Year of the Horse, Chinese Zodiac 2026

The recent years of the horse are 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, 1942… If you were born in one of the years, your Chinese zodiac sign is the Horse.

Chinese Zodiac Horse Years 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966...

The Chinese zodiac Horse years come every 12 years as a cycle.

In Chinese element theory, each zodiac year is associated with one of the five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, or Earth. For example, 1990 is the year of Metal Horse. 

Chinese zodiac years are based on the Chinese lunar calendar which is around one/two months later than the Gregorian calendar. 

Horse Years Birth Dates Types of Horse
2026 17 Feb 2026 to 5 Feb 2027 Fire Horse
2014 31 Jan 2014 to 18 Feb 2015 Wood Horse
2002 12 Feb 2002 to 31 Jan 2003 Water Horse
1990 27 Jan 1990 to 14 Feb 1991 Gold Horse
1978 7 Feb 1978 to 27 Jan 1979 Earth Horse
1966 21 Jan 1966 to 8 Feb 1967 Fire Horse
1954 3 Feb 1954 to 23 Jan 1955 Wood Horse
1942 15 Feb 1942 to 4 Feb 1943 Water Horse

Use the Chinese Zodiac calculator below to find out your zodiac sign and element.

Horse’s Personality

People born in the year of the horse are optimistic, energetic, and cheerful. Bright like the shining sun, they are unwilling to lose and always ready to fight. They are generous as well and easygoing in regard to making friends.

However, the weaknesses of horse people, are recklessness, impatience, and stubbornness. They easily lose their temper but soon return to normal. They are not clearly aware of their weaknesses and change over a short period of time, which sometimes results in their treating others rudely.

Five Elements of the Horse

In Chinese elements theory, there are five elements: Gold (Metal), Water, Wood, Fire, and Earth. Each zodiac year is associated with an element. Chinese people believed that personal characteristics are associated with the birth of animal signs and elements. People born with different animal signs and elements will have different personalities.

Horses Birth Years Personality Traits
Fire Horse 1966, 2026 insightful, cautious, conservative
Wood Horse 1954, 2014 creative, hot-tempered, impatient
Water Horse 1942, 2002 kind, gentle, generous, simple
Gold Horse 1930, 1990 outgoing, emotional, stubborn
Earth Horse 1918, 1978 optimistic, hard-working, reckless

Read more details on the Five Elements of Zodiac Horse.

Horse's Compatibility

Thanks to horse people’s heartwarming personalities, they are easy to get along with and they have many friends.

Horse's Compatibility

Best Match with Horse: Tiger, Dog

Being active, generous, and hard-working, tigers and horses have similar personalities. They will work for the same goals and offer support to each other.

Drawing by the dog’s independence and sincerity, the energetic horse people would fall in love with the glamorous dogs at first sight.

Worst Match with Horse: Ox

Ox people may have a rocky relationship with the Horse as they have totally different values and conflicting personalities. Even though they can tolerate each other's differences, but there will always be tension.

People born in ox years are reserve, they cannot bear repeated tricks. However, horse people rarely maintain a lasting relationship outside of work, they cannot well balance their career and family. So, it is hard to find common ground between the Ox and the Horse people.

Horse's 2022 Horoscope

No matter how good or bad predictions for horses in 2022 are, or what type of horse you are, you don't need to take it too seriously. It is for reference only, just like western astrology.

Horse's Horoscope 2022

Horse’s Health Prediction in 2022

Health and safety are the issues that horse people need to focus on this year. Try to do health checkups on schedule for timely prevention of epidemic diseases.

Horse’s Career Predictions in 2022

Horses will achieve success in their careers as long as they work hard and make good use of their talents. They can expand their social circle with the help of eminent friends, which will greatly help the development of their careers. Horses should respond to pressure from their superiors.

Horse’s Finance Fortune in 2022

Horses will do a good job this year and get more pay for more work. But they will also easily have ups and downs. Those who like to invest and do private business, should not be eager for quick profits or put all their eggs in one basket.

Horse’s Relationship Prediction in 2022

This year single Horses will have good luck and results in love and relationships. Those who are in long-distance relationships, however, will feel disturbed by their separation, so they should keep in good touch with each other and avoid misunderstandings over small things.

Read more on Horse's Horoscope in 2022.

How to Get Lucky in 2022 for Horse People?

Follow the lucky things and avoid these unlucky, it may help you have a smooth 2022.

Horse's Lucky Things

Horse's Lucky Things

Horse's Unlucky Things

Famous People Born in the Year of the Horse

Introduction to the 12 Zodiac Animals

Listed below are all the 12 zodiac animals with detailed information, check out which animal sign you belong to and get lucky in 2022!

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