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Monday, January 21, 2013

BEAUTIFUL THINGS...more Buddhas, Jewelry Scarves, Tarot Cards etc.

A Visual Tour of Silver Moon Adornments

Magical Things!

I realize it's been a while since my last post, but there has been so much going over the last few months! The end of September through the Beginning of December; 

  • The 'Silver Moon School of Feng Shui' Certificate Program is in session,
  •  then it's the holiday season, with lots of extra retail activity 
  • and I've just finished with Classes for the Fall-Winter Term ending with the grand Finale... 
  • 2013 Year of the Snake Chinese New Year annual workshop! It was really fun, full class with 12 fantastic participants, great food, Festive 9 Red envelope exchange (turned to be very profound!), my original playlist just for the occasion - a modern groove of Chinese music, and lively discussion of the impact the Dragon Year had on us all and thoughts about what may be ahead for the Year of the Snake!
  • February will be correcting Final Exams and Final Projects for the Level 1 graduating students
  • and in March Spring Classes Begin Starting with FSCP Level 2&3, and 'Creating and Developing your Feng Shui Business' (see website for more up-coming Info!)
  • The Feng Shui Community Service Project Group will be meeting this week to Feng Shui the office of 'The Commons' an excellent Free Local newspaper. This group offers opportunities for any business, or organization that serves the community in a positive way to be considered for a free Feng Shui Consultation.   
So THANKS everyone for you patience with me I want to say how much I've enjoyed connecting with many of you regarding inquiries about featured merchandise or giving me such great Feedback on my Feng Shui Info and Tarot Insights!

So I've decided to do something a little different this time... I'm giving you a Tour of a variety of 

BEAUTIFUL THINGS that you'll find if you were to walk through Silver Moon Adornments... here we go!


Black Jewelry Scarf $27


 Buddha Head $38

1000 arm Buddha  $115

Detail 1000 arm Buddha - Exquisite!

 Ceramic Buddha wall Plaque $38

Double Rainbows dancing on wall of Tarot Room from
Crystal Window Prisms!

 Essential Oils, Gem Scents, Incense Burners, Candles

 Capri Shell Wind chimes with Chinese Coins and Mirrors $26

 Pure Incense Resins $5.95

 Incense and Owl Bookends

 Jewelry Scarf  $27

Spectrolite Pendant $42

 Jewelry Scarf  $27

 Jewelry Scarf $27

 Incense, Brass Bells, votive candles

 Lakshmi - Goddess of Prosperity $42

 Jewelry Scarves  $27

 No Fear - Protection Buddha  $38


 Porcelain Mermaid Fairy $38

Tarot Decks and Oracle Cards 

Tarot Reading Room

 Red Buddha  $42

Standing Red and Gold Thai Buddha

 Thai Meditation Buddha $34

White Tara

 Mermaid $42

 Prosperity Frog $6.50


 Stained Glass Art

 I hope you all enjoyed that! 
Next time I'll be featuring my new collection 
of Beautiful Crystal Window Prisms that were responsible for those fantastic Rainbows on the wall! 
Many Blessings to you all!




Monday, October 22, 2012

Fairies, Angels & Mermaids


Do You Believe In Irish Fairies?







Night of the fairy goddesses
From Ireland, a Midsummer night's dream
By Pip Wilson  
Wilson's Almanac on Night of the fairy goddesses, AinĂ© and Finnen



In Ireland two distinct fairy types exist---the trooping fairies and the solitary fairies. The trooping fairies can be found in merry bans about the hawthorn tree or at feasts in gilded fairy palaces. They delight in company, while the solitary fairies avoid large gatherings, preferring to be left by themselves and separate from one another.
The trooping faeries are the major and presiding residents of fairyland; but the solitary ones (leprechauns, selkies, banshees, merrows, etc...) have greater interest in mortal affairs and therefore are generally more familiar to us.
Fairies exist all over the world. In Ireland they are the 'sidhe' (pronounced shee), a name they have retained from the ancient days.
The trooping faeries are found living in the bushes and circles of stones that crop up all over Ireland--the fairy raths. The fairy raths crop up in pastures all over Ireland, and the farmers never plow them up for fear of disturbing the faires who live there and bringing down some bad luck upon themselves.
The fairies are said to be very beautiful, with long yellow hair and perfect delicate forms. They love milk and honey and drink flower nectar as their fairy wine. The fairies can assume any form and can make horses out of straw. They have the power to affect human life, especially unbaptized children. The fairies also love music, often luring mortals into an eternal dance with their piping and singing.
Some information on this page was taken from "A History of Irish Fairies" by Carolyn White, Copyright 1976, Published by Mercier Press.


"Hi Everyone! Happy Autumn...
Be careful when you're raking the leaves there might be some small Elementals in your garden..."

"My Father's family is Irish. My mother's family is Swedish."
"At Christmas time there were Tomta's,Trolls and Gnomes:
and on St Patrick's Day  we always spoke of the Leprechauns or the Wee Folk.
They were always there... on napkins and table runners on wall hangings and cards, I never doubted for a minute that they existed."


                                  

'Bland tomtar och troll' 
'Among Elves and Trolls' 
Swedish folklore and fairy tales

Bland tomtar och troll in English means Among Elves and Trolls and it's a Swedish folklore and fairy tale annual.
"By the edge of the pool and out in the water are soft tussocks covered with brown bear moss and wooly white cotton grass. All is so quiet—not a sound, not a flutter of life, not a trembling breath—all of nature seems to be holding its breath listening, listening with beating heart: soon, soon."
These words, taken from “Leap the Elk and Little Princess Cotton grass” by Helge Kjellin appear in the October 2004 edition this fairy tale annual.


To the right is the contemporary view of a gnome
 [by Rien Poortvliet and Wil Huygen]. 

While it has some things in common with Tolkien's Dwarves
the concept is actually much  different. 
These beings were considered rather tiny, often 
                    less than a foot in height. They are less frequently associated 
                    with the earth and stone, and often associated with wild 
                    animals and even farmsteads. 



"It wasn't until I was much older that It even occurred to me that not everyone believed in these little other-worldly beings."




"
Today it is believed that only the uneducated believe in fairies. I don't think this is the case. I think the uneducated would be the only ones to admit to belief in fairies. Anyone else would never admit to your face this belief for fear of ridicule. Secretly many people are careful not to offend the Good People.
Up until the year 1700 virtually everyone in Ireland believed in fairies from royalty down to the rural peasants. Not even the arrival of Christianity in the fifth century could dispel this belief. Old stories were told that included fairies. It was just taken for granted that these stories were all true because it was the natural order of things that they truly were part of the real world.
As the science of the day began to find cures for mankind's aliments belief in Irish fairies began to decline, but not completely. To this day in Ireland some people still practice rituals to appease the Good People even though they may not be aware of what they are doing. On May morning some people collect flowers especially primroses to spread around their doors and windows. This is done to keep out the malevolent fairies. They may or may not know why they do this. They would never admit to you or me why they do this.
A friend of mine from here in the U.S recently visited a town in Co. Kerry, Ireland. On display were some fairy houses where some fairies are suppose to currently live. A local told her that the "real" fairies don't live there, the display is just for the tourists. She wouldn't tell my friend where the fairies really lived, that has to be kept secret.
Milk, salt, and fire are sacred in fairy lore. I remember as a child being told by my mother to throw spilled salt over my shoulder. I wonder if this was to give the fairies their share, I would be willing to bet that it was. This most likely has been handed down through the family, but the reason behind it has been lost. After all you should just know why you are throwing salt over your shoulder, shouldn’t you? It's the natural order of things.
There might be things done in your family to appease the Good People that you may not be aware of. So I ask again. Do you believe in fairies?


"There was always the Straw Swedish Horse wrapped with 

red ribbon...as the stories go, the fairies make them..

Now you know why all of this seems normal to me... 

and perhaps why I feel compelled to have them for sale at

Silver Moon Adornments... a reminder... just in case 

you'd forgotten... or your parents had neglected to tell you

that they existed at all!




Fairy riding Unicorn

11.5"    $42






Fairy on Glass Ball
6.5"   $32


Fairy Riding Red Dragon
9"   $36


Fairy Jewelry Plate
$38


Golden Fairy on Bird
7"   $14


White Fairy with Purple Dragon
9"   $36


Fairy Mermaid with Golden Fairies
Porcelain   24"  $38


Angels
6.5" - $14        8" - $18     9" -$22



Feng Shui Thought:

                 Fall has arrived in all her gorgeous colors here in New England!  It is the season ruled by the element of Metal... the air, the wind and Swords in the Tarot Deck. It's
 a good time to hang a windchime outside your main front entrance to your home to call in opportunities. It's also a good time to check if you have a backdoor in your Wealth Gua or Life area of your home, and if you do hang a windchime outside the back door to call your wealth back in. You can also hang a bamboo flute above the door inside the house to keep your wealth from leaving the house. Make sure you're hanging the wind chime outside the architectural Front entrance not the one you use most often! That could be your kitchen door!



 Related Books:

In this lovely and informative book, Carolyn White delves into one of the most intriguing aspects of Irish folklore, the otherworld of fairies. Whether you're a true believer or not, it's impossible not to be seduced by the details of their universe, as White covers everything from the central question of the numerous varieties of fairies to more detailed inquiries about what they eat, where they live, and what happens when a fairy and a mortal fall in love. This is the ultimate guide to the Wee People, from cluricauns and leprechauns, to Silkies, Banshees, and Pookas. Chapters include: Fairies and the Devil, Fairy Clothes and Appearance, Immortality of Fairies, and How to Provoke a Fairy. Filled with entertaining stories and interesting details, A History of Irish Fairies will delight any reader who has ever been curious about this whimsical facet of Irish culture.






Sunday, September 16, 2012

SPIRIT DOLLS

These inspiring  Spirit Dolls are handmade by local artist, Martha Haskins.
 I love each and every one of them! 


Mythic Forest Creations
Assemblage art Spirit Dolls

$32 each



Etain
Goddess of transformation.
She is associated with butterflies and is called upon in times of change and renewal.

"As an artist I have always been influenced by the natural world.  Spending much of my time in the woods as a child I was aware of the spirits in all the things that surrounded me, the trees, rocks, ponds and sky.  I have created these totem dolls with those spirits in mind.  To prepare myself to create them I will often go into the woods and open my heart. These dolls come out of this communing.  I start with an apple branch as the heart of the doll and allow the spirit to influence my choices of fabrics and fibers and often add hand painted wings. The reason I use apple branches is the association of the apple tree with the Faerie Realm. The apple tree is symbolic of feminine creation, and to me is one of the most magical of trees. I often will give them the names of ancient Celtic goddesses . I believe that in nature we find the most profound and deepest spirituality I and hope to give that gift to all who choose these totems."  
These magical figures are made from many found and fabric things, beads and shells. Each one is different and are individually inspired. I have tried to capture a bit of the many natural spirits that inhabit the New England woods and the domestic spirit of home and hearth. These Spirit Dolls make wonderful kitchen witches, Feng Shui companions, or shrine dolls."
                                                                              Martha Haskins

 


        Brighid
Goddess of hearth and home. It was believed that Brighid possessed an apple orchard in the otherworld where her bees would go to collect magical honey
Totem of the love of home.
 


Airmid
Celtic goddess of healing arts and  herbal medicines. She is associated with family loyalty,, the  green gifts of earth and learning.
A totem of the healing power of the earth



Danu
Danu is a Celtic goddess of wisdom and abundance. She is associated with water and fertility. She represents enlightenment from the deepest wells of ourselves.





Flidais
Goddess of the forests and wild creatures. It is believed that she inhabits the forests as a tree and that the birds land on her branches for protection.




SPIRIT OF MARDI GRAS

This little Spirit Doll Evokes the magic and celebration of Mardi Gras. 
A Spirit Doll to remind us to relax, have fun, and explore the mysterious side of life!
 



Erce
Earth mother and Goddess of the harvest and magic pertaining to the earth. The turning of the leaves is a signal of her stirring.  
Totem of change.




Arienhod 
Her name means silver wheel, she is 
The goddess of beauty, the moon and fertility
She is a shape shifter and is the mother
Aspect of the triple goddess.
A totem of fertile life and re-invention.
 



Branwen 
CELTIC GODDESS OF LOVE AND BEAUTY
A LITTLE DOLL TO CELEBRATE LOVE AND PASSION IN YOUR LIFE. THE WELSH WORSHIPPED BRANWEN AS THE DAUGHTER OF THE SEA, AND THE GODDESS OF LOVE AND BEAUTY

Feng Shui Thought:

In Feng Shui practice we often place objects to act as ' Home Protectors'. They are thought to energetically protect our homes whether we're at home or away. Sometimes if we're lucky, we may have protectors outside the house, particular trees, large bushes or other beings of the natural world that 'protect' us from negative chi (energy). If none are there we can plant something that grows perennially (not annual plants) or place objects outside our front entrance, or in the front yard with clear Feng Shui intention. 

Denise Linn

"Our homes are mirrors of ourselves. Through them we can interface with the universe."
Everything in the universe is composed of constantly changing energy, including your home and its contents. This energy can profoundly influence your ability to be healthy, loving, creative and abundant. By clearing and enhancing this energy you can transform your home into a sanctuary which radiates positive energy in ever-expanding circles.
In this fascinating and unusual book, Denise Linn shows you how you can dramatically change your life by changing the environment in your home or office. She combines information from her own Native American heritage with material she has personally collected from native traditions around the world to bring you practical, easy-to-use exercises for balancing the physical, emotional and spiritual energies in your home, including how to:
* Diagnose and solve problems with stagnant home energies.
* Use sacred sound, spirit smoke, mystic symbols and purifying fire for
clearing home energy.
* Discover the personal numerology of your home.
* Use the ancient art of Feng Shui for the placement of objects in your
home.
* Call house angels and totems as home protectors.
* Use rituals to rid your home of unwanted spirits.
* Instantly uplift the energy in your home.
Your home can resonate, sing and pulse with Light energy that can touch the lives of everyone around you. Your home can become Sacred Space.

I was fortunate to attend a workshop with Denise Linn hosted by Amy Mims Director of the New England School of Feng Shui  in Southbury CT. It was called ' The making of Miracles'. it was truly inspiring and Life Changing! I say fortunate, because apparently she rarely teaches son the East Coast.

Tarot Inspiration:
These little Spirit Dolls can help to remind us of the spirit of Nature that is around us at all times. How many times a day do we consciously connect with the natural world? How many hours go by each day where we haven't even looked up to the sky to observe what shade of blue it is? Or how fast the clouds are moving or not seeming to move at all? When was the last time you stood in the woods alone, unobserved by other human beings and listen to the sounds of the forest? When was the last time you had an encounter with what you might have called a nature spirit? If it's been a long time, ask yourself why you are so busy, so preoccupied, that you have disconnected yourself from the inspiration and wisdom that is always available to us on this beautiful planet earth.... 
!
3 of Pentacles

"The angelic figure with rainbow-colored wings on this card represents the guide that each of us carries within. Like the second figure in the background, we may sometimes be a little reluctant to trust this guide when it comes to us, because we are so accustomed to taking our cues from the outside rather than from the inside. The truth of your own deepest being is trying to show you where to go right now, and when this card appears it means you can trust the inner guidance you are being given. It speaks in whispers, and sometimes we can hesitate, not knowing if we have understood rightly. But the indications are clear: in following the inner guide you will feel more whole, more integrated, as if you are moving outwards from the very center of your being. If you go with it, this beam of light will carry you exactly where you need to go."
 www.osho.com