Chinese Astrology: Mou Wu year, meaning Horse within the Gate.
The Sixty-Year Cycle Chinese Calendar: Earthly Branch Horse and Heavenly Stem Earth.
People born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Horse are open, honest, and romantic. Horse people never tell a lie, but the flip side of that is that they can be blunt, and may end up offending others unintentionally. Really, the Chinese sign of the Horse just blesses its people with a keen sense of honestly.
Despite the occasional tendency to be blunt, people born under the Chinese horoscope sign of the Horse are usually surrounded by friends. Bright and gregarious, Horses can usually be found at the center of the social activities. Horse people are able to be friends with any other sign in the Chinese zodiac.
Although people born under the Chinese horoscope sign of the Horse make friends easily, they do not usually have many deep friendships. Like their animal sign, Horse people need to run, and enjoy solitude at high speed. As a result, they do not keep commitments well, and have learned to think carefully before committing to any relationship. A Horse may disappear from your life for years, and then reappear, ready to pick up the friendship where is left off.
This lack of ability to commit naturally translates to a Horse's love life as well. Horses are usually content to remain single until an advanced age, if they settle down at all. This doesn't mean that Horses go without love-in fact, they are quite romantic.
A person born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Horse loves romance and all the trappings, but the relationships do not usually last long.
As the personality of the Horse is tempered by one of the five elements in the Chinese horoscope, certain personality traits are modified. Horse people that are modified by the Earth element are far more grounded and steady than most Horses. While the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Horse has the tendency to be fickle, when it is modified by Earth is it much changed. Earth Horses consider carefully before making decisions and do not just gallop off into the sunset like other horses.
Earth Horses make use of their intelligence to examine every angle of a thing before making a decision. They are far more practical than others born under the Chinese horoscope sign of the Horse. These Horses are still very easygoing as other Horses are, and very adaptable to changes. Horses in general are great at taking things in stride, and Earth Horses can be very calm about last minute changes.
People born as Earth Horses according to the Chinese Zodiac are not quite as commitment shy as other Horses, because they can analyze things and see the benefits of a long term relationship. They still love to travel as much as other Horses, though, so anyone attempting a relationship with an Earth Horse should love travel as well, or be prepared for some separation.
Earth Horses are more responsible with their money than other Horses, because they can see the benefit of saving for a rainy day better than the average Horse. In general, Earth Horses seem a little more mature than other Horses.