Active Element: Wood
Associated Sun Sign: Gemini
The wood Horse has a good and satisfying nature. They can communicate well with others and are able to talk intelligently on many different subjects. They are hard and thorough workers and are held in very high esteem with their friends and work colleagues. People often seek the Wood Horses ideas because of their very imaginative nature, they can come up with some very original and practical ideas. The Wood Horse can be very generous people and often enjoy helping others out when possible.
The horse is an extremely lovely person and usually has a massive amount of friends and admirers. They love to meet new people and will always be at a party or large social gathering as they love being the centre of attention. They have many good leadership qualities and are admired for their honest and to the point manner. They love to be involved in debating as they have a very persuasive manner. They also have a very nimble mind and can incorporate facts very quickly. They can suffer from a bad temper from time to time although it does not usually last very long, this can lead to them saying things they later regret. They are not the greatest at keeping secrets.
They have a huge range of interests and try to involve themselves in a wide range of activities but sometimes they can get involved in so many different activities that they actually forget to complete the majority of their tasks before moving onto the next one. They may also get caught up in the latest craze and set aside all their current affairs until the craze dies out.
The Horse likes to have a certain amount of freedom and independence in their life. They hate to be bound by the rules and regulations of society; they like to think that they should only have to answer to themselves. Despite this, they still like the support and encouragement of others.
The Horse is determined to go far in life due to their many talents and likeable nature. They enjoy challenges and are a systematic and untiring worker although it will take them a long time to recover and start again in any enterprise if things should go wrong for them. Success means everything to the Horse which means if they fail at something it is disastrous to them.
They like to have variety in their life and they like to try out a lot of different things before settling down in one particular job, although they will still keep their options open to new opportunities. They have a restless nature and can easily get bored. The Horse will excel in any position that gives them sufficient freedom to act on their own initiative. Although they are not particularly bothered about accumulating great wealth, they are very careful with their finances and will rarely experience any serious financial problems.
The Horse loves to travel and visit far away places; they will be tempted at some point in their life to live abroad for a short period of time, due to their adaptable nature they will fit in very well. The Horse pays a lot of attention to their appearance and will usually like to wear smart, colourful and rather distinctive clothing. They are seen as attractive people to others and will often have many romances before they settle down. They are very loyal and protective to their partner, but despite their family commitments they still like to have a certain amount of independence and have the freedom to carry on with their own interests and hobbies.
They will find that they are particularly well suited to Tigers, Goats, Roosters and Dogs. They can also get on well with the Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Pig and another Horse. They will find the Ox too serious and intolerant for their liking. They will also have difficulty getting along with the Monkey and the Rat.
Wood Horse Chinese Zodiac
People born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Horse share many characteristics. This Chinese horoscope sign is an optimistic one, and Horses often act as though they don’t have a care in the world. In truth, Horses do tend to live one day at a time, and they avoid becoming stressed out by thoughts of the future.
The optimistic attitude of a person born under the Chinese horoscope sign of the Horse extends to money. He or she spends freely until money runs out, and they happily looks for a job to earn more cash. Since Horse people are intelligent and talented, it is never difficult for them to find a job when needed. They do have a problem keeping employment, however, due to their ever shifting natures. Most Horse people have problems with commitment, whether it is to a job or a spouse.
People born under the sign of the Horse in the Chinese Zodiac have a need to run free. Just like the wild and proud Mustang, they will gallop about, changing direction with small shifts of the wind. Horse people respond to currents that others barely feel, and their patterns appear random to others. Do not count strongly on a person born as a Horse in Chinese astrology to finish what he or she starts, because there are too many distractions. Horse people have a hard time finishing chores, and they are very reluctant to commit to a relationship because it makes them feel very confined. Many Horse people would rather run the other way than discuss commitment.
Every Chinese sign is affected by one of five elements, and the Horse that is tempered by the element of Wood is really strongly affected by this element. Wood changes the Horse’s personality in many ways, and give a Horse the ability to stick to a project or relationship much more than the average Horse person can.
A Wood Horse, in the Chinese Zodiac, retains the sociable qualities of a Horse and also shares the Horse’s talent for physical movement and exercise. The Wood Horse, however, can set long term goals and stick to a plan or regimen much better than other Horses. As a result, Wood Horses are not so unpredictable, and make better partners and friends.
The person born as a Wood Horse in the Chinese horoscope still has the Horse’s adaptability and ability to handle change, but is so much more steady and reliable. The Wood Horse has the best of both worlds, because he or she is not getting distracted away from finishing tasks, but can still switch gears quickly if it is needed. A Wood Horse is also much better at making decisions. Since they are not so terrified of commitment, it is not so hard for them to make decisions in the first place.
Despite the difference from other Horses, a person born as a Wood Horse in the Chinese Zodiac still has a deep love of travel. This person is likely to use up his or her vacation time in exotic locales.