I wrote a blog in November regarding Chinese Astrology so a few of you may know 2014 is Year of the Horse. Last year was the year of the Snake! The Chinese New Year Day is on January 31, 2014 however, the Year of the Horse begins at 6:04 A.M. on February 4, 2014 Chinese Standard Time. The Chinese New Year Day is the new moon day of the first lunar month. In the United States, the 2014 Horse year starts on February 3, 2014. In addition, those with birthdays in 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, 1941, 1930, 1918, and 1906 are also Horses. The spirit of the horse is energetic, bright, warm-hearted, intelligent, and able.
If you or someone you care about is a Horse (based on Chinese Astrology) and would like fused glass to commemorate your Chinese Zodiac please check out my horse pendants (all of which can also be made into a key chain, bookmark, or magnet for a small cost). If you would like something other than a pendant i.e., a wine stopper, night light, business card holder, etc., just email me and I can create a custom fused glass piece to represent your Chinese year. Sadly none of my fused glass pieces shown are on my sites right now, albeit if you want one please let me know.
Meanwhile if you would like to have a little fun and learn about the Chinese Zodiac Horse Symbol read on. The following information comes from the Chinese New Year and Travel China Guide sites. *Note: the information is for entertainment purposes.
Chinese Astrology uses one’s birthday and birth time to predict ones fortune. The Chinese Astrology Calendar builds the astrological birth chart based on 12 animals. The 12 animals used in the Chinese calendar are Rat, Cow, Tiger, Dragon, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Chicken, Dog, and Pig.
According to the Chinese calendar, when it comes to fortune, 2014 would be a better year for those people who were born under The Year of the Horse. Horses are naturally lucky when it comes to money resources and career. All that is needed is for him to do is to rightly manage some aspects in his life. As for clothing, the lucky colors to wear this year are purple, blue, and grey. Horses’ lucky numbers are 7, 3, and 2.
An individual who is born under the Year of the Horse loves to be involved on charity events and is always wanting to build his/her own humanitarian projects. People born in the year of the horse have ingenious communicating techniques and in their community, they like to be in the limelight. They are clever, kind to others, and like to join in a venture career. Although they sometimes talk too much, they are cheerful, perceptive, talented, earthy, but stubborn. They like entertainment and large crowds. They are popular among friends, active at work and refuse to be reconciled to failure, although their endeavor cannot last indefinitely. Because of the Horse natural friendly characteristic, he/she is loved by many.
They cannot bear too much constraint. They are usually impatient and hot blooded about everything other than their daily work. They are independent and rarely listen to advice. Failure may result in pessimism. They usually have strong endurance but with bad temper. Flamboyant by nature, they are wasteful since they are not good with matters of finance due to a lack of budgetary efficiency. Some of those who are born in the horse like to move in glamorous circles while pursuing high profile careers.
Horses are trustworthy individuals who will not let you down during your down times. As a friend, they will be there to cheer you up and they will even take you to great places just to ease out your sadness. You will not regret hanging along with a Horse as a friend or as a lover. He/she will be there for you as long as you need.
The twelve animals representing the rotating 12-year cycle that is the basis of the Chinese Zodiac. There are some great websites that explain the Chinese Zodiac but just like the Western Zodiac they vary a little. To determine what your Chinese Animal is check the table I provided or this site. It is interesting how the rat won out over the poor cat – notice no year of the cat. For one version of the legend how the animals were chosen check out this site.
Please let me know if you have any questions or if you would like a fused glass item with any Chinese Zodiac symbols. If you would like something other than a pendant i.e., a wine stopper, night light, business card holder, etc., just email me and I can create a custom fused glass piece.
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