Freedom- Sagittarius, Horse & Arnica

Sagittarius- November 22- December 21
Animal- Horse
Herb- Arnica
Planet- Moon
Element- Fire
Number- 9

Astrology: Sagittarius has a need for freedom, adventure, and risk-taking. The sign is associated with the ninth house of the Western Zodiac, concerned with spirituality, long-distance travel and philosophy. Having the Moon in Sagittarius can indicate a deep need for freedom and a dislike of limitations or emotional constraints. The background includes nine moons, nine circles, and the arrow of the Sagittarius glyph.

The Horse is the 7th sign of the Eastern zodiac, for those born in 1942, 1954, 1955, 1978, 1990, 2002 and 2014. In Celtic Astrology, the Horse is associated with the sign of Elder for those born November 25- December 23.

Zoology: Throughout America there are herds of wild horses known as Mustangs, but there are no horses native to the continent. Several species of horses inhabited the Americas but became extinct nearly 10,000 years ago. The ancestors of Mustangs were brought by Spanish colonists in the 1500’s as domesticated animals used for transportation and labor. The Horse’s desire to roam persisted for over 5,000 of years of domestication, which made them worth bringing to new colonies thousands of miles away, so that they could escape to freedom once again.

Folklore: Horses are present in folklore throughout Europe and Asia where they originated. Poseidon/ Neptune of Greece/ Rome, Celtic Belenus and Epona, Indian Hayagriva and Ushas, Yoruban Chango, and Slavic Yarilo are just a few of the many deities associated with horses.

Herbalism: Arnica is a flowering plant found throughout the northern continents. It is used for topical pain relief and sore muscles in medicinal herbalism, and can also be used on horses.* Germanic and Scandinavian peoples have a practice of scattering arnica flowers as a barrier of protection for animals and crops.

*Herbalism information disclaimer- Never take medical advice from a painting.
Original Artwork: Created with cut fabric, ink, paint, embroidery floss & nails in 2018-2022 by Julia Y.
Original painting has sold.