Someone sent me my Chinese horoscope today. I was born in the year of the Horse. According to Wikipedia Horses have the following qualities:
"The Horse personality is often willing to give, as well as expect, a lot of liberty. These people are extremely independent and confident. The Horse person is very quick-witted, inquisitive and determined. They are very good at recognizing patterns, and are often on to the thought in another's mind even before the other has expressed it.
"In general, these people are gifted. They adore being the center of everyone's attention, but they prefer to be recognized for their skills and are easily flattered. On the other hand, these people have an honesty and genuine warmth which attracts lots of people and helps them make new friends. People generally confide in a Horse person because he/she is sincerely interested in their thoughts and feelings and is able to help with both wise words and an action. However, there is a small problem about it: the horse person is so excited by new discoveries that it is difficult for them to keep a secret. This is not something that arises out of malice or revenge; sometimes they just cannot help themselves."
That's the good news. Now the outlook for 2008:
" Horses are in conflict with Tai Sui in this Rat year. This year’s luck is not good, and evil stars amalgamate in your life chart. Lucky stars are unable to lend strength. Every matter is not going smoothly, wealth luck is low, so you have to be calm and endure this harsh period. Be extra vigilant when investing or signing contracts, to prevent falling into traps, causing losses in wealth and reputation."
Yikes! I'm staying under the covers until 2009...