December 9 - December 15, 2019
While the month of the Rat is not the easiest month of any lunar year for you it is an important month for you and your relationships and the timing couldn't be better. The month of the Rat falls halfway between the last month of the Horse and the next and while this puts the focus on your relationships, as your opposing Sign this can put pressure on you as well. As your relationship needs start to dominate, this evokes a 'what about me' response. This can make it appear that there are relationship challenges, where it is actually the Rat waking you up to your own needs. A Horse Moon midweek and the Full Moon this will create is a clash between your personal and relationship needs. However, with the Year of the Rat beginning next month, this is a valuable chance to get to the heart of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you.
2019 - Year of the Pig
For the Horse, the contrast between the Year of the Dog and the Year of the Pig is quite extreme, but it is an exciting one. For the Horse, the Year of the Dog is a playful year, with your friend the Dog not really pushing you. The Dog goes easy on you, doesn’t demand that you put more effort into anything than you need to and would rather that you come out and play. Yet when the Year of the Dog ends on 5th February and the Year of the Pig begins, so too does one of the busiest years in a 12 year lunar cycle. This opens the door to a year that is set to have a lot of job growth, opportunities and potential.
You might have to work harder and life might become busier, but it comes with real potential and opportunities. This also makes the month of the Rabbit and the month of the Goat a lot more significant this year. The Pig, Rabbit and Goat belong to the same affinity triad and are the best of friends. In addition, for the Horse, the month of the Rabbit is always a potentially lucrative month, while the month of the Goat will always promote career opportunities. This makes March and April potentially lucrative points in the year, while July could see some stunning career developments. Especially as the month of the Goat kicks off with a total solar eclipse on 3rd July.
The Year of the Pig is also a good year for taking more care of your health, getting in more exercise or just paying more attention to your health in general. The Pig supports any investment into your health and wellbeing. With the playful Year of the Dog ending on the Chinese New Year, part of maintaining your physical, mental and emotional health is holding onto some of this influence, choosing to make a balance between work and play a priority from the get go.
All in all, the Year of the Pig is likely to be a busy year, but also an opportune year where you are able to experience satisfaction from time and effort invested. This is also a good year for giving back, in terms of volunteering or just being of service.
About the Horse
The Horse is high-spirited, confident and energetic. They have an adventurous streak and love to travel. They regard personal freedom with such great importance that at times it causes them to be candidly selfish in pursuit of it. Horses generally have a positive outlook on life.
They are temperamental and are prone to erratic behavior. Their unpredictability makes them simultaneously exciting and exasperating lovers. Horses fall in and out of love easily and are likely to change mates frequently.
Horses are friendly and need people around them. This shouldn't be a problem as they are open-minded, witty and animated. So usually they are popular and can be really attractive. They like to stand out in a crowd and can be rather impatient.
Cheerful and sociable, Horses are well-loved by friends. They are generous to a fault. Their uncanny ability to make spot on decisions in situations that lack evidence or substantial facts endows them with the potential for success in business.
Compatible: Tigers, Goats & Dogs
Difficult: Snakes & Rabbits