Chinese Zodiac - Horse

 2014 is the Year of the Horse according to Chinese zodiac. The Year of the Horse starts from Jan. 31, 2014 (the Lunar New Year / Spring Festival of China) and lasts to Feb. 18, 2015.
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Years of the Horse

02/11/1918-01/31/1919

01/30/1930-02/16/1931

02/15/1942-02/04/1943

02/03/1954-01/23/1955

01/21/1966-02/08/1967

02/07/1978-01/27/1979

01/27/1990-02/14/1991

02/12/2002-01/31/2003

01/31/2014-02/18/2015

02/17/2026-02/05/2027

02/04/2038-01/23/2039

01/23/2050-02/10/2051

The spirit of the horse is recognized to be the Chinese people's ethos – making unremitting efforts to improve themselves. It is energetic, bright, warm-hearted, intelligent and able. Ancient people liked to designate an able person as 'Qianli Ma', a horse that covers a thousand li a day (one li equals 500 meters).

Strengths
People born in the year of the horse have ingenious communicating techniques and in their community they always want to be in the limelight. They are clever, kind to others, and like to join in a venture career. Although they sometimes talk too much, they are cheerful, perceptive, talented, earthy but stubborn. They like entertainment and large crowds. They are popular among friends, active at work and refuse to be reconciled to failure, although their endeavor cannot last indefinitely. 

Weaknesses
They cannot bear too much constraint. However their interest may be only superficial and lacking real substance. They are usually impatient and hot blooded about everything other than their daily work. They are independent and rarely listen to advice. Failure may result in pessimism. They usually have strong endurance but with bad temper. Flamboyant by nature, they are wasteful since they are not good with matters of finance due to a lack of budgetary efficiency. Some of those who are born in the horse like to move in glamorous circles while pursuing high profile careers.  They tend to interfere in many things and frequently fail to finish projects of their own. 

China Zodiac Animal - HorseHoroscope and Numerology Elements
Earthly Branch of Birth Year: wu
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): huo (fire)
Yin Yang: yang
Auspicious Directions: northeast, southwest and northwest
Lucky Colors: brown, yellow, purple; Avoid: blue, white, golden
Lucky Numbers: 2, 3, 7; Avoid 1, 6, 5
Lucky Flowers: calla lily, jasmine, marigold
Zodiac Sign Compatibility - Best match: tiger, sheep, dog; Avoid: rat, ox, rabbit

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)

Fortune Foretelling in 2015
Horses finally get past their bad fortune from 2014, the year of their birth, and welcome a comparatively good year. They can anticipate good fortune in all aspects throughout the year in 2015, the Year of the Sheep. They are given more opportunities at work and can expect a promotion. For those who intend to change jobs, this is a fortunate year. To make some wise investments in stock and real estate, horse people may make great profits. In addition, businesspeople, the working-class and the self-employed people all have the luck to earn much money.

Career: Everything will go smoothly with horse people at work. Their boss or leaders will start to attach more importance to their job performance and they can always get along well with their colleagues. Except that they may make great achievements in their jobs, they will welcome a promotion within this year. By contrast, males are given more chances than females, but they should be satisfied with what they have achieved. Females are suggested not to change a job. People born in the last four months of a horse year are recommended to start their business or cooperate with others and they may achieve an inspiring success. Meanwhile, they should keep a low profile in case of being trapped or cheated.

Wealth: Good wealthy luck will happen to horses. As long as they work hard, they will welcome a salary rise from their full and part-time jobs especially in the second half of the year, when they should consider making a smart investment. No speculation is suggested and lottery should just be regarded as a recreational activity. It is unadvisable to lend money to others, or they won’t get it back.

Relationships: They will enjoy great fortune in their love life. Singles should participate in more group activities where they may meet their true love. The affections between lovers will be deeper. They keep a happy relationship and marriage is about to take place in 2015. Couples will have a stable relationship. If they are more tolerant of each other, they will live a happier life. Horse people will be popular with others this year, so they should seize all chances to make friends or cooperate with others. Consequently, they may achieve success.

Health: They may have minor illnesses like cold and fever, but they will recover soon. In daily life, they should take enough rest, because it is easy to get sick with a heavy workload. Females should make regular physical examinations to avoid any gynecological disease. Extreme sports should be avoided when traveling or doing other outdoor activities. Besides, the heart attack, skin diseases and eye diseases may happen. The elderly should keep a healthy diet and should pay attention to their blood pressure.

Study: Generally, their study performance is better than the last year, but they still need to study hard. In 2015, procrastination occasionally occurs, both for regular homework and preparation for exams. Horse students should attach importance to this bad side.

Fortune Telling in 2014
It is their order to encounter the Year of Birth (Benming Nian), a year to offend “Taisui’, the god in charge of people’s fortune. In 2014, their fortune in all aspects will fluctuate, so will require great care. They may feel more stressed out, in which case they are advised to talk about it with close friends or councilors, and take part in group activities. Faced with any difficulties, they should be strong to overcome them all. If they treat people around them friendly and behave righteously, they will get through the year smoothly.

Career: Horse people are easily offended this year even for trifles, and seem not to keep a harmonious relationship with colleagues. Sometimes they doubt themselves too much, leading to a gradual loss of confidence. When finishing a task, they seek confirmation again and again from people around them. In this case, it is suggested to be confident and talk more to family instead of complaining to colleagues. Just keep a low profile, get along well with your boss and be careful of tricks by mean people and then achievements in your job will come. 

Wealth: Their financial fortune will be unstable in 2014. It seems that there will be much unexpected cost. Thus to make ends meet comes first When managing money matters, they should consider accepting others’ suggestion. It is necessary to be careful to make any investment. Businesspeople should make a full scheme before making a large amount of investment, because the market will be changeable in the year.  

Relationships: The fortune in love life for horse people will be just so-so. If they would like to get married in the year, it is strongly suggested to select an auspicious date according to the dates of birth of the bride and the bridegroom, or they will suffer a lot in marriage. Singles may meet several people that they have feelings for, but none of them are doomed to be their Mr./Ms. Right. If faced with a dilemma, they’d better refer to the idea or suggestion of their relatives and friends. Husband and wife will argue a lot in the year; a focus on communication and mutual understanding can avoid it. For all lovers, mutual trust is the secret for an everlasting relationship. 

Health: As they offend “Taisui” this year, they may suffer some discomforts. Some insidious diseases like dermatosis may happen. To avoid that, they’d better have a full physical examination. Besides, they also need to be careful to avoid unexpected injuries by knives and others sharp items. Females should pay attention to problem in urinary system and males need to care more about their stomach. Adjusting their emotions and traveling outside will help with their health as well. They also need to remember not to eat too much for each meal.