Year of the Horse: Personality, Horoscope for 2023

🐴 Year of the Horse: Men and women born in 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014 and 2026 are of the Chinese zodiac sign of the Horse
By KarmaWeather - 5 September 2022
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The Year of the Horse

Year of the Horse's Chinese horoscope and meaning: exact birth dates and elements, characteristics and personality traits, love compatibility and zodiac lucky stones

In brief: The native of the Year of the Horse has an excellent sense of humor and a rare talent for self-mockery, which he tends to lose with age. 

The Horse's ability to make fun of himself turns him into an ideal friend to spend quality time with, despite a slight tendency to selfishness in the way he tends to lead his life.

📅 2022 & 2023 Chinese zodiac predictions for the Year of the Horse:

Year of the Horse: Personality horoscope

Even though the Chinese zodiac sign of the Horse is very loyal in friendship, his constant need to live new experiences and adventures in unexplored lands is a source of discomfort for his more sedentary companions. He is in general an accomplished sportsman and an amateur of open air sports practices.

Always passionate and surprising in love, the Horse finds nothing more attractive than a journey to the unknown. If you try to restrain a Horse by depriving him of his freedom, he can become intolerant and aggressive, constantly ruminating his dissatisfaction, like a little daily story which you will have to undergo the inconveniences.

The Horse is very fast and efficient in his work. However, the quality of his production can sometimes suffer from a lack of preparation and research upstream, especially since he doesn't necessarily like to ask for advice, as he thinks he is fully self-sufficient. In spite of the sometimes perfectible quality of his achievements, the Horse always finds an audience to applaud him warmly and to congratulate him with devotion, as his persuasiveness can be very effective.

In love, the Horse's concern for independence, demonstrated by his ability to pack his bags overnight, doesn't mean that he appreciates loneliness. He would prefer to be at the origin of a possible separation rather than being abandoned against his will. A good lover, always sensual and charming, the Horse must however learn moderation and patience if he wishes to preserve peace and serenity within his home.

More than money, it is strong emotions that the Horse seeks to live in priority, in order to feel fulfilled in his life. Despite his self-sufficiency and latent selfishness, the Horse can be surprisingly generous to weaker than him. Indeed, his noble nature and his thirst for exceeding his limits prevent him from falling into the mean and jealous comparison of his neighbor. On the contrary, he must rather guard himself from the temptation to withdraw from the world for having contemplated it for too long from the top of his rare snow-capped peaks still untouched by human pollution.

🐴 Which kind of Horse are you?

Positive and negative personality traits of Fire, Earth, Metal and Water Horses

Year of the Horse: The 5 types of Horses in Chinese astrology
Horse Type Birth Year Characteristics (Man & Woman)
🌳 Wood Horse 1954, 2014 Sporty, cheerful, quick, creative, sassy, susceptible, rebellious, unrealistic
🔥 Fire Horse 1966, 2026 Bon vivant, extrovert, passionate, independent, impetuous, inquisitive, talkative, pretentious
🗿 Earth Horse 1978 Intelligent, elegant, adventurer, methodical, individualist, impostor, impatient, opportunist
🛠 Metal Horse 1930, 1990 Loyal, refined, prestigious, tenacious, disloyal, conceited, impulsive, stubborn
💧 Water Horse 1942, 2002 Sociable, funny, bright, energetic, hypocrite, inconstant, usurper, reckless

Also read the Horse's combined personality horoscope with Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.

Year of the Horse's birth dates

🐴 Horse calendar years

Years and elements of birth for the Chinese zodiac sign of the Horse

Year of the Horse: Birth Date Ranges
Birth Year Date range Chinese Year
1930 10/01/1930 - 16/02/1931 Yang Metal Horse Year
1942 15/02/1942 - 04/02/1943 Yang Water Horse Year
1954 03/02/1954 - 23/01/1955 Yang Wood Horse Year
1966 21/01/1966 - 08/02/1967 Yang Fire Horse Year
1978 07/02/1978 - 27/01/1979 Yang Earth Horse Year
1990 27/01/1990 - 14/02/1991 Yang Metal Horse Year
2002 12/02/2002 - 31/01/2003 Yang Water Horse Year
2014 31/01/2014 - 18/02/2015 Yang Wood Horse Year
2026 17/02/2026 - 05/02/2027 Yang Fire Horse Year

Chinese zodiac Horse's best jobs and careers

Charity worker, philanthropist, PR consultant, politician, diplomat, artist, designer, comedian, film actor

Year of the Horse: Fortune

Lucky Colors of the Horse

White, red

Lucky Numbers of the Horse

3, 7, 11

Horse (zodiac) eminent personalities

Celebrities born in the Year of the Horse

Rembrandt, Isaac Newton, Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin, Louis Pasteur, Edgar Degas, Edgar Hopper, Anish Kapoor, Warren Buffet, David Cameron, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Abdelfatah Al-Sisi, François Hollande, Nelson Mandela, Angela Merkel, Theodore Roosevelt, James Cameron, Vincent Cassel, Sean Connery, James Dean, Sezen Aksu, Jimi Hendrix, Violeta Parra, Carlos Menem, Salma Hayek, Luis Fonsi, Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Watson, Rita Ora, Zoe Sugg, Alex Wassabi, Ryan Higa, The Weeknd, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Usher, James Franco, John Legend, Ashton Kutcher, Diplo, Andy Samberg, James Corden, Zach King, Eden Hazard, Zlatko Dalić, Aretha Franklin

Year of the Horse: Love compatibility

The Horse's Chinese zodiac compatibility triangle

The Horse, the Tiger and the Dog are part of the third compatibility triangle of Chinese astrology. Indeed, the Horse, seventh sign-animal of the zodiac in the Chinese calendar, gets along naturally with the Tiger and the Dog.

All 12 zodiac signs of the Chinese horoscope also have a secret friend: the Goat (Sheep) is the secret friend of the Horse. However, also note that the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Horse is incompatible with the Rat.

💖 Horse compatibility horoscope

Today's Chinese Horoscope for the Horse

KarmaWeather's Free Daily Horse Horoscope offers unique and accurate predictions for the 7th Chinese zodiac sign. To better understand his Chinese daily horoscope, regardless of the specific interpretation of the consulted period of the current Chinese year, the Horse must monitor the days and months governed by the energetic influence of the Rat (in particular, avoid any trip, operation or signature of contract). On the other hand, the days of the Horse, the Tiger, the Dog and the Goat are lucky days for the Horse.

Year of the Horse: Birthstones

Horse Chinese zodiac lucky stones: Almandine garnet, amber, fire agate, heliotrope, hematite, manganocalcite, pink topaz, rainbow fluorite, ruby, smoky quartz, tiger's eye, tiger iron



Horse's 2023 Chinese horoscope

Horse 2023 Horoscope
Year of the Horse's 2023 Horoscope
Feng Shui Colors 2023 for the Horse: Aurora Orange, Cobalt Blue

Chinese horoscope of the Horse during the Year of the Rabbit 2023, in love, work, career, health, luck, studies and travels

The Horse's 2023 Chinese horoscope announces a complex, varied and stimulating year, punctuated by situations rich in surprises and twists and turns for this energetic and good-natured Chinese zodiac sign. The events with which the Horse will be confronted during his main activities will seem to him too slow, too fast, or even superficial. The type of cadence the Horse will face will not always match his ideas, his vision or his way of doing things. Thus, after a commercially structuring Year of the Tiger, during which he was able to find a satisfactory balance, it is now time for the Horse to take a break and reflect on the direction necessary to ensure maximum balance and success for himself. Therefore, it is all his intimate convictions that will have to be reconsidered with distance and wisdom.

According to the Horse's 2023 money and work horoscope, a whole program of consolidation of achievements awaits the vigorous and impatient 7th Chinese zodiac sign. In 2023, the Year of the Rabbit promises the Horse success, if he decides to complete his professional skills through training or intensive learning sessions. The sooner he decides, the more he will be able to stay one step ahead of his competitors.

In terms of investments, the good news strews the path of the Horses in a hurry to increase their financial resources. From now on, the Horse is able to reap the fruits of his past commitments. And if he has a little money aside, he can even decide to get actively involved in promising companies, allowing him in the medium term to increase his material comfort. However, if he does not take the trouble beforehand to put in place a strategy that will secure his property in all circumstances, he risks only being the lucky winner of a fleeting victory.

According to the Horse's 2023 love horoscope, it is chiefly at the family level that developments can be noted in this Year of the Rabbit. It can be a birth or new arrivals with whom the Horse will be forced to deal with, with limitations of his space of freedom as a counterpart. It can also be a matter of supporting a loved one who urgently needs his help. Concerning the single Horse, short-term encounters and unions could lead him to lose confidence in his seductive abilities. Above all, he must keep in mind that some suitors do not deserve so much space until their relationship is established. The Horse is advised not to place too much hope in an equivalent reciprocity of his efforts, at the risk of being disappointed by the unsuspected weather vanes of ungrateful hearts.


🧧 Also read the free and complete 2023 Chinese horoscope


Talismans and lucky charms 2023 of the Horse

The luck of the Horse in 2023
Rating of the year ★★★★★★★☆☆☆
Resolution of the year Heal the energy cracks
Luckiest months February 2023 (Month of the Tiger), June 2023 (Month of the Horse), July 2023 (Month of the Goat), October 2023 (Month of the Dog)
Least lucky period December 2023 (Month of the Rat)
Color 2023 Aurora Orange, Cobalt Blue
Protective Stone 2023 Pink quartz
Correction element 2023 Fire, Water
Chakra 2023 Throat chakra
Tarot card 2023 The Judgement
Rune 2023 Raido (Communication)
Foods and Oils 2023 Peas, Lavender
Flowers 2023 Rose, Geranium

Horse Monthly Horoscope 2023

  • Horse January 2023

    Gregorian dates of the 12th lunar month (Month of the Water Ox): from December 23, 2022 to January 21, 2023

    According to the January 2023 horoscope, the Horse remains in control during this last Chinese month of the Year of the Tiger. At work, it is better to avoid accepting too many compromises. Ungrateful tasks must be shared equitably. Regarding his finances, it is time to correct a significant gap between income and expenditure. Above all, do not allow debts to take root. In love, the Single Horse notices a slowdown in his gallant activities. It's not so bad, there are surely much more important things to do for now.

  • Horse February 2023

    Gregorian dates of the 1st lunar month (Month of the Wood Tiger): from January 22 to February 19, 2023

    According to the February 2023 horoscope, the first Chinese month of the New Year 2023 cajoles the Horse in all respects. Success in exams, reward at work, or imminent promotion. The time is ideal to take advantage of this favorable professional dynamic and set your own conditions. If you are about to launch a big operation, it is best to wait until the second part of the next doubled month. In love, the aftermath of a slight family discord should not spill over into everyday life. This dispute will resolve itself in the coming weeks. A thrilling turnaround for singles. Promising romantic encounter on the horizon.

  • Horse March 2023

    Gregorian dates of the 2nd lunar month (Double Month of the Wood Rabbit): from February 20 to April 19, 2023

    According to the March 2023 horoscope, and throughout this double month, the Horse is called upon to carry out introspection work regarding his existential expectations. Even the most insignificant of his decisions has the potential to change his career. At work, now is not the time to act in an individualistic way. Team spirit must govern all relationships at work. Financially, the second part of Rabbit Month is conducive to investment. However, as exciting as it is, the prospect of embarking on a new solo adventure is potentially risky. The Horse has an interest in seeking the support of true connoisseurs of the market he wishes to enter if he wants to achieve his profitability projections. In love, a serious suitor is already present in the friendly circle of the Horse. Pay attention to individual sensitivities. Dating won't always be repeat-worthy for singles. But hey, it always feels good, even if it's a bit short.

  • Horse April 2023

    Gregorian dates of the 3rd lunar month (Month of the Fire Dragon): from April 20 to May 18, 2023

    According to the April 2023 horoscope, the Horse is not having a particularly restful month. One will have to endure the noisy celebration of illegitimate victories. Doubtful successes will not be without consequences. The Horse must at all costs control the impatience that gnaws at him. Financially, he will not be able to count on his charm to obtain the advantages he covets. The place is already occupied by others. The single Horse has the feeling of having fallen behind in love. Possible encounter with former rivals. No place to chance this time. Silence.

  • Horse May 2023

    Gregorian dates of the 4th lunar month (Month of the Serpent of Fire): from May 19 to June 17, 2023

    According to the May 2023 horoscope, this is a relatively stable month for the Horse. The misadventures of the past weeks have left traces that will have to be cleaned up. At work, the real support provided by some caring colleagues and associates should not be overlooked. One has to learn how to say thank you. In terms of money, some additional expenses are to be considered in the event of compelled travel. Stay discreet about your plans and intentions. Regarding matters of love, the family should not be neglected. It is within its heart that he will find the necessary comfort. Singles have the opportunity to take advantage of their heightened charm. Make oneself desired can be a good option, as long as it is not systematic. The Horse is being observed.

  • Horse June 2023

    Gregorian dates of the 5th lunar month (Month of the Earth Horse): from June 18 to July 17, 2023

    According to the June 2023 horoscope, the Horse is having a mixed month, with diametrically opposed dynamics. It will be either black or white. At work, public congratulations should not hide the fragility of your situation. Beware of confidences extracted by colleagues who are a little too considerate. Under a friendly and benevolent mask, prying eyes prowl, always ready to harm positive and innovative minds. The other Horses are to be watched. Financially, the concerns of the past month are far behind. Business is finally picking up. Exploration of new territories in sight. On the romantic level, the Horse is ready to live new sentimental adventures. Any wild hike requires careful preparation and quality equipment. It's time to breathe.

  • Horse July 2023

    Gregorian dates of the 6th lunar month (Month of the Earth Goat): from July 18 to August 15, 2023

    According to the July 2023 horoscope, the Horse is about to have a very good month. The inconveniences of the past now make him laugh. At work, he can be offered a new adventure and new horizons to explore. From the start, the Horse must set his limits if he does not want to feel overwhelmed by the task expected of him. On the financial side, he must learn to share with those who really deserve it. Any creation of value deserves reward. A return on investment is possible later. In love, it's time to fill up with good energy. The problems are not insurmountable. The family helps. It's good to look together in the right direction, provided you always keep an eye on what's going on behind you.

  • Horse August 2023

    Gregorian dates of the 7th lunar month (Month of the Metal Monkey): August 16 to September 14, 2023

    According to the August 2023 horoscope, the weather continues to be fine for the Horse. Interesting encounters during business trips. The biggest decisions are sometimes made during a working lunch. Financially, many movements are to be expected. Money changes hands or places. Watch out for over-enthusiasm. Keep a calm mind in the event of an unforeseen obstacle. Lucky period in love. Solutions to disagreements within the couple exist. The single Horse should learn to share his happiness with those who have been by his side during his difficult times. Family celebrations in a small setting.

  • Horse September 2023

    Gregorian dates of the 8th lunar month (Month of the Metal Rooster): September 15 to October 14, 2023

    According to the September 2023 horoscope, the Horse is having a relatively stable month. The decisions taken in the past weeks offer new openings to the Horse. if he had a serious project in mind, now is the time to take action. He will be supported by unexpected partners. Regarding finances, investments aimed at supporting his projects should be given priority. In love, beware of useless quarrels. Sometimes it is better to turn a deaf ear. The vision of the other should not always be at the center of one's own concerns. Otherwise, everything is fine in the household, even if a few small problems can disrupt daily life.

  • Horse October 2023

    Gregorian dates of the 9th lunar month (Month of the Water Dog): from October 15 to November 12, 2023

    According to the October 2023 horoscope, a month full of happiness and twists and turns is looming for the Horse. On the professional level, the dynamic is even better than the previous month: interesting prospects are combined with the realization of a career plan. However, the efforts made should first be devoted to private and family life. In terms of finances, the money comes in. It is not indecent to ask for a raise. In love, the Horse has plenty to take care of. Beware of suitors who get too comfortable without giving anything back. Fairness must be demanded in all circumstances.

  • Horse November 2023

    Gregorian dates of the 10th lunar month (Month of the Water Pig): from November 13 to December 12, 2023

    According to the November 2023 horoscope, the Horse must avoid any excess and think about the consequences of his actions before acting. Crucial details can slip through the cracks and cause damage that is hard to repair. It is better not to be too greedy at this time. Risk of bursting or slowing down. Financially, obstacles may arise in the event of a change in the law. In love, the Horse must not hesitate to clearly express his expectations, if he wishes to be heard back. Now is not the time to play hide and seek.

  • Horse December 2023

    Gregorian dates of the 11th lunar month (Month of the Wood Rat): from December 13, 2023 to January 10, 2024

    According to the December 2023 horoscope, the Horse must lower his ambitions during this Month of the Rat. There will always be a predator to devour a fledgling fallen from the nest. Last-minute trips that do not really inspire are to be avoided. Instead, favor working from a fixed location. For finances, it is necessary to avoid lending money but also to engage in legal procedures. On the affective level, family reunions can be beneficial, on the sole condition of avoiding discussions on conflicting subjects.

  • Horse January 2024

    Gregorian dates of the 12th lunar month (Month of the Wood Ox): from January 11 to February 9, 2024

    According to the January 2023 horoscope, the Horse has mastered the course of things again, even the events he faces are not all pleasant. At work, he may have to fight against a sudden desire for change. But he knows deep down which direction to take. Financially, the Horse must avoid making radical decisions. Let him take advice from someone wiser than him before any commitment. In love, the end of one story portends the imminent beginning of another. Still, this time, certain criteria should no longer be ignored, for the good of all.



Chinese Horoscope for Fire, Earth, Metal and Water Horses

Below, in accordance with the Chinese horoscope, you will find a detailed description of the personality and specificities of the 5 existing types of Horse, which associate the terrestrial branch of the Horse with the 5 Yang celestial trunks of WuXing and Feng Shui (Yang Wood, Yang Fire, Yang Earth, Yang Metal, Yang Water). Indeed, the Horse being a Chinese astrological sign with Yang polarity, the elements of Nature to which he can be connected are always in their Yang form. Likewise, for each Horse associated with his celestial trunk (Wood Horse, Fire Horse, Earth Horse, Metal Horse, Water Horse), discover the pillar of destiny he is associated with and its meaning, in relation to its imaged destiny.

🌳 Wood Horse

Characteristics: You’re a Wood Horse if you’re born in 1954 or in 2014. In 2022, you’re 68 or 8 years old. Your lucky number is 31.

Personality: The native of the Year of the Wood Horse is the most affable of his fellows. Funny and optimistic, his company is always pleasant, even in difficult times, when he will always know how to de-dramatize the situation with tact and benevolence. Imaginative, lucid and open to the world, the Wood Horse draws his strength and his courage in the exploration of new territories that nourish his fertile imagination.

Year of the Wood Horse's balancing stone and essential oil
Year of the Wood Horse's balancing stone and essential oil

Wood Horse's Pillar of Destiny

Imaged destiny: "Gold in the sand" (Yang)
Meaning of the Wood Horse's birth pillar: Insolent luck, material success achievable without too much difficulty, risk of loss of sense of reality and sentimental dissatisfaction.

🐴🌳 Learn more about the Year of the Wood Horse


🔥 Fire Horse

Characteristics: You’re a Fire Horse if you’re born in 1966 or 2026 (on Chinese New Year 2026, the next generation of Fire Horses will be born). In 2022, you’re 56 years old. Your lucky number is 43.

Personality: Intelligent and charismatic, the person born in the Year of the Fire Horse finds it difficult to remain focused when he carries out tasks that are too simple and repetitive for his taste. Gifted with two energetic flows of Fire, both through his Chinese zodiac sign and thanks to the element of his year of birth, the Fire Horse is an enthusiast, overflowing with passion, always charming and even frivolous at times. Surprising his entourage by his intellectual acuteness, no one remains insensitive to this noble animal, at once proud and indomitable.

Year of the Fire Horse's balancing stone and essential oil
Year of the Fire Horse's balancing stone and essential oil

Fire Horse's Pillar of Destiny

Imaged destiny: "The water of the heavenly river" (Yang)
Meaning of the Fire Horse's birth pillar: Loyalty of feelings, passionate love but without tomorrow, heightened artistic sensitivity, lucidity on the human soul, fear of rejection, risk of loneliness.

🐴🔥 Learn more about the Year of the Fire Horse


🗿 Earth Horse

Characteristics: You’re an Earth Horse if you’re born in 1978. In 2022, you’re 44 years old. Your lucky number is 55.

Personality: Thoughtful, lover of the great spaces, the native of the Year of the Earth Horse is the most docile of his congeners. Equipped with a natural flair to locate successful investments, the Earth Horse is a natural-born strategist. Cautious, even slow in his decision-making, but always insightful and clairvoyant.

Year of the Earth Horse's balancing stone and essential oil
Year of the Earth Horse's balancing stone and essential oil

Earth Horse's Pillar of Destiny

Imaged destiny: "Fire in the sky" (Yang)
Meaning of the Earth Horse's birth pillar: Strength and creative power, exacerbated passions and intense emotions, voluntary and solid actions, risks of megalomania and romantic instability.

🐴🗿 Learn more about the Year of the Earth Horse


🛠 Metal Horse

Characteristics: You’re a Metal Horse if you’re born in 1930 or 1990. In 2022, you’re 92 or 32 years old. Your lucky number is 7.

Personality: Popular and impetuous, serious and efficient in his work, also endowed with a great sex appeal, the person born in the Year of the Metal Horse surprises his friends with his apparently inexhaustible energy. His thirst for knowledge is matched only by his great creativity. The Metal Horse can flourish in many professions, notably as a lawyer, economist, explorer, doctor, psychiatrist, chemist or craftsman.

Year of the Metal Horse's balancing stone and essential oil
Year of the Metal Horse's balancing stone and essential oil

Metal Horse's Pillar of Destiny

Imaged destiny: "The earth by the road" (Yang)
Meaning of the Metal Horse's birth pillar: Relative stability and balance, need to make constant and regular efforts, persevering and efficient work, strong ambition to overcome all the trials of life.

🐴🛠 Learn more about the Year of the Metal Horse


💧 Water Horse

Characteristics: You’re a Water Horse if you’re born in 1942 or in 2002. In 2022, you’re 80 or 20 years old. Your lucky number is 19.

Personality: The native of the Year of the Water Horse is an intellectual, but also naturally worried. His sense of humor is legendary with his friends. Being as voluble as he can be unconvincing, the Water Horse must learn to give himself limits in order to be able to get to the end of his fabulous projects. In business, he's an excellent negotiator.

Year of the Water Horse's balancing stone and essential oil
Year of the Water Horse's balancing stone and essential oil

Water Horse's Pillar of Destiny

Imaged destiny: "Poplar and willow wood" (Yang)
Meaning of the Water Horse's birth pillar: Love of beauty and the Arts, romantic and willingly frivolous, tendency to excessive daydreaming, possibility of great successes provided you show perseverance in your efforts.

🐴💧 Learn more about the Year of the Water Horse

Chinese zodiac sign of the Horse

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