Years of Horse …… 1930 1942 1954 1966 1978 1990 2002 2014 2026 2038 2050 2062 ……

Seventh in the Twelve Year Cycle, people born during the Year of the Horse have a pleasant, amiable, easy going disposition which guarantees popularity and a large following of friends. Blessed with good humour and geniality, they are charming and cheerful and the Horse is an extremely likable character. Hard working, self-possessed and sharp however their sometime-appreciated frankness can betactless. The Horse’s impatient pursuit of success may become selfish and predatory. Horses can be obstinate. In truth, they are more cunning than intelligent, and they know it.

With the Horse, movement is everything. Freedom and independence are as essential to Horse-born people as the air they breathe. A low boredom threshold, both in terms of interests and friendships, is characteristic of those belonging to this sign. Consequently, they tend to act on impulse, and they can be unpredictable.

Like the symbol by which they are represented, Horse-born people are high-spirited and lively. Their vivacity and enthusiasm make them very popular. With a deft sense of humour, Horses are masters of repartee. They love to take centre stage and delight audiences everywhere. Sometimes rash and wilful, they can be prone to rapid changes of mood and, although seldom really explosive of temper, when they do see red, it is not a pretty sight. Those who have suffered a Horse’s rage will never feel quite the same about him again.

Famous Horse People: Kangxi Emperor of Qing Dynasty 1654, Yongzheng Emperor of Qing Dynasty 1678, Rembrandt, Frédéric Chopin, James Dean, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Clint Eastwood, Harrison Ford, Ang Lee, Denzel Washington, Jerry Seinfeld, John Travolta, Kathleen Turner, Oprah Winfrey, Rene Russo, Rita Hayworth, Robert Wagner, Sean Connery, Paul McCartney, Jackie Chan, Elvis Costello, Sinead O’Connor, Jesse Metcalfe and James Franco.

The Horse gets on best with those born in the year of the Tiger and Dog but does not get on with those born in the year of the Rat.