Year of the Horse in the Chinese Zodiac
Horse years are great years to maintain routine and strengthen relationships. Conversely, it's not such a great time to start anything new. It is important to be honest during these years, as secrets are often exposed. Normally, horse years are filled with passion and romance, but beware of fire horse years, which can be quite chaotic and are considered bad luck years.
When Are the Horse Years?
25 Jan, 1906 - 12 Feb, 1907
11 Feb, 1918 - 31 Jan, 1919
30 Jan, 1930 - 16 Feb, 1931
15 Feb, 1942 - 23 Jan, 1943
3 Feb, 1954 - 23 Jan, 1955
21 Jan, 1966 - 8 Feb, 1967
7 Feb, 1978 - 27 Jan, 1979
27 Jan, 1990 - 14 Feb, 1991
12 Feb, 2002 - 31 Jan, 2003
31 Jan, 2014 - 18 Feb, 2015
17 Feb, 2026 - 5 Feb, 2027
- Good at conversation
These stylish people are as active, energetic, and strong-willed as their animal counterparts. They are smart, sexy, and skillful at what they do. At times, they can be a bit intolerant and judgmental of others, but they are incredibly sociable. They are also dependable, helpful, and trustworthy—and expect the same from others.
Horses love to gossip and chat—and are terrible at keeping secrets. They are quite eloquent speakers. They can perceive what you are going to say before you say it and can summarize your thoughts even better than you can. They have a great sense of humour and no problems addressing a crowd.
Horses use every opportunity afforded them to express their individuality, but easily become distracted. They have a hard time focusing on the future because long-term plans tend to bore them.
Horses love to debate, but always think they're right about everything. In relationships, they may come off as a tad bit bossy. But don't try to boss around a horse what to do unless you're looking for a fight. They can be quite malicious in verbal disagreements. Do not ever embarrass them in public or you're sure to find this out first hand.
Horses make friends very easily and often take the role of leader in their circle. They love to be the center of attention, but they can't stand drooling groupies. They also hate trash talkers.
Horses have amazing style and are quite vain. They enjoy the best of the best and know how to steal the spotlight. Their great taste allows them to throw great parties, as well. Horses hate to be bored with the same old thing so they are always trying something new and different.
Horses are very good at decision making. They work methodically and quickly through tasks. They are enthusiastic and love a good challenge but can get impatient and frustrated easily. They are great workers but their blunt outspoken nature can get them into trouble.
- Best Matches: Horse, Goat, Dog
- Good Matches: Tiger, Rabbit, Snake
- Worst Matches: Monkey, Rooster, Pig
- Best Matches: Tiger, Rooster
- Good Matches: Ox, Rabbit, Dragon, Goat
- Worst Matches: Rat, Horse, Pig
Horses in Relationships
Horses fall in love very easily, but their relationships often end just as fast. This is because their romantic ideal visions of their partners don't often match reality. They are also hot-headed and stubborn in their independence; a horse will do what a horse wants to do. However, if the relationship lasts long enough, they will eventually learn to compromise.
Horses have a hard time handling broken hearts causing anxiety, heated arguments, and even depression. Horses don't like people meddling in their romances, so when they have a break up they often shut the world out.
Horses often have many relationships and even a few marriages before finally settling down with the right one. Regardless, horses are incredibly faithful to their partners and devoted to their family.
Horses and Money
Horses are ambitious, competitive, and responsible. Their wit, charm, and work ethic make them exceptional employees. They are very organized, full of energy, and are more than willing to work long, hard hours. When a horse takes on a project nothing can stop them until they have seen it through.
Horses make great athletes, explorers, and entertainers. They are also very skilled with their hands so careers in crafting, engineering, and building are not uncommon. They work well in public relations, management, and anything to do with travel, as well.
The Fire Horse
Fire horses have the misfortune of being the most dreaded sign in the Chinese zodiac. This sign is so desperately avoided in Chinese culture there was actually a sharp, noticeable, decline in births during the last fire horse year (1966) according to the Chinese census.
Fire horses are believed to bring bad luck to themselves and everyone around them. This is probably because their personality is like an uncontrollable wildfire. Fire horses are rebellious, all or nothing people who experience everything to the extreme.
Fire horses are passionate romantics, athletic, strong-willed, and very clever. They are restless, so constantly on the move and have difficulty settling down. They have a fierce temper and can be quite aggressive which makes it hard for them to get along with others.
Fire horses have a very difficult time expressing their emotions but are extremely complex by nature. They can be just as selfish and unsympathetic as they are loving and magnetic.
Fire horses are creative, flamboyant, and strict. They refuse to fail at anything they do. They are destined revolutionaries . . . or tyrants. They are not afraid to take risks or ruthlessly do what they need to do to get what they want.
Are you a horse? Do the traits described in this article fit you?
This horse loves playing the swashbuckling hero, rescuing those in distress. Given their style and attractiveness, they definitely look the part. Though, the metal horse's bold confidence often translates into self-centeredness. Metal horses are friendly, popular, and optimistic. Their ambition and fearless nature make them excellent business people as well. The metal horse will never back down from a fight--in fact, they welcome it! This horse's downfall is his/her impatience and inability to maintain a routine. If they can work through this, however, they'll become an unstoppable force.
Water horses are socialites who love to know big names. They are expert conversationalists who insist on knowing everything about everything. They have a great sense of humor and are kind and generous. They get bored very easily and will most likely move several times throughout their life. Water horses don't just adapt well to change—they need it—constantly! Though they're pretty agreeable people they always need to be the boss.
This horse needs to be surrounded by its' element: trees! City life just won't do for the wood horse, but they are still very social and make great and caring friends. Though impatient, the wood horse works well with others and is a joy to be around. Wood horses are artistic, creative, and innovative. They are also hardworking—to a fault—dutiful, and fair. They are romantic and loving as well, but can sometimes be critical of others.
Earth horses are very caring and considerate horses, especially to those that are close to them. Their work ethic and ability to work long hours make them great entrepreneurs. Water horses value financial stability above all else. Music is an important aspect of the earth horse's life as well. At times the water horse can be indecisive, cynical, and bossy, but they are always perceptive and wise.