Symbolism

A symbol is anything that stands for or becomes a representation or identification of and for power, attributes, or meaning beyond it’s actual character, shape, form, color, use, or the material which it is made of. (The root of the word symbols is symbolon in Greek.)

A symbol was first used as an object of identification. With time it became an integral element in rituals, where an object became a representation for something other than its actual meaning or useful purpose. This happened by either a similarity in shape, form, or color to what it stands for, or by a mutual agreement among the members of the group by which it was used. Many of the symbols we use today became universal symbols and spread beyond their originating region or culture. For anything to become a symbol its meaning has to be accepted collectively by a culture, philosophy, region, or any group of people. With time many symbols change their meaning and represent something other than their earlier association.

A symbol is by nature independent of logic or intellect. As such it gains a life of its own and is open to endless interpretations and variations of use. Symbols draw their power and effectiveness by engaging the subconscious mind and by connecting to primal emotions. Most of us are born into a “tribe’ which has its accepted symbols and rituals. Those symbols become part of our historic heritage and the power of the rituals we perform.

The cradle of all superstition is the belief that there are forces that influence our life for good or bad and that there are ways to communicate and negotiate with these forces and to draw on their power of protection. One way of communicating our wishes for protection and support with these forces is by using different symbols that hold specific meaning to us. By using them in amulets and talismans it is believed that the user can influence the forces that have an affect on his life in a desirable and advantageous way and summon its protective powers.

The use of objects as amulets and talismans is dated to the beginning of times. The ancient man used objects commonly found in his environment such as stones with odd shapes or colors, or plants that were deemed powerful for their shape, color, flavor or medicinal attributes. With time these objects became more sophisticated and their designs more elaborate. Many of the symbols that are used in amulets and talismans became universal marks of protection and support and are found in variations among most cultures and folklores around the globe. Some of the meanings of the symbols vary from region to region or from culture to culture but over all there is a common thread that ties them all. Not much has changed over time as far as the wide spread use of amulets and talismans.

Although we live in a seemingly more sophisticated era the use of amulets and talismans is as widespread and as strong as in ancient times.

It is my belief that all symbols or objects are as powerful or as weak as the belief that is imbedded into them through intention or repeated use. It is not the object itself or the symbol that is powerful. It is with the conscious intention and belief that we assign power to a specific symbol or object. The symbolic meaning given here is a mere account of the historic interpretations and uses I found but not the only ones. I do not interpret any symbol I use in my talismanic designs literally. I may add or omit some of the symbol’s archetypical elements in order to create what I feel is a powerful amulet or talisman fitting our times and life style. Therefore I encourage you to find your own meaning and assign you personal interpretations to any of the symbols or objects you see on this site. Any of your personal assignments will be as valid as those assigned by others and even better for your personal use. It is my belief that the fact that you assigned you personal meaning or form of use to any symbol, amulet or talisman you wear or use in your rituals will render it that much more powerful.

I offer you some of my favorite talismanic symbols in unique exclusive and original designs.

::hamsa::evil eye::infinity::mobius::spiral::
::star of david/hexagram::fish::cat::butterfly::heart::dove::
::olive branch::pomegranate::angel::fertility goddess::
::almond/paisley::gold::silver::color::
(click on the symbol  above to jump to description)

:: hamsa ::
HAMSA also known as THE HAND GOD and THE HAND OF FATIMA.

Throughout the ages the hand is regarded as a symbol of protection, power and strength. The hand has become one of the most popular shapes of amulets and talismans that are meant to ward off evil, disease, envy and distraction.

There are more nerve endings in the human hand than in any other part of the body, which renders them the most useful, effective and powerful parts of our body. I believe that this is one of the main reasons the hand became such a powerful universal symbol. Since ancient times there is a distinct difference between the symbolic meaning of the right and left hand. In the ancient world where food was eaten out of a common plate with bare hands the right hand was for eating and the left hand for the unsanitary and dirty tasks of life. This is probably the reason why the right hand is still associated with more positive attributes than the left hand. The fact that the right hand was considered to be the more powerful hand is demonstrated in many of our customs today. It is still customary to shake the right hand. Military personnel salute with their right hand. Americans pledge allegiance to their flag with their right hand. The sign of the Cross is made with the right hand and it is with the right hand that blessings are given. It is said that all our life’s experiences are reflected on the palm of the right hand. People who use their left hand as the dominant one were viewed as, less talented or even evil in many cultures. The word sinister is rooted in the Latin word for left hand, which is most probably the reason why in the past left handed people were forced to write with their right hand. The palm of the right hand is said to reflect our outer personality and the evolution of our life’s path and our life’s experiences. The left hand is considered to be the more passive hand. The palm of our left hand is said to reflect our inner world and our authentic personality, that which we were born with and which we build upon throughout our life.

Drawings and etchings of the hand were found in stone age caves all through the Middle East and in some parts of Europe and Asia. In ancient Middle-East, North Africa and Eastern-European Jewish neighborhoods it was common practice to have a hand symbol drawn or placed on the outer walls or doors especially on homes of a pregnant woman or the newly wed. It was believed that not all people that possess the power of the ‘evil eye’ are always aware of their powers and unintentionally may inflict the ‘evil eye’ on their neighbors, friends and loved ones. Therefore preventative measures such as placing the hand symbol on the outer parameter of the home and within it were wise and effective protection. Jews hung the ‘Hamsa’ with the fingers pointing up symbolizing Gods name. With time the ‘Hamsa’ was incorporated into jewelry in mans effort to find a means of personal protection.

In the Muslim world the symbol of the hand is widely used for protection as well as a representation of the fundamental duties of the Islam religion. The ‘Hand of Fatima’ amulet is always the right hand, which in the Arab world is considered to be the ‘hand of Honor’. It is also common for the ‘Hand of Fatima’ to be hung with the fingers pointing down. Among American Indians and natives people of South America the symbol of the hand especially ‘The Eye In The Hand’ was widely used especially as a protector of the warriors.

‘Hamsa’ amulets and talismans come in a wide variety of shapes and designs. The ‘Hamsa’ has been and is still used to protect humans as well as their animals, homes and places of worship. ‘Hamsas’ are crafted out of many materials: Steel, clay, wood, copper, brass, silver and gold. Some have protective names of god, holy verses, names of protective angels and other symbols of protection incorporated into their design. If color is incorporated into the ‘Hamsa’ amulet it is usually blue or green, which are supposed to represent Gods eyes and the color of the Heavens. Of all the variations of the ‘Hamsa’ the most popular was and still is a ‘Hamsa’ with an eye on it.

‘The Eye In The Hand’ represents the powers of the two symbols working together to ward evil and also it represents the integration of ‘Sensing’ and ‘Doing’ which are the two abilities needed by man to survive and flourish. The ‘Hamsa’ also is believed to draw its powers from the number Five. Five is considered to be a powerful and holy number. It is a number mentioned numerous times in the bible in connection with divine powers, holy measurements and protective powers.
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:: evil eye ::
There is a mounting amount of evidence to suggest that the belief in the powers of the eye are as old as civilization’s birth and are accepted throughout every region of the world by even the most educated of women and men. Anthropologists believe that the reason the ‘evil eye’, the ‘evil glance’, or the ‘envy look’ are thought to be the most potent of all powers, is the fact that when ancient people looked into another’s eye especially into the pupil they could see their own reflection in it. The reflection was thought to be the other person’s inner spirit or power emanating and projecting its powers upon those reaches. There is also great evidence to suggest that the belief in the ‘evil spirit’ and the ‘evil eye’ are one of the same. The evil spirit is believed to be the originator of the ‘evil eye’ using the mind to command the actions of the ‘evil eye’ in controlling another’s fate and future. There is a wide spread belief among peoples in the east and the west that the evil spirit and the ‘evil eye’ possess the power to shape shift they’re by becoming inconspicuous to unsuspecting victims. The ancients also believed that the root of all disasters, disease and problems is the unnatural powers some humans and beasts posses. In most parts of the world it is believed that the most potent of all ‘evil looks’ is that of envy and jealousy and that the most vulnerable to the effects of that look are children and woman especially pregnant woman.

Every society its own remedies of protection for young and the woman from the ‘evil eye’. All people and beast are believed to possess the ability to afflict the effects of the ‘evil eye’. Evidence of the wide spread belief in the powers of the ‘evil eye’ is found in early Sumerian, Babylonian and Assyrian scripts. The ancient Hebrews believed in the existence of the ‘evil eye’ and even though it is not specifically mentioned in the Old Testament it is mentioned in old Hebrew scripts. The Arabs throughout time believed in the powers of the ‘evil eye’. It is said that the Prophet Muhammad believed in its powers to deify fate. In modern, as in ancient Greece, the belief in the powers of the ‘evil eye’ is wide spread and evident in the folklore of the region. Throughout Europe and the Far East there is much evidence of the wide spread belief in the ‘evil eye’ where each country has its own name for the ‘evil eye’ and its own individual folklore.

All through history there are known legends about people who posses the powers of the ‘evil eye’. This wide spread belief in the powers of the ‘evil eye’ produced a variety of protection aids in the form of amulets and talismans. Most are thought to be at their most powerful if worn on a bare and visible part of the body such as the neck and the arm or on top of clothing so it may attract the first evil glance and disarm it of its evil powers. Amulets and talismans are also used to protect a house or workplace against the ‘evil eye’ and in that case would be hung in a visible location, such as a wall or entry. Protecting a newborn baby with amulets or talismans is popular in most of the world. An amulet may be attached to the newborns crib, stroller, or a piece of clothing in a visible place. In some cultures the amulet is placed on the baby’s body.

The variety of shapes, colors, materials, and forms of amulets and talisman is endless. One would expect that as man becomes more educated and technologically advanced the allure of amulets and talismans will diminish but that did not happen. In fact due to the new added stresses of modern life we feel less in control of our lives that ever before. This is a perfect environment for amulets and talismans to become even more popular than ever before. As man tries to gain control over his life and the life of his family and feel secure and protected.
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:: infinity ::
The infinity sign or symbol originated as a mathematical symbol created by John Wallis in 1656 as he modified the Roman way of writing the year 1000. He meant the symbol to express an extremely small quantity. Over the next few centuries the meaning of the sign became the symbol for infinity of time and space. In our time the Infinity sign has become an archetype for Life without limitation, of infinite possibilities, of harmony, balance and flow and of endless and unlimited potential.
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:: mobius ::
I believe the Mobius strip is a powerful catalyst for change and movement. The Mobius band /strip is named after August Ferdinand Mobius, a nineteenth century German mathematician and astronomer. Its unique and remarkable property of one sidedness, one edge makes it a popular universal symbol of transformation, unity, non-duality, the process of the ever-changing cycles of our life and the life’s restructuring through them. The movement of the one sidedness is easy to experience if one begins at a point on the strip and follow its flow from the surface to the outer with no an apparent beginning or end going on forever. In modern days the Mobius strip has been chosen as a symbol of recycling changing unusable materials into usable useful objects.
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:: spiral ::
The spiral has long been associated with the center of oneself and the movement forward through ones path without loosing our innate essence. In the human body are various systems that are shaped in a spiral such as our fingerprints, our DNA which is formed as a double helix spiral, which is thought to represented the harmonious union of opposites to name a few. In many cultures people envision their deities as energy sources within all living things and used the spiral as a symbol of this energy and its never ending movement. Among the Native American Indians and the Celts the spiral symbol was used extensively as a representation of the soul unfolding and its eternal existence, as a representation of the continuous rhythm of creation, as mother earth’s womb and as a symbol of spiritual awakening.
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:: star of david / hexagram ::
Since ancient times the hexagram, made up of two interlaced equilateral triangles one pointing up and one pointing down, was used as a mystical symbol by the Babylonian, Greek, Roman and the Assyrian people to name a few. There are numerous mystical meaning attributed to this symbol, among them it is thought of as a powerful closed shape that pushes evil away from the user. It is also believed to be a tool for bridging between the powers of heaven and earth. The Hexagram signifies in some cultures as an archetypal symbol for the feminine and masculine universal principals in a harmonious union.

Legend has it that the Shield of King David was in the shape of two intertwined stars but the fact is that there is little evidence to support the claim that it was a popular and important Jewish symbol in ancient times. The Star of David gained popularity among Jews mostly in the Middle – Ages. At that time it was mainly used as a symbol of protection rather as a symbol of identification or Jewish pride. It was used especially for the protection of the unborn child of a pregnant woman.

There are numerous theories as to the significance of the symbol in Jewish culture. It is said that the two triangles one pointing up and one pointing down represent the two realms of Jewish life, the worship of one God and a life good deeds on earth according to Gods words. It was only around the end of the 19th century due to growing anti-Semitism in Europe and the formation of a Zionist movement that the Star of David established itself as the symbol of Jewish pride and the Zionist movement. On May 14th 1948 the state of Israel was established and with it the nation’s flag, a white flag with two blue stripes and in between them in the middle is a blue Star of David symbolizing protection and hope.
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:: fish ::
The Fish is a universal symbol of fertility throughout the glob and in most cultures and folklore. It is also a powerful symbol of protection against the ‘evil eye’. The fish is thought of as a symbol of the life force, a force of regeneration and reincarnation and a symbol of purity in many cultures.

Early Christians used the fish as a symbol of identification of their religious beliefs. Jews see the fish as a symbol of fertility relying on the blessing Jacob blessed Ephraim and Menasseh his children ‘Let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth’ in Hebrew the verb ‘yidgu’ which is translated to grow is derived from the verb ‘dag’ meaning fish. According to Jewish legend the Messiah will come in the form of a fish.

Throughout the ages the Pagan tradition associates the fish symbol with the goddess of fertility and the mother goddess. The fish is also associated in many traditions and cultures with the male reproduction organs thus the eating of fish is common practice for women who desire to become pregnant or in some cultures for women who have only daughters and wish for a son.

For the Chinese the fish symbolizes affluence and abundance. Its symbol is commonly found in most places of business or wherever a person wishes to enhance abundance.
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:: cat ::
Since the ancient Egyptians viewed the cat as a sacred animal somewhere around 1500 B.C. Cats were considered as sacred in numerous traditions. The Egyptian goddess of love and fertility was shaped as a woman with the head of a cat. The Greek associated the Cat with the goddess of the night and the moon. For the Romans the cat was considered the guardian of the home and the household. Pagans associated the cat with witchcraft. In the middle ages in an effort to eradicate witchcraft the Christian church ordered thousand of cats killed in Europe an act that is thought to have resulted in the spread of the black plague. It is after the devastating results the plague had in Europe that the cat regained its popularity. In modern days the cat symbolizes mystery, independence, character and the great power of mind they possess.
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:: butterfly ::
The two stages in the life of a butterfly beginning as a caterpillar then turning into a wondrous delicate yet agile creature is the reason it became a popular symbol of resurrection and eternal life. The ancient Greeks viewed the butterfly as a symbol of the soul. The American Indians regard the butterfly as a symbol of eternal life. In many cultures the butterfly represents rebirth and renewal, creativity, freedom, joy, and new beginnings in many cultures especially due to the fact that they show up in the spring – time.
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:: heart ::
The Heart is universally known and used as a symbol of love and devotion. Its origin is thought to be thousands of years ago in ancient cultures, which viewed it not just as a mechanical organ but also as the cradle of the soul and the place where all emotions come from. In the middle ages the symbol represented a sincerity, union, affection and sexual love. In numerous counties around the world the Heart became the symbol associated with St. Valentine and it became customary for jewelry in the shape of hearts to be the favorite object given to women by their lovers. The heart was adopted as a religious symbol especially by the Christian faith as a representation of hope, devotion and charity.
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:: dove ::
Throughout the ancient world and to this day the Dove is held as the most prevalent symbol for peace, security and love.

The dove is believed to be the first domesticated animal in the middle -east, near – east and later in the western world. In Greek mythology the dove was the pet of Aphrodite the goddess of love. In the story of the flood the Dove returned to the arch with an olive leaf indicating the end of the flood and the reappearance of the earth. In Christianity the dove symbolizes the Holy Spirit or a heavenly messenger.
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:: olive branch ::
The olive tree is a resilient tree, which managed to survive poor quality soil and drought for hundreds and even over a thousand years. It became one of the most written about symbols in ancient scriptures because of his ability to survive its harsh environment. In ancient middle – east the olive tree became a symbol of resilience, renewal, protection, purity and light. Olive oil was and still is used as a ritual offering and for anointing holy people such as prophets, priests, holy objects, kings and queens and the sick. The olive is one of the seven ‘fruits’ that the land of Israel was blessed with according to the bible and therefore was chosen to be a design element incorporated into the menorah that became one of the symbols of the state of Israel.
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:: pomegranate ::
In Latin the pomegranate is called ‘Pomum Granatum’ ‘apple of many seeds’ It is the abundance of seeds within the pomegranate fruit that turned it into a widely used symbol for abundance, fertility, large crops, many children and rebirth.

The ancient Egyptians buried it with their dead as a symbol of hope for rebirth. They also associated the pomegranate with death and rebirth. In modern times Greeks hold it as a symbol for the better things in life, for passion and love. It hence has became the Christian symbol of resurrection and rebirth.

The folklore and myth of many cultures believe the pomegranate to be the true tree of heaven and that it was the pomegranate that Eve ate and offered to Adam not the apple in the Garden of Eden. The pomegranate is one of the seven fruits named in the Bible. It is believed to contain 613 seeds, which symbolize the 613 commandments / good deeds and ones merits mentioned in the Old Testament.

The Islamic tradition holds the pomegranate to be the fruit of paradise and believe that every pomegranate contains one seed, which comes directly from heaven. The pomegranate is said to have been one of the prophet Mohammed’s favorite fruit and is mentioned in the Qur’an several times. It is said that one doesn’t want to drop even one seed of the fruit in case it could be the seed form heaven.

The pomegranate is long used in folk remedies. All of the parts of the fruit and the trees bark are used to alleviate many aliments. In ancient times the uses of the pomegranate were many. The juice of the pomegranate fruit was used as ink. The tree bark, fruit rind and flowers were used as a darkening and dyeing agents for leather, yarn and rugs.
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:: angel ::
Legends and stories of angels and their miraculous powers are present in every culture around the world. The word angel means different things in different languages and in different cultures but the attributes assigned to them are quite similar in most cultures. Through out the ancient world each culture created its own folklore on the subject of the existence of heavenly messengers and their connection to the greater spirit of the heavens. Most religions in the world adopted the notion of the existence of angels and guardians. For the ancient Hebrews the angels were first regarded, as Gods messengers carrying out Gods will upon earth and in the heavens. The idea of the angels as guardians appears in the Old Testament in later date numerous times. For the Greeks the angel was a messenger. They believed that each person has their own personal angels and daemons that appear to them in many forms including that of an animal. There was almost no distinction between the angels and the demons. In the Moslems tradition the angels are genderless even though the Egyptians believed the angel to be a heavenly goddess. The Christian church adopted the notion of seven archangels. It is said that each child is born with a guardian angel. It is believed that to be able to summons the help of an angel is proof of immense powers and spiritual greatness. In modern times Angels are as popular as in ever before. They are symbols of support, nurturing, protection, guidance, wisdom, love and the connection between man and the spiritual world.
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 :: fertility goddess ::
From the cradle of civilization the symbol of the ‘Goddess of fertility’ the ‘Mother earth’ have been worshiped in an attempt to harness what was understood to be the primal power in the universe ‘Fertility’. Without it there would be no regeneration and renewal of man, animal or crops. There is almost no region where the goddess of fertility was not worshiped in some form or another.

Although her name or form changes with each culture and region her basic attributes and shape are quite common to all. The typical shape of the goddess amulet or talisman was and still remains the same. Her head, breast, stomach, buttocks and thighs were all shapely and pronounced, most looked as if they were pregnant.

All cultures that worshiped her believed in her powers as the creator nurturer of life, as a healer, as the promoter and guardian of the crops, as a provider of the blessings of fertility to man and animal alike and as the protector of the family and the young. Mainly women wore the fertility goddess amulet in an attempt to enhance their fertility, to achieve pregnancy and to protect their unborn baby and for mainly harnessing power. Children wore it as a protector and for good fortune.
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:: almong / paisley ::
The Almond is a universal symbol with many meanings especially in the Middle – East and Southern Europe. For the ancient Italians the almond symbolized a valuable content in a tough safe such as the light of the spirit within. In Medieval times the almond became a symbol of fertility and the unborn embryo within the females uterus.

In the Mediterranean the almond tree is the first of all tree to flower in early January which sometimes makes it susceptible to a late frost. This brought about quite opposing symbolic associations to this tree and its fruit. The ancient Hebrews viewed the habit of blooming early as a symbol of hast yet it also was considered a symbol of new life and resurrection. Moslems viewed this habit as a symbol of hope and emergence. In Greece, Italy and many other European countries the fact that the tree is the first to bloom in the region is considered a symbol of good luck and long life.

It is customary to hand out sugared almonds to the guests at weddings as a symbol of romance, happiness, long lasting marriage and good fortune. It is also customary to throw almonds on the bride and groom as a symbol of fertility. In Some European countries an old custom exists of placing one almond in a Christmas pudding. It is said that the person who finds the almond will enjoy a successful and abundant year.
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:: gold ::
Gold has a warm fiery quality, which most probably accounts for its symbolic associations with: the astral sign Leo, the planet Sun, the day Sunday, and the element Fire.

All metals are minerals that have the ability to be worked into a variety of shapes and forms. Gold and Silver have an advantage over most base metals, they do not rust, which explains how they came about to enjoy the stature of precious metals. Gold is the more rare of the two precious metals, a fact that accounts for its higher price.

In ancient times, gold and silver did not enjoy their current position in world economics as they have gained from the time the global banking system was developed. The reason was that in those days, livestock and objects that were useful in daily living had a much greater value as currency. However, as traders expanded their business to further locations around the world, gold and silver became popular currency because of their durability, appearance and for the ease by which they are molded into easy to carry, small size coins.

It seems that the use of gold originated in the Middle East, the cradle of civilization. The oldest known gold objects were found in archeological excavations in Egypt. The Old Testament gives specific instructions on the use of gold in ceremonial objects such as the high priest’s breastplate. The scripts document the use of gold in worship and its use in the decorations of the first Temple built by King Solomon. Since the beginning of civilization gold has been considered to be a symbol of wealth and power, used to create objects of adornment and those utilized in ritual and ceremonies. Throughout the ancient world gold was given a position of great value and in many cases it was worshiped. In ancient Rome gold was only used by the upper class, it was used to make personal objects of adornment and incorporated into common use objects and household items. With time gold’s use in the Roman Empire spread to the rest of the population at which time it became fashionable to wear coins with the emperors image incorporated into jewelry.

Folklore and fairy tales were written about gold and exist in every culture. It was held to be a key element by alchemists who have tried in countless ways to devise methods of turning mundane materials and base metals into gold.
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:: silver ::
Silver has been also popular throughout history as an element possessing magical powers. It was and still is associated with promoting and supporting good luck, health, protection against evil, and nurturing. It has a cool quality, which most probably accounts for its symbolic associations with: the astral sign Cancer, the plant Moon, the day Monday, the element Water.

Silver is the less expansive of the precious metals used to manufacture jewelry. Although it is molded almost the same way as gold, on silver the most luminous polish can be achieved, greater than on any other metal. In ancient Egypt it was held in high regard and considered to be more precious than gold for quite some time. Silver has been used for making jewelry and adornment for thousands of years and became a symbol of stature and wealth. Items made of silver gained popularity with the more affluent members of society in Europe especially around the 17th – 18th century where common, everyday objects such as shoe buckles were made out of silver and worn as a symbol of nobility and fashionable awareness. Terms such as ‘born with a silver spoon’ or ‘silver anniversary’ are but a few of the indications to the position silver acquired as a symbol of wealth and power.
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:: c o l o r ::  
Color is the easiest and most powerful way to influence or change your energetic expression, function and flow and that of the space, which you inhabit. It is an energetic language. Through the use of different colors in or on the objects we choose to adorn ourselves, or surround ourselves with, we may change the way we feel, act or perform. The way colors effects each of us may differ to a great extent. Our color association and the way we react to color may also be different depending on the tribal heritage and the culture into which we were born. We all tend to be influenced by fashionable trends and by the opinions of ‘experts’. Therefore, I encourage you to make color choices based your personal experiences and feelings with and towards color, coupled with your instinct and intuition. Follow your own color likes and dislikes and your personal color needs. As with any aspect of your life, living with or using color requires awareness to the way your physical, emotional and spiritual body reacts to each of the colors and their combinations.

This is a brief overview of some of the universal and archetypal symbolisms and meanings of the various colors, relating to body, mind, spirit and space. The + and – symbols represent the two polarities of the energetic qualities of color and the meaning of the different colors, not a judgment statement.

WHITE:
New beginnings, Totality, Endless Possibilities, Purity, Innocence.
+ Clean, Fresh, Clear, New
Wear: when you wish to support and promote new possibilities.
In your space: use in Bathrooms, Kitchen.
- Cold, Drained, Lifeless, Bare, Vacant.
Do not wear: when you need to focus.
In your space: do not use in Children’s rooms, Dining rooms.
Personality: Balanced, full range of feelings, fullness of expression, Humility.

RED:
Prosperity, Passion, Abundance, Celebration, Warmth, Stimulating, Dominant, Reduces the size of a space. Increases the size of objects.
+ Energizing, Mobilizing, Warming.
Wear: when you need to increase your energy and power.
In your space: use mostly as an accent or in an area you wish to energize.
- Unnerving, Oppressive, Anger, Hate, Shame.
Do not wear: when you are energetically, physically and emotionally overcharged or when you need to rest.
In your space: do not use in Children’s rooms, Kitchens, Workshops especially ones with power tools.
Personality: Assertive, Daring and Energetic.

YELLOW / GOLD:
Enlightenment, Intellect, Stimulating, Busy, Bright, Rich, Sacred.
+ Cheerful, Joyful, Promotes optimism, Focused reasoning and decisiveness.
Wear: when you need a boost of happiness or optimism.
In your space: use in Hallways, Kitchens,
- Rigidity, Cunning, Exaggeration.
Do not wear: when you are among people or in situations, which you do not trust or do not feel comfortable.
In your space: do not use in Bathrooms, Meditation rooms.
Personality: Expressive, Friendly and Experimental.

GREEN:
Growth, Fertility, Harmony, Healing, Refreshing, Peaceful.
+ Optimism, Freedom, Balance.
Wear: when you need to feel healed or renewed in any way.
In your space: use in Bathrooms, Conservatries, Therapy rooms.
- Deceit, Envy.
Do not wear: when you need to be energized, clear or on guard.
In your space: do not use in Playrooms, Family rooms, Studies.
Personality: Traditional and Calm.

BLUE:
Spirituality, Contemplation, Mystery, Patience, Holiness, Peace, Soothing, Enlarges space. + Stable, Classic, Protective, Controlling, Trust, Loyalty.
Wear: when you need to be in or exhibit control and dependability.
In your space: use in Bathrooms, Therapy rooms, Meditation rooms.
- Suspicion, Depression.
Do not wear: when you are feeling low in energy or depressed.
In your space: do not use in Dining rooms, Family rooms, Studies.
Personality: Conservative and Persevering

PURPLE:
Spiritual, Dignified, Impressive, Dramatic, Promotes vitality.
+ Motivation, Passion, Excitement.
Wear: when you wish to promote your spirituality or inner vision and when you wish to influence the way you are perceived by others.
In your space: use in Bedrooms, Meditation rooms.
- Force, Melancholia.
Do not wear: when you need to function on a physical plain rather than on a spiritual one or when you need to be fully present.
In your space: do not use in Kitchens, Bathrooms.
Personality: Passionate and sociable.

PINK:
Love, Purity, Kindness, Artistic, Smooth.
+ Romance, Happiness, Softness.
Wear: anytime.
In your space: use in Bedrooms, and any room that you want to bring these attributes into.
- In your space: do not use in Kitchens, Bathrooms.
Personality: Gentle, Casual and Approachable.

ORANGE:
Power, Communication, Happiness, Promotes digestion and appetite.
+ Happiness, Concentration, Intellect.
Wear when you wish to uplift your spirit and soul.
In your space use in Living rooms, Dinning rooms, Hallways.
- Rebellious.
Do not wear when you need to relax or rest.
In your space do not use in Bedrooms or any small rooms.
Personality: Out Going, Busy, Cheerful and Bright.

BROWN:
Stability, Grounding, Weight.
+ Elegance, Security.
Wear when you wish to feel nurtured and comfortable.
In your space use in Studies.
- Depression, Dullness, Aging.
Do not wear when you need to function fast and with clarity.
In your space do not use in Bedrooms, Children’s rooms.
Personality: Sophisticated, Considerate and Good Negotiator.

BLACK:
Rich, Mysterious, Independent.
+ Strength, Fascination, Allure.
Wear when you want or need to feel and be perceived as powerful, sophisticated or mysterious.
In your space use in Teenagers rooms, Bedrooms.
- Darkness, Evil, Death.
Do not wear when you are low in energy and stamina.
In your space do not use in Young Children’s rooms, Studies, Living rooms, Therapy rooms.
Personality: Assertive, Daring, Calculated, Independent Thinker

GRAY:
Dignity, Self control, Wisdom.
+ Responsibility, Organization, Insight, Self-control.
In your space use in Offices, Studies, Bathrooms, Could be used as an accent color almost anywhere.
- Rigidity, Dullness, Melancholia, Loneliness, Lifeless.
In your space do not use in Dining rooms, Children’s rooms.
Personality: Restrained, Conservative, Dependable, Indecisive at times and Soft Spoken.
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