid
back and full of energy, but thereís no one to make sure things keep
Love Partners at a
Horses with Tips on
Tiger lusty and sexy!
Rabbit hard, but you
can do it **
Snake you can work it
Sheep very compatible
Monkey Friends, yes
Lovers, no **
Rooster your arguments
make it hard ***
Dog go for it!
Pig fairly unrealistic
working at it ***intense sexual attraction ****angelic
EAST MEETS WEST
These Horses are
energetic and love taking on new projects. They can leave behind them a
trail of unfinished business. They enjoy grabbing life by the horns and
are motivated, adventurous individuals.
These Horses have
common sense and practicality. They are driven by a creative desire to
have material comforts and are more likely than most to establish their
These Horses are
clever, witty individuals. They learn the basics about a lot of things and
thus have a great breadth of general knowledge. They are young at heart
and attractive and enjoy being the center of attention.
Cancerian Horses have
huge hearts and will spend a lifetime searching for their soul mates.
Theyíd rather find the perfect mate at an old age rather than a mediocre
one at a young age.
These people are
creative, strong willed and vivacious. They are self-confident and
motivated to accomplish their goals. When they fall in love, they are
truly blind with it, allowing it to consume them.
stable, these Horses are more reasonable than other Horses. They are
mature and responsible in all of their relationships.
Libran Horses depend
greatly on their friends. Their charm and wit make them A-list party
guests. They are sociable and fun loving and generate high demand when
invitations go out.
Scorpio gives a
finishing element to the Horse allowing him to take the time to see his
projects through to the end. He gives the Horse concentration and
motivation to stay on task.
This Horse is free
spirited and extroverted. He likes to be spontaneous and doesnít plan
anything. He is enthusiastic and impulsive and can sometimes stretch
himself too thin.
Ambition fuels this
Horseís need to succeed. He likes to acquire materials things and enjoys
making money for security. He is hardworking and will be a loyal employee
if treated respectfully and justly.
charismatic, these Horses look ahead and unlike others Horses seem to make
random plans. They are fun and unconventional, spontaneous and
Piscean Horses get
swept up in the opinions of others. They like to know what other people
think of them and can be quick to make changes others see