Horses are very appealing people. They are warm and friendly and dearly love social atherings with plenty of people. They are perceptive and enjoy talking. They have a high spirited nature and are changeable. This makes them hot-tempered, rash, and headstrong. They are always falling in and out of love. Quick to warm to someone, they are just as quick to lose interest. Here today and gone tomorrow, these are the Horses. Then, when you decide not to see them again, here they come ready to pick up where they left off!

Horses are adventurers at heart, but they have sharp minds and good abilities for managing money. They are self-reliant and energetic. They love exercise, both mental and physical. Their movements are rapid, yet graceful. Their speech is quick, yet elegant. Horses want things their way and they will become aggressive when all else fails. They value their freedom above all else. They are not possessive or jealous of others. Being moody creatures, horses depend on the feel of things. They possess the ability to improvise while events are in motion and can handle several things at once. Horses find it difficult to unwind. They keep strange hours and suffer from insomnia. When they stop, it is usually from exhaustion. It is hard for them to follow a schedule for they have no respect for routine. They need to keep busy but do best when given a free hand.

Horses are full of new ideas to solve tricky problems. When they have an idea, they want to get right to it. They work around the clock until they finish. Horses want you to come to the point quickly since they don’t have time to spare. They will not care if you are blunt, just don’t waste their time.

Horses must be allowed to show their emotions. They are hot-blooded, hot-tempered, and impatient, and they will gladly demonstrate. In love, horses are quite vulnerable. They give up everything for the object of their affections. This causes them trouble since they are such impulsive creatures! They must learn to use caution. If one has a horse in their house you can bet the horse receives most of the attention. Horses like being the hub and have everything revolving about them. In return, they work hard and share with everyone.

Horses don’t mind starting over. They maintain their determination and enjoy new successes. They belong in careers where they are surrounded by people. They sway crowds and love being flattered. The willful Horses get into countless predicaments but they bail themselves out. They enjoy fighting their own battles. Colorful and lively, they make many friends. If they could be in several places at once, they would be delighted! Their spirit is restless and searching. Creativity is part of their being. They are talented writers and performers.

马 (ma) is pronounced ‘ma’ as in mum

    * 25 January 1906 – 12 February 1907: Fire Horse
    * 11 February 1918 – 31 January 1919: Earth Horse
    * 30 January 1930 – 16 February 1931: Metal Horse
    * 15 February 1942 – 4 February 1943: Water Horse
    * 3 February 1954 – 16 February 1955: Wood Horse
    * 21 January 1966 – 8 February 1967: Fire Horse
    * 7 February 1978 – 27 January 1979: Earth Horse
    * 27 January 1990 – 14 February 1991: Metal Horse
    * 12 February 2002 – 31 January 2003: Water Horse
    * 31 January 2014 – 18 February 2015: Wood Horse
    * 2025–2026: Fire Horse

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