Tuesday, 17. April 2007
What’s your sign? Your Guide to Symbols and Signs
|What's the difference between signs and symbols anyway?|
Normally, the two terms are interchangeable - but here's a basic run-down:
These are objects or ideas that point to something clearly. Examples: An advertisement, a road sign, the weather showing portents of rain.
These are linked to signs (hence the tendency to interchange the meaning of the two terms). However, their meanings are deeper. Symbols are reflections of something more profound than itself. Example: The sun is a symbol for something more than itself – it "symbolizes" warmth, creativity, and power.
Some signs and symbols speak strongly to us, and represent powerful attributes we want to ascribe to ourselves. Such signs and symbols - ones that come to us by our sheer personal needs or preference, are often more important than those assigned to us at birth
When these and other signs catch our fancy, we should pay attention. Upon learning the symbol meanings, we find our symbol preferences reveal much about our psyche and personalities.
Whether you're looking for Celtic symbols, Native American symbols, or curious about animal symbols, or maybe you want to learn about some old fashioned good luck symbols, you'll sure find the information you seek right here.
Discover the world of signs, symbols, and their meanings: What's your sign? by A.Venefica. (Must be a Nickname, I didn't found her real name...)
She is also an embroiderer, and incorporate symbols into every-day life through the use of embroidery. She designed many of the Symbolic Embroidery designs you see on her website. Almost all the symbols on this website are available for embroidery on shirts, wall hangings or as patches. Nice!
Painting Dreams - Fantasy Art by Wendy Andrew
This Triple Goddess is "inspired creation."
Brigid, Goddess of fire, lady of fertility initiates creativity.
The Boann, mother of all, Goddess of the Boyne (Irish river), issues forth the life giving waters.
Cerridwen, the wise old crone, Goddess of the cauldron of life. She stirs her magic into the brew.
Maiden-Mother-Crone. The complete cycle of life.
Inside you will find paintings, cards and prints of ‘The Wheel of the Year’, Avalon, Faeries, Arthurian legend, Morgan Le Fay, Merlin, Celtic mythology, dragons, unicorns, magical hares, the Green Man and much more.
|Merlin Making Rainbow Magic|
In the legends of Kings Arthur, Merlin was considered the greatest of wizards and prophets. Through myth we know him as an enchanter with the ability to shape, shift, fly, become invisible and conjure creatures out of thin air.
Here we see him manifesting Earth energy in the form of a rainbow dragon.
- Fantasy Art by Wendy Andrew
Page 1 of 1 pages