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2014 is Year of the Horse and it will arrive on February 4, 2014 in China Standard Time. The first day of Chinese astrology year is the first day of the Tiger month. That is the day of Start of Spring in the Chinese Astrology Calendar. The Start of Spring is the time when the sun enters the 315th degree on the tropical zodiac. The Start of Spring in China Standard Time is at 6:04 A.M. on February 4, 2014. This day is not the Chinese New Year day. 2014 Chinese New Year Day is on January 31, 2014 in China Standard Time. Chinese New Year Day is the new moon day of the first lunar month. The new moon time is at 5:39 A.M. of January 31, 2014 in China Standard Time.
The Start of Spring in US Eastern Standard Time is at 17:04 P.M. on February 3, 2014, and in the US Pacific Standard Time is at 14:04 P.M. on February 3, 2014. Therefore, the 2014 Horse year starts on February 3, 2014 in US time zones.
Chinese Astrology uses one's birthday and birth time to predict their fortune. The astrological birth chart is built by the Chinese Astrology Calendar, which is a combination counting system of Yin-Yang Five Elements and 12 animals. The Five Elements are Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth. The twelve animal are Rat, Cow, Tiger, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Chicken, Dog and Pig. Year of 2014 is Wooden Horse. Because Wood (tree) is connected to the color of Green. Therefore, 2014 is the Year of Green Wood Horse .
We don't want to use Chinese animal sign from the birth year to predict people's fortune here. We are going to use a much more accurate method by using techniques from Chinese Professional fortunetellers to do a 2014 prediction. The method is from the theory of Yin-Yang Five Elements to predict people's fortune. The philosophy of Yin-Yang is the Balance. Traditional Chinese Astrology is a discussion about the balance of Five Elements. Each animal sign contains different Five Elements inside. So every animal sign can be converted into Five Elements. You can find your animal signs, Five Element weights and the astrological birth chart from our Chinese Astrology page.
Before predicting your fortune regarding to your money, career, marriage or health in 2014, you have to know what Type of Element you are and what your Lucky Element is from your Astrology Birth Chart. The Lucky Element is the major factor to determine people's fortune. 2014 is the Year of the Green Wooden Horse, which contains Fire and Earth. If your Lucky Element is Wood, Fire or Earth, then 2014 will bring you some degree of fortune. The strongest element of 2014 is Fire. Therefore, People whose lucky element is Fire will get most benefits in 2014.
For details and an accurate predictions, the first step to know your fortune is to know which elements and animals are in your birth chart. You can find that information from the Chinese Astrology Lucky Element page using your birthday and birth time.
Your Lucky Element
The following is the example of the Chinese Astrology Birth Chart.
The Birth Chart of June 15, 2008
Fire represents the person. This Birth Chart shows Fire-Type Person
This person was born on June 15, 2008 or June 30, 1948. The symbol of the upper row of the Day Column (a.k.a. Day Master) represents the person. So we can say Day Master is Male Fire, which represents this person. The birth chart has too little Metal and needs more Metal to balance the Five Elements. Therefore, the Lucky Element is Metal.
2014 is Male Wooden Horse year. Horse contains mainly Fire. Therefore, 2014 is Wood on the Fire. Wood can help Fire to burn hotter, higher and longer. This birth chart already has too much Fire. The strong Fire of 2014 makes this birth chart even more imbalanced. It's is not a good sign. The extremely stronger Fire lets this short-tempered person become even more hot-tempered. The irritating personality will likely bring very poor and hostile feelings in relationships with friends and siblings. Furthermore, possible bad investment, money loss and financial problems may come after.
Fortune Basic - Lucky Element and Day Master Type
2013 was the Year of Black Snake. Snake is the first year of the Fire cycle before Horse. The Fire of Snake is heat from the rising sun reaching to the top of sky. The Fire of Horse is the heat from ground which absorbs heat from the sun on the top of the sky. The Fire of Horse is hotter than the Fire of Snake. If you do great in 2013 because of Fire, then you will do even better in 2014.
2014 is Male Wood Snake Year. The Male Wood is connected to a tall tree. A tree needs sunshine, earth and water to grow stronger and taller. Horse contains Fire and Earth. If your birth chat contains water and Wood is your Lucky Element, then you will do well in 2014, too.
The following table shows people's luck in 2014 based on their Luck Element.
|Lucky Element||How good is my luck in 2014?|
|Metal||It's no good. Horse of 2014 contains mainly Fire. Metal is afraid of Fire. Metal and Wood of 2014 are opposite elements; they have fighting relationship. Luckily, Horse contains Female Earth, which has attraction relationship with Wood of 2014 into Earth. Earth is the mother element of Metal. Metal shouldn't be hurt by Fire too bad. But the fortune of 2014 is quite little. If Water is found in the birth chart or Major Cycle, then that can cool down the Fire and help Metal to survive. If Dragon or Cow is found in the birth chart or Major Cycle, then Metal will have the protection when Fire attacks. In this case, 2014 should be fine. If Metal is weak and hurt by Fire of 2014, then you need to pay attention on your respiratory system, because Metal is connected to lungs.|
|Water||It is no good. Horse of 2014 contains Fire and Earth. However Water is not afraid of Fire. Fortunately, the Earth of Horse can protect Fire from attacking by Water. Also, Wood of 2014 makes Fire stronger. That means Water cannot win over the Fire of 2014. Water should be too weak to help the birth chart, therefore the fortune of 2014 is limited. If Water is extremely weak in the birth chart, then we might have to pay attention to your kidneys, the urinary system.|
|Wood||It is fine. 2014 is a Wooden Fire Horse year. Fire is the child element of Wood. Mother Wood always helps child Fire to burn stronger. Wood does the giving without taking. Eventually, Wood will burn into dust. That implies 2014 will bring some kind of opportunities first, then those opportunities will disappear. Therefore, when we get help or advice, we need to learn from our sources as much as possible. We need to prepare to do the job by ourselves when help is not available. If there is no Fire or little Fire in the birth chart, Fire of 2014 will become very helpful. This is because Wood (Tree) needs water, earth and sunshine to grow taller and stronger. When lucky element Wood gains support from Fire, then stronger Wood will bring you better luck in 2014.|
|Fire||It is excellent. Horse is the strong animal containing Fire. Wood is the mother element of Fire. Wood can help Fire to burn longer. Wood also can protect Fire from extinguishing by Water. Wood and Fire together form a perfect combination for Fire. The fortune of 2014 will come very soon and last for at least one year long. Although, Fire is the lucky element, you still need to keep your mind on your heart / cardiovascular system during strong Fire Year.|
|Earth||It is very good. 2014 is Male Wood Horse Year. Horse contains Female Fire and Female Earth. Fire is the mother element of Earth. Earth is afraid of Wood. But Male Wood of 2014 and the Female Earth inside Horse have attraction relationship into Earth. That implies Horse can turn Earth's enemy into its friend. 2014 might bring a little trouble at the beginning, but it will end up with a good result. Just be patient; something will be changing and become better right after spring.|
The following table informs people's what event may occur in 2014 based on their Day Master Element Type. Day Master is the upper row symbol in the Day Column of the Birth Chart.
|Day Master Type||What will happen in 2014?|
|Metal||Wood of 2014 represents money or wealth to Metal. Therefore a money event
will appear in
2014. If you have strong Metal in your birth chart, then you will have
better money luck. This is because you knew how to mange
the money in the past. You should have a chance to increase your income,
investments or wealth. But if you have a weak Metal in the birth chart, then
you will feel short of money soon or later.
Snake of 2013 contains Fire. Horse of 2014 also contains Fire. Metal is afraid of Fire, which represents pressure, job, boss, teacher, career, trouble or law to Metal. Basically, your career luck will be same to 2013. If you were doing well in your career in 2013, then your career luck will continue and you might have a better career promotion opportunity to expand your power and working responsibilities during 2014. If you have trouble in your career in 2013, then the job pressure will be still there in 2014. You may even have more workload and a tighter schedule for your tasks.
2014 Wooden Horse contains Wood and Fire. Wood is money and Fire is career. If you own your business and have strong Metal in the birth chart, then your business will grow more than expected and the company's profit will increase much more than the previous year. If you work for someone with strong Metal, then you should have a job promotion or a potential raise or bonus. Money and career will arrive in the same pace.
But what if you have weak Metal? Metal cannot fight against Wood and Fire. Money and job will bring you big trouble. If you are a business person, then you might have money loss in your business or you may pay a penalty for a mistake in business. If you are an employee in an organization, you cannot be greedy with money. You better not receive illegal money. Otherwise, money will bring you bad reputation, maybe even a lawsuit.
If you are a man, then Wood of 2014 is connected to women, girlfriend or wife. If you are single, then you should have some chances to meet some women through social networks. If you are married, then you will spend more time with your spouse. If you are a woman, then Fire of 2014 connects to your boyfriend, husband or love opportunity. Therefore, a single woman should increase their social activities to meet more of the opposite sex. A married woman will spend time with her husband or her own career.
|Water||Wood of 2014 represents your outlook, performance, speech, behavior,
freedom or expression. That means 2014 is the time to show your talents to
others. Your social life will make you a little bit busier. If you become
popular, people will know you better. Therefore, Wood relates to your
fame or reputation.
If people like your mannerisms, then you should earn a good reputation. If people don't like your ways, then people will give you
Fire of 2014 Horse represents your money, wealth, luxury life and financial status. The Fire Horse of 2014 is the continuation from Fire Snake of 2013. If you have good money luck in 2013, then the money luck will keep coming toward you. If you suffer the pain of money in 2013, then the money pressure will be there waiting for you to resolve.
Horse of 2014 also contains Earth, which presents the career, pressure or law. If you have strong Water in your birth chart, then both of your money and career luck will be great in 2014. If Water is too weak in your birth chart and cannot accept the challenge from pressure in money and career, then bad health might come after. If people cannot properly manage money, then there is a chance to encounter a lawsuit because of money.
Water people will face challenges from reputation, money and career in 2014. It's hard to win them all. But if they have good planning with confidence inside themselves, then it's not difficult to earn money with reputation or money with career in the Wooden Horse Year.
Horse contains Fire, which is connected to a girlfriend or wife for a man. Horse contains Earth, which is connected to boyfriend or husband for a woman. Therefore, Horse brings love opportunities and relationships for Water people. If you are single, you should attend more social activities. You should have chances to build a good friendship. If you are in love, then you will spend more time with your love in 2014.
|Wood||Wood of 2014 represents your friends, siblings, or same generation
You will spend some of your time with them in 2014. If your Wood is weak in
the birth chart, then 2014 will be good year to you because your friends or
relatives will be around to help you whenever you need. They will provide good advice, which will make your job easier and bring your money
If your Wood is strong in the birth chart, then your relatives or friends will bring money trouble to you. It's not a smart move to any have risky investments with them or provide them with a short-term loan. However, we sometimes have to spend money to help someone we love for their health, education, business, career or special events. And this might happen in 2014.
Fire of 2014 Horse represents your speech, behavior, outlook, expression or talent. It's time to make yourself become popular. If your performance is good, then you will hear lots of compliments from people. You will enjoy social activities with your friends. If people don't your words and acts, then you will get bad reputation from them. Such a social life will make you tired.
Earth of 2014 Horse is connected to your money, finance or wealth. If you earn good reputation from people, then you will earn more income via that reputation. If your reputation is bad out there, then you will have difficulty to bring in money into your pocket.
Wood people will spend most of time to deal with friends, reputation and money in 2014. If you have good people relationship, then that friendship will help you to bring in great money and decent wealth all the way. But if your social connection is poor, then you don't have to expect good luck in money.
Earth of 2014 is also connected to girlfriend or wife for a man. If you are male, then your love opportunity or love relationship will be better than a female. Usually, a man has a good love relationship when he has good income.
|Fire||Wood of 2014 represents your parents, mentors, elders, protection,
knowledge, education or medicine. Therefore, you will often contact your
parents or persons who care you. Or you will spend more time learning. Or you will pay attention
to your health. Or you are planning to
buy a valuable property. Or you feel lots of support in your career path.
All these are signs of Wood to Fire people in 2014.
Fire of 2014 Horse represents your siblings, relatives or same generation friends. Since you will spend most of your time with them, your social activities will increase. When similar age people meet together, either they spend money together, or they group as a team to earn money. If Fire is strong in your birth chart, then you usually act as the group leader. Most of the time, a team leader will do more giving than taking. From the fortunetelling angle, a team leader will take less money into his pocket. If Fire is weak in your birth chart, then you will get more support, advice, and benefits from your group. Your money luck will be better than the group leader.
Earth of 2014 Horse represents your outlook, performance, expression or behavior to people. The Fire of Horse brings many of your relatives and friends to you. Earth of Horse gives you an opportunity to perform and show off. If your birth chart already contains lots of Earth, then people around you will criticize you talking too much. If your birth chart only has little Earth, people will listen when you talk and send you compliments. Either way, you will feel relaxed, free, and joyful.
2014 brings you love from family, elders, friends and youths. You will deal and connect with more people from the increase of social activities. Sometimes, you need to be patience with people. Strong Fire of 2014 might make you short-tempered, which will bring you bad reputation. If you have blood or heart disease, then you need to check out your cardiovascular system before summer.
|Earth||Wood of 2014 represents your job, career, boss, police or law. Your
behaviors or activities will encounter some restrictions. Or your work at
company will bring you pressure. Or you might be losing courage when facing
a big challenge. If you are a female, then 2014 is also a year for a
relationship because Wood is connected to a boyfriend or husband.
Fire in 2014 Horse represents your parents, elders, education, knowledge, or health. Therefore, you will spend some time to connect with your parents and elders. You might focus on education to expand your knowledge and skills. You also might watch your health more often. Fire is the mother element of Earth. 2014 will bring more support, safety, protection and stronger determination.
Earth in 2014 presents your siblings, friends or same generation relatives. Therefore, 2014 will be busy year for you to hang around your old and new friends. That's a sign of money opportunity. Friends might advise and inform you the location of treasure or possible money luck so you know where to get it. But be careful, it might be the other around. Your friends may want you to share your treasure, then you will need to donate some to them. This might happen, if you have strong Earth in your birth chart. In short, if Earth is your lucky element, then it will bring you extra income. If Earth is an unlucky element, then money loss is possible.
2014 contains Wood, Fire and Earth, which are related to career, support and confidence. If you had trouble in your career before, then 2014 is a very good year for your career development. You have good job opportunity in 2014. People around you want to support you, and you will have more confidence to on more challenges. This is a sign of career success.
Fortune Variation - Five Elements and Animal Relationships
Female Earth and Male Wood have a Stem Attraction Relationship into Earth. Horse also contains Earth. Therefore, if Earth is your lucky element and you have Female Earth in your birth chart, then 2014 will be your lucky and joyful year. If Female Earth is your Day Master (upper low of the Day Column in the birth chart) and you are a female, then it's possible that a love relationship, engagement or marriage is coming toward you.
Pig contains Male Water and Male Wood. Horse contains Female Fire and Female Earth. Male Water and Female Fire have attraction relationship into Wood. Male Wood and Female Earth have attraction relationship into Earth. Therefore Pig and Horse have hidden double attraction relationships, which is good for people, in both social and love relationships. If a person was born on Earth Pig Day, then 2014 will be a marriage or romantic year.
In Chinese astrology, Horse is a Romantic Star to the people born in year of Cow , Snake or Chicken . If you were born on Cow, Snake or Chicken day, Horse is your Romantic Star, too. When the Romantic Star comes to your birth chart, you will have more opportunities to meet opposite sex and your love relationship will develop faster and deeper.
Male Metal and Male Wood have a Fighting Relationship. Rat and Horse have a Fighting Relationship. Both of fighting relationships imply poor social relationships, which makes it hard for these people to find a close friend or love relationship. If you are in love now. then your love relationship could slow down.
Horse is the hottest animal in the Fire group. If both Snake and and Sheep are found in your birth chart or current 10-Year Major Cycle, then three of them form the strongest Fire combination. If your lucky element is Fire, then 2014 will be one of the wonderful years in your life.
If both Tiger , and Dog are found in your birth chart or current 10-Year Major Cycle, then three of them form another powerful Fire combination. If your lucky element is Fire, then 2014 will bring you a big surprise and you will remember it for life. If Male Fire or Female Fire are also found in birth chart or 10-Year Major Cycle, then people will admire your luck in 2014.
If Horse is already found in the birth chart, then 2014 brings in another Horse into the birth chart. When two Horses together, the temperature will be even hotter. That implies people become impatient and easily become irritated. If the person makes a mistake because of their short temper, then the person will blame himself. Because of this, he might then make another mistake or accident afterwards.
2014 is a strong Fire year. When Fire is ignited, the flames of Fire will go high very quickly. Therefore, when something related to Fire is going to happen, it will arrive before you know it. Usually, the flame of Fire cannot last too long. That means you need to prepare to receive the fortune when the opportunity appears. Otherwise, the opportunity will come and disappear too soon.
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Chinese Pictographic Character - Horse
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