Location: Tang Dynasty China
It is now the morning of January 31st in China, and the start of a new year – the year of the horse (wood element). According to astrologer Susan Levitt:
The Wood Horse year is a time of fast victories, unexpected adventure, and surprising romance. It is an excellent year for travel, and the more far away and off the beaten path the better. Energy is high and production is rewarded. Decisive action, not procrastination, brings victory. But you have to act fast in a Horse year. If you are not 100% secure about a decision, then don’t do it. Events move so quickly in a Horse year that you don’t want to gallop off in the wrong direction.
So seize the opportunities, work at them, but be careful!
This is a sketch of a Tang Dynasty horse and female rider figurine, dating to late 7th – early 8th century, now owned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
This post is part of a series of sketches for 2014 that I will be posting every 3rd day. I will draw people and things from around the world that I find beautiful or interesting. The series will end on 29th December 2014 with post number 121.