Year of Horse







Characteristics

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Introduction


According to the Chinese Astrologists, the characteristics of an individual could be determined from the year, month, time and place of birth. The reality of such prediction is only 60% accurate since one could change ones character and attitude either for better or worst as the years go by. The environment and our determination can affect the characteristics. 

The following information could help you to know yourself and change to a better and successful life.


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Year Chart (Characteristics)

(Note: Check this out first, if you born in the month of January or February)

Five Elements



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Born in the

Year of Rat

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IN GENERAL

Creative, problem solver, imaginative, hyperactive worker and respected for its resourcefulness. Intuitive with ability in acquiring and holding on to things it values. 

Outward personality is certainly appealing, but below the surface there often abides a crafty and opportunist character. 

In financial matters, they are erratic, scrimping, cutting corners and budgeting carefully when money is scarce, but spending lavishly instead of saving in times of plenty.

FIVE ELEMENT RAT TYPES....see Year Chart

Metal

Self-confident, hardworking, helpful, problem solver, prefers to work alone, and difficult to express their good points.

Wood

Freedom lover, imaginative, highly principled and not many close friends.

Water

Introvert, creative, adventurous until a safe haven found, systematic and believes in justice.

Fire

Warm-hearted, aggressive, without caring about the consequences to follow after bad-tempered action. "Control" will gain more friends.

Earth

Materialistic, hard-worker and hates the routine life. Not giving up when facing defeat will lead to success.







Born in the

Year of OX

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IN GENERAL

Gentle, peace loving, possesses great physical strength that makes it dangerous if angered. Conservative, independent, trusting and accepts others for what they are. 

They may be unromantic, but there is no lack of affection for a few select friends. 

In business, they often bring prosperity - not through entrepreneurial imagination and risk, but as a result of logical thought, resolute practicality and honest endurance.

FIVE ELEMENT OX TYPES...see Year Chart

Metal

Honest, hard working, opinionated, inflexible, trusting others, relaxation will lead to success.

Wood

Bad-tempered, conservative, without caring about consequences to follow after volcanic temper, "cool head" will lead to gaining more friends.

Water

Peace-lover, good-listener, perfect lover, no ambition for self-advancement and unromantic.

Fire

Kind-hearted, sociable, energetic; relaxing and accepting changes will lead to success.

Earth

Prefers stable and peaceful life. No ambitions but hard-worker.







Born in the

Year of Tiger

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IN GENERAL

Strong, noble, aggressive, independent and courageous. Also tends to be selfish and short tempered. 

Tiger characteristics are considered unfeminine. Aggressive business will bring more favorable returns. 

Tigers are likely to succeed in sales, personnel management and uniformed careers.

FIVE ELEMENT TIGER TYPES...see Year Chart

Metal

Energetic, difficult to express their own opinion, ambitious and not a good diplomat. Relaxing and enjoying life will bring more enjoyment.

Wood

Gentle, warm-hearted, relaxation will lead to having more close friends; express your talent when opportunity arises.

Water

Hard-worker, responsible, ambitious, self-assured, expressing their talent will lead to success.

Fire

Outgoing, energetic and observant. Slowing down and relaxing will lead to further advancement.

Earth

Self-indulgent, not ambitious, takes things as they come, a little aggressiveness will lead to success.







Born in the

Year of Rabbit

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IN GENERAL

Uncomplicated, affectionate, attractive to the opposite sex, talented and ambitious. Realistic about its characteristics it leaves leadership roles to the stronger. 

Traditionally associated with clear-sightedness and is an excellent judge of character, with an instinct for recognizing sincerity in others and an almost uncanny ability for sensing falsehood. 

In personal relationships, even the most innocent deceptions will be identified almost at the moment they are perpetrated.

FIVE ELEMENT RABBIT TYPES...see Year Chart

Metal

Hard-worker, ambitious, good planner, loves to help others, confident; needs to relax to avoid nervous break down.

Wood

Gentle, kind-hearted, less ambitious, peace and naturalist lover. Develop the artistic field to lead to success.

Water

Lack of ambition, self-contented, tends to escape from reality if matter is not according to their wishes.

Fire

Passionate, sociable, smile always on their faces; not good planners.

Earth

Peace loving, hard-worker, realistic and no ambition.







Born in the

Year of Dragon

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IN GENERAL

Powerful, gifted, full of vitality, possesses outstanding leadership capabilities, quick-tempered, prone to worry, and is perhaps too fastidious. 

Strong and decisively resolute in a determination to follow interesting tracks which may lead nowhere. 

Dragons could become wealthy were it not for the fact that spectacular gains are as often as not offset by money wasted elsewhere.

FIVE ELEMENT DRAGON TYPES...see Year Chart

Metal

Brave, arrogant, frank, bad-tempered, opinionated, few close friends.

Wood

Peace loving, elegant with a good eye for spotting the latest trends, impetuous and lacking judgment.

Water

Kind-hearted, caring, ambitious, withstands pressure, loves challenge, and uses their good-relationships to succeed when opportunities are recognized.

Fire

Warm hearted, lack of organization in decision-making and detailed planning.

Earth

Introvert, hard-working, meticulous planner, puts work ahead of family and friends.







Born in the

Year of Snake

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IN GENERAL


Intellectual, quick-witted, passionate and sometimes feared. Females are noted for their brains and beauty. 

Snake-types are also adept at giving the impression they know far more about a subject than they intend to divulge, and while a strict sense of propriety prevents them from telling lies, they are not averse to double-dealing when it suits them. 

Their ability to gather up information suggests an aptitude for research, detection or academia, all areas that should satisfy their analytical brain. Social or domestic activities will generally need to be tailored to allow for powerful sensuality.

FIVE ELEMENT SNAKE TYPES...see Year Chart

Metal

Self-opinionated, egotistic, hard working, difficulty to accept criticism, strong will-power and will take any measures to achieve ambition.

Wood

Imaginative, creative, friendly, uses their relationship with others to achieve their goal; "patience" will lead to success.

Water

Introvert, good-tempered, cool, gentle and honorable, but lack of ambition and enthusiasm, result in being unaware of how to make the most of opportunities.

Fire

Strong character with bad temper, without caring about the consequences to follow after bad-tempered action. "Slow down and Rethink" will gain more friends.

Earth

Friendly, conservative, dreamer but has difficulty in accepting change.







Born in the

Year of Horse

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IN GENERAL

The Horse loves life, has plenty of sex appeal, charming, smart, popular and moody. 

On the serious side, they are hardworking, tenacious, and loyal. Horse-types are good talkers, never short of conversation, though less quick with ready ideas. The latest news is always a good opening gambit, and the Horse is always keen to hear other peoples' opinions. Deep-seated prejudices however are hard to dislodge. 

Love of social contact remains the most important force in the Horse's life, and whatever career is chosen, ideally it will involve close liaison with others.

FIVE ELEMENT HORSE TYPES...see Year Chart

Metal

Trustworthy, wide range of interests, hard working, good leader and able to make the most of opportunities offered.

Wood

Introvert, lack of confidence, imaginative, openness and communicating with others will lead to a better life.

Water

Knows how to grasp the most of opportunities, charming, confident. Systematic approach together with willingness to accept advice will lead to success.

Fire

Energetic, will sacrifice anything to realize their ambition.

Earth

Down to earth, un-ambitious, loves the good life. If long-term plan applied will lead to success.







Born in the

Year of Goat (sheep)

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IN GENERAL

The Goat (Sheep) with its strong forehead and horns represents strength and fortitude. It is confident, persevering, and protective of the weak.

Non-judgmental of others, it is comfortable to be with the Goat and its cousin, the sheep. Their nature is best seen in its artistic talent. They can also be a touch too fastidious, which in many respects explains why their creative natures are not normally fully explored. 

The Goat may be involved, either professionally or voluntarily, in social work of some description, while a sensitivity for the arts may well lead to a career in music or a craft.

FIVE ELEMENT GOAT (Sheep) TYPES...see Year Chart

Metal

Opinionated, difficult to accepting reality, systematic, believes in justice and will argue a case to the very end. Easily upset by strangers, should learn to relax.

Wood

Kind-hearted, generous, always looks on the bright side when crisis arises, always think of others first.

Water

Kind-hearted, self-controlled, values friendship, puts others first, self-confident, never afraid to face difficulties and will always complete a task.

Fire

Aggressive, ambitious, courageous, will always claim credit, unwilling to recognize self-faults.

Earth

Careful but suspicious and mistrustful of others' abilities; works hard to improve material needs, with no ambition for self-advancement.







Born in the

Year of Monkey

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IN GENERAL


The Monkey is intelligent with a sense of humor, original thinker, practical, carries out plans successfully, curious, observant, friendly and introvert. 

In general, they are extremely versatile and can do well at almost anything. Success however can easily go to their head, bringing out a latent arrogance that often alienates friends. But it is rarely long before the Monkey's agreeable humor and other engaging sociable qualities win them back. Older and wiser Monkeys are able to channel their energetic and fertile imaginations into the solving of extremely complex problems.

FIVE ELEMENT MONKEY TYPES...see Year Chart

Metal

Risk taker, hard worker in order to achieve target, independent and freedom lover.

Wood

Talented, creative, warm-hearted, if confident will lead to further success.

Water

Patient, quick thinking, adventurer, popular in social circle and recognizes opportunities.

Fire

Charming, aggressive, impetuous, ambitious, recognizing self-faults and accepting advice will lead to success.

Earth

Funny, new invention lover, not an adventurer, no initiative with opposite sex when relationships arise.







Born in the

Year of Rooster

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IN GENERAL

The Rooster carries out the assignments conscientiously and when faced with an adversary it fights boldly. Always busy, seemingly self-centered, sensitive and attentive to its friends.

The Rooster is alert, joining a fundamental punctiliousness with precise attention to detail. The problems arrive when so many projects are taken on that, inevitably, the less troublesome get lost in the sheer volume. 

In business and personal relationships the quieter more reserved members of the Rooster's social circle or family may be neglected or forgotten.

FIVE ELEMENT ROOSTER TYPES...see Year Chart

Metal

Self-opinionated, inflexible, highly principled, relaxing will lead to success.

Wood

Kind-hearted, enthusiastic, lacks in confidence, over consideration for consequences, difficulties in taking up challenges.

Water

Ambitious, frank, self-confident, adventurous, caring, without consideration for other consequences when achieving their own target.

Fire

Welcomes praise from others, enjoys a luxurious life, hard-worker, seldom stays at home, not many close friends.

Earth

Conservative, moody, lacks in ambition.







Born in the

Year of Dog

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IN GENERAL

Loyal, trusted, compassionate, protector and is always ready to give aid. Intensely defensive where friends and family are concerned, they will not stand by while others are maligned, but sometimes a refusal to listen to warnings regarding the behavior of children or other loved ones can lead to severe domestic problems. 

They have a sympathetic ear for other people's woes and are always ready with a shoulder to cry on. Rare displays of violent anger are almost always justified, but wrongs are quickly forgotten, and resentment only borne against those outside the intimate circle of family and friends.

FIVE ELEMENT DOG TYPES...see Year Chart

Metal

Loyal, work with their intuition, calm will lead to success, know how to control outgoings.

Wood

Independent, creative, protective, if confidence is increased will lead to success.

Water

Active, charming, sociable, systematic, accept advice from friends and will have numbers of close friends.

Fire

Intractable, kind-hearted, patient, controlling temper will lead to success.

Earth

Materialistic ambitious, hard-worker, uses the relationship with friends to gain success, not many close friends.







Born in the

Year of Pig

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IN GENERAL


They are courageous, independent, quick-tempered, do not like to compromise, loners and have few friends that will keep for life. They possess great inner strength and fortitude.

In business, they are the finishers who put the last necessary touches to a project, and in this respect they may become extremely successful financially.

On the debit side, they are naive and trusting, falling easy prey to the confidence trickster.

For a career, caring professions such as nursing or counseling. Otherwise the Pig's genuine concern for others will become apparent through voluntary work and being a good neighbor.


FIVE ELEMENT PIG TYPES...see Year Chart

Metal

Ambitious, calm, materialistic, sociable, will take any measures to achieve their goals. If less aggressive will lead to having more friends.

Wood

Quick-tempered, hard-worker, live in a world on their own, use their relationship with friends to gain success.

Water

Kind-hearted, peace-lover, lack of ambition, hard-worker, helps others and has lots of friends.

Fire

Complicated temper, adventurous, hard-worker, difficult to accept criticism and will take any measures to achieve their goal.

Earth

Home loving, hard-working, materialistic and realistic.

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