Horse Meaning and Symbolism
Oct 03
Discover Horse Symbolism

Horse Meaning and Symbolism

Overview of the Horse Spirit Animal

TRAVEL · POWER · FREEDOM · WISDOM · SPIRIT · CHANGE

People with the horse totem as your spirit animal can be described by these characteristics.  If you have the horse totem, you may be innately more nurturing than most. The horse spirit animal has a special comforting touch, and always has the right words to say to make someone feel better. You might notice that people are drawn to those with this animal totem, much like many people are drawn to the exquisite beauty of horses.

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Embrace Your Spirit Animal

TRAVEL · POWER · FREEDOM · WISDOM · SPIRIT · CHANGE

Encounters with the Horse

What is the meaning of horse symbolism? Find out what symbol the horse spirit animal is trying to teach you, and gain some insight into your life.

Have you embarked on a new journey or made big changes in your life?

Horse totem symbolizes change, and if the spirit of the horse has entered your heart, it may be there to help you on your new adventures. This totem animal reminds us to keep moving ahead in our lives and reaching our goals.

Are you stuck in a rut or need to move on from something?

Like the previous statement, horse stands for change and transformation. Horse spirit may be reminding you that it is time to travel in a new direction. The horse totem wants to awaken you and help you to find your true self, and your true desires. Horse totem brings power, courage, and energy to those who seek it.

The Horse Spirit

FUN · CHARMING · HIGH-SPIRITED · ENERGETIC · CURIOUS · UNPREDICTABLE
Could the Horse be my spirit animal? What are the traits of the totem? The horse might be your spirit animal if you are:

Speed and Endurance:

The horse totem teaches on to travel forward on our journey through life, enjoying ourselves and living to our true destiny.

Travel:

Horse spirit teaches us to connect with all aspects of ourselves, because horse totem is the messenger. Horse totem encourages us to connect with our inner power.

Strength:

This totem reminds us that real power is not taken by force; it is used with wisdom. The animal has four incredibly strong, heavy legs that keep him grounded and stable.

Horse Riders:

Horses often carry heavy loads on their back, and this reminds us to carry our burdens with dignity and pride, and to enjoy all of our experiences.

What are the Traits of the Horse Totem?

Lessons from the Horse Spirit Animal

Horses are:

  • Friendly
  • Adventurous
  • Compassionate
  • Willing
  • Free Spirited
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The Horse spirit is known as a great messenger that teaches us to connect with all aspects of ourselves.  Horse totem encourages us to connect with our inner power.  This totem reminds us that real power is not taken by force; it is used with wisdom. The animal has four incredibly strong, heavy legs that keep him grounded and stable.  Horses often carry heavy loads on their back, and this reminds us to carry our burdens with dignity and pride, and to enjoy all of our experiences.

What is the true horse meaning? Embrace change and connect to your inner power! Horse totem people move through life effortlessly connecting to change.

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Horse

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Strengths


Balanced

Horse totem people are very balanced in their social, career, independence, and family lives. They rarely get too entrenched in any one project or aspect of their lives that the other areas suffer. Many who know them will even lean on this totem animal for support when they themselves have gotten out of balance.

Nurturing

If you have the horse totem, you may be innately more nurturing than most. The horse spirit animal has a special comforting touch, and always has the right words to say to make someone feel better. You might notice that people are drawn to those with this animal totem, much like many people are drawn to the exquisite beauty of horses.

Hard-Workers

Horse totem people are strong workers and never give up until the job is done. This spirit animal rarely complains or whines, and instead just forges ahead to accomplish many things in their lives. They are strong-willed and can endure almost anything, so these spirit animal people make great teammates and accomplices.

Weaknesses:


Passive

Sometimes people with this totem animal tend to be a little too willing, as in, they will do almost anything that anyone asks of them. This can be bad in situations where others may take advantage of you and expect you to do everything for them.

Wild

A horse totem person may be difficult to predict. The animal is usually tame and docile, but you can never know exactly what they’re thinking, and they may take off at a full gallop at anytime! Likewise, some horses just simply cannot be tamed – and some people with this spirit animal cannot be tamed either.

Skiddish

Horses spook easily, and the same holds true for those who have this spirit animal as their totem. These people are highly sensitive to sights, touch, and sound, and may prefer to know exactly whats going on around them at all times rather than to be surprised.

The Horse in Dreams: What it Means

Horses have many symbols when they appear in dreams. If the horse is wild and out of control, it may be a sign that your sexuality needs to be tamed. If you are riding a horse proudly, it can either be another symbol for sexual energy, or it may mean that you feel especially confident or even arrogant about something. If the horse you are riding is out of your control, it may mean that you are letting your passions run away with you.

If a horse is running somewhere in your dream, it may signify safe travels ahead. To see a dark or mysterious horse, signifies the unknown and/or fear.

The horse is a symbol for travel and power, so think about what implications the answers to these questions suggest, and how they might make sense in your life.
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Cultural and Spiritual Symbolism of the Horse

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In ancient Rome, the horse spirit animal actually symbolized death because a horse was depicted pulling the Chariot of the Sun into darkness.

In some Nordic ceremonies, the horse was used as the sacrifice instead of a bull, or other animal. The horse spirit was said to carry souls from the living to the dead.

In Celtic tradition, the horse spirit was known as the guide for the cycles of birth, life, and death.

The horse is also an important civilization symbol, because without the ability to transport goods quickly on horseback, early settlements would not have been able to grow as quickly. This is why we still refer to a car’s engine as “horse power.”

Shamans recognize the horse totem animal as being magical and spiritual.

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