The Year of the Horse — Fortune, Career, Health, and Love Prospects in 2017

The Horse occupies the seventh position in the Chinese zodiac, after the Snake, and before the Goat. Years of the Horse: ... 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026...

Horse years recur according to the Chinese zodiac 12-year cycle. If you were born in a Horse year, these are believed to be lucky:

  • Lucky colors: yellow and green
  • Lucky numbers: 2, 3, 7, and numbers containing them (like 23 and 37)
  • Lucky flowers: calla lily and jasmine
The Information for the Chinese Zodiac Horse

Are You a Horse?

Unless your birthday falls in January or February, you can be sure you are a Horse if you were born in one of the years mentioned above. If your birthday fell before Chinese New Year in your birth year in one of the years above, then you will be a Snake, the zodiac sign before the Horse.

You can use the tool on the right to find your zodiac animal sign.

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The Horses’ Personality: Active, Energetic...


People born in a year of the Horse are extremely animated, active and energetic. Horses love to be in a crowd, and they can usually be seen on such occasions as concerts, theater performances, meetings, sporting events, and parties.

With a deft sense of humor, Horses are masters of repartee. They love to take center stage and delight audiences everywhere.

Sometimes, the Horse is a little self-centered, but it doesn't mean that s/he can not be interested in others' problems. Horses are really more cunning than intelligent, and that is probably why most Horse people lack real confidence.

Five Types of Horse — Which One Are You?

In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth. A Wood Horse, for example, comes once in a 60-year cycle.

It is theorized that a person's characteristics are decided by their birth year's zodiac sign and element. So there are five types of Horses, each with different characteristics:

Type of Horse Year of Birth Characteristics
Wood Horse 1954, 2014 Irritable and sentimental, with an abundant imagination and insightful analyses of issues
Fire Horse 1906, 1966 Smart, charismatic, lively, overflowing with enthusiasm, but stubborn
Earth Horse 1918, 1978 Optimistic, kind-hearted, righteous, but irritable; with a strong sense of responsibility, and always ready to help others
Gold Horse 1930, 1990 kind, straightforward, calm, rational, always ready to help others, and popular among friends
Water Horse 1942, 2002 Sentimental, irritable, reliable, amicable, always ready to help others, and very charming for friends of the opposite sex.

See 5 Elements Analysis for Horse Year People.

Famous Horse Year People

Famous Horse Birth Date Element
Isaac Newton 25 December 1642 a Water Horse
Vladimir Lenin 22 April 1870 a Gold Horse
Nelson Mandela July 18, 1918 an Earth Horse
Neil Armstrong August 5, 1930 a Gold Horse
Paul McCartney 18 June 1942 a Water Horse
Stephen Hawking 8 January 1942 a Water Horse
Jackie Chan 7 April 1954 a Wood Horse
James Cameron August 16, 1954 a Wood Horse
Kevin Costner Jan 18, 1955 a Wood Horse

Good Health for Horses

Basically Horses are very healthy, most likely because they hold a positive attitude towards life. However, heavy responsibility or pressure from their job may make them weak. Therefore Horses shouldn't do overtime too often, and then come home very late. Also Horses should refuse some invitations to parties at night.

What Are the Best Careers for Horses

Jobs involving communicating with others attract Horses most. The Horse sign stands for leadership, management, and decision-making. Horses dislike taking orders.

The Horse can make it in any career that demands neither solitude nor meditation, for he is an extrovert and he needs to be surrounded by people who approve of him and flatter him.

Good career choices for Horses include: publicist, sales representative, journalist, language instructor, translator, bartender, performer, tour operator, librarian or pilot.

How to Build Relationships with "Horse People"?


People born in a year of the Horse have a pleasant, amiable, easy-going disposition. With good humor and geniality, they are extremely comfortable to get along with, as they have the ability of instantly putting people at their ease.

Horses are very quick-witted and are right in there with you before you have had the chance to finish what you were saying; they are on to the thought in your mind even before you've expressed it. All these guarantee their popularity and a large following of friends.

The Luckiest Things for Horses

  • Lucky numbers: 2, 3, 7, and numbers containing them (like 23 and 37)
  • Lucky days: the 5th and 20th of Chinese lunar months
  • Lucky colors: yellow and green
  • Lucky flowers: calla lily and jasmine
  • Lucky direction: east, west, and southwest
  • Lucky months: the 4th, 9th, and 12th Chinese lunar months

The Unlucky Things for Horses

  • Unlucky color: blue, white
  • Unlucky numbers: 1, 5, and 6
  • Unlucky direction: north and northwest
  • Unlucky months: the 5th, 7th, and 11th Chinese lunar months

Horses’ Fortune, Career, Health, and Love Prospects in 2017

Horses will get help from females in 2017. There will be many opportunities and you should grab them to develop your fortune, career, health, and love.

Monthly Fortune for the Chinese Zodiac Horse

Fortune in 2017 — Quite Good


Horses will have quite good luck in 2017 with respect to finance. You will receive support from some female towards promotion at work. There’s a chance you will be promoted, receive a pay increase, or expand your business.

But improvements may not be very pronounced, so you should lower your expectations and keep working hard.

If you are planning some investment, you should avoid partnership. You should invest in familiar fields, to try and avoid placing yourself in a vulnerable position.

Career in 2017 — Opportunities for Promotion


Some females will be able in 2017 to help Horses have good luck in their careers. If your leader is female, you can work hard to win her appreciation and the chance of promotion.

You will enjoy good personal relationships with others. Business people will do good business, especially those whose main customers are women, such as those selling jewelry, clothes, beauty products, etc.

Though you will receive help from someone, there will also be some mean people behind your back. So watch out for colleagues who compete with you. And when you are dealing with documents and contracts, please be careful.

Health in 2017 — Not Good


Horses should beware injury from metal objects in 2017. Also, take special care of your respiratory system, heart and blood vessels, stomach, and urinary system.

You should do regular exercise, and have a physical examination to try and eliminate any hidden danger.

Influenced by bad luck, you may find yourself stuck in a bad mood. You should ask friends or seniors for help when you are upset. And you should spend more time with family and friends, going out for fun, to reduce the impact of bad luck.

Love in 2017 — Very Smooth


In 2017 Horses will have good luck in love. If you are single, you will meet the right one and develop a relationship. And he/she will be enjoying good circumstances.

If you have already been in a relationship, you will want to build a family with him/her. If you are planning to get married, you can do it in 2017.

If you don’t notice any good candidates for marriage, you should ask female seniors to introduce someone to you and this will result in a good outcome.

If you are married, keep your distance from any third party, so as not to be caught up in a love triangle.

Love Compatibility of the Horse with Other Animals

Each animal sign has its unique characteristics. Love compatibility within the Chinese zodiac animals takes the characteristics of each animal into account. Only those whose characteristics match each others can be good partners.

See below for the compatibility of the Horse with other animals, and find out if the Horse is compatible with your sign or not.

  • Best with a Goat or Tiger
  • Worst with a Rat, Ox, or Rooster
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