Xen Dolev mentions the Chinese New Year and links to a site explaining all the zodiac signs. I found the description of my sign, the Horse, pretty interesting:
Horses are very appealing people. They are warm and friendly and dearly love social atherings with plenty of people. They are perceptive and enjoy talking. They have a high spirited nature and are changeable. This makes them hot-tempered, rash, and headstrong. They are always falling in and out of love. Quick to warm to someone, they are just as quick to lose interest. Here today and gone tomorrow-these are the Horses. Then when you decide not to see them again, here they come ready to pick up where they left off!
Horses are adventurers at heart, but they do have sharp minds and good abilities for managing money. They are self-reliant and energetic. They love exercise, both mental and physical. Their movements are rapid, yet graceful; their speech is quick, yet elegant. Horses want things their way and they will become aggressive when all else fails. They value their freedom above all else. They are not possessive or jealous of others. Being moody creatures, Horses depend on the feel of things. They possess the ability to improvise while events are in motion and can handle several things at once. Horses find it difficult to unwind. They keep strange hours and suffer from insomnia. When they stop, it is usually from exhaustion. It is hard for them to follow a schedule for they have no respect for routine.They need to keep busy but do best when given a free hand.
Horses are full of new ideas to solve tricky problems. When they have an idea, they want to get right to it. They work around the clock until they finish. Horses want you to come to the point quickly since they don’t have time to spare. They will not care if you are blunt, just don’t waste their time.
Horses must be allowed to show their emotions. They are hot-blooded, hot-tempered, and impatient,and they will gladly demonstrate. In love, Horses are quite vulnerable. They give up everything for the object of their affections. This causes them trouble since they are such impulsive creatures! They must learn to use caution. If one has a Horse in their house, you can bet the Horse receives most of the attention. Horses like being the hub and have everything revolving about them. In return, they work hard and share with everyone.
Horses don’t mind starting over. They maintain their determination and enjoy new successes. They belong in careers where they are surrounded by people. They sway crowds and love being flattered. The willful Horses get into countless predicaments but they bail themselves out. They enjoy fighting their own battles. Colorful and lively, they make many friends. If they could be in several places at once,they would be delighted! Their spirit is restless and searching. Creativity is part of their being.They are talented writers and performers.
I’m not entirely sure about the whole “people person” aspect of the horse, but the impatience, the desire to get a project done in one sitting, the loving being flattered, the wanting to be in several places at once, the impulsiveness, the difficulty in following a schedule…lots of this stuff sounds familiar :> Check out what they have to say about Geminis, too:
Element: Air–View the world through thought.
Stone: Citrine, Amber, Tourmaline
Colors: yellow; light green.
Attractions: Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius
Motto: I Communicate
Notable people born under the sign of Gemini: Queen Victoria, John Wayne, Anne Frank, Henry Kissinger, Marilyn Monroe, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, ; Judy Garland, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
These people usually have nervous energy to burn.
Many forms of travel appeal to Gemini people.
Faced with demands of the long haul they may just give up or change direction.
They prefer to be part of a large group. They tend to liven up any social situation.
They are often accused of being fickle and/or superficial–their view is that it is not a crime to change ones mind.
They put great stock in non-attachment.