Year of the Horse

China Zodiac Animal - Horse

Horse is the seventh in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. The Years of the Horse include 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

Horse Year Start End
1918 Feb.11,1918 Jan.31,1919
1930 Jan.30,1930 Feb.16,1931
1942 Feb.15,1942 Feb.4,1943
1954 Feb.3,1954 Jan.23,1955
1966 Jan.21,1966 Feb.8,1967
1978 Feb.7,1978 Jan.27,1979
1990 Jan.27,1990 Feb.14,1991
2002 Feb.12,2002 Jan.31,2003
2014 Jan.31,2014 Feb.18,2015
2026 Feb.17,2026 Feb.5,2027

Lucky Signs for People born in Horse Year:

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

They 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.
  • Strengths
    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. 
  • Weaknesses
    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. 
  • See more about Destiny by Birth Month, Destiny by Birth Date
  • Perfect Matches: Tiger, Sheep, Rabbit
    They are born to be a well-matched couple, sharing a lot in common.
  • Acceptable Matches: Dragon, Dog, 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, Horse
    They cannot understand and support each other.
  • See more about Chinese Zodiac Sign Compatibility
Ranking the third in twelve Chinese zodiacs in 2018, Horse people generally enjoy nice fortune. As long as they make a wise investment, profits will be gained. Career fortune can be just so-so. However, they will have a chance to find their true love in the Year of Dog. Physical condition can be good, but thrilling outdoor activities should be avoided. The year of 2019 will be favorable for them, especially in their career and love relationship. However, the health condition needs to be paid attention and don't put much burden upon themselves.
Horse Luck in 2018
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, People born in the Year of the Horse 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.

Different years of Horse are associated with different items of the traditional Chinese Five Elements, which to some extent affect people’s personality and fate.

Types Years of Birth Personality Traits
Wood Horse 1954, 2014 Born leader and decision maker, with rich imagination and penetrating opinions.
Fire Horse 1906, 1966 Intelligent, passionate, energetic; sensitive to dressing and fashion.
Earth Horse 1918, 1978 Optimistic, with strong action and executive power.
Metal Horse 1930, 1990 Frank by nature with a ready tongue, sparing no effort to help friends.
Water Horse 1942, 2002 Some short-tempered, but giving and considerate to friends.

Celebrities with Chinese Zodiac 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)
- Last modified on Oct. 30, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Year of the Horse
Asked by Meadow from UNITED STATES | Sep. 24, 2018 09:58Reply
The only wedding date available for fall 2019 is November 23rd
which is auspicious for a wedding but clashes with the horse. Is it still okay to have a wedding this day?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lucy from AUSTRALIA | Sep. 25, 2018 18:21

I believe you'd better not and try to find another auspicious day since there are so many days, there must be some other lucky days.
Asked by asish from INDIA | Sep. 07, 2018 02:01Reply
hey born on 29 september 1990 at 2.30 pm
I wanted to know how this year will be for me, do i will get chance to visit foreign countries.
Answers (7)
Answered by Gloria from SWITZERLAND | Sep. 09, 2018 20:34

It can be good in all respects.
Answered by asish from INDIA | Sep. 09, 2018 22:26

Hey Thanks Gloria,
I have GF do i have a chances of marrying her
DOB: 2/10/1986 time 1.05 am mumbai india
Answered by Lecea from USA | Sep. 09, 2018 22:53

Yes, you have a large chance to marry her because you are born to be a well-matched couple, sharing a lot in common. Keep loyal and understanding in your love relationship. Good luck to you.
Answered by asish from INDIA | Sep. 11, 2018 22:22

Can you tell me about my health as these days i am quite unwell
Answered by Lecea | Sep. 11, 2018 23:05

In general, you are well but sometimes you may have a stomachache so you need to keep a healthy diet and do some regular exercise. Meanwhile, you need to be more careful and do not attend some dangerous outdoor activities, such as climbing mountains.
Answered by asish from INDIA | Sep. 11, 2018 23:57

Thanks Lecea,
Can you give little more details about my relationship with my girlfriend in future. how it will be an all.
If you dont mind
Answered by Lecea | Sep. 12, 2018 17:54

In your love life, you are attractive for each other and maybe you are not very good at showing your love to her. And you may not be more patient and less romantic. So your partner may be more active than you. Therefore, you should pay more attention to this problem. IN a word, you may meet some challenges but you still can live a happy life only if you love each other. More patience are needed in your life. Best wishes to you.
Asked by simi123 from INDIA | Sep. 04, 2018 03:42Reply
Hello , i want to ask about one kid
She is suffering from heart disease and in hospital.
Name : pari jain, DOB: 31/3/2014 time : 14:41 pm place: India, Bangalore.
When she will recover please if anyone can answer.
Is peter still right for this website. Looking forward to talk to you
Answers (3)
Answered by simi123 from INDIA | Sep. 04, 2018 03:43

Any one can in depth details will be really very helpful
Answered by Rena from USA | Sep. 04, 2018 18:56

Dear, trust the doctors and they will give her the best treatment. From her Chinese zodiac, she may get better in 2019. Be more careful of the heart problem and avoid going to some dangerous places and keep a healthy diet. Don’t stay up late. Taking a walk in the woods or park will also do benefit.
Answered by simi123 from INDIA | Sep. 11, 2018 22:21

Her health is deteriorating day by day so her parents your tensed
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