On Gothamist this morning, was a beautiful picture and subsequent article about the Chinese New Year (The Year of the Ox).
I DO NOT promote or defend zodiacs or horoscopes (email me if you absolutely must know why), but in looking up the information today about the Chinese New Year, I discovered something hilarious about the Year of the Horse (which I fall under).
Per Wikipedia: People as a rule 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, but 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.
So this is why I can't keep secrets????
And for my guy friend B who is eight months older than I am -- Males born under the year of the Horse are considered charming and attractive to members of the opposite sex.
Sounds like this explains how so many of his stories start with "So, I went on a date with this girl one time..."
There was also a funny paragraph about rats (February 84-85) Horses should beware of the Rat, as any relationship with this sign is said to be extremely trying for the horse. Of all relationships between Chinese zodiac signs, a relationship between a rat and a horse is said to be the worst. The rat may just be too calculating, dictatorial and possessive for the free-spirited and independent horse. A relationship with a rat can potentially break down the horse's free-spirit and cause rage in the rat - as neither will be willing to yield to the other. Rats and Horses will attract each other like no other. Male Horses, especially, will find the female Rat irresistible, though they always bring out the worst in each other.
So apparently, I should stay far, FAR away from Rats. Of all kinds. :)