Realm Of The Heavens Pendant
Circle of life and feminine energy symbols.
$268.00 – $438.00
16" Chain, 18" Chain, 20" Chain
The spiral will mean different things to different cultures. In Greece it means infinity. It will represent continual motion and balance. Celtic cultures are the most dominant that use spirals. They think it represents birth, development, and expansion. They would use a triple spiral. There are other symbols in other cultures that use spirals as accents or as part of the whole that is their symbol. When a spiral is used as part of a bigger symbol, the meaning of the spiral could change. It is mostly positive where it is used. Though it can represent goddess, the single spiral does not mean that typically. People will need to decide what the spiral means to them and then how they want to use it in their lives.
In terms of spirituality, the spiral symbol can represent the path leading from outer consciousness (materialism, external awareness, ego, outward perception) to the inner soul (enlightenment, unseen essence, nirvana, cosmic awareness). Movements between the inner (intuitive, intangible) world and the outer (matter, manifested) world are mapped by the spiraling of archetypal rings; marking the evolution of humankind on both an individual and collective scale.
Moreover, in terms of rebirth or growth, the spiral symbol can represent the consciousness of nature beginning from the core or center and thus expanding outwardly. This is the way of all things, as recognized by most mystics.
Symbolic Implications of the Spiral
- Evolution and holistic growth
- Letting go, surrender, release
- Awareness of the one within the context of the whole
- Connectivity and union with deific and cosmic energies
- Revolutions of time, stars, planets and the way of natural progress
I particularly like this last “connectivity to the Divine” observation. Indeed, I think ancient Celtic artists used the spiral symbol as a mind-altering creative process in which the act of creating a spiral in their work released their minds into a creative splendor. Perhaps that’s why we see them dominate the Celtic world; out of a strong desire to step outside the physical and enter a gossamer domain where dreams and intuition take hold of awareness.
Summary of Symbolic Spiral Meanings
- Connection Journeying Development
Various symbols have been prescribed to the full moon. Some cultures identify the moon as a feminine symbol that represents the rhythm of time while in other cultures it has religious significance. For example, in India the full moon is said to control the flow of all water in the universe. In other societies, particularly in scientific realms, the moon is said to control tidal flow. In Buddhist ideology, full moon days maintain significance as a time for religious reflection.
Further, the phases of the moon are used as an analogy for human development:
- New moon: infancy
- Crescent: youth and adolescence
- Full: maturity and pregnancy
- Waning: old age and sleep
However, empirical study of both the positive and negative effects of the moon have proven inconclusive. The symbolism of the full moon thus appears to be more folklore than concrete science.
Symbolic Moon Meanings
Astrologically speaking the moon is ruler of the sign of Cancer and governs the realm of intuitive thinking as well as emotions. The moon is a symbolic soul mate to water, and shares this affinity with Cancer as we learn Cancer’s foundational element is water.
Symbolism of Moon Phases
The phases of the moon serve as another glimpse into her intricate meanings.
- Waning Moon:
Symbolic of letting go, surrender, release, quiet time, contemplation, and a time of incubation.
- New Moons:
Symbolic of new beginnings, a fresh start, rebirth
- Waxing Moon:
Symbolic of growth, manifestation, attainment, gravidity (heavy with child – both philosophical and literal).
- Full Moon:
Symbolic of the height of power, the peak of clarity, fullness, and obtainment of desire