Horses love to be the centre-point. Only if they have people surrounding them and giving them their attention they feel really good. They are very good entertainers and get a boring party quickly going.
Nothing gets easily to a Horse-born. He possesses an almost immovable optimism and strong self-confidence which helps him to get out of difficult situations. His optimism is contagious so that he is able to get others interested in anything.
Those positive basics have of course also some negative sides. You cannot overlook that the Horse tends from time to time to unreflecting egocentric. This does not mean that they would be egoists. They do enjoy engaging in social tasks but it is important to the Horse that aside of his matter most of all he gets the attention and stands in the foreground. While the egoist does only take care of himself without concern for others the egocentric does take also care of others but all he does he is the centre-point. A person born in the year of the Horse is a typical egocentric, not an egoist.
However, it must be said that egocentric is not necessarily negative. Inevitably the own person is at the centre-point of his own world. You can try to feel yourself into others but you can only do so in your imagination. A soft egocentric not putting the own person into the focus but knows about the middle position can be something positive. It is a means of deliberateness. This soft egocentric would be a good way of the Horse-born. But he only manages to change his egocentrism into a positive inner strength if they try to strive for deliberateness. Horses sadly tend sometimes a bit to superficiality.
People born under the sign of the Horse are not stupid. They simply do not have a motivation to look too deep inside. The outer world offers enough interesting and many possibilities to get admired after all. It is difficult for Horses to leave the action behind and concentrate on their inner world. Horses are despite (or because of) their egocentric most of the times very well liked. On the one hand loving themselves is shown in a positive way; for example if they motivate a group of people or entertain them. On the other hand Horses do have other positive qualities: They do like challenges and often manage them with stunning energy.
Most of the time Horses are as underestimated as overestimated. While the people that have gotten to know their positive sides, believe they can do anything others, who only see their appearance dislike them. The truth is somewhere in the middle. Horses can if they are challenged accordingly move a lot. Only they tend to praise themselves a lot and also overestimate their own strength if they managed to accomplish something. Modesty would be a virtue through which their positive energy could be amplified. Horses like to appear modest but nobody believes them. They should be modest before themselves and also admit mildly to self doubt.
Coming back to the Horse's ability to take challenges; he is able to deal with it so well because he possesses an extraordinary talent for organisation. This includes besides the ability to solely organize a big chunk of intuition.
If Horses managed to qualify their egocentric somewhat they could not only manage big tasks but also evolve their inner being enormously and let their natural cheeriness become an inner beam.
The horse represents yang fire. If the horse sign stands in its element you find in him the purest form of the horse. Since there are five elements a year sign can stand in (wood, fire, earth, metal, water) the other elements (letting aside the month, day and hour pillar) change this pure form of the horse.
The Fire Horse
As ardent, energetic, magnetic, individualistic, nonconformist, wilful, surging, ambitious person, the fire-horse is the prototype of this sign, with which all good and bad qualities are especially distinctive. It is very decisive, easily enthused, and no one is capable to hold it. It steers without meeting the lowest precautions or to weigh up, straight towards his goal... And most of the time this works well.
The Earth Horse
This horse is rooted with all four hooves on the ground. It therefore is more circumspect and more sensible than his sign comrades. He is affable, friendly and carefree and would be a remarkable and highly esteemed personality, if he was not too careful, pedantic and hesitant. Even if this horse person misses many possibilities, his flair is enough in order to secure a minimum of success. He therefore is relatively happy, since usually he has several projects running despite his hesitant behaviour.
The Metal Horse
First, ambition, then again ambition, and this addiction leads to this horse always going at neck breaking speed in order to be able to follow all tracks. One could think that a horse with this inclination often struggles in vain, but the opposite is the case. His intelligence is just as big as his endurance. It is more successful and gets more acknowledgment than his sign comrades. There is no impossible task to him thanks to his obstinacy and stubbornness.
The Water Horse
He knows his borders as conscientious and motivated human being and is less ambitious than his sign-comrades. This horse-individual is extremely adaptable, sometimes anxious but always very charming, helpful and affable. He hates loneliness. He loves to be surrounded with friends, likes to travel and does not lack humour. This horse person is a bit superficial, in some cases also talkative. He has a nomad-soul and is fickle.
The Wood Horse
This horse is ardent and creative, agile, often outstandingly talented, posses a big curiosity, but often wastes his energies. He is more rational and above all less egoistic than his sign-brothers, but he lacks patience, is easily distracted and forgets his goals - sometimes through pure thoughtlessness -. Fortunately this horse doesn't lack courage, and like this he gains brilliant victories. This horse-person possesses furthermore a sense for spectacular and unanticipated things. In love he dreams more of taking than of giving and he can be a bit envious.
The relationship of a Horse-Born is of course firmly set in their self-loving attitude. It is not easy to them to really deal with the partner, to understand his needs and understanding him. This is often not only difficult for the partner but also means that the Horse does not learn anything about the other because he simply does not deal with him. Their tendency to superficiality is also a loss of new, expanded experiences and experience depth for them.
However, Horses are easy with other people. Through their winning appearance they are well loved by the ones they are in contact with. You quickly fall in love with a Horse-Born and they also fall in love rather quickly. In this aspect they are quite adventuresome and fearless. Moreover they do not wait until somebody approaches them but they like to take the initiative if they are in love. The only problem is that they fall as quickly in love with somebody else. You cannot say that faithfulness is one of the Horse's strength. Thus he usually leaves a track of unhappy relationships whereas the being unhappy is restricted to the former partner. The Horse is sorry to have created this unhappiness but he has not problems with it. Horses are somewhat flighty.
Horses can be quite unforgiving if you get into their way, criticize them because of their superficiality or disappoint them. They just tend to see things concerning themselves more clearly than the needs and motivation of others. All in all, Horses can be good partners if they learn to deal with other people. The partner must have the patience and tolerance for that. Especially in a firm relationship most often the Horse's best sides come out.
Horse and Horse
When two individualists as the horses come together they have most of the time a clear goal in mind for which they want to combine powers. In fact this combination is seen as very successful. After the work is done it is necessary to have more common goals. Otherwise the interest in each other vanishes. If both motivate each other constantly to top performance the relationship will be of extraordinary endurance and growing intensity even if they go their separate ways as friends at some point.
Horse and Goat
If there is anyone knowing how to tame the invincible horse then it is the goat. With her sincere and sensitive nature the goat gives the horse not the feeling to become restricted but gives him at the same time security and confidence. The horse on the other hand values the goat's care and the love of order and perhaps learns for the very first time how good it is to not let things run away but to act strategically. Thus both benefit from each other, the ideal prerequisite for a long lasting life in love.
Horse and Monkey
Does this relationship have anything akin to stability? Both the horse and the monkey possess such a big energy level that it is hard to imagine that here could be quiet and consideration. In fact both partners don't like a quiet togetherness but are constantly on the way and on the search for a new excitement. Disputes generally only happen if one of the two cannot match the beat of the other. All too quickly a separation threatens then, but always only for a short time...
Horse and Rooster
At first the horse does not like the rooster. The rooster's love of order, his goal oriented efficiency, his endurance; all of these are not qualities the horse holds in high regard. The rooster too thinks the horse is a hopeless case creating only trouble. It is this first rejection that often holds the attraction to show the other what is the real business. Amorous adventures can be found quite often between the horse and the rooster but if that is enough to form a firm relationship is questionable. Both must be prepared to stand back in their lifestyle if this relationship should work.
Horse and Dog
The thing that makes horse and dog to an ideal couple is their great understanding of the spaces the other needs. Neither dog nor horse feels the need to cling to each other only to ensure the other's love. In fact both can lead a very good distance relationship or a weekend relationship. Each knows how to fill time with sense even without the other as when both are together in which severe passion takes place as well as a long deep conversation about god and the world.
Horse and Pig
At least the horse and the pig regard each other with sympathy and if they enter into a relationship it happens out of a true deep feeling for the mutual trust. But soon there is the danger that the horse feels stopped by the sometimes predictable nature of the pig and starts to feed on other grazing lands. The pig can only counter that by showing the horse how special and unique it is. The pig only needs few surprising moments in order to bind the horse for the long haul.
Horse and Rat
Two individualists meet in rat and horse and are intoxicated with each other. In physical regard we can talk about a true magnetism. But with regards to lifestyle there are extreme differences. The rat worries about the future and it is only important for the horse what happens in the here and now. Especially the rat has to pay the price in this unusual relationship by becoming often the handyman of the noble but rather unpractical horse.
Horse and Ox
What should the horse and the ox do with each other? The ox hates when things change too quickly and the horse cannot bear if only a second of standstill is on the horizon. It is a constant tug of war between those two. Yet, they cannot keep from each other. It is just their oppositeness which brings the sizzling excitement. Rarely this couple lasts for a long time and only then if they can rely on the tolerance of their surroundings.
Horse and Tiger
This relationship lives of its extreme erotic passion which is by far not all it is made of! But generally it is the sexual attraction which makes the difference here. On base of this connection a deep and mutual respectful partnership emerges. Something both will grant the other without hesitation. Tiger and horse worship each other. They never doubt each other and therefore their relationship lasts until the end of their lives.
Horse and Rabbit
The rabbit is impressed by the natural liveliness and the almost unabashed nature of the horse to put a spell on people and stand in the centre of attention. But it also intimidates him. The horse believes the rabbit is an easy game and does not really put an effort into the relationship because it lacks the attraction. Thus a relationship between rabbit and horse is marked by great distance in the beginning. However, if both give themselves time especially the horse will learn through the rabbit to take notice of the finer tones in life which is good for him.
Horse and Dragon
It is the same energy that drives the horse and the dragon; the insatiable hunger for passion in life. These two extraordinary natures form a fascinating and powerful pair that is able to tackle all obstacles in their way once they have found each other. If! The natural respect of the power of the respective other often leads to observing the other from the distance rather than to meet eye to eye. As soon as one makes the first step there is no stop to it.
Horse and Snake
The snake and the horse are quite attracted to each other in the beginning. The snake is attracted by the horse's sense of adventure and the horse sees in the secretiveness of the snake a challenge. Yet if the moment of passion should become something firm this relationship will become problematic. The snake wishes that the horse develops more tact and the horse needs the chance to break free from time to time. If both respect the needs of the other they can spend an exciting and long time with each other.