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

Horse personality is usually friendly and generous, 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

Because of the Horse zodiac personality, 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 due to the Chinese zodiac horse personality, so they prefer giving commands to obeying orders.

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

 See more about

Horse's Best Jobs and Working Partners

Horse's Best Business and Career Fields


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

 Horoscope in 2023

- Last updated on Jan. 09, 2023 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on Horse\s Personality and Characteristics
Asked by Wes from USA | Feb. 07, 2023 13:38Reply
White gold or yellow gold
Born June 16,1978 and wondering if it’s better to wear yellow or white gold.
Answers (3)
Answered by Dennis | Feb. 08, 2023 18:02

Neither of them is recommended. If you insist, yellow gold is better.
Answered by Wes | Feb. 08, 2023 18:44

What precious metal would be recommended?
Answered by Cissy | Feb. 12, 2023 17:29

According to your DOB, ruby and white crystal are the best. I find none precious metal suitable for you.
Asked by Dawa from NEPAL | Jan. 08, 2023 05:12Reply
My Career
I was born in 2002/12/23 and I am applying for foreign study will it get success or not?
How would my life changes from this year. Will it get better or worse?
Answers (1)
Answered by Coco | Jan. 09, 2023 19:03

The possibility for them to study abroad is high. Generally, your life will be better this year, although full of many challenges.
Asked by Sweta from INDIA | Oct. 07, 2022 06:07Reply
My career in singing
I want to pursue my career in singing .When will it start flourishing .11 january 1979.
Answers (1)
Answered by Hank | Oct. 09, 2022 20:50

It says your career will welcome a peak at your 45.
Asked by Sara from NEW ZEALAND | Jun. 20, 2021 02:21Reply
Tiger Female Sagittarius - Horse Male Sagittarius
Hi I had a date with a guy that strongly believes in the Chinese Zodiac. I came across this side, I was wondering how good we would do together? I saw we here super compatible but based on my experience with another a relationship with another horse Gemini and it was a total disaster, he cheated and since the second month and lied even when I caught him. So having a bad experience with "horses" per say
Answers (2)
Answered by Camilla | Jun. 20, 2021 23:26

You should follow your heart. This is the first important. When meeting difficulties, you two should solve them together.
Answered by jimmy | Nov. 21, 2022 09:08

geminis are cheaters and do not base your future upon your past ...if you keep comparing your future to mistakes it will be a mistake ...also it is not your fault geminis and libras are cheaters and liars
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