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Gallop Faster in the Year of the Horse


Evelyn Lim

“I discovered that the horse is life itself, a metaphor but also an example of life’s mystery and unpredictability, of life’s generosity and beauty, a worthy object of repeated and ever changing contemplation.” ~Jane Smiley

According to the Chinese Lunar calendar, the Year of the Horse starts from January 31, 2014. With the end of the year of the Snake in 2013, things are expected to gallop a lot faster. I thought it will be nice to share with you about what soothsayers are predicting for 2014 in my post today.

From ancient history, the horse is a favored auspicious animal amongst the 12 astrological Chinese symbols. While the dragon rules the sky, the horse – a creature that can be tamed and trained unlike the tiger – is considered to be the best runner on Earth. The dragon is mythical but the horse is a physical creature of beauty. According to Chinese myths, the horse has 30 percent of the dragon’s personality.

Like the dragon, the horse is revered for its majestic energy. To begin with, army generals ride on handsome-looking stallions for winning wars. The Chinese Goddess Kwan Yin has a white celestial horse too. Thus, the steed denotes nobility, leadership and excellence.

Predictions for the Year of the Wooden Horse

The horse year signifies adventure, speed and success. There is a common chinese proverb “ma dou chen gong” that puts it all together. Tellingly, it is also said that if a stallion is said to be able to run one-thousand-miles a day, it can help the Emperor win a battle.

Thus, expect to go on a wild and fast ride in 2014. Things are generally not expected to be stable. On the economic front, wide fluctuations are predicted.

On the personal front, be decisive. Because things move so fast, do not procrastinate on necessary actions. On the other hand, be sure to take calculated risk. This year is not the time to be impulsive as things will move doubly fast. Still, if you have the tendency to do too much planning and thinking, wait no more. Take advantage of the energy momentum! Follow your instincts and just do it!

The Year of the Horse is an excellent time for travel. So look out for opportunities that could even take you off the beaten track. Take off and fly!

The Energy of the Horse

Previous horse years include 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, and 2002. I had not planned things to be this way but my two girls were born – one in the year of the Dragon and the other in the year of the Horse (2002). You can imagine the energy in my home.

The majestic ruler of the sky and the fast runner of the Earth often find that they are not able to come into an agreement. Both are strong-willed and do not like being reined in. They have a knack of irritating each other. Yet, when they do get along, peace and harmony sets in. There is a boost of positive energy that rejuvenates the spirit of the home.

Min (which means quick-witted in Chinese), my younger girl, definitely has traits common to those born in the year of the horse. Accordingly, those who are horses are intuitive, free-spirited, independent, and need space to express themselves. Their keen sense of judgment often leads them to victory. They are also magnetic and at the same time, enjoy being admired. They are said to be able to lead generally abundant lives as they have the fortune of experiencing the finer things in life.

Famous personalities born in the year of the Horse include: Oprah Winfrey, Genghis Khan, Liam Hemsworth, Sir Isaac Newton, Barbara Streisand, Cindy Crawford, Jerry Seinfeld, John Travolta, and Paul McCartney.

Gallop With Speed

All in all, expect speed in the new year. Energy is abundant. Things will fly by in the blink of an eye. So if you have been spending way too much time delaying on a decision, this will be a great year to get moving. View your new project or phase as going on an adventure. To begin with, read my book Abundance Alchemy: Journey of Gold.

If you are reading this article, it may just be the sign that you need: buy a new property, launch a new business vision, make a money breakthrough (contact me about my energy healing services for wealth) and/or travel the world.

The Lunar New Year is observed for 15 days. It is a period of feasting and connecting with friends and relatives.

May you have a year of great prosperity and love ahead!

Abundance always,


Abundance Alignment Coach


First, let me introduce myself. My vision is to turn dreams into reality through self awareness, inspiring others to do the same. The various roles I play in the school of life include being a life coach, mother, wife, ex-Banker, Singaporean, and an internet entrepreneur. In terms of qualifications, I am also a Certified Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner, an Intuitive Consultant, and Vision Board Counselor. On this blog, I share about the various personal insights I have gained, my successes and challenges. I have since published books and programs such as Abundance Alchemy: Journey of Gold,Self-Love Secrets and Life Vision Mastery.

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