Can you guess what Halle Berry and Rembrandt have in common?  Well, they were both born under the Sign of the Horse.


2014 is the Year of the Horse.


Other famous Horses you may know ~ Franklin D Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the US; Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon; the American singer Aretha Franklin; and the model Cindy Crawford.


If you were born in 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, or 2002 – you were born under the Sign of The Horse.

I was born in the Year of the Ox.  My advice ~  Never. Cross. An. Ox.

According to Chinese astrology, the animal signs that are four years apart from each other are believed to be compatible, but are incompatible if they are six years apart. Curious? Here’s the compatibility chart.

People born in the Year of the Horse are extremely animated and active. They tend to be energetic, bright and intelligent with excellent communication skills. Generally cheerful, popular and talented, they enjoy entertaining and are easy to get along with.


And there’s more to Chinese New Year than lion dances and firecrackers,  don’t cha know.

cny red underwear chai

If you are born in a horse year, tradition dictates that this year you should wear red. Every Day.  For a Whole Year.

tai sui amulet

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. I’m thinking underwear.  For luck and prosperity. (Oh, and expect all your whites to turn pink.)

There’s plenty of underwear for sale in Chinese shops ~ all sport the Chinese character Chai (Prosperity) emblazoned in gold.

cny red underwear shop


cny red underwear wearing chai

The Chinese Zodiac (中国十二生肖 Zhōngguó shí èr Shēngxiào) is on Toni’s Page.  Find out what zodiac animal you are, your personality traits, who you share them with….. and if you’ll be wearing red undies any time soon.

Does the horse sound like anyone you know?

Are you into the Chinese New Year animal signs?

What’s yours?


Toni 2/8/14


  1. My animal is the dog–and compatible with the horse (maybe because I let the stronger sign shine while I wait patiently panting with happy pleasure just because I love my friend???!!!). Then, I gave myself the gift of rereading your page of beautiful writing slowly and with such admiration and joy! M.


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