Horse (zodiac)

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The Horse () is the seventh of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. There is also a long tradition of the Horse in Chinese mythology. Certain characteristics of the Horse nature are supposed to be typical of or to be associated with either a year of the Horse and its events, or in regard to the personality of someone born in such a year. Horse aspects can also enter by other chronomantic factors or measures, such as hourly.

Years and the Five Elements[edit]

The sculpture of the Horse from the Chinese zodiac in the park at Mount Mogan in Deqing County, Zhejiang, China

People born within these date ranges can be said to have been born in the "Year of the Horse", while also bearing the following elemental sign:[1][2]

Start date End date Heavenly branch
30 January 1930 16 February 1931 Metal Horse
15 February 1942 4 February 1943 Water Horse
3 February 1954 23 January 1955 Wood Horse
21 January 1966 8 February 1967 Fire Horse
7 February 1978 27 January 1979 Earth Horse
27 January 1990 13 February 1991 Metal Horse
12 February 2002 31 January 2003 Water Horse
31 January 2014 18 February 2015 Wood Horse
17 February 2026 5 February 2027 Fire Horse
4 February 2038 23 January 2039 Earth Horse

Chinese Zodiac Horse Compatibility Grid[edit]

Sign Best Match Average Match No Match
Horse Horse, Dog, Tiger Pig, Rabbit, Goat, Snake, Rooster, Ox, Dragon, Monkey Rat

Basic astrology elements[edit]

Earthly Branches Of Birth Year: Wu
The Five Elements: Fire
Yin Yang: Yang
Lunar Month: Fifth
Lucky Numbers: 1, 4, 5, 7, 9; Avoid: 2, 3, 6
Lucky Flowers: sunflower, jasmine
Lucky Colors: gold, yellow, red, blue; Avoid: pink, brown, white
Season: Summer
Closest Western Zodiac: Gemini

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "When is Chinese New Year?". Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Chinese Zodiac - Horse". Your Chinese Astrology. Retrieved 14 March 2018.


  • Hale, Jill (2002). The Practical Encyclopedia of Feng Shui. New York: Barnes and Noble Books. ISBN 0-7607-3741-X