Guide To Symbols
|Acorn||Considered to be an emblem of luck, prosperity, youthfulness and power, the Acorn is a good luck symbol indeed! It also represents spiritual growth. Acorns are good luck! Seeing them in your dreams foretells many pleasant things ahead and much success from your labors.|
|Ganesh||All spiritual worship in the Hindu tradition begins with the invocation of Ganesh, the elephant-headed God who is said to give success. Among many other attainments, meditating upon Ganesh imparts spiritual awakening,strength, tenacity, internal balance and wisdom. Ganesh clears the path for success and opportunity.|
|Buddha||The buddha stands for love, peace, openess and compassion. By attaining peace in ones self true enlightment envails.|
|Happy Buddha||The laughing (happy) Buddha represents the ideals important for leading a happy life: health, happiness, prosperity and longevity. The happy buddha represents the belief that a good life is attainable. It is believed that rubbing the Laughing Buddha's belly brings joy, luck and prosperity.|
|Buddha on Lotus Leaf||This pendant features a blossoming lotus opening its petals to reveal the presence of a young Buddha imparting his blessings. "Know emptiness. Be compassionate" - Buddhist saying. Buddha stood for love, peace, openess and compassion.|
|Heart||The Heart symbolises the symbol for all matters relating to love and relationships. The heart symbol was also used in ancient rituals for strengthing love and relationships. The heart has long been recognised across cultures as being a symbol for love, joy, compassion and charity. sincerity, truthfulness, charity and mercy.|
|Winged Heart||The winged heart symbol represents the heart existing between soul and body, a medium between spirit and matter The Ancient Egyptians belived the symbology of wings to be considered a symbol of spiritual progress, the heart with wings expresses that the heart reaches upward towards heaven.
The heart has long been a symbol for the soul, the seat of emotions, our inner selves. The heart can mean sincerity, truthfulness, charity and mercy. It has also come to represent Love, both romantic and platonic.
Wings represent speed, freedom, elevation, aspiration, divinity and transcendence. They are also associated with mystical and magical beings – fairies, angels, dragons, Pegasus. the winged heart represents the freedom to love, to feel, to courageously rise above the mundane and reach full potential. It is a sign of joyful optimism and a representation of the free spirit.
|Tree of life||The tree of life is a symbol of regeneration symbolising the cycle of life for all living things. A tree also bears seeds or fruits, which contain the essence of the tree, and this continuous regeneration is a potent symbol of immortality. The bearing of fruit and leaves every season symbolises continuous life and the deep roots of the tree earthed in the ground symbolise wisdom.|
|Ohm||Ohm is a holy meditation symbol of Hinduism and Buddhism with a number of meanings. In modern usage Ohm means the Word, the parnava, the eternal and divine. Ohm is also said to be the term of assent used by the gods and the name given by the Hindus to the spiritual sun.
The word Ohm is infinite in that it is the symbolic expression of all life the three human conditions (waking, dreaming, and deep sleep), the three times of day (morning, midday, evening), and the three faculties (action, cognition, volition). Sanskrit letters or symbol for the "sacred" Hindu sound om (ohm or aum) called "the mother of all mantras. Apparently, the four parts symbolize four stages of consciousness: Awake, sleeping, dreaming, and a trance or transcendental state.
|Peace Sign||The peace sign is the universal symbol of peace in modern times used as a symbol fo the CND movement against nuclear power in the 1969's.|
|Angel Wing||Angels are believed to be messengers of God and also belived to be a symbol of protection. The guardian angel is known in all cultures as being a sybol of spirituality, consciences, protection and love. It is believed that if you find a white feather your are not far from an angel. The angel wing is hencefore a sign of divine guidance .|
|Feather||The symbol meaning of feathers represents ascension and spiritual evolution to a higher plane.. In dreams feathers mean travel or the ability to move more freely in life. White feathers in dreams indicate innocence or a fresh start in a spiritual sense. The feather therefore represents truth, speed, lightness, flight and ascension. Wings symbolize a desire to let your spirit soar, to rise above a challenge and regain your clarity of thought.|
|Wish bone||Wishbone usually stands for a wish or desire. If the wishbone is unbroken it means the wish will be fulfilled in the near future. If the wishbone is broken or cracked, but all of the pieces are still there the wish will eventually come true. However if the wishbone is broken and a piece is missing, it means your wish will go un-granted.|
|Dragonfly||As the dragonfly lives a short live it symbolizes that we have to live life to the fullest. The dragonfly is also a symbol of prosperity, good luck, strength, harmony, peace and purity and living life to the fullest.|
|Elephant||The Symbolic meaning of the elephant represents strength, honor, stability and patience. In the Hindu meaning, the elephant is represented in the form of Ganesha who is the god of protection, luck, prosperity and fortune who give blessings to all new endeavours and therefore is the remover of obstacles to success.
The elephant as symbol means reliability, determination, dignity, power, royalty, pride, loyalty and patience. In some Asian cultures the elephant is considered a symbol of happiness, longevity and good luck. Elephants are a Symbol of Wisdom, Power, Loyalty, Intelligence, Strength and Solitude. They have a positive symbolic meaning all over the world and are considered a symbol of good luck with it's trunk in an upright position.
|Skull||In some cultures the skull is seen as a symbol of protection, warding off evil spirits and good luck. In Mexico, the skull is a representation of impermanence, transition, and freedom. It signifies the liberation of worldly burdens. The skull is also symbolized as being the seat of the soul and 'spark' of life.|
|Hand of Hamsa/fatima||HAND OF FATIMA (daughter of Muhammad) or KHAMSA (five): Many Muslims believe that the image of the hand with an eye in the center will protect them from the "evil eye." While this symbol often appears on magical charms, amulets, and jewelry, it is seen in many other places. Also called the hand of protection.
The hand symbol has also been used in Native American cultures. An amulet for protection against the evil eye. While evil eye amulets were first recorded by the Mesopotamians about 5,000 years ago on clay tablets, belief in their protective power is still strong in many parts of the world. People attach an evil eye amulet to everything they wish to protect from envy and jealousy.
|Bumblebee||The bee symbolies action, industry, communication and enabling us to choose the outcome we want in our endeavours. The bee works hard for the community and is loyal.|
|Owl||The Owl symbolises wisdom, intelligence, and protection. The Native Americans associated owls with wisdom, foresight and knowledge.|
|Sankrit pendant 'good health'||Sanskrit is an ancient language which was the primary language of the ancient hindus in India and is the classical language of Hinduism.|
|Cross||In ancient times, and still today the cross symbolises the joining of the material and spiritual worlds and also symbolises different things to different cultures. To the ancient Celts the cross symbolized the meeting of Divine energies at the cross-section of the cross and in Greece the cross was a representation of the four elements and in the ancient Middle East symbolized the four directions - north, south, east and west as well as the four winds. The cross is also a sign of Christian Faith.|
|Starfish||According to legend, starfish are reflections of stars in the sky inhabiting the ocean floor. The starfish symbolises rebirh as they have te abiity to regenerate. If a starfish is cut in half, two starfish will grow. The starfish is a good example of equality and teamwork each of the limbs of the starfish work together for the benefit of the whole.|
|Butterfly||The butterfly in all cultures symbolises transformation and metamorphosis. The butterfly symbolises emabracing changes that happen in life and in circumstance. The butterfly also symbolises faith especially as we experience transitions within our lives. The butterfly also represents faith, resurrection, the soul, resurrection, celebration and time.|
|Ankh||An Egyptian cross symbolizing a mythical eternal life, rebirth, and the life-giving power of the sun.|
|Tassell||The tassell is a symbol of protection - figuaratively the movement of the tassel is meant to sweep away negative energies and bad luck. The tassell as part of the mala signfifies the energy that flows through the wearer's consciousness.|
|Key||The key is a symbol of good luck - three keys mean wealth, health and love and each key is the key for unlocking.|
|Leaf||The single leaf is an ancient heraldic symbol said to signify happiness, tranquility, nature, selflessness, life, growth, sacrifice.
|Lotus||The lotus is an everlasting symbol of tenacity, strength, courage, renewal, potential and transformation. The lotus being such a beautiful pure flower grows in the muddiest and inhabatiable of locations but is still able to flower to perfection. Therefore the Lotus is a sign of renewel and hope.
A symbol of purity and enlightenment, the lotus begins life underwater, working diligently to grow strong and greet the sunlight as one of nature's most beautiful blossoms. In many Eastern cultures, the Lotus Flower symbolizes purity, new beginnings, and divine birth. A symbol of purity and enlightenment, the lotus begins life underwater, working diligently to grow strong and greet the sunlight as one of nature's most beautiful blossoms.