Horse Spirit Animal Meaning & Symbolism
The Horse as your totem animal represents freedom above all else.
The horse is a majestic animal that embodies the spiritual power of independence, freedom, nobleness, endurance, confidence, triumph, heroism and competition. Its symbol is associated with strength, courage and freedom. The horse figures in various cultures, history, mythology and folklore where it’s known to have helped humans travel along tiresome and difficult paths. For 5,000 years, the horse has been an ever-present ally in war and peace. Civilizations have risen and fallen on their backs and evidence of the horse’s use is everywhere to be seen.
Horses are a universal symbol of freedom without restraint, as horse riding makes people feel they can free themselves from their own limitations and float into adventure, movement and desire. Today, its spirit aids us in discovering the world around us and the universe within ourselves. It’s spirit also gives us the inner motivational power to move forward, succeed in our ventures and become the best version we can become.
THE HORSE SYMBOLISM AND SPIRIT AROUND THE WORLD
Native American: Freedom or a token of war.
Chinese Zodiac: A powerful spirit, unrivalled, full of nobleness and faithfulness.
Japanese culture: A spirit animal, a divine being and the carrier of Gods when they entered the world.
Christianity’s symbolism: Courage, speed, nobleness, generosity and resurrection. A white horse is a sign of death, a black horse as a symbol is seen as of evil and destructive nature.
Celtic culture: Envisioned as their first, but not only, deity and was a symbol of the Sun.
Celtic zodiac: Identifies people that love attention, being admired, and have a noble stature.
African culture: Confidence, nobleness, fortitude, heroism, battle and victory.