Horse Zodiac Chinese Sign 2021

Year of the Horse

Years of the Horse include 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, and 2026.

The Horse occupies the seventh position in the Chinese zodiac, after the Snake and before the Goat. Horse years recur according to the Chinese zodiac 12-year cycle.

Zodiac Horse Years

People born in a year of the Horse are called “Horses” in China. If you were born in 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, or 2014, then you’re a Horse.

However, Horse years are generally dated by the Chinese lunar calendar (starting on Chinese New Year).


Horse Year Zodiac Years Calendar Type of Horse
1930 January 30, 1930 – February 16, 1931 Gold Horse
1942 February 15, 1942 – February 4, 1943 Water Horse
1954 February 4, 1954 – January 23, 1955 Wood Horse
1966 January 21, 1966 – February 8, 1967 Fire Horse
1978 February 7, 1978 – January 27, 1979 Earth Horse
1990 January 27, 1990 – February 14, 1991 Gold Horse
2002 February 12, 2002 – February 18, 2003 Water Horse
2014 January 31, 2014 – February 18, 2015 Wood Horse
2026 February 17, 2026 – February 5, 2027 Fire Horse


The Horse’s Personality: Active, Energetic…

People born in a year of the Horse are extremely animated, active and energetic. Horses love to be in a crowd, and they can usually be seen on such occasions as concerts, theatre performances, meetings, sporting events, and parties.

With a deft sense of humour, Horses are masters of repartee. They love to take centre stage and delight audiences everywhere.

Sometimes, the Horse is a little self-centred, but it doesn’t mean that she/he isn’t interested in others’ problems. Horses are really more cunning than intelligent, and that is probably why most Horse people lack real confidence.

Lucky Things for People Born in a Year of the Horse

Lucky things that will bring Horses luck:

  • Numbers: 2, 3, 7, and numbers containing them (like 23 and 37)
  • Days: the 5th and 20th of the Chinese lunar months
  • Colours: yellow and green
  • Flowers: calla lily and jasmine
  • Directions: east, west, and south
  • Months: the 4th, 9th, and 12th Chinese lunar months

Unlucky things that Horses should avoid:

  • Colour: blue, white
  • Numbers: 1, 5, and 6
  • Direction: north and northwest
  • Months: the 5th, 7th, and 11th Chinese lunar months
Wood, Fire, Earth, Gold, and Water Horses

In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth. A Wood Horse, for example, comes once in a 60-year cycle.

It is theorized that a person’s characteristics are decided by his/her birth year’s zodiac sign and element. This means there are five types of Horses, each with different characteristics:

Type of Horse Year of Birth Characteristics
Wood Horse 1954, 2014 Irritable and sentimental, with abundant imagination and insightful analyses of issues
Fire Horse 1906, 1966 Smart, charismatic, lively, overflowing with enthusiasm, but stubborn
Earth Horse 1918, 1978 Optimistic, kind-hearted, righteous, but irritable; with a strong sense of responsibility, and always ready to help others
Gold Horse 1930, 1990 kind, straightforward, calm, rational, always ready to help others, and popular among friends
Water Horse 1942, 2002 Sentimental, irritable, reliable, amicable, always ready to help others, and very charming for friends of the opposite sex.


Love Compatibility of the Horse with Other Animals

Each animal sign has its unique characteristics. Love compatibility within the Chinese zodiac animals takes the characteristics of each animal into account. Only those whose characteristics match each other can be good partners.

  • Best Matched Zodiac Signs with a Goat or Tiger
  • Least Matched Zodiac Signs with a Rat, Ox, or Rooster
Best-Suited Careers for Horses

Jobs involving communicating with others attract Horses most. The Horse sign stands for leadership, management, and decision-making. Horses dislike taking orders.

Horses can make it in any career that demands neither solitude nor meditation, for they are extroverts and need to be surrounded by people who approve of them and flatter them.

Good career choices for Horses include publicist, sales representative, journalist, language instructor, translator, bartender, performer, tour operator, librarian, or pilot.

How to Build Relationships with Horses

People born in a year of the Horse have a pleasant, amiable, easy-going disposition. With good humour and geniality, they are extremely comfortable to get along with as they have the ability to instantly put people at ease.

Horses are very quick-witted and are right in there with you before you have had the chance to finish what you are saying; they know what you are thinking even before you’ve said it. All these traits guarantee their popularity and a large following of friends.

Good Health for Horses

Basically, Horses are very healthy, most likely because they hold a positive attitude towards life. However, heavy responsibility or pressure from their jobs may make them weak. Therefore, Horses shouldn’t do overtime very often and go home too late. Also, Horses should refuse some invitations to parties at night.

Horses’ Horoscope for 2021


Entering 2021, the overall destiny of Horse people (those born in a Chinese zodiac year of the Horse) is troubled. Fortunately, Horse people are righteous, and usually treat friends very generously, so their fortunes are very good usually. In 2021, their career performance is good, with career progress, which will bring a good income.

Learn more about Horse’s Monthly Forecast in 2021.


Famous Horse Year People
Famous Horse Birth Date Element
Isaac Newton 25 December 1642 Water Horse
Neil Armstrong August 5, 1930 Gold Horse
Stephen Hawking 8 January 1942 Water Horse
Jackie Chan 7 April 1954 Wood Horse
James Cameron August 16, 1954 Wood Horse