Year of the horse stamps issued by Philippines post. The stamps features Stylized head of horse and Stylized horse. Year of the horse 2014 is Wooden Horse because Wood (tree) is connected to the colour Green.
Chinese Astrology uses one’s birthday and birth time to predict their fortune. The astrological birth chart is built by the Chinese Astrology Calendar, which is a combination counting system of Yin-Yang, Five Elements and 12 animals. The Five Elements are Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth. The twelve animals are Rat, Cow, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Chicken, Dog and Pig.
For followers of Chinese astrology it is also the calculation basis for identifying “favourable” days on which to hold feasts and celebrations. The traditional Chinese year always begins at the second new moon after the winter solstice, i.e. between 21st January and 21st February.
Moreover, in a fixed annual cycle each year is assigned one of the twelve signs of the zodiac with its associated character traits. The Year of the Horse begins on 31st January 2014 and lasts until 18th February 2015. People born in the Year of the Horse are generally very popular. They may be considered restless, but always radiate geniality.
Horse people are active and energetic. They got plenty of sex-appeal and know how to dress. Horses love to be in the crowd, maybe that is why they can usually be seen in such occasions like concerts, theaters, meetings, sporting occasions, and of course, parties.
Title: Year of the Horse stamps issued by Philippines
Date of Issue: 2 December 2013
Denominations: 10 p, 30 p