Where Is Your Horse Goddess?

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Today is the feast day of Epona, the Celtic & Roman Horse Goddess from where we get the name “pony.”

Her name literally means “Great Mare” and her image – a la above – used to be on Roman stables all over the place. So apt that she connected with the time of Sagittarius – her lucky emblem?  The Horseshoe…Horses were obviously mega-important in the olden days -not just beloved but key to commerce, war and transporting oneself.  The horseshoe was to attract the favourable attention of Epona, a very jovial Lady, with a similar vibe to that of Jupiter. She is almost like another ‘ruler’ of Sagittarius, especially the horse-mad ones.

Epona is asteroid 3838  – you can look her up in the Astrodienst extended chart options…I would LOVE to know if horsie peeps have her prominent.

And could she be the secret astro-ingredient to success in gambling on horses? Yet another task for my imaginary Astro-Intern…

Do something beautiful for a horse today, in honour of Epona. I am going to give some $ to Horse Rescue Australia. There are similar charities all over the place.

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Top Image: Rikka The Cat – Epona’s Song – Society 6

Bottom Image T.K. Rosevear

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Ron Pettie
Ron Pettie

“her name literally means ‘Great Mare’.” No, it doesn’t. Epona means ‘Horse Goddess’ The suffix -ona is attached to nouns to make names of goddesses. The Roman Pomona is the goddess of fruit (Lat. poma ‘apple’); the Greek titaness Dione was the wife of Zeus (Sky) and was the Sky (Gk. Dio-) goddess. Welsh Modron, Gaulish Matrona is the Mother Goddess. The ‘Great Mare’ is Fergus’s mother Roich < *pro-ekwos. Whether that is a second name of Epona or not is a separate question.

Pisces Goat
Pisces Goat

Dear Whatever,

Thankyou so much for answering my question regarding where Epona is in my chart! And yes, I will have a ‘play around’ and see what I can come up with. Thanks for so much detail! And it’s interesting that Epona is in Gemini for me, as I have not a single anything else in Gemini at all.

Thankyou again! Glad you love my horse/Goddess story. Yesterday, on Epona’s feast day, I was bending over and Kouta nuzzled the back of my neck. Very protective.

unpredictable pisces
unpredictable pisces

awww that’s cute 🙂 give him a big horsey hug for me

Pegasus
Pegasus

Must look it up soon this Epona as i’m good at picking winners but only if i see the track work.
Can fearlessly walk up to any animal, BUT horses & i get skittish around each other.
Beautiful noble brave creatures.

Leonine Librarian
Leonine Librarian

I also have epona in cancer in house 2 (values and stuff) ‘cept it’s trining Chiron house 10 (healing deep wounds and where I want to go)… As an underage teenager I used to go around and play pool at QLD country pubs while a gemini friend used to collect horse winnings for his SP bookie Scorpio Dad… Other than that I’ve had very little interest in gambling. I actually feel a little sick in casinos as there is so much desperation in the air…it over rides emotionally for me the people that are there for a casual flutter. I… Read more »

FireTrine
FireTrine

I have Epona in Cancer (trine my Piscean Jupe).

Today I painted a rocking horse – fitting if you consider the maternal nature of Cancer?!

FireTrine
FireTrine

I love horses. As a child I was completely obsessed, read all the pony club books, cried apologies into my father’s pony-hide chair etc. Then I ended up part owning and caring for 30 ponies and taking horse tours on said half-wild ponies while living in a south american country in the tropics. It was so stressful! My favourite died of snake bite for a start. Then the diseases and the ticks and the biting and the kicking and the feeding and the drought… OMG! I still love horses, but I am much more realistic about my abilities and interests… Read more »

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

Mystic, had a patient today who rides five different horses. Took a peek at her birthdate.

Libra Epona 12 deg. opposite Aries Mars 11.

Both trine and sextile Aqua Sun 11.

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

Personally, Epona must work in more of a mystical way for me as recently had a dream of a horse with two eagle feathers hanging off of it. The horse was frozen however and as I walked by, touched the feathers. Obviously the horse totem is something I need to activate.

Epona 6 deg. Taurus 11th house opposite Scorp 6 degrees in 5th.

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

Make that Scorp Neptune…duh..

whatever
whatever

CRAZY Big family connection with racehorses training/owning etc throughout my childhood. I love them. I have good luck when gambling. I only gamble when I feel lucky – it’s not a regular occurrence or a habit it’s more of a feeling in my bones and I seldom lose when I do it. I was taught things to watch in thoroughbreds as a child being taken round the stables. My first ever bet age 6ish was $1 on a horse that had odds of 100 to 1 and it won. Epona is in my 2nd house in Cancer trine my Scorp… Read more »

starstrokes
starstrokes

Epona opp Asc trine Venus/Jupiter…I have an Epona THING, ever since seeing the movie “Map of the Human Heart”. I have done a couple of really amazing paintings featuring her. Anyone familiar with the astrological Sabian Symbols that feature the Epona symbol on the cards?

whatever
whatever

I love the sabian symbols and use them every few days. But the online version not the cards. I’ve always thought about buying the cards – what style is the artwork? God if I’d known there was a horse one them I would’ve been there in a heartbeat.

ScorpintheSky
ScorpintheSky

I have Epona tight conjuct Jupiter in Cancer and Fifth. Never even been on a horse. Should I learn to ride horses for pleasure and luck?

Funnily enough I was reading “West with the Night” by Beryl Markham just this morning, recommended by Mystic on my Bday last month, she has a lot of the same astro as me. She was extolling her youthful adoration of horses and I thought “maybe I should learn to ride horses, women like me seem to like it”. Epona’s feast day indeed!

Pisces Goat
Pisces Goat

I bought a horse two months ago, used to have horses when I was young but have only just started again. I have a beautiful, old thoroughbred named Kouta. He will get apples as well carrots today in honour of Epona. I wear an Epona medallion constantly and pray to her before I ride, and thank her afterwards. I pray to her for communication with my horse. Can anyone help me? I have no idea how to read my chart! I looked up the Epona asteroid on my chart and it says Epona 10Gem 7’26”. Can anyone help interprate what… Read more »

whatever
whatever

I LOVE your horse/goddess story. Your epona is in gemini if you have a look at the house it’s in and find out what that house rules you’ll be able to work out what it may mean to you or how it could manifest. Then look at the table at the bottom and see if it has any squares or triangles or other little symbols along the epona row and that will mean it aspects something else. If you look at the aspect it makes with the other thing it will tell you more about how it may manifest in… Read more »

whatever
whatever

PG I got the 2nd house gambling thing wrong soz – it’s money you earn in 2nd house as sweetpea said 5th house is gambling.

C
C

Oh that reminds me of a lovely horse rescue place I read about called Eponas Pastures:) Might just donate to them now.

Ms.
Ms.

someone should check out Katie Price’s chart for Epona since she is hardcore horse fan meet barbie gone wrong. Interesting manifestation there .

Ms.
Ms.

I am totally blown away by all the astro info and loving it!!! I wish I had more dates of my family here as my Ma’s side are Irish and suspected horse trainers (as the 4 million photos of we found in some cases) but everyone has passed on so it’s hard to ask about. I have a super strong connection with horses though never had the cash nor housing to ride or be near stables. Pic wise, there are all these photos of racing in Ireland with Great grandpa and lil son with ribbons etc and as many horse… Read more »

whatever
whatever

LOL I LOVE funny gambling success stories – those ones where they bought the house with the penny bet. There’s obviously the other compulsive negatory side to gambling but I was taught never to gamble unless you can afford to give the money away – a canny lesson. Did you collect the pretty coloured tickets at the track?

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

I’ve never bet on horses but two years ago, did win $48,000 on slot machine. Yes, casino is five mins down the freeway but only play small amounts now and just so I can have a smoke when I want one.

whatever
whatever

YES! What an awesome win Sweetest of Peas – a win like that would no doubt give a gal a feeling of invincibility and encourage a return to the scene of the win. Kudos to you for your restraint – 5 minutes away would be like it was calling to you sometimes. Horses when done at the track is exhilerating. But there’s not that physical connection with the machine on an individual personal level – more of a communal rise and fall of energy with each race as it’s run and the anticipation of the next. The gambling phenomenon is… Read more »

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

Venus, ruler of my 5th (which includes gambling) had happened to be on my 8th house cusp when I won. Yes, restraint is the order of the day now and in the future.

whatever
whatever

aaah the 5th for gambling – thanks

nat
nat

Loving all these horse stories everyone, thank you! A friend who studies & teaches natural horsemanship taught me a little bit of the horse communication stuff once and it blew my mind. So gentle and so lovely. And so effective. I was impressed that the premise is for the human to learn how horses communicate with each other instead of imposing (fear & control based) human rules & communication on them. I have since found that some of the horse communication concepts work pretty well on humans too 😉 Thank you Mystic, I will do something nice for a horse… Read more »

unpredictable pisces
unpredictable pisces

hey nat, i was hoping you would comment – it;s a bit late to answer your other post about horses (from memory i was talking about poncing about in underwear feeding carrots to horses!!) from a couple of days ago…I don’t have horses now but used to. my other post was more in theory i guess!

i know of the techniques you’re talking about, its really cool adn i want to learn more…not the Pirelli stuff? 🙂

nat
nat

Hi UP, sorry I am late to reply. V busy at work and cannot get to this site as often as I would like. I miss so many posts here! Yes, it was the Pirelli stuff. I enjoyed it so much that I bought an intro book & video (even tho I don’t have a horse!). Such a nice approach.

Lexicorn
Lexicorn

She’s conjunct my Gemini Midheaven, perhaps I should start betting on Cup Day….?? Or, you know, buy grandson of Phar Lap.

virgo cat
virgo cat

Epona (r) conjunct my Venus in Leo (in 11th). And like THE most conjunct thing I have.

A bit funny that I was thinking about Sag friends today (but it is their birthday time of year). More interesting, given the above, that my two Leo exes (one who is a year of the horse guy and it was really more a fling than a thing) were both in touch with me today.

unpredictable pisces
unpredictable pisces

ooo! I have epona ~conjunct Vesta (3 deg apart) in my 1st house (cancer).

Epona also trine uranus and square pluto.

also trine pholus, about which I know nothing.

come to think of it, i do have more-than-random moments of luck with the spur of the moment bet..i look at the form and pick a name, maybe half the time it wins…

unpredictable pisces
unpredictable pisces

grew up riding horses, loved them, big strong furry aminals, loved hanging out with them, gaining their trust etc,
horsey cuddles,
big velvety nostrils blowing out warm breath to keep my hands warm on chilly mornings.
getting stood on (OWWW),
falling off (ooof),
leather,
strong legs,
intransigent equine behaviour (food / herd / bored and want to go home),
galloping at top speed across paddocks,
dusty fire trails in national parks, discovering places i wouldnt go on foot.
using my horse to help me sabotage a shitty fake-ass wanna be plush country club golf course that was being built across some of my fave trails.

william
william

using astrology for purposes of gaining advantage in gambling?
who me?
why… I would never…

spirit
spirit

yes you would.

year of the fox
year of the fox

I love Epona and horses! I have Sagg Asc with Epona at 0 degrees Leo in the 8th house. I wish i did not live in the city so i can ride horses more often. Out where i work though, there are people who have therapeutic horses who let kids with disabilities ride them. And of course we have horse-y massage and acupuncture.

year of the fox
year of the fox

oh and Epona trines Neptune, sextiles Pluto, quincunxes Jupiter, and squares mercury.

Baristagem
Baristagem

Wow, this is so interesting Mystic! Horses were a big feature of my childhood & my parents were horse crazy owning & breeding their racehorses with ex melbourne cup winners. I would love to know where Epona sits in their charts. My dad bought me my first horse Ms M when I was 3 yrs & I would get up early in the morning & go outside climbed up on the trampoline & call her over. She would let me climb up on her back & walked around the yard (even when my arm was in a cast) She was… Read more »

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

Just KNEW Aries Sis would have Epona conjunct her Sun. Horse fiend from kid years….rode, showed, jumped….the English riding gear and all that…

Aries Sun-Venus 23 deg. 9th, conjunct Epona 24 Aries.

For your research Mystic 😉 x

venus a-go-go
venus a-go-go

She is but 5 degrees away from my Venus in Gem.
Eventhing seems to hang out near my Venus… its like everybody wants to hang out with it or something….

venus a-go-go
venus a-go-go

PS… I have a giant respect for horses, I think they are beautiful. They are awe inspiring. I find it a little hard to get close to them. They terrify me a little.

Jen Scorpio
Jen Scorpio

I have checked this, but I think I have Epona in Pisces and I think it is trine with the moon. Does that make sense? Can anybody help me? I have a horse, a beautiful grey purebred Arab gelding. He is a lovely comfortable ride and he is a hoot to play with in the sand arena. He’s not everyone’s cup of tea because he can be a bit naughty but I love him, and so does my dog. They get on very well together and we all love going for rides together. I always find that he reflects back… Read more »

year of the fox
year of the fox

Do you have a birth chart for your horse? That would be nifty to see as well. I think besides Sagg, I see a lot of Pisces people with horses because they love animals and horses can be very healing.

matthew-minerva
matthew-minerva

Epona.. i remember reading about her in my MASSIVE mythology book.
She too was a goddess of nature – like pan and flora –
as for this saggo – ive got natal Epona Opposing both my natal Neptune and Uranus… And currently the horse mistress is trineing my sun and mercury as well as squaring my venus.

As for the Horse lovers – two of my friends are like obssessed – just check out lady epona in their charts – Both have her Trining Jupiter and Pluto….
a lead…?
Matt