On Jan 31st we move into the Chinese Year of the Horse. The Horse welcomes challenges and has bags of energy, but there is a quality of unpredictability, as Horse people will shy away and canter off in search of freedom if they are expected to do something pointless. In the Horse Year we can all expect to have a sense of hurtling out of control at times, and there will be a temptation to act on impulse.
This can pay off, but it is important not to risk what you cannot afford to lose – Horse years can be disastrous for finances. Travel, leisure and outdoor pursuits are highlighted, and being a ‘free spirit’ is on trend. Fine, as long as you have the wherewithal to back it up. So make secure what matters to you, and look forward to a year of discovery and excitement.
Horse folk are generally popular and animated. Their honesty and skill with words win them respect, and if they feel committed to a project they work tirelessly and devotedly. Success is important to them, but security is low on their agenda, which can make them erratic. In love they are impetuous and headstrong, and usually make several mistakes before finding their soul-mate.
Horse people come into their own this year, and if you are a Horse, you can confidently express yourself in all areas of life. Your personal integrity pays off and being true to yourself brings you power. New projects will blossom and meet with the approval of those who matter. Your intuition is ‘on beam’ and connecting with those of like mind should flow. Romance is definitely on the menu, but you need to be careful to maintain harmony in existing relationships. Balance the two mottoes ‘Follow your heart’ and ‘Least said, soonest mended.’
Horse people get on great with faithful Dogs, quiet Sheep has a wonderful influence and with Tiger things can be passionate and spicy. Relationships with Dragons bring amazing sex but there could be a clash of wills, likewise with Rooster – feelings run high but arguments are likely. With other Horses there can be excitement but it’s likely to be short-lived unless you both make sacrifices.
Tender Rabbit brings understanding – this relationship needs a lot of work, likewise with Pig, where it could be easy to lose sight of practicalities. With Snake, lots of talking can save the day. Socially things fizz with Monkey, but chemistry could be lacking. With Rat stability is elusive and Ox, while ok in business together is too confrontational for comfort.
COMPATIBILITY AT-A-GLANCE. * Rat, * Ox, **** Tiger, ** Rabbit, *** Dragon, ** Snake, ** Horse, **** Sheep, ** Monkey, *** Rooster, **** Dog, ** Pig.
Enjoy the ride in the Year of the Horse and remember no-one, on their death-bed, ever wished they’d spent more time at their desk!
PUBLISHED: 11 January 2014