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Astrology Jewelry Encompasses Eastern And Western Traditions - Articles Surfing
Add some serious star quality to your wardrobe with a charm, bracelet, or necklace pendant featuring an astrological symbol that marks your special place in the universe.
For thousands of years, both eastern and western civilizations have related celestial bodies such as the sun, moon, planets, and constellations to earthly events and human affairs. Today you can pay tribute to yourself and the cosmos in style, by displaying your personal astrological sign or zodiac symbol on gleaming precious metal jewelry. Or you can make someone special feel like the center of your world with the gift of an astrological fine jewelry keepsake they'll treasure forever.
The roots of western astrology trace back to Mesopotamia in the second millennium BC, and later developments in Egypt, Greece, and the New World led to the creation of the familiar system based on twelve different constellations relating to the twelve birth months. Some call astrology a pseudoscience, but its signs of life, representing the aspect of the heavens at the moment of birth, hold special appeal for many folks. Who isn't familiar with the horoscope signs - Aires, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces? Whether you are a Pisces, Taurus, or Capricorn, you no doubt recognize your horoscope symbol and the personality traits it represents.
With astrology jewelry you can display your horoscope as either the traditional representative symbol or as a creative pictorial representation. For example, Gemini could be either the traditional two vertical lines representing twins, or an image of two joined human figures. Or, add a really unique and mysterious twist, by using the Chinese symbol translation of your horoscope sign. This style adds an extra elegant twist.
Animal Instincts: The Chinese Zodiac
The Chinese have always revered animals, and they chose to pay homage to these special creatures by ascribing each birth year in their twelve year Zodiac cycle to one of twelve beasts - rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, pig. Believed to originate during the ancient Shang dynasty circa 1600-1046 BC, the Chinese zodiac aligns human personalities with traits of the animals associated with those particular years.
Were you born in the Year of the Monkey or the Year of the Horse? Whichever heavenly animal rules your existence, you can bring it down to earth beautifully in an elegant Chinese zodiac charm or pendant. Be forthright about your animal instincts with an image of your feature creature, or keep others guessing with an exotic translation of the animal in exotic Chinese symbols.
Both western and eastern civilizations have rich astrological traditions. For thousands of years the mysteries of the heavens and their impact on human behavior and personality has intrigued generations. Astrology jewelry is not only a wonderful way to celebrate these traditions, but it will also express some clues about your own personality as well. A horoscope or zodiac pendant or charm gives a glimpse into the person behind the jewelry.
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