Horse - Personality and Characteristics


Energetic, Passionate, Upright, Aspirant

The Wu Xing (The Five Elements) of the Horse is Fire (Huo), so the Horse stands for zeal and passion. People born in the Years of the Horse are always having personality traits like being warm-hearted, enthusiastic, and positive. As they are lively and active, running in broad areas, so it is also the symbol of independence and freedom.


Generous, independent, romantic

People in Chinese zodiac Horse sign are usually friendly and generous to others, so they are able to make a lot of friends. In interpersonal communication, they have commands of skills to liven up the atmosphere, which makes everyone in a harmony. Independence is also a strong point. They can survive a lot of obstacles without help from others. They have great vitality and never give in easily, so they are likely to rise in the career of their early lifetime. Meanwhile, most of them adopt a positive attitude towards life, so they can pose a good influence on friends and families. Most male Horses are romantic, and they often create surprises for others. They are eloquent and pervasive, talented in leadership. And they have insight into others’ mind, so they can always give proper response. They have acute ability of learning and perceiving. A skill or knowledge can be acquired in much shorter time than others.


Extravagant, outspoken, vain and stubborn

People with Chinese zodiac Horse love spending, so it’s quite hard for them to deposit their money in the bank. They seldom make preparations for the unexpected occurrences. Over frank and straightforward, they concern little about the listeners’ feeling, which may offend others in conversation. Some of them are leakers; they cannot keep any secrets, which may cause their later failures in business. They are lack of perseverance. Giving up halfway, they often cannot gain what they want. They like to chase vanity, dressing finely and respectably. Mirrors are their closest companion. They are weak listening to the advices or ideas from others. Sticking on their own thoughts may lead to wrong judgment on important affairs.


Industrious, enterprising, shrewd

People born with this sign are usually rebellious and unruly in their childhood, but when they grow up, they can be great achievers changing their fates. Because they love making friends, they will be helped out of most difficulties. In the course of rising, they will seize the opportunities to improve themselves so as to strengthen their vested accomplishments. Learning and experience enable them to maintain and promote their work or business.

 Best Jobs for Horses

They love association with different people, so the jobs related to interpersonal communication are their favorite options. They are inclined to play a dominant role in a task, so they prefer giving commands to obeying orders.

Suitable Jobs: sales rep, publicist, speaker, journalist, performer, tour operator, or librarian


Early flourishing, backup saving

With friends’ powerful aids, they will reach the climax of the career and business in early youth, accumulating a large amount of money during twenties to thirties. Financial shortage would never be a problem. However, their love of spending is not good for their wealth stability, so the suggestion is to save money to support old-age.

Love and Relationships

Passionate, romantic, sentimental and faithful

People born in the Year of the Horse are fond of freedom, and they don’t like to be bound by any relationships. They choose to live and work far away from home, striving for their goals alone.

They are easily attracted and whole-heart taken by opposite sex. They tend to be sentimental and emotional in relationships. When falling in love, they will pursue the best at all costs, ignoring family and friends. They can easily get into exaltation on sweet days, or fall into depression during moments of heartbreak.

However, in marriage, they will be loyal and responsible to the other. Although the relationship is not as favorable as they expect in destiny, they will be faithful to family. They adopt quite realistic attitudes towards relationship, lack of fantasy or romance. Therefore, duty and work are put in first place, and their relationships are mostly stable and harmonious in the rest of life.

Best Matches: Tiger, Sheep, Rabbit
Bad Matches: Rat, Ox, Rooster

 See Love Compatibility of Horse, to know more about their compatible Chinese zodiac signs, what they are like in love, and how to get along with them.


Excessive internal heat, precaution for heart disease

As the five elements of the Horse is Fire, which likely lead to symptoms like fever, thirst, constipation, fidgeting, and pulse racing in daily life. So people with this animal sign should pay close attention to bodily changes. For the middle-aged and-old, they should take precautions against heart disease and high blood pressure. They are advised to take more yin-nourishing food, such as yam, tremella, red dates, honey, lotus seeds, and black beans.

Further Reading on Chinese Zodiac Horse:

 Destiny by Birth Month

 Destiny by Birth Date

 Personality by Western Astrology Signs

 Personality by Blood Types

 Character and Fortune by Five Elements

 Fortune in 2019

- Last modified on Jan. 04, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Horse\s Personality and Characteristics
Asked by Padmaja from INDIA | Dec. 29, 2018 21:45Reply
My dob is 11 july 1978. I am very lonely, I want some good friends.
I am a housewife. Can you give any fengshui tips?
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Answered by Sally from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 02, 2019 16:55

Hi, I'm sorry but it seems there is no much fengshui tips about making friends. Maybe you can be more active in social activities or try to make friends with your neighborhoods. If possible, go out as much as possible and to be more confident. Good luck!
Asked by Padmaja from INDIA | Dec. 25, 2018 06:00Reply
My date of birth is 11 July 1978.
I am very lonely. I want some good friends. What should I do?
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Answered by John from CANADA | Dec. 25, 2018 18:06

Hi, you were born in the Year of Horse and people with the sign of the horse are always with the characteristics of warm heart and uprightness. You need to be confident and active, try to express yourself in social activities and help others with sincerity so that a lot of friends can be attracted. Good luck!
Asked by Emily Frio from PHILIPPINES | Nov. 05, 2018 03:54Reply
His born november 21,1978 and i born december 29 1978..can i get along with him?
Can i married this person?i two times married and divorce...then this few months i started chatting him.thanks
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Answered by Bill from DENMARK | Nov. 05, 2018 19:00

Well, according to the love compatibility, you two may not be very matched. However, you need to follow your heart and learn about him more then make a decision.
Asked by Alex from MALAYSIA | Nov. 04, 2018 05:48Reply
He's born 2nd oct 1990 and she's born 24th March 1990. Are they compatible?
How is health, wealth and best month for Horse in 2019?

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Answered by George from MALAYSIA | Nov. 05, 2018 00:45

The love compatibility is not very high but 2019 is a lucky year for the horse people. In career and wealth, they have a good opportunity to get some achievements . However, they need to pa attention to their health condition.
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