Wood Horse year 2014 is half over. But lucky Horse year continues to bring opportunities to get up and go!
There’s still plenty of time to take risks, explore new pathways, and open new doors. Horse year is superb for travel so finally take that adventure!
Freedom is key in Horse year. So if you don’t like the road ahead, you can quickly change direction. You don’t have to follow plans made in Snake year 2013. Like a Horse, suddenly turn and not look back. Improvise the rules because Horse is a free spirit who refuses to be tamed or corralled.
During the first half of Horse year, you found out fast what works and what does not work. If on a strong path, keep up the pace and enjoy the ride. Your good luck will continue throughout this Horse year. If Horse year energy is not to your liking, you can still change. It’s not too late. There’s still plenty of time.
If you prefer to watch the Horse race from the sidelines, comply with your group and don’t complain. Use Horse’s strong energy to be athletic and physical. Life will calm down for you in gentler Sheep year 2015.
In general, Horse year energy slows down after Summer Solstice. (On June 21 in 2014.) But this is an active Wood Horse year so energy remains lively all year long. Wood loves growth and expansion, like a plant seeking light and water.
Below is mid-Horse year info for each of the 12 signs. Feel free to contact me at email@example.com or call 415.642.8019 for your mid-Horse year tarot, astrology, or feng shui consultation.
Rat: Rat and Horse are exact opposites! You think and plan whereas Horse thrives on risk. But fortune is on your side because 2014 is a Wood year. You Rat appreciate the action, growth, and opportunities of go-getter Wood.
Ox: For the second half of Horse year, lighten your load and have some fun! Be social and don’t work so hard. Travel is highlighted so venture out and try something new. Winter is your luckiest time.
Tiger: Horse is your best buddy. So far so good in Horse year. Keep up with all your new friends and social circles! Everyone loves the Tiger now, especially at holiday parties this year.
Rabbit: All of Horse year is lucky for you to open new doors. Just don’t get too serious or rely on firm plans. Instead, enjoy the festive and social aspects of Horse. You can look forward a very fortunate Sheep year 2015.
Dragon: Both you and Horse are very strong, but Horse wins in Horse year. So give up any personal battles. Find allies, and let go of past grudges. Create your own group where you can emerge the leader!
Snake: Your good fortune continues throughout Horse year. The strength and speed of Horse help push you forward. OK to take time to refresh and restore when needed. But don’t hibernate this winter. Be social.
Horse: Stay strong and continue to pursue your goals. Doors open when you follow your Horse instincts. You can create what you want to be free and independent. Travel is highlighted this autumn and winter.
Sheep: Horse and Sheep are highly compatible. Horse year continues to be lively, creative, and successful for you. And next year Wood Sheep 2015 will be even luckier! If not feeling the luck, lighten up and enjoy in the spirit of fun-loving Horse.
Monkey: Horse year so far brought both good and bad. Chase the good, and quit the bad! Both Horse and Monkey thrive on change, and are easily bored. So OK to change direction at any time, and try new risks. Autumn brings luck for you Monkey.
Phoenix (Rooster): Horse year should be fun and sexy for you. If not, get the party started! You and Horse are very compatible so you can have sudden luck at any time. Opportunities continue for you throughout Horse year.
Dog: Every day can bring luck in this Horse year! Horse is your best friend in the Chinese zodiac so things just work out in your favor. Horse year ends in triumph for you Dog! Just maintain your pace during the coolness of autumn.
Pig: Both Pig and Horse love a good party. Any time is the best time for a celebration. So really enjoy holiday entertaining this year. You are strong and sturdy enough to keep up with Horse year energy. And next year Sheep 2015 is even better!
WOOD HORSE YEAR
The new Moon on January 30, 2014 at 11:20 pm PST (but listed as January 31 in many calendars) began the year of the Wood Horse. Chinese New Year is a spring festival that begins on the second new Moon after Winter Solstice, with the Sun and Moon in Aquarius. This new Moon also starts the month of the Fire Tiger making energy very strong and lively as Horse year begins, a clear departure from the slower energy of the previous Water Snake year 2013.
The Wood Horse year is a time of fast victories, unexpected adventure, and surprising romance. It is an excellent year for travel, and the more far away and off the beaten path the better. Energy is high and production is rewarded. Decisive action, not procrastination, brings victory. But you have to act fast in a Horse year. If you are not 100% secure about a decision, then don’t do it. Events move so quickly in a Horse year that you don’t want to gallop off in the wrong direction.
Sheep year is time for healing and diplomacy after the extremes of Horse year 2014. Sheep correlates to the Western sign Cancer, the sign of the mother and nurturer. So what is of value in Sheep year is intimacy, family, and close friendships. We can be more caring, kind, and sensitive with each other. This is the year to develop a wild heart, open to love and acceptance on all levels.
Another theme of Sheep year is to express your creative side. Now is the time for art, creativity, and cultivation of beauty. If you ever wanted to explore your creative talent, this is your year. Do not give up or become discouraged because Sheep can only move forward! This animal is unable to move backwards or sideways.
People born in Sheep years (2015, 2003, 1991, 1997, 1955, 1943, 1931, 1919, 1907) are artistic, kind, inspired, very empathetic, and naturally creative. They appreciate beauty in all its forms, and are connoisseurs of the best life has to offer. They can find success in artistic fields, especially the healing arts. With a tendency to be introspective, Sheep require solitary peaceful moments to replenish. Sheep often struggle in youth until their first Saturn return at age 28 – 30, but as they age become stronger and discover their true calling. The most fortunate part of a Sheep’s life is when they are an elder.
The mildness of Sheep can hide an independent streak. In the wild, Sheep are surprisingly tough and able to tolerate sever weather and scarcity of food. Sheep have this natural ability to survive when one must, and are far stronger than they appear. A Sheep can be calm and charming, yet is very focused and determined. A Sheep won’t be told what to do, stay at a job they dislike, or be forced to compromise. If you are not a Sheep favorite, and Sheep does have a small select group, Sheep won’t confront you but will just go their own way. So keep the peace this year while developing your spiritual path and exploring creative adventures in the arts.
In Chinese astrology, Horse year is considered a fortunate year that brings luck and good things. Magical Horse has supernatural powers, is heroic, strong, and can even fly! (Photo of Ganzu Horse flying faster than swallows.) A white celestial cloud Horse is sacred to the Chinese Goddess Kwan Yin. Her white Horse flies through the heavens, bringing peace and blessings. Horse is a hero in China because important battles were won due to the power and strength of strong Horse.
Horse’s cycle is the seventh earthly branch in Chinese medicine and symbolizes June, the fifth lunar month. June is the time of Gemini, Horse’s western counterpart. In the summer month of June there is powerful yang chi, and yin chi starts to settle. The sun is brightest and the plants are strong, having reached maturity. In Chinese medicine, Horse’s earthly branch is the element Fire. Each of the 12 Chinese astrology signs have 2 hours; Horse hours 11 am – 1 pm include the heat of high noon.
On a global scale, expect some world economies to become stronger while others experience economic chaos and collapse. Under Horse’s strong influence there is no middle ground. (The time for middle-ground diplomacy and planning was last year in Water Snake 2013.) Anticipate extremes in stock markets, fluctuation of prices, and general chaos in all things financial. There will be wars, battles, and skirmishes all over the world.
Middle class economies are developing with emerging markets in many places including Egypt, Turkey, Brazil, and India. But there will also be protests for fair development, even wars. Peace can be restored in Wood Sheep year 2015 but Wood Horse 2014 will be a wild ride as the world changes, and changes fast.
People born in Horse years (2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, 1942, 1930, 1918, 1906) are bright, cheerful, popular, and fun loving. They find people and crowds exciting, and love parties. Horse’s childish innocence, sunny disposition, and natural charm attract many friends. Horse is a highly intuitive animal, so people born in Horse year follow their hunches. Their keen judgment and natural intuition often help them make the right decisions throughout their life. Usually they don’t need to struggle in order to succeed and obtain the fine things life has to offer.
Horses have a carefree nature and need ample room for self expression. When constrained by rules, proud Horse will rebel, refusing to be corralled or tamed. Horses will tell you exactly what is on their mind; they are frank and dislike hidden agendas. So this is the time for issues to be out in the open, especially with family members. The time for secrecy was last year Snake 2013, not now in Horse year.
The best years for Horse to have abundance, to marry, have a child, or expect doors of opportunity to open are in Horse, Tiger, Sheep, and Dog years. Analytical Rat year is the least fortunate for Horse.
Who should be a player and take big risks this year? If you just do what you want like a Horse, you could end up broke at the end of this Horse year! The impulsive way of doing things in a Horse year is not the best year for everyone. For example, the spontaneous energy of Horse year brings challenges to the thoughtful Rat who is Horse’s opposite.
Fast action flows just right for you if you are compatible with Horse energy by having Horse, Tiger, Dog, or Sheep in your Chinese Four Pillars chart of animal year, month, day, and hour. For info about your Four Pillars chart, schedule an astrology reading with me. But if you do not have lucky animal signs in your Four Pillars birth chart, maybe for you in this Horse year it might be better to just follow along with the herd. Let others be the risk takers or whistle blowers. You might benefit by sitting in the sidelines and watching the Horse race in front of you, especially if you have Rat or Ox in your Four Pillars chart of animal year, month, day, and hour. For you, stay smart and thrifty, hang on to what you already have, and not rebel like spirited Horse.
Keep in mind this year that Horse energy is free spirited, wild, willful, and independent. Horse has a refined instinct that acts fast, on the spot, unlike Horse’s opposite the Rat who thinks and plans before acting. The time for pondering and planning was 2013 Snake year. Horse year is time to act fast, buy that home, launch that business, travel the world, make a big purchase, get a promotion at work, have a breakthrough – take a leap and fly. If it’s right, then there’s nothing to think about. Just follow instincts. Even if you miss the mark, you’ll have all of Wood Sheep year 2015 to get cozy and enjoy life’s comforts in all their artistic forms.
Casual and outdoorsy Horse year is about freedom, returning to nature, and enjoying life and life’s adventures. You won’t always want to focus on work because it’s easy to be distracted by fun, good times, and parties in sexy Horse year. Because Horse can be impulsive, act now and think later, avoid the mistakes of overspending, enabling others, and denying when there is a problem. Overspending is easy in a Horse year because if you feel you deserve something or want a reward, the impulse to buy is strong. Horses often buy what they feel they deserve without realizing how their purchases effect their long-term planning because Horse rarely plans for the future.
Also in Horse year, it’s easy to make a snap decision, especially business decisions that are not planned but “just feel right.” Denial that there is a problem is another Horse trait. It’s easier to move on to the next adventure than face reality or clean up a mess. So don’t ignore details this year while being an optimist that things will all just work out on their own.
Horse doesn’t care about money and lives large, so in Horse year you might be tempted to overspend on entertainment, going out, fun festivities – anything to keep up with Horse good times and spirit of live today. Horse year ends in triumph or tragedy, and more businesses will fail than succeed. So learn from what you see around you. You don’t have to act, but you do have to know. In the year of the Horse, you can let others lead the way then follow in the footsteps of their success – but you’ll have to act fast. The Horse, Tiger, Dog, or Sheep benefit the most from Horse’s strong and spirited actions.
In risk-taking fast-moving Horse year, people are impatient to regain their loses. Everyone want to make fast money and win big. But luck is with you most strongly if you were born in the year, month, day, or hour of the HORSE, TIGER, DOG, or SHEEP.
Horse hours are 11 am – 1 pm. High noon is the most Horse moment.
Tiger hours are 3 – 5 am.
Dog hours are 7 – 9 PM.
Sheep hours are 1 – 3 pm.
If born during Horse hours 11 am – 1 pm, you can follow your instincts and they will lead you to the right place! This is a fortunate year for you especially in summer.
If born during Tiger hours 3 – 5 am, like nocturnal Tiger you are ready to go day or night. Time to be the leader and work independently.
If born during Dog hours 7 – 9 pm, you honestly are in the right place at the right time in this Horse year. You’ll be able to keep up when others realize how fast the pace is in this Horse race year.
If born during Sheep hours 1 – 3 pm, luck is with you for love and romance. Romantic Horse succeeds when paired with a kind and sensitive Sheep so opportunity can come your way in a Horse year.
In summation, you have a chance at wild good fortune and sudden gain in Horse year. But odds are much better if your birth year, birth month, birth day, or birth hour is Horse, Tiger, Dog, or Sheep. If these animals signs are not in your Four Pillars chart, then perhaps step aside and take a front-row seat to the Horse race. It will be all or nothing as life events move fast then are gone in a gallop!