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Animal Spirit Guides: The Horse
The Horse Spirit Guide and You
Have you ever had a great white stallion come to you in your dreams? Maybe you've had a passion for horse-back riding and horses your entire life and you've always wondered what it is about horses that makes them so magical and otherworldly. But...that's just it. Horses are magical and otherworldly! There shouldn't be any wondering about it...there's something uniquely spiritual about horses, both in the mundane world and the spiritual world.
If you've recently had a deep calling to horses, it is possible and probable that the horse spirit guide is coming to you with a message or two. The horse spirit guide can show up almost anywhere in your life in order to bring you a message - on the side of the road, on a billboard, on the Television, in a movie, in a song, at a friend's farm, almost anywhere! Learn about what the horse spirit guide has to say to you here.
Horses as Spirit Guides
A Brief History of the Horse's Magic
The horse spirit guide comes to us on a level of utter other-worldliness. The horse spirit guide originates from two particular ancient cultures - Celtic and Native American (though these are by no means the only ancient cultures who revered the horse). The horse was domesticated in about 1750 b.c. and since then remained a mainstay of transportation and advantage in war since the early 1900s when automobiles and other motor vehicles took precedence as the main form of transportation. But in opposition to the mundane quality of transportation, the horse has been a guide to the otherworld in many cultures.
The horse spirit guide has been regarded as the guide to the otherworld by both the Native Americans and the ancient Celts. Other ancient cultures regarded the horse as sacred, as well. A white stallion in particular has been seen as a guide to take the newly departed to the other side in numerous Native American tribes. Because the horse spirit guide had the ability to transport souls from one side of life to the next, he was considered a psychopomp. The Celtic peoples regarded horses as majestic, spiritual creatures and had quite a few gods and goddesses whose supportive creature was the horse. Rhiannon (a Welsh Celtic Goddess), Epona (Gallo-Roman Goddess), and even the mythological creature Pegasus were all related to or considered to be sacred, spiritual horses.
The horse has had a special relationship with humans for thousands of years, and if you are ever to just sit with a horse and observe it's movements you will notice how the horse reacts to your presence as well.
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Horse Spirit Guide Messages
What knowledge or spiritual growth does the horse spirit guide bring to us? The horse spirit guide is representative of speed, adapting to change, grace, and swiftness. These qualities of the horse spirit guide are a little more obvious than the deeper qualities, sometimes hidden from the human eye or mind.
Possible Horse Spirit Guide Meanings and/or Messages:
- moving from one place to another
- comfort in a time of mourning
- strong emotions
- sexual desire/virilence
I have seen a white horse in my dreams, and at that time in my life, I believed him to be my horse spirit guide for a couple of reasons. The time in my life was a tumultuous, troublesome time and I was in dire need of an otherworldly spirit guide such as the horse spirit guide. I also needed to be taught spirituality on another plane of existence, and maybe in the interim was able to escape reality in some ways.
What is the horse spirit guide saying to you? Is it there to carry you off into the sunset of a new spiritual realm or maybe to aid in a new phase of your life? Maybe you can find solace in the sense of utter freedom that the horse spirit guide can bring. The horse spirit guide might be coming to you at a time in your life when you are transforming, either spiritually, mentally or emotionally. Maybe he is with you to help take you from one side of yourself to the other. To help you grow and move on.
© 2011 Nicole Canfield