Chinese Zodiac - Horse

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    Years of the Horse

    1918 1930 1942 1954 1966 1978 1990 2002 2014 2026

    Among the Chinese Zodiac animals, Horse has the sixth position. Horse is regarded to be pliable. Some of the positive characteristics of the people born in the year of the Horse are wise, discreet, agile, attractive and full of sympathy. On the other hand, there is a tendency for them to be lazy, greedy, arrogant and indulging in self-admiration.

    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

    Horse Horoscope

    Lucky Numbers: 3, 7, 11
    Lucky Colors: White, Larch Green, Blue

    Horse will have a harmonious relationship with 2018 Tai Sui the Grand Commander of the Year and get its support in the year. You will see many opportunities for development and your power and fame will get further promoted due to the blessing of the auspicious star.

    Yearly Horoscope for Horse Born in Different Years

    1966 Horse 1978 Horse 1990 Horse

    2018 Horoscope for Horse

    Best Months: March, June, September
    Worst Months: May, October, November

    Horse 2018 monthly horoscope

    Monthly Horoscope for Horse


    The luck in career for the Horse will be the best due to the blessing of three powerful auspicious stars in 2019. You can make breakthroughs easily at work. However, you may easily break up with your love and suffer financial losses in the year.

    2019 Horoscope for Horse

    View Horse Horscope

    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. Please click for more about Horse Personality Traits.

    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

    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

    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. → more about Horse Compatibility.

    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.

    Best Birth Dates
    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.

    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 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.

    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
    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

    Lastest Questions and Answers

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