The year of the Horse begins on January 30th with the new moon and ends on February 18th.
This is the year of the wood horse or the green horse, since wood is an element of spring, when plants begin their regrowth. In Chinese astrology, the year of the horse is considered a year of luck, competitiveness, and good things, it is also a time of rapid change and power struggles. The horse is a spirited animal that symbolizes travel and speedy success. The horse is known for freedom, passion, leadership, and nobility. Horse is also the strongest fire animal of the Chinese zodiac and so it is connected with heat, fire, and the color red. Since red is a symbol of love, the horse is treated as a Romantic Star in Chinese horoscope. People born in the year of the horse are often intelligent and have a gift for speech.
So what does all this mean for the coming year? 2014 will be a lucky year, and bad luck should be minimal. If it’s a favorable year for you, you could catch a lot of lucky breaks, and if it’s an unfavorable year for you, the luck in the year could soften the blows. The wood horse is a year of victories, unexpected adventure, and romance. Wood energy encourages slow growth. It is the year for taking chances.
A word of forewarning, horse energy is fast and can refer to fools rushing in where the wise fear to go. So although this may be a lucky year, before you rush to complete your goals, make sure you’re prepared and use common sense to meet with success. Keep in mind that you don’t want to go galloping off in the wrong direction. Under the horse there is no middle ground, so as some global economies will become stronger, others will collapse. This year may bring about opportunities for spiritual growth and attitude changes. It is the cooperative energy of the horse that reminds us of the courage and stamina necessary to follow our dreams. Thoughtful transformations and a shared enthusiasm for improvements is a positive indication that 2014 will be a good year.