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The Horse is the seventh animal in the Chinese 12 year calendar.


Those born in the year of the horse will never want for friends; they are sociable, relaxed, agreeable people.  This would lead you to believe that they like to be surrounded by people all of the time but this is not the case.  As much as they enjoy company they also need to spend time alone. They are kind people that do not like to cause harm to anybody else.

They are strong willed and persistent and will never give up, hence the saying ‘work horse’, they will often be the last person standing when there is a task to be completed.  Point them in the direction of a project and they will ensure it is done, even if it is to the detriment of themselves personally.  They tend not to complain or look for sympathy from others, their reward is seeing a job to completion.

They are very good at coming up with creative ideas, they are good at finding a new way of doing something or at seeing a situation from a different perspective.  They can certainly think outside the box.  They are not conventional thinkers which makes them a breath of fresh air to be around, they are always willing to explore different options, sometimes this can be a surprise as they seem so level headed. 

Spending time alone is vital to them and is something that should never be ignored, many are drawn towards being with them and often they don’t take the time they need. If there is a negative to this personality it is not telling people what they need.


  • Element:  Fire
  • Favourable colour:  Yellow & Green
  • Unfavourable colour:   Blue, Gold & White
  • Compatible with:   Tiger, Sheep/Goat, Rabbit
  • Least compatible with:  Ox & Rooster
  • Lucky Gemstone:  Topaz
  • Polarity:  Yang
  • Lucky flowers:  Jasmine & Marigold
  • Lucky numbers: 2, 3, & 7

Health Risks

Those born in this year have strong constitutions and bodies, a weak point can be feet if not properly cared for, emotionally and mentally they need space and do not do well being crowded, tend to live best in rural areas.

Famous people born in the Year of the Horse:

Oprah Winfrey, Katie Holmes, Denzel Washington, Barbara Streisand, John Travolta, Paul McCarthy, Cindy Crawford, Halle Berry.