This new year welcomes the arrival of the year of the wooden horse and says goodbye to the year of the water snake. People born in the year of the horse are said to be animated, active and energetic and love being in a crowd. They are quick to learn independence and they have a straightforward and positive attitude towards life. They are known for their communication skills and are exceedingly witty.
If you are born in the year of the horse according to superstition, in your zodiac year you will offend Tai Sui, the god of age, and will experience bad luck for the whole year. To avoid this you should wear something red, which has been given to you by someone else. In general, the lucky colours of team horse are are green, red and purple; the lucky numbers are three, four and nine, and the lucky flowers are giant taro and jasmine.
Famous horsey people
Oscar-winning actress, Jennifer Lawrence
Mongol ruler, Genghis Khan
Billionaire philanthropist, Oprah Winfrey
Ear-biting boxer, Mike Tyson
The Beatles rocker, Paul McCartney
First man on the moon, Neil Armstrong
Soul legend, Aretha Franklin
Flemish master painter, Rembrandt
Writer, mama and adventurer, Eirene Watson-Power