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The Year of the Horse is Almost Here

A brand new year is almost here. The Chinese New Year, based on the lunar calendar, commences on January 31, 2014. Those who are pregnant or will give birth between now and February 18, 2015, will have babies born under the Chinese astrological sign of the Wooden Horse.

Chinese astrology consists of 12 different zodiac signs (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig) represented by animals as well as five different elements (fire, earth, metal, water, wood) that change depending on the year.

The zodiac sign, in addition to the element a child is born under, is part of what determines their various characteristics. Babies born in the current year, under the snake sign are said to be smart, patient, humble, energetic and humble.

So what should parents who are expecting little horses expect?

Much like the animal, babies born under the horse sign are said to be strong-willed and charming. They are also smart and filled with unbridled enthusiasm. In addition, they are said to make easy conversation and be highly organized.

A recent Huffington Post article said that parents of Horse babies should allow children born under the Horse sign to have lots of time in nature and not to impose too many restrictions on them causing them to rebel. A good sense of discipline is also encouraged to help control the sometimes stubborn horse’s impulses.

With those characteristics in mind, it’s not surprising that these are a few of the more well known Horses: Condoleezza Rice, Jerry Seinfeld, Jackie Chan and John Travolta.

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