CHINESE NEW YEAR BEGINS TODAY!
THIS IS THE YEAR OF THE HORSE.
We are expecting a new granddaughter in April, so I looked up the Chinese astrology information about those born in the year of the horse.
Those Born in the Year of the Horse
Horses are popular, quick-witted, charming, cheerful, and talented.People born in the Year of the Horse are popular.
They are cheerful, skilful with money, and perceptive, although they sometimes talk too much.
They are wise, talented, good with their hands, and sometimes have a weakness for members of the opposite sex.
They are impatient and hot-blooded about everything except their daily work.
They like entertainment and large crowds.
They are very independent and rarely listen to advice.
They are most compatible with Tigers, Dogs, and Sheep.
Astrologically, the horse is placed directly opposite the rat. The rat is the creator and the horse is the "consumer."
Therefore a horse year may be marked by an increase in business and commercial activity, particularly those involved with non-essentials like luxury cars, high fashion, alcoholic beverages, athletics, and anything "male" oriented.
Unfortunately, it is often a year of waste. A household should be careful to make sure they don't overspend their budgets during a horse year.
(I can so see my son over spending with his new daughter!)
Here is some Chinese Calendar information about the animals:
The Chinese New Year Calendar - With Its Associated 12 AnimalsThe lunar Chinese New Year (CNY) calendar below shows which of 12 animals you are! Naturally the animal depends on the year in which you were born. Note: if you were born in January or February you need to check if your birthday was before or after the date of that Chinese New Year. (If it was before this day your animal is the one shown for the previous year).
60 Year Cycle of the Chinese New Year CalendarUnlike western calendars, the Chinese calendar has names that are repeated every 60 years. Within the 'Stem-Branch' system is shorter 'Celestial' cycle of 12 years denoted by animals. Furthermore, the Chinese believe that people born in a particular year take on the characteristics of the animal associated with that year.
Rat Ox Tiger Rabbit Dragon Snake Horse Sheep Monkey Rooster Dog Pig 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2007
Another dimension of the Chinese zodiac is the 5 'Terrestrial' elements of metal, water, wood, fire and earth.
If the year ends in 0 it is Yang Metal.
If the year ends in 1 it is Yin Metal.
If the year ends in 2 it is Yang Water.
If the year ends in 3 it is Yin Water. If the year ends in 4 it is Yang Wood. If the year ends in 5 it is Yin Wood.
If the year ends in 6 it is Yang Fire.
If the year ends in 7 it is Yin Fire.
If the year ends in 8 it is Yang Earth.
If the year ends in 9 it is Yin Earth.