Definition: inspired or activated by a natural tendency or propensity; arising spontaneously; being independent of logical judgment or premeditated willful action

Synonyms: automatic, inborn, intuitive

• For all the talk you hear about knowledge being such a wonderful thing, instinct is worth 40 of it for real unerringness. — Mark Twain [born Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910) American humorist
• Indecision may come from an instinctive hunch that there’s more you need to know – which means it’s time to learn everything you can about the pros and cons of each option. You can continue on this track, however, only as long as you’re unearthing genuinely new information. —  Martha Nibley Beck (1962) American author

Observation: Something experienced becomes instinct. This may be how abilities and qualities are passed on genetically.

Symbols: 1) the house; 2) the steed