Friday, February 24, 2012

Horses

Hindu Brihadaranyaka, the Horse is linked to Varuna and as such, is equated to the cosmos. Additionally, a white horse is believed to be the last incarnation of Vishnu.
Buddha is said to have left this physical plane riding a white horse. Also in Buddhism a winged horse is often depicted carrying the Book of Law.
As one of the symbols in the Chinese Zodiak, the horse in Chinese mythology is equated with Gemini and represents practicality, love endurance, devotion and stability.
As a Native American symbol, the Horse symbol meanings combine the grounded power of the earth with the whispers of wisdom found in the Sprit worlds The Horse has long been honored has helper, messenger, and harbinger of spirit knowledge to the Native Americans Considered wild and an emblem of freedom, the Native American sees many potentialities in the Symbolic of this noble creature.
Another aspect of Native American symbol meanings of the horse comes with the understanding that the wild freedom of the Horse can be harnessed and used to the benefit of the tribe. This understanding comes only when man and beast enter a silent contract – acknowledging mutual respect and awareness of responsibility to each other.