April 2013 Newsletter
Three Powerful Sun Talismans and a Few Thoughts about the "Force"
This newsletter is dedicated to the source and the driving force of our universe and the ancient symbol of the source of life and creation - The Sun. The rising Sun power in the last three weeks has brought an opportunity to recreate three astrological talismans that were made under the influence of the Sun and are meant to increase our own willpower and inner strength.
Below you can read the my thoughts about this ancient source of existence and creation and about The Force that sustains the universe which I believe is what the scientists call today - Dark Matter.
Made during the Sun's travel in it's sign of exaltation (Aries).
The recreation of the sold out Sun talisman.
On March the 22nd 2013 between 11:42-12:40, the Sun travelled in its own sign of exaltation (Aries). During this time, the Sun was at the peak of its essential power. I was able to assemble a limited number of talismans and as always, I apologize that I cannot create a larger number.
The Sun is the center of the solar system and it is the life giver and power source of this physical existence. The Sun symbol is the ultimate symbol of the Greek 'NOUS' or mind/spirit which is the driving force of the soul.
The Sun talisman brings the fire and light into your life. It is a symbol of optimism, creativity and success. The Sun talisman sharpens the mind, removes melancholy and strengthens your life force.
The talisman is embedded with the glyph of the Sun in gold (The Sun metal). In the center of the talisman there is the ancient magic seal of the sun and on the outer ring of the pendant engraved the magical 'alphabet'.
The Sun Uranus in Aries Talisman - Limited Edition!
This Talisman is being fashioned when Uranus is strongly triggered by different astrological configurations while in the sign of Aries, and by planets that are now reinforcing its unique quality. On March the 22nd 2013 between 06:22-06:50, I was able to recreate the talisman when the Sun, after entering Aries, made a bodily alignment (conjunction) with Uranus in the same degree. It was made after the spring Equinox when the day triumphs over night and darkness.
The Sun Uranus combination, has a strong, freedom oriented, rebellious spirit. It is the “I” that acknowledges uniqueness and dares to shine in its true colors! Not yielding to external power "snatchers", but reclaiming power, and holding its center. It is a symbol of a highly individualized life force with an uncompromising expression of 'The will to be' and live the most authentic truth of the self, in spite of outer limitations and social pressures to conform.
Uranus represents the breaking of limitations that inhibits growth and change. It represents the spirit’s need for freedom, excitement and novelty. Uranus is the Prometheus in every one of us, the passion for the “fire of the gods” and the need to share it. It is the spark of our uniqueness and ingenuity.
New Limited edition - April the 14th 2013
A powerful Talisman to enhance the wearer’s energy and focus.
Made at a time when Mars is aligned/in a conjuction with the Sun, which together create a razor sharp focused energy that can move mountains.
Mars is sheer energy, it is the burning fire of action and desire, it is bursting and thrusting, it is associated with war, strife, and conflict, because of its powerful explosive burning and cutting energy, which in its most crude manner manifests as violence and aggression.
Ankh and Lotus Necklace Silver
The Ancient Egyptian Symbol of the Sun - The Source of Life
The Egyptian Ankh and lotus necklace with The Egyptian symbol of the Sun as the source of life includes the lotus flower. In ancient Egypt, the Lotus flower is used to symbolize the eternity of the soul and the wheel of life and death. At night the lotus flower submerges and at dawn it emerges.
The second symbol of the necklace is the Egyptian Ankh, known as the key of life. The Ankh repeats itself in the center of the necklace, in the form of the sun with hands holding the keys of life. This motif is taken from ancient wall paintings which describes the sun beams holding keys of life and uses them to open up the breathing of the figures.
The sun wheel in the necklace appears in the form of the seed of life which is the geometric base of the whole creation.
May The Force Be With You... Always
Several days ago I posted a photo of a simple, smooth ring on Facebook. This ring is part of a series of rings that the client can choose an individual engraving to be done by my younger brother who is a master craftsman engraver. I asked fans, out of curiosity, what they would want to be engraved on the ring.
One of the expressions suggested was: "May the force be with you...always" taken from Star Wars, created and produced by George Lucas. This quip entertained me. I watched this series of films for the first time, many years after its launch and recognized the use of myths of different cultures. George Lucas was an amateur car racer when he was young. He was involved in a severe road accident. He read Joseph Campbell's book 'The Hero with a Thousand Faces' that discussed the manner in which the common archetype of myths of heroes bravery and journeys are created by different cultures throughout the human history, while recovering at the hospital. Campbell summarized it this way:
A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder. Fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won. The hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man.
Another notion imprinted in the western mindset, following this film series is "the force", a field of energy that exists in each living thing and anything in the universe. This 'field' sustains it. Lucas had probably 'borrowed' this idea from the Asian "Chi" or the Tao.
The force is strong with this one (Shoshan)
Each time I had experienced anything beyond the ordinary, I would laugh and call it "the force".
Once my eldest daughter approached my wife and told her that she's pregnant and has a baby girl when she was three years old. We didn't know it at the time and laughed at this thought. However, two weeks later, we found out that my wife was pregnant. We looked at our daughter and we both said, in a choir: "The force is strong with this one". Of course, this was later reaffirmed that it was a baby girl...
The Dark Matter
Throughout the years I used different symbols of different cultures to describe that mysterious power that sustains the universe and all life within it. This force, which makes 96% of the cosmos, is called Dark Matter by scientists. It is a force that operates according to different physical principles than those we're familiar with; our physical reality is only a fraction of this vast universe, a force that makes most of this universe. The idea of such a force is described numerous times by the ancestors as the Sun or the monad symbol (the circle with the dot in the middle, representing the source of all life, the spark of life and the consciousness residing in any of us).
The force is within you
For me it was never "May the force be with you" but rather "The force is within you". I believe that each of us has this spark inside and the majority of us are unaware. That is the reason that I'm glad to introduce this newsletter designs that are meant to remind all of us how to unleash the force within us.
14% Discount on Sun Related Talismans and Jewelry
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Thank you for reading
David and Ka-Gold Team