A polished wooden incense holder with a brass Moon & Star Inlay in the middle, plus four small decorative brass stars. This mini disc allows up to four Indian incense sticks to be burned at the same time.
Each hole for the incense also has a little brass surround which helps support the incense sticks.
Size of Disc: Approximately 9.9 cm in diameter (4 inches).
More About the Symbol of the Moon
Throughout many traditions the sun represents the father and male principle and the moon the mother and feminine principle. The energy of the moon is intuitive, deep, subtle, feminine and psychic. To say this is a feminine energy does not mean to say this energy is just for women. Men and women have their female and male aspects. We all develop them both.
The moon is also associated with clairvoyance and knowing without thinking. To use the energy of the moon does not involve conscious thought. So to wear or have around you the symbol of the moon is to state your universal intention to use your intuition, to simply go with what you feel and to know that to do this is for your greater good.
The moon has different phases and throughout these phases it affects us in different ways. For example the full moon represents illumination, unconscious made conscious and all can be seen. The crescent moon symbolises new beginnings and the making of dreams into reality. Because of this cyclic nature the moon it is also connected to rebirth and how our true essence really is immortal.
More About the Symbol of a Star
When many of us in the west think of the star as a symbol the first one that comes to mind is the star that announced to the wise men the birth of Jesus Christ. As such we connect the star with hope and prophecy and we begin its association through countless civilisations with mysticism, cosmic forces and universal mystery. The Mayans and Egyptians are known to have mirrored star constellations in the arrangement of their pyramids and some Native American tribes see the stars as the souls of their ancestors watching over them.
The star is a symbol of something much greater than ourselves because it has a connection with the very foundation of life, with the very beginnings of the universe, and how creation actually started. The mystery lies in how light came from darkness. In many traditions there was a blackness, a void, and from this void creation sprang. Stars and suns are widely seen to be part of this moment. The star signals a belief in the ability of something to come from nothing - a belief in miracles. A star is like saying 'yes' to life. It is like a positive affirmation, saying that you are always open to the unexpected.
Staff Review by Mel Hurst
These mini incense discs are perfect if you'd like an incense burner that's practical, simple and doesn't take up much room. They're ideal for Indian incense sticks which have a thin wooden stick at the end, but I would say they may not be as suitable for Japanese incense (these tend to be a bit too thick).
Burn more than one incense stick at a time for an amplified scent, or mix a few combinations and create the perfect aroma! (You may not wish to burn four at once, but the option is there should you need it!)
Because the incense is burning at an upwards angle, this should catch most of the ash, but you can leave a protective sheet underneath the disc if you're unsure. I especially love the moon and star design on these discs, and any ash that lands on the brass can be easily wiped off.
A practical and sturdy incense burner that's great for everyday use, and for taking with you on your travels should you need.
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