Chinese New Year begins January 31, 2014 and ends February 18, 2015. The zodiac sign this year is associated with the wood element, so this is the year of the wood horse. In Chinese Taoist thought, wood attributes are considered to be strength and flexibility, as with bamboo. It is also associated with qualities of warmth, generosity, co-operation and idealism.

People born in the year of the horse have ingenious communicating skills and always want to be in the limelight. Although they sometimes talk too much, they are cheerful, perceptive, talented, earthy but stubborn.

They cannot bear too much constraint. On the down side, their interest may be only superficial and lacking real substance. They are usually impatient and hot blooded about everything other than their daily work. They are independent and rarely listen to advice. Failure may result in pessimism.

The Chinese horoscope for people born under the sign of the Horse will face a lot of changes in almost all spheres of life. Horses will need to learn to cooperate with others rather than to forge ahead independently in the Year of the Horse, 2014.

While Horses don’t always enjoy taking advice from others, 2014 will bring the most success to those who collaborate and cooperate with others, so Horses will be wise to be more accommodating.

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. The following years are Horse: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, 1942, 1930, 1918, 1906.

Celebrities Born in the Year of the Horse

Louisa May Alcott, Chopin, Davy Crockett, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Sandra Day O’Connor, Rembrandt, Teddy Roosevelt, Sir Isaac Newton, Barbara Streisand, Cindy Crawford, Cynthia Nixon, Denzel Washington, Harrison Ford, Jason Biggs, Jackie Chan, Jerry Seinfeld, John Travolta, Leonard Bernstein, Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, Rembrandt, Ashton Kutcher, Emma Watson, Josh Hartnett, Katie Holmes, Kristen Stewart, Kobe Bryant, Genghis Khan.

No matter what your sign and what you believe, make this year a good one!

To Your Health,

Sharon McDermott, L.Ac.

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