The Horse is born under the sign of elegance and ardor. He/she is usually popular with others and has a most engaging and charming manner. He/she is a party animal and loves meeting new people. While other signs of the Chinese Zodiac shrink from parties because they "won't know anybody", that is the Horse's cup of tea. He/she will be anxious to attend a party where he/she doesn't know people. The larger the party, the more he/she will like it. He/she will try to become the center of attention, and usually does with his/her lively manner and eloquent speech. His/her leadership qualities are apparent to anyone who takes the time for a discussion with him/her. He/she has an agile mind and good memory. Although he/she does not back away from debate, he has a quick and fiery temper that he himself regrets. He/she cares very much for how others perceive him/her and does not want to be an outsider or ignored. However don't trust the Horse with a secret because he/she is almost sure to blurt it out.
The Horse likes to have the support and encouragement of others despite the fact he/she can't stand petty rules and regulations. If he/she feels you are behind him in his endeavor then you can point the way and criticize all you like, but if he/she feels you are not trying to support him/her then he will become defiant. He/she can be a tireless worker and enjoys a challenge. Success is very important to the Horse. It can become the foremost item in his/her life and can be an obsession. Sorry to say, the business executive who works till he/she drops is most probably a Horse. Should the Horse fail at his/her work, unlike the Dragon who will bounce back, the Horse will recover slowly, if at all. Remember, to the Horse, success means everything and to fail is a humiliation.
The Horse is conservative with his/her money and manages it well. He/she enjoys traveling and loves exotic places. During some stage of his/her life, he/she may live abroad in order to have a different life experience. He/she will be at ease with this as the Horse is an adaptable being who enjoys having variety in his/her life. He/she may even try several different careers on for size before he/she selects one that offers him/her the challenge and variety he/she requires. He/she will excel in any job which calls upon him/her to interact with people. He/she will like school only if it is challenging and ever changing. Routine and boredom will cause him/her to make drastic changes in his/her life.
The Horse gets on well with the Tiger, Goat, Rooster and Dog. He/she is bored by the Ox, who appears to the Horse as a stick-in-the-mud. The Horse will not like the Monkey or the Rat. He/she will not like the Monkey's inquisitive ways, or the Rat's need for security. And both of these signs will resent the independent ways of the Horse. The Horse will like the Dragon who will give him a lot of freedom and space and be a good travel companion. They will admire one another. He/she will also like another Horse, the Rabbit, Snake and Pig.
The Horse likes to wear colorful clothes that can border on the garish. He/she likes to look up-to-date and doesn't mind spending a lot of money to appear so. Both the male and female Horse is attractive. They will look like the tan outdoorsy type. The male Horse will inevitably seek out the female Tiger. She fits his bill to a tee. She will be the beautiful and striking show-off wearing the bright red dress and the Horse will want to be seen with her. The female Horse will be a great sport enthusiast and will enjoy outdoor activities. With her beautiful hair and good sense of humor she will make a favorable impression on men, especially those who seek a companion who will roll with the punches and will travel. Beware her temper.
The Horse (both sexes) can be stubborn and selfish but if he curbs his temper, it is possible to make a number of friends. His/her energetic nature means that he/she is always on the go. A horse's life will rarely ever be dull.
You are won over by the thrill of romance and swept along vy the exhilaration of a new relationship, sometimes forgetting your responsibilities in the whirlwind of emotion. Your relationships are not likely to be boring - there will be tempestuous moments but there will also be exhilarating and intimate times. It may be hard for you to quiet down and focus on one partner, but once you have overcome your initial hesitancy you are likely to take commitments seriously.
Just as a horse is calmed by soothing words, you are easily charmed by tenderness and affection. You need someone who not only takes care of you, reassuring you in moments of doubt, but also gives you the freedom to pursue your adventures. And you need a partner who does not object to you spending time grooming yourself, making sure that your hair and clothes are just right for the occasion. In contrast, you are more chaotic when it comes to domestic affairs, but this can be forgiven because you are a loving and spirited partner.
Once you have identified a goal you channel all your energies into achieving it, but do not be over-confident or assume that everyone else agrees with your methods. You are active and alert, and prefer the unusual to the unpredictable. If you decide to choose a new skill to further your career, persevere until you have perfected it and try to resolve any problems rather than simply avoiding them.
You are hard working, cheerful and independent, although you do not mind working as part of a team as long as your efforts are recognized. Many people born in the Year of the Horse have a healthy constitution and are suited to mentally or physically demanding work. You have potential to be an inspiring leader but try to hold back when situations irritate you, since a hasty word could land you in trouble.
You are suited to a job in politics, sport or the construction industry. You would also make a good geographer, explorer, actor, artist, and advertising or sales executive.
You are independent and confident and usually have a welcoming smile for both old friends and new acquaintances. You thrive in lively company, and as well as being gregarious companion you are an eloquent and inspiring speaker. You like to be recognized for your skills and are easily flattered, but you also have an honesty and genuine warmth, which attracts many friends. People confide in you because you are interested in their thoughts and feelings, but you are so excited by new discoveries that you find it hard to keep a secret. This is not something that arises out of malice or revenge - sometimes you just cannot help yourself. The same could also happen when you take on new interests or projects: in your eagerness to begin or to organize you may offend others or unknowingly interfere with long-standing plans.
You are inspired by ideas and tend to act on them without delay, carried away by the excitement of the moment, but there is a danger that you are to impulsive and do not give enough thought for the future. When you are disillusioned by the outcome of your efforts, you then turn your attention to a new project and head off once again, brimming with new ideas. The thought of failing and having to pick up the pieces fills you with anxiety, and rather than dealing with this prospect you prefer to change course so that your energies are focused in another direction. Sometimes this drive and excitement serves you well, since it creates many openings and possibilities, but there are times when it leaves plans half-finished. You are always ready to offer good advice and can be very persuasive, but your confident and carefree approach hides inner doubts. Those who know you well recognize this, and offer the support and reassurance you need.
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