Chinese Zodiac - Horse

Years of the Horse include 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026
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.
Chinese: 马 (Mǎ)
Earthly Branches: Wu (午)
Energy: Yang
Five Elements: Fire (Huo)

Lucky Things

Lucky Flowers: calla lily, jasmine, marigold
Lucky Gemstone: Topaz
Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 9
Lucky Colors: green, red, purple
Lucky Directions: northeast, southwest and northwest
Best Match: Tiger, Sheep, Dog

Unlucky Things

Unlucky Numbers: 1, 5, 6
Unlucky Colors: Blue, White, Golden
Unlucky Direction: North, Northwest
Worst Match: Rat, Ox, Rabbit, Horse

2023 Chinese Horoscope For Horse

Lucky Number: 2, 7
Lucky Color: Red
The fortune of those under the zodiac sign of the Horse will not be very good in all aspects due to the destruction of Tai Sui in 2023.

2023 Horoscope for Horse

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

Horse Man and Women Peronality Traits
Male Horse Personality Female Horse Personality
Horse People's Personality by Five Elements
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)

Horse People's Personality by Blood Types
Horse People with Blood Type O Horse People with Blood Type A Horse People with Blood Type B Horse People with Blood Type AB
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.
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Compatibility with other Animals

Each Chinese zodiac sign has compatible or incompatible signs according to their characteristics’ compatibility. If your find your signs are compatible, you could get along well in most cases. In opposite, you need to do more effort to be together harmoniously.

Following are the compatibility chart of the Horse with other signs.

Best Match

Lively Pair

Worst Match

Best Birth Dates, Months and Times

Horse's Fate by Birth Time
The birth time of people plays a very important role in terms of whether the destiny is auspicious or not. People under the Horse sign born in different time periods will have different characters and fate. Those who were born and will be born between 01:00-03:00, 11:00-13:00 and 13:00-15:00 are the most auspicious.

Horse's Fate by Birth Date
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.

Horse's Fate by Birth Month
Best Birth Months: 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 dates and months here is based on the Chinese lunar calendar. Please use the Gregorian-Chinese Calendar Converter tool on Chinese calendar page to find your lunar birth date and month.

Horse in Love

Horse is ranked in the top four zodiac signs blessed in love relationship. People born in the year of the Horse are good at dressing up, good-looking, charming and very popular with the opposite sex. In love relationship, Horse people are frank and less possible to get caught up in dilemmas. When they find the relationship is impossible, they will change and find another one. How to Know a Horse is in Love with You? Male Horse's Attitude Towards Love Female Horse's Attitude Towards Love

Careers for 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.
Ideal Jobs and Work Partners for Horse
● Best Working Partners: Tiger, Sheep and Dog
● Best Age to Start a Business for Horse: Age 30 – 50
● Best Career Field for Horse: Tourism
● Best Business to Do: Gallery
● Best Direction for Career: East, South, Northeast, Southeast

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

Chinese Calendar

28初二/2 29初三/3 30初四/4 31初五/5 1初六/6 2初七/7 3初八/8
4初九/9 5初十/10 6十壹/11 7十二/12 8十三/13 9十四/14 10十五/15
11十六/16 12十七/17 13十八/18 14十九/19 15二十/20 16廿壹/21 17廿二/22
18廿三/23 19廿四/24 20廿五/25 21廿六/26 22廿七/27 23廿八/28 24廿九/29
25三十/30 九月 (Sep) 26初壹/1 27初二/2 28初三/3 29初四/4 30初五/5 1初六/6

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