Week 2 and…

…how’s it going with those resolutions?   For those who made them on New Year’s Eve, this is usually the week where real life and common sense kick in, where routine and habit take over, and they get put out with the rest of the holiday decorations to be resurrected next year. …

WindHorse

The concept of WindHorse (Lungta in Tibetan) is a description of the spirit within each human being.  It is the basic goodness within us seen as energy, as the motivational force for all that we do.  I find the symbol of horse to be amazingly apt when we are talking about human nature, almost stunningly so. …

White Horse

In a large number of cultures and spiritualities white animals are seen as sacred.  They are seen as messengers from spiritual beings or as messages themselves of a spiritual nature.  One of the more recent instances of this is the White Buffalo calf which is a blessing from Spirit and a harbinger of the coming new age of peace. …

Rhiannon

RhiannonRhiannon is a goddess from Welsh mythology that has come to represent the relationship aspects of Horse.  Her story in the first branch of the Mabinogion is about her as a beautiful and powerful woman and her relationships.  She marries, she has a child, and she loses that child for a time through no fault of her own. …

Epona

EponaIn thinking about this year of the Horse, I tend to think about the spiritual beings associated with horses.  Epona is an ancient Celtic goddess originally from the region of Germany.  She symbolizes and embodies the interconnectivity/trust/love/family of the herd.  She was most often depicted with mares and foals and is thought to have been their patron saint, so to speak. …

Time To Kick Up Our Heels

Palomino Indian PaintA Horse year is not only about passion, but also about fun.  Or having fun while being passionate.  Passionately fun?  Or is that funny? Well, it’s about running wild a bit.  In other years being creative meant getting still, listening to that inner guidance, figuring things out, then taking action. …

Passion Vs. Logic

This is the year of the Horse.  Specifically the year of the Wood Horse – of green and growing things, of earth energies and grounded realities. But it’s still Horse.  And Horses are about passion.  About feelings and reactions vs. logic and deeply thought out plans. …

Happy New Year’s Eve

Chinese astrological years have a two year cycle:  inspiration and creativity, grunt work to make the inspiration arrive and the created thrive. 2012, the year of the Dragon, was a creativity year where people were inspired to dream big and go for it. …

Lighting The New Year

candleWinter Solstice brought the change in the season.  While it is Winter, it is also now the time when the light comes again.  The days becoming longer each time and there is  less darkness.  As we look at the new year and dream of what can be, we should also let our own light illuminate the path ahead of us. …