RED JASPER HAND CARVED CRYSTAL HORSE
This is a small crystal horse made from red jasper; each is unique in it's own way with different colouring or other characteristics.
The Horse is known as a spirit animal associated with a 'personal drive', motivation and passion; symbolic for having an appetite for life.
Size of Horse: Approximately 4.7cm in length (at the longest point), and roughly 3.3cm in height (may vary fractionally as these are hand carved).
More About Jasper
The family of jasper stones have an energy that's very grounding and stabilizing. They promote the need to reduce insecurity, guilt, worry and fear and remind us of our connection with mother earth. Jasper is a great stone to have around if you're in need of healing, or if you're a healer, as it can be a useful tool for re-balancing the aura. Due to its grounding abilities, it's a good stone to hold or have close by if you're meditating, healing or involved in similar activities. It can be held in the hand whilst you visualize roots sprouting forth from your feet, securing and grounding you to the earth. When travelling a path of spiritual self-improvement sometimes we can become too focussed on the heavens above and we can become disenchanted with our earthly existence. Red jasper is an earthly stone and helps combat this by reminding us that we are not here by ourselves on the physical plane. It is a stone good to hold when on excursions by oneself, periods of solitude such as retreats or if you live alone. Some keep it by the bed because in some way it helps them connect to and remember their dreams, and can also help protect those who astral travel.
More About the Symbol of the Horse
Throughout many cultures such as the Hindu, Greek and Native American horses are revered and held in high esteem. Horse represents power and how we use our own power in life. We are each given our own brain, heart, body and life energy. How will we use them? How will we approach our lives? If you have ever stood at the side of a field and watched horses cantering about, playing and then suddenly taking off in a gallop you can hear their power. How they have such weight and can gain such momentum. The clattering of their hooves against hard earth leave you in no doubt these animals are sacred and have within them great power. Horses have helped humans throughout history spread over great distances. Before the horse was used by humans we were very limited in how far we could travel.
In the Tarot the Knights in most decks ride on horseback. Each of the four Knights represents a different aspect of ourselves. How will we apply our focus? Will we steam in completely focussed on what we wish to achieve and risk losing other things (Knight of Swords)? Will we leap in at the first opportunity with both feet full of fire and enthusiasm but risk lacking the longevity to reach the end (Knight of Wands)? Will we methodically take one thing at a time and risk taking too long (Knight of Pentacles)? Or will we listen quietly to higher voices to help guide us but risk not actually making the dream a reality (Knight of Cups)? Or can we manage to balance our four aspects so that we can use all these skills exactly when they are called for? This will give us the best power and we will accomplish great things.