Symbols are incorporated into many of our jewellery pieces, allowing you to expand your collection of wearable art with healing or powerful meaning. They may be a Land, Water, or Air Animal, bur they may be an Insects, a Reptile or an Amphibian. They may be a tree, a plant, or an element. Signs and symbols cultivate their meanings according to culture, context, passage of time, and mass societal opinion. Whether they come from parts of nature like trees, plants, spirit animals or crystals and stones, they all are highly important, their most powerful meanings from our own personal perspective. Animal totem symbols play huge roles in our lives. They aid in self-discovery and capture our imagination, giving us incredible avenues of self-expression and awareness.
The dolphin symbol of harmony, balance, and peaceful co-existence
The dragonfly symbolizes change, transformation, adaptability, and self-realization. The change is the source of mental maturity, emotional stability, and a much deeper understanding of meaning of life.
The heart is the locus of physical and spiritual being and represents the central wisdom of feeling. It is compassion and understanding, life-giving and complex. It is a symbol for love. Often known as the seat of emotions, the heart is synonymous with affection.
The owl represents wisdom, good judgment, and intuitive knowledge. It has extremely acute vision and keen observation which leads to the relationship between higher insight and intuition.
Paw (Dog or Cat)
A paw print represents the memory or fondness of a pet and moving forward in life.
Spirals and Swirls
The spiral or swirl has been used throughout history in almost every belief system in one way or another. It is a sacred symbol that represents the journey and change of life as it unfolds; concepts like evolution, life, consciousness, and creation. The spiral symbol can represent the consciousness of nature beginning from its center expanding outwardly.
The square swirl symbolizes the flowing and swirling movement within the stabilizing integrity of the of the square foundation. Literally art imitating life, as in the human body.
The sensational symbolic starfish means a great many things to many people around the world:
- Christians believe starfish symbols represents Stella Maris (star of the Sea) who lovingly creates safe travel over troubled waters, yet they also believe in the celestial version which speaks to infinate devine love, as an emblem of salvation during trying times, such as guidance, vigilance, inspiration, brilliance and intuition.
- Egyptians believe the starfish is connected to the mother goddess Isis, who had a Salvation Army motto: “Befriending the friendless” = the mother and friend to slaves; the impoverished and those in dire need; the guardian to troubled seafarers on the Red Sea and abroad.
- Romans believed that the starfish was the love goddess Venus, the sensory goddess of feeling and emotion who also governs tactile, physical attributes (two arms, two legs and the top limb as the head) Venus and the starfish make a symbolic duo of love, sensitivity, emotion, and physical wholeness.
- Tsimshian Haida-Eagle have a sub clan called the starfish clan making the starfish as an emblem because they observed it to be super-strong. Its ability to crack into a mussel shell proved great strength and longevity due to the starfish’s ability to regenerate, therefore, to be immortal. Extremely lightweight, durable, and with the added benefit of a non tarnish surface.
Tree of Life
The tree of life means a great many things to many people around the world:
- Celts believed humans came from trees, they viewed them not only as living being but also as magical symbols. Trees were guardians of the land and acted as a doorway to the spirit world. The Tree of Life provided food, warmth and shelter. The Tree of Life are symbols of strength, wisdom, and longevity.
- Mayans believed a world tree connected Heaven, Earth and the Underworld and grew at the point of creation. Everything flowed out from that spot in four directions. On the Mayan Tree of Life there is a cross in the centre which is the source of all creation.
- Ancient Egyptians believed that the Tree of Life was the place where life and death were enclosed. East was the direction of life whereas West was the direction of death and the underworld. In Egyptian Mythology, Isis and Osiris (also known as ‘the first couple’) emerged from the Tree of Life.
- Christians believed the Tree of Life was the tree of the knowledge, of good and evil which was planted in the Garden of Eden.
- China Taoists a magical peach tree that only produces a peach ever 3,000 years. The individual who happens to eat this fruit becomes immortal. There is a dragon at the base of this Tree of Life and a phoenix on top.