Years of the Horse include 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, and 2026.
The Horse is the seventh of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived at his party. The horse had to pass a cemetery on his way, but he was too scared. He hesitated for the longest time because running past it with his eyes closed. After he overcame that obstacle, he went at full speed and managed to arrive seventh.
The Horse is also associated with the Earthly Branch wǔ and the hours 11–13 at midday. In terms of yin and yang, the Horse is yang. As the head of the six domestic animals, horses are crucial in transportation and war.
In Chinese culture, they represent speed and freedom. Many Northern ethnicities, such as the Mongolians and Manchurians, revere and worship the horse.
Horses are full of energy, albeit a bit too much. Both studious and athletic, they are strong believers in chasing after dreams. Rather than wealth and fame, happiness is what motivates them. They expect others to operate at the same speed as them and don’t understand why others can’t.
Contradicting characteristics come from the fact that they are ever-changing emotions. They have short tempers and become angry quickly. But once it’s over, they forget quickly. They’re the biggest fault is that they’re blind to their own faults.
Men born in the Horse year are independent and crave freedom. They’re easygoing and treat everyone sincerely. Their humor and selflessness make them popular in every group. These Horses are willing to do whatever they can to help others. This is usually a sign of maturity, but these men generally mature slower than others.
They also often overestimate themselves. Even if they know what their faults are, it’s hard for them to change.
Women born in the Horse year are beautiful and give off a refreshing aura. Sometimes they are gentle ponies, other times they can become wild stallions. Regardless, they are impressive and good at what they do. Motivation and help from others aren’t important. As long as they’re doing what they like, they will succeed.
They can be chatterboxes and have a clear division between like and dislike. However, they are usually indecisive. Rather than having a clear plan, they leave things to fate.
Most compatible with Horse: Goat, Tiger, Dog
Horse and Goat are the most compatible. They are attracted by Goat’s tenderness, while the Goat’s reliance will make a Horse feel content.
Tigers are willing to put in the effort for a Horse. Their relationship is genuine and true. With a Dog, Horses will find a partner in work and life.
Least compatible with Horse: Rat, Ox, Horse
Horses and Rats have clashing personalities. They are the least compatible and their marriage will be painful.
With Oxen, there will be obstacles in communication and the relationship is cold. Horses are also incompatible with themselves. They cooperate well but are too similar to maintain a lasting relationship outside of work.
Things that will bring Horses luck:
Lucky numbers: 2, 3, 7, and numbers containing them (like 23 and 37)
Lucky days: the 5th and 20th of Chinese lunar months
Lucky colors: yellow and green
Lucky flowers: calla lily and jasmine
Lucky directions: east, west, and south
Lucky months: the 4th, 9th, and 12th Chinese lunar months
Things that Horses should avoid:
Unlucky color: blue, white
Unlucky numbers: 1, 5, and 6
Unlucky direction: north and northwest
Unlucky months: the 5th, 7th, and 11th Chinese lunar months