Aussie astrologer Kim Devries has put together an equine astrological profile at GaitedHorse.net. Yes, I know, the nurses in the delivery room probably have more gravitational influence over your birth than the various stars and planets do, but it’s still fun to read, isn’t it? Let’s check in with some famous horses…
Thumbelina, world’s smallest horse, foaled May 1, 2001:
Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac, and is a fixed earth sign, which is ruled by the planet Venus. The Taurus-sun horse is therefore naturally a dependable, placid and affectionate horse that yearns for comfort and routine. This horse loves to be touched and will bond with you very strongly if you brush and massage it regularly. The Taurus-sun horse is also very food-focused, and needs the reassurance of a predictable feeding routine. This horse loves sleeping and lazing about, so a comfortable stable or shady trees in the field are important! A Taurus horse needs to feel secure mentally and emotionally within the partnership, and dislikes changes in routine. It may have trouble adjusting to new situations and needs to be treated with patience and calmness; otherwise it may become downright obstinate and totally refuse to cooperate with you! Like the bovine symbol of its sign, the Taurus horse is naturally a herd animal, and likes the security of being together with other horses. As Taurus rules the throat, this horse may have something about the neck, which attracts attention. It may be, for example noticeably long or short. It could also be that the Taurus horse nickers or whinnies in a distinctive manner!
Well, her neck is unusually close to the ground, I’ll grant you that. 😉
Secretariat, foaled March 30, 1970:
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, so a horse born under this sun sign likes to be first and is a natural leader. Aries is a cardinal fire sign and is ruled by the planet Mars. The Aries-sun horse is therefore extremely energetic by nature, as well as competitive and decisive. This horse shines when it is given challenges, as it needs to test itself in competition. Whilst an Aries horse needs to be given space mentally and emotionally within the partnership to take some initiatives, you do need to teach this horse to think before it acts. The Aries-sun horse’s impulsiveness can otherwise lead it into difficulties! The Aries horse also needs physical space to do its own thing each day, as it is such a bundle of energy and loves to be busy and active. It needs to run free in a field and challenge itself against other horses by playing dominance games and testing its physical strength. As Aries rules the head, this horse may have something about the head, which attracts attention. For this reason, many Aries-sun horses have a noticeable feature or a cut or scar somewhere on the head. The Aries horse may also be prone to bumping or hitting its head!
(See also: Barnum effect)