Chinese Zodiac - Year of the Horse

China Zodiac Animal - Horse

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 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
  • 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

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

Lucky Numbers and Colors of Horse Lucky Flowers and Directions of Horse
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 people with dynamic, zealous and generous image. Endowed with many shinning points, they also have to face the weaknesses in characteristics.
  • Strengths
    Most of them are born with nice personalities, such as warm-hearted, upright, easygoing, so they usually have a lot of friends flocking around. Independence and endurance makes them more powerful, and they will never give in facing the bitter suffering. Positive attitude leads everything to a bright direction. 
  • Weaknesses
    Loving spending is their problem, for they need a great amount of money to support social activities and decent dressing. Besides, frankness allows them to let out secret easily. Persistence is what they lack on the path leading to 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. With outpouring inspiration and support from nice people, they can get a promotion or make a fortune easily as long as more efforts are devoted. However, the situation changes quickly, they need to adapt to the unstable condition positively. Never stir an idea of changing jobs but set a long-term goal. The interpersonal problems will also occur in this year, Horses are supposed to behave more modestly. Health condition is favorable, and exercise should be taken still.
Horse Luck in 2015
Combined with 12 western astrological signs, Horses’ characteristics tends to be more specific and, 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 sharing some same 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. People in 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)