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Year of the Horse Predictions 2014: For the world in general

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Regardless of your Chinese sign of the Zodiac, here are some predictions for the Year of the Horse. The Lunar New Year for the Year of the Horse started on Jan 31, 2014 and lasts until Feb 18, 2015.

The Chinese Zodiac consists of a cycle of 12 animals that interact with the five elements: wood, metal, fire, water, earth. And so, 2014 is the year of the Wood Horse.

Good year for travel

Horses are legendary for their ability to run for long distances, and so for all signs of the zodiac, this is a good year for travel.

Good year for leaders

2014 is a good year for leaders of all kinds, especially for those who really want to make a difference, and make it happen. Others will be happy for your success.

Negotiations Difficult

The Year of the Horse (wood) will be a fiery one, full of conflicts, as the element wood provides fuel for the energetic fire of the Horse. An aggressive mood infects many this year. Especially later in the year, when there is increasing potential for heated clashes, as people stick to what they believe, and will not be moved. They're willing to stand up and fight for their beliefs and won't be swayed, regardless of the consequences. And so negotiations of any kind, even compromise, will be difficult. There'll be lots of scandals, conflicts, explosions and arguments.

Not a good business year for some industries

2014 is an unstable year for financial businesses, and not a good year for mining or fishing The Horse is a galloper, and even though during the first half of the year, business involving property suffers, prices will bounce back during the last half of the year.

Good year for some signs

Snakes should find 2014 an easy year, and if you were born under the sign of the Sheep, Tiger, or Dog, this will be a prosperous year for you. (See table below for your sign).

  • Sheep will have an especially good year with promotions at work possible.
  • Tigers considering real estate deals should proceed with them as it is a good property year for hungry tigers (but remember prices down first half of year, bounce back in last half).
  • Dogs, who may have been running lonely and single, will find it a good dating year, and Dogs already in relationships will find it a good year for marriage (be sure to pick an auspicious date to enhance).
  • Monkeys should spread themselves around this year, moving or traveling.
  • Roosters should be careful with money - don't gamble.
  • Pigs, surrounded by all kinds of help, can make breakthroughs in business.
  • Rats can depend on luck to keep them out of trouble.
  • Ox and Horse are in conflict, so Ox should avoid conflicts and be on the lookout for potential enemies.
  • For Rabbit, this will be a year of romance and controversy, but with lots of happiness everywhere.
  • And, last but not least, Dragon. Dragon's general fortune is ok, but they need to take care more of their physical condition.

The Chinese ways of saying Happy New Year are Gong Xi Fa Cai (Mandarin) and Gong Hey Fat Choy (Cantonese).

Happy Chinese New Year to all. (恭禧發財)

Chinese Zodiac Signs

  • Snake: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
  • Horse: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
  • Sheep: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003
  • Monkey: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004
  • Rooster: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005
  • Dog: 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
  • Pig: 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007
  • Rat: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
  • Ox: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
  • Tiger: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
  • Rabbit: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
  • Dragon: 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
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