Chinese Year of the Horse – January 31st 2014

Chinese Year of the Horse - 2014The  new Chinese Year of the Horse begins January 31st 2014.

The twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac are divided into  elements, each with slightly different characteristics – this year is a Wooden  Horse. With slightly weaker traits to other horses, but clear thinking and the  power to replace old for the new. Free spirited, volatile, with dynamic yang  energy. All horses are considered fortunate and bring good luck.

Chinese Year of the Horse - January 31st 2014Horse Characteristics
Horses represent freedom and are graceful, generous and noble. Adults sleep  standing because of their weight, but only for 3-hours a day. Their ears can  swivel 180-degrees and they have larger eyes and memories than elephants. Horses  have sensitive skin and gallop from danger at up to 50-mph, but if necessary can  defend themselves. They love crowds.


chinese year of the horse manHorse People
Horses  are happy, loyal, intelligent, unselfish, enthusiastic and fun. Although they  talk too much, and are impatient hot-blooded stubborn pessimists, needing  support. Their wasteful spending is bad for finance, but they’re  un-materialistic. Horses like to dance and travel, hating silence and  discipline. Their flamboyance stems from independence and not listening to  others.

They easily fall in love, yet get their hearts broken – and mix well with  tiger, dog, or goat people; but not rats, monkeys or rabbits.

Those born during this year will have a good 2014. Independence will bring luck and prosperity, but also health issues and accidents. Careers  may suffer: good jobs are an athlete, teacher, technician, driver or politician.  Don’t be afraid of new ventures, but control emotion and think twice before  marrying. A good year for having a baby.

Chinese year of the horse yearsHorse Years
If you were born during these dates, then you’re a horse:  30/01/1930 to 16/02/1931,  15/02/1942 to 04/02/1843, 03/02/1954 to 23/01/1955,  21/01/1966 to 08/02/1967, 07/02/1978 to 27/01/1979, 27/01/1990 to 14/02/1991,  12/02/2002 to 21/01/2003

Famous Horse People
Barbara Streisand, Clint Eastwood, Genghis Khan,  Isaac Newton, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Armstrong, Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, Ray  Charles, Rembrandt, Sean Connery and Teddy Roosevelt.

2014  is posed to be very energetic with all feelings amplified. Many will change the  energy around them bringing surprise to financial markets. March bears a highly  volatile conjunction with Uranus by Mars and Aries. Keep cool and vigilant. This  is a good year to travel: the further the better. There will also be the  opportunity to develop spirituality.


Chinese year of the horse predictions for 2014Under  a horse year there is no middle ground with conflicts. Rising oil, food costs  and extreme weather will bring protest. The US will prosper economically, but have continued gun trouble. Western Europe may  struggle politically and economically, however, a leadership change in Southern Europe and  the Middle East helps. The Far East and China continue to boom, and China will begin to innovate rather than copy, but will have problems with natural  disasters.

Professor Boyle  of CambridgeUniversity thinks a ‘doomsday moment’ will happen in 2014. He claims that during the last  500 years, a catastrophic international event occurred in the middle of the  second decade of each century – and the present financial crisis could be a  trigger. He fears the US with its military dominance and falling economic power. Saying “everything  depends on whether America can react more imaginatively to decline than Britain did before 1914”. Claiming “peace is only possible if the world realizes that an  age of individual nations is over and a system of global governance is  introduced”.

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Western Equivalent: Gemini Colour: Orange & black Number: 8 & 1 Gemstones: topaz

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