Chinese: 马 mǎ
Years of the Horse: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026
The Five Elements of Horse is Fire (Huo), which symbolizes enthusiasm and energy. The animal gives people an impression of independence and integrity. Its spirit is recognized to be the Chinese people's ethos - making unremitting efforts to improve themselves with passion and diligence.
Earthly Branch of Birth Year: Wu
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Huo (Fire)
Yin Yang: Yang
Years of the Horse
Lucky Signs for Horse:
Lucky Numbers: 2, 3, 7
Lucky Colors: brown, yellow, purple
Lucky Flowers: calla lily, jasmine, marigold
Lucky Directions: northeast, southwest and northwest
Things Should be Avoided:
- Unlucky Numbers: 1, 5, 6
- Unlucky Colors: blue, white, gold
- Unlucky Direction: southeast
People with Chinese zodiac Horse sign always impress upon people with dynamic, zealous and generous image. Although endowed with many shinning points, they have to face the weaknesses in their characteristics.
Most have nice personalities, such as warm-hearted, upright and easygoing. Hence, they usually have a lot of friends flocking around them. Independence and endurance makes them more powerful, and they do not easily give up when in difficulties. Positive attitude leads to a brighter direction.
The love of spending seems to be the biggest problem since they must be financially well off to support their social activities and outlook. Besides, their frank attitude at times leads to letting out secret easily. Persistence is what they lack on the path of success.
- Perfect Matches: Tiger, Sheep, Rabbit
They are born to be a well-matched couple, sharing a lot in common.
- Acceptable Matches: Dragon, Dog, Horse, Monkey
Their life will be sweet and happy as long as one of them learns to be considerate, tolerant and understanding.
- Complementary Match: Pig
They are a complementary couple in characteristic and capability, and good partners in housework / business.
- Intimate Friend: Snake
They are not so much couple as intimate friends, enjoying the same value for fashion and art.
- Avoid: Rat, Ox, Rooster
They cannot understand and support each other.
- See more about Chinese Zodiac Sign Compatibility
Most things develop smoothly in 2015 according to Chinese Zodiac prediction. They can get a promotion or make a fortune easily as long as more efforts are devoted. Horses are supposed to behave more modestly in order to deal with interpersonal problems. Health condition is favorable but exercise should be carried out. 2016 is a stable year for them. They can catch good opportunities to develop career. However, don’t do high-risk investments in order to avoid losses. As for health, having enough rest and balanced diet is quite important in the whole year.
Combined with the western 12 constellations, Horses’ characteristics tends to be more specific, such as self-disciplined Aries, ambitious Taurus, confident Gemini, cautious Cancer, tough Leo, prudent Virgo, graceful Libra, passionate Scorpio, enthusiastic Sagittarius, aspirant Capricorn, generous Aquarius and insightful Pisces.
Apart from sharing some similar general personality traits, Horses also subtly features different characteristics based on four blood types. People with type O are usually emotional facing the uncertain situation, but romantic in perusing the true love. Type A people are industrious and persistent, striving to fulfill every ambition, while quick temper makes themselves under great pressure. Those with type B are usually upright and warm-hearted, attracting a lot of friends around, who can be the powerful backup for them. And the type AB ones are wild and unruly in society; they are fond of taking risks to try everything new. Traveling far is what they often do.
Celebrities Born in the Year of the Horse
Louisa May Alcott, Chopin, Davy Crockett, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Sandra Day O'Connor, Rembrandt, Teddy Roosevelt, Sir Isaac Newton, Barbara Streisand, Cindy Crawford, Cynthia Nixon, Denzel Washington, Harrison Ford, Jason Biggs, Jackie Chan, Jerry Seinfeld, John Travolta, Leonard Bernstein, Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, Rembrandt, Ashton Kutcher, Emma Watson, Josh Hartnett, Katie Holmes, Kristen Stewart, Kobe Bryant, Genghis Khan, Emperor Kangxi and Yongzheng of China’s Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911)