The sacred animal of Ashwini Nakshatra is the horse. It is connected to the seven horses of lord surya(sun). Horse represents the quality of the mind that keeps on desiring one thing after another. The ability of the sun to gain control over the unending desires is what ashwini nakshatra is all about. The seven horses also represent the seven chakras – and people with prominent planets in ashwini nakshatra have the ability to experience the blossoming of the kundalini energy if they keep their arrogance, ego and desires in check!