“Year of the Horse” — A New Year Gallops On
The Chinese New Year doesn’t start until Jan. 31, 2014. but many people start thinking of the animal sign on the first of the New Year. The spirit of the horse is recognized in the Chinese zodiac as energetic, elegant, warm-hearted, intelligent and able, but also capricious with a skittish and anxious nature as well.
The year of the Wooden Horse is supposed to be a temperamental one, so if you feel like horsing around during the upcoming festivities, that may be particularly fitting this year. Just be careful with the fireworks! Since 2014 is meant to be a tempestuous year, prepare for a thrill ride ahead. Green, blue and yellow are all supposed to be lucky colors to wear, and lucky foods include fish and caviar.
The Wood Horse year is a time of victory, unexpected adventure, and an excellent year for travel, and the more far away and off the beaten path the better. But you have to know when to act fast in a Horse year. Energy is high and production is rewarded. Decisive action, not procrastination, brings victory. However, events move so quickly in a Horse year that you don’t want to gallop off in the wrong direction.
In Chinese astrology, a Horse year is considered a fortunate year. Horses were believed to be magical, to fly (like Pegasus), but with the Chinese Bodhisattva Guan Yin as its rider. Her white Horse flies through the heavens, bringing peace and blessings.
So, take a leap and fly. If it’s right, then don’t overthink it. The Year of the Wood Sheep (2015) will be one in which you can enjoy the comfort of the arts. Therefore, make the best of 2014—a year for freedom, adventure, good times. But impulse control not to overdo it or to overspend is the only boundary for the optimist who thinks everything will work out. Enjoy the Year of the Horse!