Chinese astrology, like Western astrology, is not just about the main symbol of a particular sign. Where Western astrology incorporates four elements into its zodiac signs (Fire, Earth, Air, Water), Chinese astrology incorporates five elements: Metal, Water, Wood, Fire, and Earth. The concept of Yin and Yang also affect these elements. Yin falls in odd numbered years and Yang falls in even numbered years.
Each month of the year also has an animal/element representative. Each segment of the day (in 2-hour increments) also boasts an animal associate. For more information, I recommend Susan Levitt’s web site: http://susanlevitt.com/astrology/horse-year-2014/
The Year 2014 is a Yang Wood Horse year. The Element of Wood is the East. It is associated with the season of spring and the color green.
In this blog, I will share some symbolism and imagery of horses from my oracle decks.
|Druid Animal Oracle|
A personal story about this card
When my father was diagnosed with lung cancer many years ago, I pulled a card from this deck to answer the question “What lies in store for my father?” The Horse came forward and I immediately thought, “He’s going on a journey.” I meant this in a figurative sense, although he did travel to doctors in different states seeking advice and treatment. He passed away within a year. The funeral home chosen by my mother was located on White Horse Road.
Worthy of mention here is a white celestial cloud horse believed to be sacred to the Chinese Goddess Kwan Yin. This horse flies through the heaven, bringing peace and blessings.