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Chinese Zodiac - Horse

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    Horse has an indomitable spirit and is always moving toward a goal. It ranks the seventh in the Chinese Zodiac. People born under the sign of the Horse are clever, active, energetic, quick-witted, fashionable, agile, popular among others and have the ability to persuade others. On the other side, they might be some selfish, arrogant and over-confident.

    Basic Astrology Elements
    Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Wu
    The Five Elements: Fire (Huo)
    Yin Yang: Yang ([Chinese philosophy] positive/active/male principle in nature)
    Lucky Numbers: 2, 3, 7; Avoid 1, 5, 6
    Lucky Flowers: calla lily, jasmine, marigold
    Lucky Colors: brown, yellow, purple, red; Avoid: blue, white, golden

    Years of the Horse

    Start Date End Date Associated Element Heavenly Branch
    01/30/1930 02/16/1931 Yang Metal Geng Wu
    02/15/1942 02/04/1943 Yang Water Ren Wu
    02/03/1954 01/23/1955 Yang Wood Jia Wu
    01/21/1966 02/08/1967 Yang Fire Bing Wu
    02/07/1978 01/27/1979 Yang Earth Wu Wu
    01/27/1990 02/14/1991 Yang Metal Geng Wu
    02/12/2002 01/31/2003 Yang Water Ren Wu
    01/31/2014 02/18/2015 Yang Wood Jia Wu
    02/17/2026 02/05/2027 Yang Fire Bing Wu

    Personality of the Horse

    People born in the year of the Horse are fiery, warm-hearted and generous. There are always plenty of friends around them as they are good at getting along with others. But they are not good at keeping secrets. They prefer social activities because of which, there are usually too many overheads preventing them from saving up money.
    Open-minded and positive are strong points for the person under the sign of the Horse, but the drawback is that he/she often can not insist on doing things from the beginning to the end. Although showing positive attitude at the beginning, they are easy to give up once encounter small obstacles. Due to this reason, they are usually thought to be lack of responsibility. Most of them like to leave away from home to struggle for their career in youth. So they are easily to succeed when they are young but begin to encounter failure from the middle age.
    In love, the Horse person is straightforward and focuses much on appearance. So they are always attractive. However, due to their never-lasting character trait, they usually couldn’t go long with their mates. Also in work, although they have excellent physical conditioning, they couldn’t get great success because of such characters.
    The horse people born in different periods of a day have different personalities and fortune:

    The Horse person born in the morning is flat in fortune during the whole life because the sunlight is not strong in the morning. The early years will be better than the later years. So they are suggested to get good preparation for the old age. They can insure themselves or strive to earn enough money when they are young and deposit them in the bank for later use.

    The Horse people born at noon usually have strong personality. They are easy to get angry and offend others. Because of this, their life may full of frustrations no matter in work or social life. People with such characters had better try to change or believe some Eastern religions to change the fortune.
    Those born in the evening are best in fortune as the cool night can weaken the flame. They may get success and have great achievements in career before thirty-five. However, never get dizzy with success. They should enrich themselves in knowledge continuously and not to be the person who looks impressive but lack real worth. For the women, to have a better planning for their career is very important.

    The Horse people of different elements also have different personalities and fortune:

    Click the following links to get personalities and horoscope for the five types of Horse.   
    Metal Horse: 1990 (Jan. 27, 1990 - Feb. 14, 1991)
    Earth Horse: 1978 (Feb. 07, 1978 - Jan. 27, 1979)
    Fire Horse: 1966 (Jan. 21, 1966 - Feb. 08, 1967)
    Wood Horse: 1954 (Jan. 31, 1954 - Feb. 17, 1955) or 2014 (Jan.28, 2014 - Feb. 15, 2015)
    Water Horse: 1942 (Feb. 15, 1942 - Feb. 04, 1943) or 2002 (Feb. 12, 2002 - Jan. 31, 2003)

    Best Birth Dates and Months

    The Horse people born in the 2nd, 6th, 9th, 10th, 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th, 29th or the 30th day in Chinese lunar calendar are usually blessed with good luck and fortune during the whole life.

    In general, January, February, March, July and August are auspicious birth months for the Horse people.
    January: Although silent and speak little, the Horses born during January are popular among friends. This is usually because they are men of good character and their deeds could accord with words. Life for them is full of joys and happiness.    
    February: The Horse people born in February are honest, upright and extraordinarily bright. They could usually enjoy a free and simple life.  
    March: The Horses born in March are quite spunky and usually could achieve things before anyone else. Besides, they are usually praised by neighbors and receive great respect from others.
    July: Tender, gentle and full of vigor, the Horses born during July can usually get benefactor assistance during their life. Everything falls into their lap. They have less worry and could live a peacefully and happily.
    August: For those Horses born in August, they are endowed with civil and martial virtues. Their technical ability is exceptional. Also, they are quick witted and bold to get success in career.

    Note: The months here refer to the Chinese lunar month. Please use the Gregorian-Chinese Calendar Converter tool on Chinese calendar page to find the Chinese lunar month.

    Relationship Compatibility

    Zodiac Match


    Best Match: Tiger, Sheep, Dog
    Worst Match: Rat, Ox, Rabbit, Horse
    → Please click for more about Horse Compatibility.


    Find your compatible zodiac signs according to your month:

    Birth Month of the Horse Personality of the Horse Girl's Match Boy's Match
    Jan. strong-minded Pig Ox
    Feb. magnanimous; broad-minded Dog Rat
    Mar. full of dreams Ox Monkey
    Apr. outgoing; active Snake Sheep
    May. having a good head for maths Rat Rat
    Jun. attractive Monkey Sheep
    Jul. kind-hearted Dog Rabbit
    Aug. lacking of great popularity Dog Snake
    Sep. be loyal to one's friends Rabbit Rat
    Oct. scrupulous; careful Ox Tiger
    Nov. be satisfied with the present Sheep Horse
    Dec. impulsive Pig Rat

    2017 Yearly Horoscope Predictions

    * The prediction is valid for 2017 starting from January 28, 2017 and lasting to February 15, 2018.

    Overview: You Horse people will have mixed fortune in the year of the Fire Rooster 'Ding You'. Due to the blessing of several auspicious stars, you will have good luck in general; under the influence of inauspicious stars like Wugui, however, you may have problems in interpersonal relationship and health. On the whole, you Horses will have big changes in fortune and you need be ready for the ups and downs. In this year, you should adjust your mental state and be optimistic in the face of failures to learn a lesson, but you will solve the problems readily with the help of others. You should not be complacent in the face of success; otherwise, you may be framed by villains once you are not careful and bring obstacles and losses to your work and life. Find out what’s in store for your sign for 2017 in money, career, love relationship and health, please click:
    Horse Horoscope 2017 Predictions

    2016, 2017 Yearly Horoscope for Horses Born in Different Years
    Horoscope Forecast for the Horse Born in 1966 (between January 21, 1966 and February 08, 1967)
    Horoscope Forecast for the Horse Born in 1978 (between February 07, 1978 and January 27, 1979)
    Horoscope Forecast for the Horse Born in 1990 (between January 27, 1990 and February 14, 1991)

    2017 Monthly Horoscope
    Find out what 2017 will be for the Horse each month? Please click 2017 Monthly Horoscope Predictions for the Horses

    2016 Yearly Horoscope Predictions
    * The prediction is valid for 2016 starting from February 8, 2016 and lasting to January 27, 2017.

    Yearly Horoscope Forecast for 2016: Average
    Lucky Colors in 2016: dark green, silver
    Lucky Numbers in 2016: 3, 5, 7
    Helpful Sign: Sheep

    Overview: Fortune for the Horse people will be smooth and steady in 2016 which is year of the Monkey. The year especially favors those Horses who usually go outing. So, if you have chances to go out for business or stay abroad for work, try your best to grasp the opportunity. During the year, your status and rights are expected to rise. Thus you would have more time spending on social activities. In love relationship, you may start a long-distance relationship. The singles are suggested to keep your eyes on the people around when traveling or go outing. If you can participate in more festive events, your fortune would be much better. Besides, you should also prepare for a busy 2016 and many challenges are waiting you. More about how will you do in career, wealth, love and health, please click:→ 2016 Yearly Horoscope Predictions for the Horse

    Ideal Jobs for the Horse

    The people under the animal sign of Horse are fit to efficient works instead of simple and monotonous ones. E.g. Journalists, translators, salesmen, and securities traders would be perfect. Also, the Horse people have their qualities to be an artist. The ability to adjust to the changing circumstances also enables them to be a good statesman or critics. The Horses could do some active and positive jobs like an athlete. To those naturally confident Horses, they are suitable to be an adventurer, architect or entertainer and in those works they could get great achievements.

    Auspicious Chinese Names

    When selecting a Chinese name for the people born in the year of Horse, there are some dos and don’ts you need to know which are based on the characters of the Horse, zodiac compatibility and Chinese five element theories. Let's take a look at what are good and auspicious names for the male and female Horses.
    Auspicious Chinese Names for the Horse Year People
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