The symbolic cycle of
is year-round and this is why these
rich in lore
sparkling with the
deep power of
bravery. Man has no
greater friend and ally, for the
horse has been
responsible for the spread
of civilisation from ages past and
long forgotten to our present time.
have been associated both with
rights and giving birth,
individuals of lore
riding into and out of the world, seated upon
creatures of passion.
Allfather from the sparkling
mythos rides upon an eight-legged steed named
Sleipnir (the slipper). Sleipnir, who is grey in
colour, is the child of
is described as the best of all horses, and is
ridden to the location of Hel.
In Hervarar saga ok Heišreks, the poem
gįtur contains a riddle that mentions
36. Gestumblindi said:
Who are the twain
that on ten feet run?
three eyes they have,
but only one tail.
Alright guess now
this riddle, Heithrek!
Good is thy riddle, Gestumblindi,
and guessed it is:
that is Odin riding on Sleipnir.
In the serene Hindu tradition, the chariot of
Sun god is pulled by stallions, as is
the chariot of
Apollo in the magnificent
In Chinese astrology the horse is associated
with appeal and
persuasiveness. Horse people are
emotional. Horses have
always been strong symbols of freedom.
Horses have served humanity in
agriculture and all other major areas of life,
particularly friendship. The horse has
the world closer together and has a
magic around them, pertaining to
enabled people to explore and find freedom
from the constraints of their own
communities. This enabled them to travel and
thus discover the multiplicity of life and
all of its powers. Horses have great appeal
to most people. We are fascinated by them,
and riding one raises us above the mundane,
and renews our sense of power. Riding horses
has been likened to flying by more than one
poet through the ages. They signify the wind
and even the foam of the sea.
- Ted Andrews (Animal
of divination. More than one legend speaks of
the clairvoyance of horses and their
recognize those involved in
magic. They are
symbols that can express the
magical side of
is a tale from the Trojan War about the
subterfuge that the Greeks used to enter the
city of Troy and win the war. The Greeks
constructed a huge wooden horse, and hid a
select force of men inside. The Greeks pretended
to sail away, and the Trojans
pulled the horse
into their city as a victory trophy. That night
the Greek force crept out of the horse and
opened the gates for the rest of the Greek army,
which had sailed back under cover of night. The
Greeks entered and destroyed the city of Troy,
decisively ending the war. This shows how
powerful the horse truly is.
Horses also serve
a variety of functions in agriculture such as
pulling and continue to
help mankind in this manner.
The symbolism of
the horse signifies movement,
particularly sexual desires. The
often used as a symbol of sexuality. The taming
of the stallion is akin to taming sexuality and
more dangerous emotions. The
Rocky movies with
Sylvester Stallone echo this concept perfectly!
marvellous Horse appears in your
Life, it is
time to examine aspects of travel and
within your life.
Are you feeling
Do you need to move on or allow others to move
Is it time to assert your freedom and your power
in new areas?
Are you doing what you can to assist
Are you honouring what civilisation has given
might of the
new journeys and will
teach you to ride into new directions to
and discover your
own freedom and
this brilliance of
new awakening in your Life,
go with what the horse brings,
feel the fresh
wind in your hair, the
eternity of the horizon
sparkling bright as your journey takes you to
new found adventures!