Horse (zodiac)

The Horse (⾺) is the seventh of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. There is 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

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 dateEnd dateHeavenly branch
25 January 190612 February 1907Fire Horse
11 February 191831 January 1919Earth Horse
30 January 193016 February 1931Metal Horse
15 February 19424 February 1943Water Horse
3 February 195423 January 1955Wood Horse
21 January 19668 February 1967Fire Horse
7 February 197827 January 1979Earth Horse
27 January 199013 February 1991Metal Horse
12 February 200231 January 2003Water Horse
31 January 201418 February 2015Wood Horse
17 February 20265 February 2027Fire Horse
4 February 203823 January 2039Earth Horse
23 January 205010 February 2051Metal Horse
9 February 206228 January 2063Water Horse
27 January 207414 February 2075Wood Horse
14 February 20862 February 2087Fire Horse
1 February 209820 January 2099Earth Horse


Sign Best Match/ Balance (3rd Trine Group) Average No Match/ Rival-Enemy-Obstacle (Opposite Sign)
HorseHorse, Dog, TigerGoat, Pig, Rabbit, Snake, Ox, Rooster, Dragon, MonkeyRat

Cycle: (Trine Group) Horse needs Dog, Dog needs Tiger, Tiger needs Horse; (Opposite Sign) Rival: Horse opposes the Rat.

Basic astrology elements

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

See also


  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
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