About The Way of the Horse Oracle Cards & Email Readings
The Following Explanation is By the Creator/Author of the Way of the Horse Oracle: Linda Kohanov
Emphasizing flexibility, authenticity, and relationship, horse wisdom is concerned more with the present than the past or the future. Nonjudgmental in the human sense, horses quickly discern and respond to the truth of a situation without labeling it “good” or “bad.” They sense danger, race to safety, then go back to grazing, back to enjoying life. They don’t stay up all night worrying or ruminating about why God invented predators to begin with.
Each horse wisdom card highlights lessons relevent to helping people access greater physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual balance. Yet the Way of the Horse Oracle does not seek to parallel the tarot.
Horses don’t offer succinct advice on “fixing” your life, but they’re more than willing to take a JOURNEY with you, supporting you, sometimes CARRYING you through the rugged peaks and valleys of SElF-DISCOVERY and SELF-MASTERY. Sometimes you’ll want to take the time to absorb the entire reading, then journal about how the outlined gifts and challenges presented are manifesting in your own life. Other times, you may want to glance briefly at the key phrases, gifts, challenges, and insights and move on with your day.
The only caution I, Linda Kohanov, would make is that the desire to control or divine the future is much more human than horselike; having this particular oracle reading to try to predict what’s going to happen may lead to some confusion. The equine mind is primarily concerned with the nuances of what is happening.
Horse wisdom is about developing creativity, authenticity, self-awareness, courage, and leadership. Horses challenge you to look at your true feelings and motivations for achieving any goal. They require you to become a leader in your own right while remaining sensitive to the needs of “the herd.” They require you to balance reason with intuition and pay attention to the nonverbal nuances of interactions. They demand that you move fluidly through paradox and embrace individual and collective consciousness simultaneously. To horses, the end NEVER justifies the means. They’re more concerned with the journey, how the sometimes rugged, sometimes peaceful landscapes of life create adventures to SHARE, leading to greater harmony. As nomadic, nonterritorial, nonpredatory beings, relationship is everything to them.
Horse wisdom inspires us to reconsider the very QUESTIONS we ask of life. It helps to remember that each card in this deck reveals both the gifts and challenges of a certain issue. Instead of asking “Should I keep my job or go back to school?” imagine the choice as a crossroads and do a separate reading for each option. Ask, “What gifts and challenges will I encounter in keeping my job?” “What do I need to pay attention to at work?” Then ask similar questions about school.
Other questoins about life’s challenges include the following: What does my (father, spouse, child, rival, coworker, horse) have to teach me? What is the nature of this conflict? How can I renew my releation with (spouse, child, siblind)? What are the dynamics in a certain location? What qualities do I need to develop or pay attention to succeed in business/relationships? What is the gift behind this challenge? What do I need to develop in myself to help my horse become sound? How can I form a stronger, mutually beneficial relationship with my (husband, horse, child, colleague)? Or you can just simply ask What does spirit want me to know at this time? or What should I pay attention to today?
When we learn to see and feel life’s rhythms from the more fluid, nonpredatory perspective of the horse, we also step outside the unbalanced habits of modern humans and reconnet with nature, the Authentic Self, and the wisdom of the horse archetypes. Exercising the wisdom of the horse gives us confidence in deciphering what humans so easily reject as irrational and troublesome, offering an unprecedented and personal glimpse into the deeper meaning of our experiences.
A SPECIAL NOTE FROM LISA CAZA AND ORPHEUS (ONE OF LISA’S LIFE TOTEMS: BLACK STALLION):
Above Real Photo: Lisa Caza galloping/racing the barrels
Please be prepared to receive extremely blunt messages from our equine archetypes within the Way of the Horse Oracle. It has been my experience with them that they most certainly do not beat around the bush or sugar-coat any kind of information. While the archetypes do highlight and concentrate on a person’s gifts, they also don’t fool around when it comes to pointing out for example negative behaviors, ways of thinking, etc … including those found on the more subconscious levels! But realize it is all in assisting the person along their life path. In no way are their messages meant to be mean or judgmental – they are simply trying their best to lovingly and gently guide and inform.
I have worked with horses all of my life – and continue to do so with my wonderful husband Yvon. In honesty I don’t think either one of us will ever stop. But it never ceases to amaze me at how loving, intuitive, empathic, and wise horses are. Watch a small herd of horses for just a few hours one day .. we could learn a lot from our animal friends … all animals … if only we would stop to pay attention and listen.
UNLIKE THE REST OF THE READINGS HERE ON SOUL PSYCHICS, ALL WAY OF THE HORSE ORACLE READINGS ORDERED WILL BE USED TO FUND THE CAZA HORSE RESCUE & REHABILITATION RANCH … STILL TRYING TO FIND THE LAND REQUIRED ….