Year of the Horse
1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026
The Chinese Astrology Horse Personality
Like Tigers with whom they are most compatible, Horse people can be a jumble of contradictions.
Their capacity for hard work is amazing. They are very independent. While intelligent and friendly, they have a strong streak of selfishness and sharp cunning and should guard against being egotistical. Their sign suggests success as an adventurer, scientist, poet, or politician. A person born in these years is said to be popular, cheerful and quick-witted. On the other-hand, someone born in these years can be stubborn and impulsive. A person born during this year is supposed to be kind to strangers. But he is not good working with relatives. The horse is strong and friendly.
Popular literature in the West speaks of “men being from Mars and women being from Venus.” Well, in Chinese astrology, the Horse is associated with male and its complementary sign, the Sheep, with female characteristics. Independence is the “male” characteristic epitomized by the Horse. Anyone who loves cowboy movies knows the first thing a cowboy does upon riding into town is to tie up his Horse. They are most likely adventurous, fun loving and enjoy the outdoors as well as a variety of sports. It’s no chore to get them to go to the fitness center to work out, but they truly enjoy the combination of working out and being outdoors—hiking, jogging, biking, rock wall climbing.
Cool but hot-blooded, hard-nosed but humble, impatient but extraordinarily tolerant, the Horse is above all defined by hard work and self-reliance.
Although Horses work well in groups, they prefer to work by themselves and exhibit extraordinary levels of energy and concentration. They are good with their hands, but can be seen happily losing themselves in accomplishing any given task.
In social settings, they are cheerful, charismatic and sometimes overly talkative as they clairvoyantly finish other’s sentences in conversation. However, they are also often the first guest to depart, usually due to a feeling of becoming too “penned in”.
Conversely, Horses are happiest in large crowds in open spaces and enjoy the camaraderie found in pressing the flesh at outdoor gatherings or concerts.
People born in the Year of the Horse are popular. They are cheerful, skillful with money, and perceptive, although they sometimes talk too much. The are wise, talented, good with their hands, and sometimes have a weakness for members of the opposite sex. They are impatient and hot-blooded about everything except their daily work. They like entertainment and large crowds. They are very independent and rarely listen to advice. They are most compatible with Tigers, Dogs, and Goat Horses are very appealing people. They are warm and friendly and dearly love social gatherings with plenty of people. They are perceptive and enjoy talking. They have a high spirited nature and are changeable. This makes them hot-tempered, rash, and headstrong. They are always falling in and out of love. Quick to warm to someone, they are just as quick to lose interest. Here today and gone tomorrow-these are the Horses. Then when you decide not to see them again, here they come ready to pick up where they left off!
Horses are adventurers at heart, but they do have sharp minds and good abilities for managing money. They are self-reliant and energetic. They love exercise, both mental and physical. Their movements are rapid, yet graceful; their speech is quick, yet elegant. Horses want things their way and they will become aggressive when all else fails. They value their freedom above all else. They are not possessive or jealous of others. Being moody creatures, Horses depend on the feel of things. They possess the ability to improvise while events are in motion and can handle several things at once. Horses find it difficult to unwind. They keep strange hours and suffer from insomnia. When they stop, it is usually from exhaustion. It is hard for them to follow a schedule for they have no respect for routine. They need to keep busy but do best when given a free hand.
Horses are full of new ideas to solve tricky problems. When they have an idea, they want to get right to it. They work around the clock until they finish. Horses want you to come to the point quickly since they don’t have time to spare. They will not care if you are blunt, just don’t waste their time.
Horses must be allowed to show their emotions. They are hot-blooded, hot-tempered, and impatient, and they will gladly demonstrate. In love, Horses are quite vulnerable. They give up everything for the object of their affections. This causes them trouble since they are such impulsive creatures! They must learn to use caution. If one has a Horse in their house, you can bet the Horse receives most of the attention. Horses like being the hub and have everything revolving about them. In return, they work hard and share with everyone.
Horses don’t mind starting over. They maintain their determination and enjoy new successes. They belong in careers where they are surrounded by people. They sway crowds and love being flattered. The willful Horses get into countless predicaments but they bail themselves out. They enjoy fighting their own battles. Colorful and lively, they make many friends. If they could be in several places at once, they would be delighted! Their spirit is restless and searching. Creativity is part of their being. They are talented writers and performers.
They can be a human dynamo. Furthermore, they can stay in an action mode a lot longer than the rest of us. Others probably see them as a vivacious person due to their high energy level. It’s not only their vitality that catches our attention and wins our respect. They are quick in both mind and body, and cut a dapper, colorful figure as they rush in and out of our lives. In general they have to have things their way—now. Occasionally impatient and rash, they tend to engage in impulsive behavior more than the rest of us. In truth stability is not their strong suit. They are fickle, especially when it comes to fashions
The Horse In Relationships
They are a fun member of any team and likely to be found where the action is. Yes, even though you are most independent, they still love to be around lots of people. The catch is it’s them who decide when and where the party will be. No one ever said they were afraid to make a decision. It wouldn’t be surprising if they have been accused of being headstrong more than once. Add to this a stubborn streak and a bit of a temper, and they can be difficult to be around at times.
They can also be selfish and self indulgent as they pursue their interests oblivious to ours. They can be hard to live with when they don’t get their way. This independent streak of theirs and their emotional aloofness can be a magnet for those of the opposite sex. People always seem to be drawn to what they cannot have. But like the Eagles songs says, “Desperado you better let somebody love you, you better let somebody love you before its too late.” In other words, do not let your independence be an obstacle to true love.
In romance, they have a tremendous need for intimacy and belonging. However, once domesticated they often feel pressured in fulfilling family obligations, as they remain at heart powerfully rebellious creatures who will not be made to feel cornered.
Travel is a favorite pastime, and horses are known to race off to any far-flung destination at a moment’s notice. As such, Horses are well suited to careers as adventurers, poets, travel writers or politicians.
Horses are most compatible with : Tiger, Dog, Sheep
Famous people born in the Year of the Horse: Davy Crockett, James Dean, Clint Eastwood, Ella Fitzgerald, Harrison Ford, Aretha Franklin, Janet Jackson, Sandra Day O’Connor, Teddy Roosevelt, Mike Tyson, and Boris Yeltsin