In China, those born in the year of the horse are referred to as "horses." You are a horse if you were born in 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, or 2014. Choose your birth date to learn about your Chinese zodiac sign.
Chinese horses include the ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, hound, rooster, sheep, goat, unicorn, phoenix, dragonfly, and tortoise. These signs are called "steeds," and they have special meanings: The ox is powerful but slow-moving, the tiger is strong and brave, the rabbit is quick and clever, the dragon is noble and proud, the snake is cunning and deceitful, the hound is loyal and protective, the rooster is energetic and ambitious, the sheep is gentle and forgiving, the goat is active and bold, the unicorn is innocent and pure, the phoenix is graceful and elegant, the dragonfly spins webs with its legs, and the tortoise is slow but sure. There are also two other animals that aren't actually horses but are included for comparison purposes: The dog represents loyalty and courage, and the monkey is agile and intelligent.
As for actual horses, there are several types including pony, donkey, and gelding. A pony is smaller than a donkey and usually not more than 14 hands (56 inches) high.
The horse represents strength, beauty, and freedom in Chinese culture. People born in the year of the horse are full of vitality, activity, and energy. That is why persons born in the year of the horse like to be the center of attention and make everyone around them happy. They also like to show off their knowledge and skills so people will respect them.
As for the animal itself, the horse is considered a noble creature in China that deserves to be treated with honor and kindness instead of being used as a source of income. In fact, the horse is so important in Chinese culture that it has its own holiday called Qingming or Ching Ming Day. On this day, which falls on the fifth day of the first month of the Chinese calendar, people offer prayers for good luck and happiness. They also clean up their homes and do other things to appreciate the nature that provided them with food, shelter, and medicine throughout their lives.
In conclusion, the horse represents strength, power, and victory. It is believed that people born under the sign of the Horse will have successful careers that they will be proud of. They will also have an active social life filled with fun and excitement.
They like to play sports and have fun with friends. The horse is also used in symbolism for war. A team of horses pulls a chariot or rides together to represent the power of the emperor - or any leader for that matter.
Horse in Chinese mythology
In Chinese mythology, the horse is sacred to the god of war, Shu. When Shu defeated his enemy Liu Bei, he made each of their armies ride a dead horse so that they could not fight again until the next day. This is why there are no horses inside buildings; they are considered sacrificial animals.
Horses have been important in many cultures throughout history because they are useful for transportation and warfare. However people don't always agree on what makes a good horse. For example, some people think cows are better than horses because they produce more milk. Others think dogs are better than horses because they can do things such as work long hours without rest. Each culture has different requirements for good horses. But whatever you choose, make sure it's healthy and comfortable for itself and you.
People like them because of their energy and pleasant dispositions. Because horses are quick-tempered and impatient, their moods may shift extremely fast. This can be a problem for people who are not ready to confront their emotions.
In terms of personality traits, the horse is active, energetic, courageous, ambitious, diligent, hardworking, loyal, honest, sincere, modest, thoughtful, and peaceful. The year of the horse is also said to be lucky because it corresponds with the time when the moon is in the most fertile part of its monthly cycle as well as the day itself. This means that people born in the year of the horse will experience good fortune in their lives.
As for the animal associated with the year of the horse, it's the donkey. Donkeys are strong and stubborn, but they support their owners by doing heavy work such as digging wells and moving rocks. This shows that people born in the year of the horse have the ability to support those who support them.
Finally, the horse symbolizes victory. It also represents speed and swiftness. This means that people born in the year of the horse will have a speedy rise to success. However, since horses are temperamental and sensitive, they might suffer negative effects from past actions or events.