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The Year of the Horse

Years and Dates for Chinese New Year of the Horse

1906   January, 25 1906 –  February 12, 1907   Red Fire Horse Year
1918   February, 11 1918 – January 31, 1919   Brown Earth Horse Year
1930   January, 30 1930 – February 16, 1931   White Metal Horse Year
1942   February, 15 1942 – February 04, 1943   Black Water Horse Year
1954   February, 03 1954 – January 23, 1955   Green Wood Horse Year
1966   January, 21 1966 – February 08, 1967   Red Fire Horse Year
1978   February, 07 1978 – January 27, 1979   Brown Earth Horse Year
1990   January, 27 1990 – February 14, 1991   White Metal Horse Year
2002   February, 12 2002 – January 31, 2003   Black Water Horse Year
2014   January, 31 2014 – February 18, 2015   Green Wood Horse Year
2026   February, 17 2026 – February 05, 2027   Red Fire Horse Year

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Rat ~ Ox ~ Tiger ~ Rabbit ~ Dragon ~ Snake ~ Horse ~ Goat ~ Monkey ~ Rooster ~ Dog ~ Pig


Year of the Horse, Chinese ZodiacThe Horse Personality

Horses approach life with boundless energy and enthusiasm and are rarely bored for long.  They find it easy to make friends as they love to chat and share their experiences with others.  People born in the zodiac sign of the Horse are very independent creatures which can cause some inner turmoil.  On the one hand they love the company of others, yet are driven by their need for independence.

With a sharp mind and quick tongue, the Horse can be quite humorous and witty, but don’t be fooled by this confident and fearless exterior.  Underneath Horses are insecure and can have their ego’s shattered by criticisms and harsh opinions.  For a Horse to remain strong on the inside, they will need to learn to balance their need for approval with belief in their own abilities.

Horses love to have a good ‘stable’ environment to come home to, even if their instincts make them want to leave the nest at an early age. Their own home will be filled with sentimental items, rather than the greatest and latest items. At work they crave variety and a fast pace that will give their fast-thinking brain a run for its money. Horses have an entrepreneurial spirit, love to brain-storm but hate the follow through and all the little details.

Love changes everything for a Horse. They are affectionate, very romantic, loyal and will do almost anything for their lucky partner including moving house or changing jobs. However, they can sometimes appear hot and cold, as they shower affection one minute and demand their freedom the next. Horses fall in and out of love very quickly and will usually stay interested if there’s always a bit of drama or spice on the horizon.

Balance – Yang
Element – Fire


Compatibility with the Horse

Perfect Partners: Tiger, Goat, Dog
Nearly Perfect Partners: Rooster
Needs Effort: Dragon, Horse, Pig
Learn From Your Differences: Ox, Snake
Not Your Destiny: Rat, Rabbit, Monkey

Famous People born in the Year of the Horse

  • Isaac Newton –scientist
  • Antonio Vivaldi –composer
  • Clint Eastwood –actor
  • Sean Connery –actor
  • Ray Charles –singer
  • Barbra Streisand –actress/singer
  • Paul McCartney –musician/songwriter
  • Jimi Hendrix –rock singer


  1. Captain Hook

    I can literally feel the yang wood horse energy in the air. I’m a metal year horse born in wood dog day which makes me a yang wood horse. The energy is soo similar to myself.

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