August 26 - September 1, 2019
For the Horse, the final days of the month of the Monkey are always important for having your head in the game, ideas on the table and the communication lines open. This is because the Monkey not only makes it easier to communicate, share ideas and express yourself but to do so creatively. This is a good time for writing projects or any situation where words and creative expression go together. With the month of the Monkey coming to a close on Friday's New Moon, there is also a growing sense of urgency when it comes to communication in general. This is the last time that the Monkey can help out on the communication front before the Year of the Rat begins in January, which for the Horse will put the focus on your relationships. It is Friday's New Moon that will usher in the month of the Rooster, which for the Horse will put the focus on home and family matters, just in time for the weekend.
2020 - Year of the Rat
If you never really got to take a break at the end of 2019 and you began 2020 on the same treadmill, you can blame/thank the Pig for that. For the Horse, the Year of the Pig is the busiest and most industrious year in a 12 year cycle and until it ends on 24th January, you are likely to remain busy, trying to keep up with the hectic pace this can set. However, this is when the pace will ease back to a normal level, but the rewards and momentum will continue. You should notice a flow on effect from that in February and March, when new professional opportunities open up, with a flow on effect in July and August, the most potentially lucrative months of 2020.
It is the same New Moon that brings the Chinese New Year forward to an earlier date this year and brings the Year of the Pig to a close on 24th January that will also usher in the Year of the Rat. For the Horse, the Year of the Rat can be a challenging year, especially if you don’t understand the opportunities it brings and in essence, how to work the system. The Horse and Rat are opposing signs and everything about the Year of the Rat is opposite to who you are. If you try and convert the Year of the Rat to operate in a way that fits in with you there will be challenges, for it is the Rat that is in control this year. However, it is the very fact that the Rat challenges you, that you won’t be able to revert to old habits, patterns or to operate on autopilot. The Rat also puts the focus on your relationships, so you may find that there are people that come into your life or who are already in your life, that challenge you.
Whether through your personal or professional relationships, there will be people who challenge the way you look at and see the world and this is something you will ultimately benefit from. We have a leap month this year, when one month is repeated and for you this couldn’t be more perfect. The month being repeated is the month of the Snake, with the first running from 23rd April to 22nd May and the second from 22nd May to 21st June. For the Horse this is a nostalgic and reflective month and after the busy year you had last year, this will be a chance to take a break from life’s fast lane, especially, as February and March are still likely to be busy, especially professionally.
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