The Chinese Zodiac, known as Sheng Xiao, is based on a twelve year cycle, each year in that cycle related to an animal sign. Select your Gregorian date of birth, and you’ll reveal your date of birth according to the lunar calendar together with your zodiac sign.
Those born within these years are recognized as energetic, bright and intelligent. Well, I am excited to say that I was born the year of the horse. According to one report, “For those born on the year of the horse, they will encounter the Year of Birth (Benming Nian). It is believed they will offend Taisui, the god in charge of fortune, so their finances may fluctuate.” Hopefully the fluctuate in the good way.
The spirit of the horse is recognized to be the Chinese people’s ethos – making unremitting efforts to improve themselves. It is energetic, bright, warm-hearted, intelligent and able. Ancient people liked to designate an able person as ‘Qianli Ma’, a horse that covers a thousand li a day (one li equals 500 meters).
As the year of the horse is “my year” and as I do not celebrate the Chinese Zodiac calendar I have been racking my brain since Friday to think of another way I can celebrate the year of the horse. I have found that there are half a dozen pieces of clothing and accessories – many from top designers – that bear likeness to horses. Honestly, when i began looking I was amazed and at how many beautiful pieces have horses on them!