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In traditional China, dating methods were based on lunar calendar. The Chinese Lunar Calendar is based on the cyclical dating that is governed by the track record of the new moon. An accepted folk method which reflected this cyclical method of recording years is the Twelve Animal Signs. Every year in the calendar is represented by an animal name or sign according to a repeating cycle: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Boar. Hence, every twelve years the same animal name or sign would reappear. February 12, 2002-January 31, 2003 was the Chinese Year of Horse.

According to the popular Chinese myth the animal ruling the year in which a person is born tremendously influences his or her behavior and traits. People born in the year of the horse are full of positive hope, sharp-minded, like to dress fashionably, gifted with a silver tongue, and have acute insight. They do not adhere to old habits and like to show off.

They tend to fall very easily in and out of love, have an immense sense of good humor and are very well-liked.

Most of the people born in the year of the horse are willful and leave their homes when they are quite young; those who stay at home start their careers early. They are vigorous and energetic. Some of their other personality traits include their passion for intellectual activities and sports, and it is quite evident from their skillful actions, graceful posture, and excitement while speaking. They are known for their rash decisions and react quickly. A person who is born in the year of the horse is kind, likes to join in fun and party, and is an easy going person. They are flexible, active and intelligent, and can usually control others. Horse people are compatible with dogs followed by tiger and goat. However they don’t gel well with rats and monkeys. 123ChineseNewYear offers information on Chinese New Year Horse from all over the world.