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EyesEye Eyes are considered the "window to the soul" and are always an eye-catcher as jewelry! Read more ... are considered “the window to the soul”. One can see the true self of the other through the eyes, and at the same time the eyes are the sense organ with which we can look outwards ourselves - this is how the “all-seeing” often occurs EyeEye Eyes are considered the "window to the soul" and are always an eye-catcher as jewelry! Read more ...” appears as a symbol. There we find the eye in a triangle, which symbolically stands above the material and represents the divine. Eyes are also considered a protective symbol and via the “third eye” in the foreheadChakraChakras The 7 main energy centers of our body are called chakras. Read more ... we can even experience enlightenment. Our eyes are the most important sensory organ, they connect us to the world and everything we experience. Continue reading…

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The symbol of the tree of life occurs in almost all mythologies and stands as a world axis for the living connection of earth=underworld, lifeworld and heaven or (in terms of time) of creation, life and death. Strong trees like the oak are often used, sometimes the tree is also used by animals like EagleBird Birds are a symbol of freedom and happiness and are often associated with the soul. Read more ... or SnakeSnake Snakes represent femininity. They are fascinating and not harmless. Read more ... populated. Well known is Yggdrasil, the world ash tree of the Germans. The Buddhists have their bodhi tree. The biblical tree of knowledge is also associated with the tree of lifetree of life The symbol of the tree of life connects us to creation and life itself. Read more ... associated. The meaning of this popular jewelry symbol is very universal; Symbol of life, connection with creation or ancestors, strength, trust (in the cosmic order) etc. Continue reading…

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beesbee You can read about the symbolic meaning of the bees here Continue reading... have always had a very comprehensive meaning for people. They are beneficial in horticulture, but there is also something very mysterious about them and obviously bees also represent exemplary community and "industriousness". Bee honey is not only eaten with pleasure, but also has various health effects. Today we have to make sure that the little flyers don't fall victim to bee deaths. Continue reading…

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The "flower of Lifeflower of Life The "flower of life" stands for the cosmic order and inner harmony. Read more ...” is an ornament of arcs that cross each other 90 times and form a hexagon in a circle. In Europe, the motif was popular in 17th and 18th century folk art. popular on churches, and pictorial representations of this pattern can also be found in ancient China. The term "Flower of Life" is only of recent date. The interesting motif of "sacred geometry" is often used as a piece of jewelry today and stands for cosmic order and inner harmony. Continue reading…

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When "ChakrasChakras The 7 main energy centers of our body are called chakras. Read more ...” are the energy centers of our body in the spiritual realm. The best known are the seven main chakras, which are reminiscent of a rainbow with their bright colors. Only when these centers are open and free of blockages can we really be healthy and whole within ourselves. Continue reading…

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The motif of the CladdaghCladdagh The motif of the Claddagh stands for deep love, friendship and trust. Read more ... comes from the Irish fishing village of the same name and shows two hands holding a crowned one HeartHeart The heart carries love and it says who we are. Read more ... keep. According to legend, it was created by an enslaved goldsmith for his fiancée and represents deep love (heart), friendship, connectedness, trust (hands) and faithfulness or loyalty (crown). We are happy to pass this motif on as a ring from mother to daughter or to a person who means a lot to you (friendship ring). Continue reading…

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The symbol of the DragonDragon A dragon carries strong magic and wisdom itself. Read more ... can be found almost anywhere in the world. In China it is considered a lucky charm, while the dragons of the West and America symbolize something dangerous. In any case, magic and strength reside within the mighty being. It is often attributed longevity and the associated wisdom, other dragons symbolize evil that can be overcome (dragon fight). Dragons also play a central role in today's very widespread fantasy culture, where they can also take on a wide variety of characters. Often they are at the same time "terrible and beautiful, noble and terrifying" (Wikipedia). Strong power animal. Continue reading…

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ElephantElephant The elephant is a lucky charm and stands for wisdom, strength and long life. Read more ... is a popular symbol of wisdom, power and prudence. Within the heaviest land mammal resides an ancient power and a sublime being that combines strength with gentleness. Especially in Thailand, these animals enjoy a high reputation; sometimes elephants are even mentioned in the same breath as Buddha. In the Hindu world of gods, Ganesha, god of wisdom and science, is represented with an elephant's head. The long-lived animals in Africa are revered as a symbol of happiness and longevity. Continue reading…

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OwlBird Birds are a symbol of freedom and happiness and are often associated with the soul. Read more ... Today, as with the Greeks and Romans, it is a classic symbol of wisdom. For a long time it was assumed that the BirdBird Birds are a symbol of freedom and happiness and are often associated with the soul. Read more ... can actually produce light with his shining eyes - and only those who see can be wise. On the other hand, the owl was understood in ancient Egypt, or in Christian superstition, as a bird of darkness and death due to its nocturnal activity and the sometimes eerie calls. This association can be found in some horror films these days or as a funny Halloween owl. Owls are always a popular motif for children. Continue reading…

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PiscesFish Fish are little lucky charms! Read more ... are little lucky charms! You can move freely and weightlessly in the infinite underwater world - “like a FishFish Fish are little lucky charms! Read more ... in the water” – and some of them shimmer in the brightest colors like rainbows. In dreams, fish can appear as messengers from the depths of our subconscious, with which water is often associated. A good catch can make a poor fisherman a rich man, so in China the same character is used for fish and abundance. The fish had a special meaning in early Christianity: even today the fish can still be found as a Christian identification symbol. As jewelry, fish are mostly happy little lucky charms, similar to them BirdsBird Birds are a symbol of freedom and happiness and are often associated with the soul. Read more ...who instead of water call the air their own. Continue reading…

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Colloquially, we know well the "protective hand" that watches over something. The special “hand of FatimaFatima's hand A "protective hand" is said to watch over its wearer. Read more ...”, also known as Hamsa, Chamsa, Khamsa, is a protective symbol that is known worldwide today and originates from Islamic culture. Fatima (606-632) was the youngest daughter of the Prophet Mohammed and was considered a sinless virgin. A similar meaning is found in Christianity in the Virgin Mary and her blessing hand of the Annunciation. As jewelry, the protective symbol is usually used as a pendant on the HeartHeart The heart carries love and it says who we are. Read more ... carried. A nice gift for children (girls) too. Continue reading…

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The heart is a very popular jewelry symbol. It stands, of course, primarily for love, which is the most important of the heart feelings, all of which have their origin in the human heart. Other heart emotions include gratitude, compassion, joy, freedom, passion, patience, strength, joie de vivre and trust. We can only be fully ourselves when we unite our mind with the heart and also live from the heart. The fact that the heart has its own neurons and memories (heart-brain) and radiates a strong, measurable magnetic field outwards into space is still little known. So it connects us not only symbolically, but actually very real with others. Continue reading…

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The ancient Egyptian Eye of horusEye Eyes are considered the "window to the soul" and are always an eye-catcher as jewelry! Read more ... has magical meaning, is often used as a protective amulet or in connection with healing. It is the left eye of the falcon, the god of light Horus, which was healed and magically restored by Thoth. The symbol, which appears only on the surface as an image, is based on a sacred geometry. So it is not surprising that the Horus eye is also considered a powerful symbol against the "evil eye". Today it is often worn as a universal – in the truest sense of the word – eye-catching lucky charm. Continue reading…

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We are horseshoehorseshoe Like the ladybug or the shamrock, the horseshoe is a classic lucky charm. Read more ... is a classic lucky charm symbol. This is probably due to the outstanding importance that the Horses possessed in earlier times in many areas of life for people, from the essential means of transport to the "plow horse" to the war horse HorsesHorse The horse is a symbol of freedom and strong partnership. Read more ... a significant role – and a HorseHorse The horse is a symbol of freedom and strong partnership. Read more ... without iron was unprotected and quickly unusable. The dormer windows all over the world promise magical powers to the bent iron. It is supposed to protect against any harm. As a piece of jewelry, it is always a nice birthday gift for your loved one or for children! Continue reading…

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CatCat There is something seductive and very feminine about cats, but they can also be very cheeky. Read more ... The ancient Egyptians were already fascinated by her big eyes and free nature. Her cat goddess "Bastet" represented love and fertility, and she was ascribed both gentle and wrathful qualities. We still speak today catsCat There is something seductive and very feminine about cats, but they can also be very cheeky. Read more ... likes to have a “will of their own”, in contrast to the dog, which is just as popular as a pet. The cat as a power animal symbolizes individuality and self-confidence, femininity, temperament and gentleness. Your inner freedom is reflected in a certain unpredictability that can be seductive. Continue reading…

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As a Celtic crossCeltic cross The Celtic cross or wheel cross is a sign of blessing that connects the divine with the worldly. Read more ..., High Cross or Irish UpwindUpwind The cross is the central symbol of faith in Christianity. Read more ... is a Latin cross with a ring around the point of intersection. It is therefore also known as a ring cross or wheel cross. Originally these Irish high crosses marked a special country or meeting place, later found expression in the sacred art of the celticCeltic knot The endless Celtic braided patterns are often associated with eternal love. Read more ... Middle Ages entry, also as tombs. The ring can symbolically, in particular, with the SunshineSunshine The sun symbol is of great importance throughout the world, Continue reading... and thus related to the creator (God), while the cross shape always stands for something worldly (among other things as an expression for the 4 cardinal points or elements). The symbol is also often worn as jewelry to express a connection to Norse culture and something higher. Continue reading…

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The Celtic patterns are particularly typical of the Middle Ages in the British Isles, where braided patterns were popular in designing everything from textiles to architecture. But its origins go back much further. Celtic knots, in which an endless band is entwined and whose meaning is therefore often associated with the "eternal", are always very popular as jewelry. Similar patterns can also be found in Islam, and here, too, the aim is to express the imperishable or divine without making an (ephemeral) image of it. As a symbolic band, Celtic knots are a beautiful gift for everlasting love. Continue reading…

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The four leaf cloverleafcloverleaf The four-leaf clover is one of the classic lucky symbols. Read more ... is one of the classic lucky symbols. Children in particular like to look for one in the otherwise three-leafed one Kleecloverleaf The four-leaf clover is one of the classic lucky symbols. Read more .... Such a lucky clover leaf is then gladly either kept and pressed in a book or passed on to a loved one, whom one wishes good luck and would like to give as a gift. It shows the other how much he means to you. The three-leaf clover, which is considered the Irish national symbol, already acts as a lucky charm and protective symbol. The Celts believed that nothing bad could happen to them if they carried one with them. Nice playful jewelry symbol or gift for young and old. Continue reading…

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The Latin Cross or Long Cross is the central symbol of Christianity. It is often associated with the crucifixion of Jesus; In fact, however, the cross symbol has its origins in ancient Egypt (Ankh) and has long stood not only for death and salvation, but also for the connection of the individual human being with the earth and others (horizontal axis), as well as with the divine (vertical axis). The cross is a symbol of identification for many Christians and is particularly popular as jewelry on a necklace. Continue reading…

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Especially in Asia, but also in Islam, the gentle one applies LotosLotus flower The lotus flower symbolizes an open heart and the enlightened mind. Read more ...-Bloom as very holy. She is a symbol of purity, open heart and open mind. The pretty flower is closely associated with the enlightenment of the Buddha, who is said to have been born in one. The symbols of our seven main chakras are also borrowed from the lotus. Continue reading…

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The classic ladybirdladybird The little red plane brings joy, luck and love. Read more ... With its seven black dots on the red body, it is considered a loving lucky charm, like the cloverleaf, which likes to evoke a smile when you meet it. You can find it regularly on birthday cards, as spring chocolate or, of course, as a piece of jewelry for children and happy women. This is not only due to its special colouring, but also to the fact that it has always been a useful creature in the garden. Its name connects the beetle with the Holy Virgin Mary, Germans already baptized it "freya-fugle" - the little bird of the goddessgoddess The mother goddess, "great mother" or fertility goddess creates and protects life. Read more ... Freya. In English, the small animal is called “Ladybird”. The little red plane is said to bring joy, luck, peace and love, fulfill dreams and wishes and is always a wonderful gift! Continue reading…

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MoonMoon The moon stands for the feminine, the night and for rhythmic change. Read more ... is a popular symbol of constant change and change. It stands for the feminine, because it receives and reflects the sunlight, just as the woman receives and accepts the man - and creates something new from it. In almost all mythologies there are powerful and versatile moon goddesses, just think of the Egyptian Isis with the crescent moon on her head. Continue reading…

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The mother goddess, "great mother" or fertility goddess, usually represented as a woman with children or a (semi)nude woman with prominent breasts, symbolizes creativity and the ability to nurture and sustain life. Sometimes she is even considered the creator of the gods. She occurs in almost all mythologies in one way or another, the Egyptian Isis or Demeter is known to the Greeks. The biblical Eve can also be understood as the mother goddess, as she is also referred to in the Bible as the "mother of all living things". In the more pagan-Celtic environment we find Gaia as our mother earth. Of course, the great mother also simply stands for femininity, creates and protects life. Continue reading…

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We are PentagramPentagram The pentagram, also known as the pentagram, pentalpha or five-pointed star, is an ancient symbol of sacred geometry. Read more ..., also known as the pentagram, pentalpha or five-pointed star, is an ancient symbol of sacred geometry. The five-pointed star with the surrounding circle intersects again and again in the golden ratio. In ancient times, it was the symbol of Venus and the identifying mark of the Pythagoreans. In esotericism it is often equated with the number five, the 5 stands for overcoming the material world. Since the pentagram can be drawn in one go, it is considered a special sacred protective symbol. In Christianity, the five pointed star represents the 5 wounds of Jesus. It was only later that the point-down pentagram was associated with Satanism. To this day it is often used in the occult scene. Continue reading…

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The firebird rising from its own ashes or PhoenixPhoenix The firebird or phoenix is ​​a symbol of self-sacrifice for renewal. Read more ... is a symbol of self-sacrifice, rebirth and immortality. At the end of each life cycle, which according to mythology can last several hundred years, the mythical creature (itself) burns in a fire lit by the sun and rises renewed from its own ashes at sunrise. The symbol “like a phoenix from the ashes” is very universal, because the old must pass away and be overcome if something new and more brilliant is to emerge. One can relate this to events in the world as well as to the development of one's own personality. That is why the phoenix is ​​so popular as jewelry or a tattoo. Continue reading…

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The horse has played an essential role in human history since early times. It is a symbol of freedom and strong partnership, mythologically the horse is often associated with a closeness to the gods. From time to time, dark horses are also said to have demonic powers. Very special horses are the winged mythical horse Pegasus and of course the unicorns. Both are always shown in white as an expression of their purity, as is the case with the dragon slayer's horse. We also like to associate horses with the Middle Ages and chivalry, which would be unthinkable without them. As a power animal, it stands above all for the longing for freedom, for passion, strength and the liberation from fears. Riding a horse requires a good balance of clear leadership (head) and trust (heart). Continue reading…

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Red RosenRose Red roses are a symbol of love and passion. Read more ... are the absolute symbol of love and are very happy to be given away for Valentine's Day or as an unspoken symbol of love. According to a legend, Eve secretly wanted one out of love for Adam RoseRose Red roses are a symbol of love and passion. Read more ... taken with them from paradise and brought them to earth in the first place. Roses are also dedicated to the Virgin Mary (“A rose has sprung”). In Greek and Roman mythology, the rose is dedicated to the gods Aphrodite and Eros and in the Middle Ages it was considered a proven means of love. In Indian Tantra, the rose symbolizes the heart, where the feeling of love originates. The thorns of the roses are reminiscent of the vulnerability and sensitivity that always accompanies deep love. A beautiful gift for your loved one as jewelry. Continue reading…

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Snakes are among the archetypes and have a very diverse, sometimes contradictory symbolism. They are fascinating, unpredictable and dangerous. In Christian culture, it is associated with the devil because the serpent tempted Adam and Eve to taste the tree of knowledge, which resulted in banishment from paradise. The female temptation. Due to its recurring moulting, the snake is considered a symbol of eternal youth, vitality and rebirth. The elusive animal stands for femininity, fertility and wisdom and is often worn as a tattoo or jewellery. Continue reading…

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KeyKey The key is considered a custodian, token of love and lucky charm. Read more ... is considered the custodian and protector of something very important, if not sacred. As jewelry you will usually find a heart key that is only given to a loved one and thus symbolizes a special love. Another special key is the Christian key to heaven, which is kept by Peter. The key can also be a symbol of silence and thus mean the preservation of a secret. So owning a key always has something to do with trust. Today we also like to speak of a “key to happiness” (lucky key). Keys are often worn as pendants on necklaces or as charms on bracelets. Continue reading…

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The snowflakes are a very special natural phenomenon. Each snow crystal is not only beautiful, perfectly symmetrical, but also unique, yet so ephemeral and so intangible as a moment in time. In their white silence, the fine structures symbolize above all purity, beauty, the magic of the moment, but also vulnerability. Snowflakes are a very special form of water, which is considered the element of life and emotions. Not surprisingly, the wondrous crystals make wonderful jewelry. Continue reading…

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The colorful, lively one butterflybutterfly The butterfly is considered a soul animal, a colorful symbol of freedom and rebirth. Read more ..., which develops from the previously so inconspicuous caterpillar, is considered a symbol of awakening, rebirth and resurrection. Already in ancient Egypt one finds butterflies as a symbol of the soul. As our so intangible, wonderful, true selves - which can never pass away. With its apparent symmetry, the butterfly is also a symbol of harmony and beauty, and the phrase "butterflies in your stomach" connects the fascinating animal with the most beautiful and perhaps most confusing of all feelings: that of being in love. As a power animal, the butterfly stands for freedom and lightness. Continue reading…

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The shape of the hexagram is made up of two intertwined triangles, from which a Six starSix star The hexagram is a very ancient symbol that essentially stands for "connection". Read more ... arises. It is a very universal symbol, found in both Asia and the West, essentially meaning "connection". Be it the connection of man with the divine spark, be it the connection of the elements (alchemy). As the "Star of David", the hexagram is the symbol of Judaism, as the "Seal of Solomon", the six-pointed star is considered a powerful magical protective sign - because every connection is based on love and thus on tremendous power. So it is not surprising that the six-pointed star is often worn as jewelry or given as a gift. Continue reading…

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The sun symbol is of great importance all over the world, as the sun is considered to be the most important giver of life alongside water. It determines the day, the year and, with its daily reappearance, the progress of life in general. In most cultures, the Sun is considered “masculine” (= giving), in contrast to the “feminine” Moon (= receiving). Their radiance symbolizes strength and power, and that also applies SonnenSunshine The sun symbol is of great importance throughout the world, Continue reading...-Chakra under our heart as a place of our inner strength, where light and fire find each other. There have always been sun cults, solstice celebrations and sun worshipers. Also in the truest sense of the word – today we like to associate the sun with thoughts of holidays (sun, palm-lined beach and sea). Continue reading…

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SpiralSpiral The spiral is one of the oldest known symbols of life itself. Read more ... is one of the oldest known symbols that can be found in rock signs all over the world - but also in nature itself. Galaxies are no less spirally structured than numerous flower blossoms or our DNA. It stands for life itself, for movement and progress, for cycles that are always similar but never identical. But constant further development. A very universal symbol for life, which has always been worn as jewelry. Continue reading…

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The name "Tennis braceletTennis bracelet What is a "tennis bracelet"? Read more ...” actually has less to do with the sport and more to do with a story behind it. In 1897, the US tennis player Chris Evert lost her well-known diamond-studded Rivière bracelet at the US Open - which led to a media-wide interruption of the game until the beloved piece of jewelry was found again. The Riviére style - derived from the French word for "river" - is characterized by a circumferential, close juxtaposition of diamonds. In addition to the expensive diamond jewelry, "tennis bracelets" are also available with zirconia, rhinestones or Svarovski crystals. In any case: simple elegance! Continue reading…

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dream catcherdream catcher The Indian dream catchers are said to fulfill wishes and bring good luck! Read more ... with their bird-feather-draped circle originally came from the American Indians and are enjoying growing popularity today, especially as wind chimes or as jewelry and especially earrings. The name easily reveals their meaning, the structures are supposed to capture dreams, as the bird is also considered a wanderer between the worlds. Be it bad dreams that are caught in the circle, which is partly designed like a cobweb, and later released - be it good dreams that you want to experience. If you wear dream catchers as jewellery, you dream less of a good night's sleep than of the fulfillment of all our dreams and longings: love, happiness, friendship, freedom or peace in the world InfinityInfinity A lying eight is the symbol for infinity and "eternal love". Read more .... Always a nice present. Continue reading…

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The shape of the TripletTriplet The triqueta is a special form of the Celtic knot. Read more ... arises from 3 circular arcs and at the same time represents a special form of a Celtic knot. But it can also be found in Indian art that is thousands of years old. The clear shape is reminiscent of a shamrock. Very similar to triskeletriskele The divine triskele arises from a triple spiral. Read more ... we also find in the triqueta a classic symbol of the Trinity. It is very popular as jewelery and is, among other things, a nice gift idea for Valentine's Day. Continue reading…

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The triskele, a symbol of the Trinity, is usually depicted in the form of a triple spiral. However, the symbol was already found in the Neolithic Age. The meaning of the triskele lies in the number three, which stands for the divine in connection with the flow of life. For example, for the cycle of birth, life and death or past, present and future. The triskele is therefore also a symbol of eternal love, which encompasses everything. A popular jewelery symbol and also a nice gift idea for Valentine's Day. Continue reading…

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A lying eight, also known as a lemniscate, is the symbol for infinity and was introduced as a mathematical symbol by John Wallis in 1655. It has played a major role in esotericism for much longer, because the universe is considered to be just as infinite as the idea of ​​a creator god. If you follow the line, you will find neither a beginning nor an end, but an eternal, evenly rhythmic oscillation from one pole to the other. The sign also embodies the cosmic order in harmonious wholeness because it encompasses everything. Of course, it also stands for the union of man and woman and so it is not surprising that the infinity symbol is particularly popular as a gift and worn as jewelry for eternal love or friendship. Continue reading…

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The winged birds that have conquered the skies are generally regarded as a symbol of freedom and happiness and are often associated with our thoughts or the soul. The feathers convey lightness, the chirping cheerfulness. Depending on the bird species, there are of course very specific symbols. So the eagle often stands for strength, the ravenBird Birds are a symbol of freedom and happiness and are often associated with the soul. Read more ... for death, the owl for wisdom. From time to time we also encounter “jokers”. A versatile and often used jewelry symbol! Continue reading…

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WolfWolf The wolf is a special power animal. It expects awe, then it will bestow all its strength on its wearer. Read more ... is a special power animal that casts a spell over people wherever it occurs. In ancient Egypt, the wolf-like Thoth was the spiritual leader, the Indians consider the wolf to be a spiritual, sacred animal and brother in the hunt. In Norse mythology we find the Fenris wolf, which in connection with the end of the world will destroy the gods, while the ancient she-wolf raised Romulus and Remus. The Bible sees the wolf primarily as a danger, which culminates in the superstition in the werewolf. The wolf as a symbol or power animal expects reverence, then it will faithfully give all its strength to its wearer. Continue reading…

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