The skull is one of the oldest and most powerful of all symbols. It has been used to symbolize both sides of the spectrum and therefore has diverse meanings to different people. For some, it represents death and even evil, but others view them very differently. For some, skulls symbolize protection, strength, power, fearlessness, wisdom and guidance, overcoming death, surviving through a difficult time, or even immortality.
We assign meaning to objects to represent ideas or qualities. The meanings vary according to cultures and society although some may be universal such as the heart to represent love. Skulls have been used:
-To invoke fear or caution
-To represent vanity
-To symbolize life after death, transformation or change (the Death card in the Tarot).
-As a symbol of nonconformity, free-thinking, rebelliousness, toughness, courage, bravery in the face of death and danger (flags, signs, or in tattoos).
-To represent the seat of power and the house of the soul (Celtic culture)
-To celebrate the memory of the dead.
-As a good luck charm (ancient and primitive cultures believed used them to ward off evil or illness and wore them to insure protection and well-being).
The symbolism of skulls that appeal to many the most is its humble reminder of our temporary existence in this physical world. This isn’t something negative or depressing, rather it invokes a mindfulness of our own mortality and the importance of living in the moment. A skull crowned by a wreath of roses is referred to as a ‘carpe diem’, a reference to the Latin phrase in a poem by Horace, which is translated as ‘seize the day.’
“Remember that you are mortal, so seize the day.”
Basalt is an igneous volcanic rock that is basically molten lava that has solidified under intense heat and pressure. Basalt can be any color from grey to black. Basalt is also known as Lava Rock.
Since basalt is formed from molten lava, and molten lava was once rock that is heated so much it was liquid, you can only imagine the strength, fire and power contained within basalt! Basalt is also known as lava rock.
Basalt is a stone of strength and courage, it allows one the opportunity for stability throughout changes in their life. If you are going through a lot of shifts in your life then basalt would be a helpful stone for you. Basalt helps to diminish the negative aspects of one’s character and allow us one to see where modification of your character can be helpful.
Since basalt was once molten lava, it has the power of fire within. One drawn to basalt may need some fire energy in their life.
Embrace your fiery energies with this handmade bracelet!
The measurements are as follows:
24.5cm circumference (9.6 inches)
Lava stones measure 1cm long/wide (0.4 inches)
If you have any questions feel free to ask!
Happy buying 🙂