The horse is one of the Chinese people's favourite animals.

The horse provided a good and quick transportation for people, before automobiles. The horse gives people a ride to their destination. Therefore, the horse is not only a symbol of travelling, but also a sign of speedy success. 

Horses like to compete with others. They pursuit for their freedom, passion and leadership. Therefore, most people will have busy schedule for their goal in the year of the Horse. Horse hour of Chinese Horoscopes is from 11a.m. to 1p.m. The sun is up time, and can generate lots of heat during Horse hour. Therefore the horse is connected to heat, hot, fire and red, and yang rising energy. Movement and development. Horses like the social activities, because horses like to show off themselves. Since the horse is a social animal and red is also connected to love, we find that the horse is treated as a romantic star in the Chinese Horoscope, and of the heart. The emotion given to the heart is joy an laughter.

The Chinese wouldn't let horses do the farm to work. Instead all the farmland jobs went to the ox. This is because the Chinese, it is said, have higher expectation on horses. Horses can help humans to win the battle. Sitting on the horse back implies that the person is from a noble or higher ranking family. So people born in the Horse year usually care about their appearance and dress, their outlook, and speech.

The horse we know is an intelligent animal. Horses need to be trained to become useful to the human. Humans can make a horse famous. Without this guide, the horse is a beautiful wild animal.

In Chinese Five Element theory, the horse is in the Fire group. Horse month is in the middle of summer in June. So the Horse is the strongest Fire animal in 12 zodiacs. 2014 is the year of the Wooden Horse. Wood can help Fire to burn. So the Fire can last longer. The creative cycle, on this year's cycle..

Within the realm of personalities, when the Horse meets the Tiger and the Dog, then they will form an even stronger Fire. Too much Fire implies a hot temper, and no patience.. So, if the element , as in the energetic, of fire is favourable to the person, then that person should have good fortune in 2014. However, if fire is unfavourable to the person, then 2014 will bring trouble to the person in different forms.. The message from that: keep cool and calm . Keep sure:

Due to the strength of the horse, the horse year in Chinese astrology is considered a fortunate year, bringing luck and good things. Horse energy is free, spirited and wild. Wilful and independent, with a refined instinct that acts fast, on the spot. Unlike the Rat, who thinks and plans before acting. So if you were born in the horse year, here is a chance to leap and fly. However do not ignore detail, as it will be all or nothing, as life unfolding moves faster, and is gone by in a gallop! Be instinctive, use natural intuition. Be sure. Wild good fortune and sudden gain are possible in the horse year.

ON A GLOBAL scale under the strong influence of he horse, there is no middle ground: that was the past year of the snake. Anticipate extremes in stock markets, fluctuations in prices, and general chaos in all things financial. Wars battles and skirmishes still go on. As the world keeps changing the wood horse will be a wild ride, the doors of opportunity will be open.

A year of unexpected adventures, even surprising romance, a time of vast victories and excellent for travel: the more off the beaten track the better..
Energy high and production rewarding, decisive action, not procrastination, bring victory. Act fast in the horse year, but be 100% sure, otherwise do not do it. Do not gallop off in the wrong direction!

MAGICAL and supernatural, the horse in China has powers, heroic and strong and can even fly. The unicorn in myth. That I leave for another time.
Horse is hero in China because important battles were won. Let this horse year make you feel like a hero, knowing we are in the New World, the battles are over, as only the joys of feeling that instinctive natural self emerge, with the strength in the heart, the heart of the horse, this year. In the heart of love, of ourselves, each other, and of our planet.. A good start.

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Slow but sure, we welcome the spring. January 31st New Year of the Horse 2014
Wishing you joy and laughter, love and good health . X Yvette.