For as long as humans have occupied this planet, the moon has played an integral role in the development of societies and cultural identities. For many of us, each moon phase carries a unique energy, but together they form a roadmap.
This map is not linear, but cyclical in nature. It’s filled with low valleys, staggering peaks, and plenty of dead ends that leave us void of course.
These emotional highs and lows are not dissimilar to that which we experience on a day-to-day basis. Depending on our character, this volatility can feel exciting, scary, or frustrating in a world that insists that success is born from consistency. The moon shows us an alternate path—one that encourages a hefty dose of passion for balancing logic, stillness for heightening creativity, and quiet reflection for laser-focused intentions.
With dedication, our relationship with the moon offers a glimpse into the waxing and waning aspects of the psyche and fosters a unique connection with the cosmos.
It is our wish that when you wear this lunar phase necklace that you consider your own roadmap. 2020 has hardly taken its first breath, but this new decade is ripe with opportunity and awaiting your first step. Embrace change, listen to your emotions and look forward to the magick of new beginnings.
Helm of Awe Necklace
Decembers North of Stella piece is the Helm of Awe pendant in either silver or rose gold.
The Helm of Awe is easily one of the most powerful and intriguing symbols in Norse Mythology. For centuries its 8-pointed design has been drawn, etched, and worn during rituals to strike fear into the heart of enemies. Norse elders claim that working with the Helm of Awe expands psychic abilities, allowing a person to penetrate the ethereal boundaries of others. Manipulating the thoughts and actions of their enemies gave Norse people a supernatural layer of protection from anyone who wished them harm.
If you’re familiar with Germanic runes, you may notice that the eight arms of the Helm of Awe closely resemble the Algiz and Isa runes.
This is not a coincidence.
The Algiz (or Elhaz) rune is intimately linked with divine protection, creativity, and the willingness to act. It asks that we reflect upon the tools that are readily available and use accordingly. Whereas Algiz is prodding us to spring into action, Isa tells us to pause, get grounded, and purvey our surroundings. It’s a reminder that important details are often overlooked when moving too quickly. Slow down, take a breath, and consider that there might be vital information hiding just out of sight.
Celtic Knot Necklace
In Celtic tradition, the “infinity knot” or “endless knot” represents eternity, undying or unending. While this symbol can represent life, it also is used to represent friendship, love, freedom, loyalty and a myriad of other sentiments that endure.
The design itself is always one thread, one line and one woven loop. There is no end and no beginning. This symbolizes how life, eternity and the after life are all connected.
The designs were first seen in 3BC and can be found in art, manuscripts and architecture. They are found in Roman mosaics, Russian literature, Ethiopian art, Medieval era & Islamic art. It is believed the knot traveled it way through Europe, making its way to Ireland & the Scottish Highlands.
Celtic knots or “mystic knots” as they are also called, were exchanged between lovers as amulets of affection the way we now exchange rings in marriage.
Your necklace is made of .925 sterling silver and was inspired by the stunning green hills of Scotland. Our travels took us through abandoned castles, thick forests, down cobblestone streets and inside warm pubs.
Do not soak in water, clean with a dry jewelry cloth. Do not get lotions, perfumes or oils on the gold.
Golden Leaf Necklace
This simple yet beautiful gold necklace will elevate any of your favorite outfits. The two leaves are fixed to a delicate gold link chain, perfect for layering with other necklaces or worn alone.
Light as a Feather Necklace
While not location specific, this months piece came to us from inspiration of many foreign lands.
As we move about the world and explore new places, we are always amazed by our similarities as well as our differences to places and people we have never met.
No matter where we are in the world, there is always something that binds us as humans and sets us apart as a culture.
We chose a feather as this months piece as it is one staple we have seen in almost every place we have visited. For the indigenous peoples of North America, the feather represents connection to the Spirit. In ancient Egypt, the goddess Ma’at wears a single ostrich feather that is said to be the feather of truth. The Highlanders of Scotland placed a feather in their cap to symbolize rank in their clan. In Mesoamerica (pre -colonial Mexico) feathers were considered magickal and were symbols of fertility, abundance and the divine.
We chose the abalone shell in honor of the adage, “as above so below;” as the sea is the opposite of the sky and balance is always necessary.
We hope you connect with this piece as much as do and wish you safe travels wherever you may go.