Dimensions: 28 mm total length (not inc. hoop)
Weight: 3.35 grams
Other information: Made from sterling silver
Dictionary Terms Explained
- Spiritual, feminine, re-connection
A goddess is a female being who's believed to be the source of life and being. Cultures worldwide worshipped goddesses from early times, although the Christianity movement in particular fazed it out. Today, however, there's a rising popularity in re-kindling connections with goddesses, especially from women who feel traditional religions lack the extra perspective and guidance they seek.
Celebrating goddesses offers a way of embracing and rediscovering female characteristics, of celebrating feminine abilities, thoughts and capabilities. It offers a form of spirituality that means something to women and celebrates their unique power and self-worth. Each goddess has her own characteristics and linking to the one that seems appropriate to you is said to help enhance those particularly qualities in your own life.
Examples of goddesses, their culture of origin, and their characteristics:
Aphrodite: Greek; pleasure, sensuality, love, passion
Artemis: Greek; nature, independence, courage, determination
Athena: Greek; intelligence, inner wisdom, art, creativity
Ceridwen: Celtic; abundance, death, rebirth
Diana: Roman; nature, independence, reaching goals
Freya: Norse; grounded, fertility, opportunities
Hathor: Egyptian; beauty, power, wisdom, abundance, fertility
Isis: Egyptian; mysticism, self-assurance, intuition
Kali: Hindu; courage, fearlessness, releasing negativity
Minerva: Roman; intelligence, wisdom, healing, intuition
Venus: Roman; love, growth, sexuality
White Buffalo Calf Woman: Native American; earth, dignity, grace, energy balance
- Intuition, renewal, awareness
Moonstone is mostly milky white, sometimes with clear areas, and some pieces exhibit a bluey chatoyancy or luminous reflection.
The delicate and motherly energy of moonstone promotes the use of intuition and gut feelings, rather than relying constantly on intellectual reasoning. As such, it acts as a form of energetic reminder of how you have all the tools to guide yourself, if only you give them a try and stop worrying too much.
Like the moon itself, the energy also carries it with a sense of renewal and the notion that life is a continuing process with many births and many deaths along the way. It can be used as a tool to help you accept this process more readily, and maybe even to welcome it, because every death and resulting birth brings you greater knowledge of yourself and the world you live in.