Compass Necklace - Large Natural Bronze Charm - 14K Gold Filled Delicate Chain - Insurance Included
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This necklace features "Compass ".
Large Natural Bronze Compass Charm. The compass has long been used as in instrument to indicate the direction of the changing winds. The compass also has strong symbolism apart from riding the high seas. They represent protection, luck, and guidance. Great for a graduate or someone taking on a new journey!
These 14K Gold filled delicate chain are high quality and they were flash-plated with 24K Gold for uniformity in color.
This bronze material is imported from Italy and is a high quality alloy of copper and tin. In addition, this bronze has an anti-tarnish compound mixed into the metal alloy that will delay but not eliminate natural oxidation. However, simple polishing can keep it looking like new:)
Different cultures have assigned different meanings of cardinal directions. Here are a few brief samples of directional energies and what they represent to various cultures:
In Chinese Feng Shui, each direction correlates to the Chinese zodiac animals:
North = Rat: Adaptability, charm, creativity, sociability, wit.
East = Rabbit: Trust, sincerity, love, compassion.
South = Horse: Physical strength, health, adventure, loyalty.
West = Rooster: Confidence, business, energy, persistence.
In ancient Celtic symbolism and tradition, the cardinal directions were acknowledged in several ceremonies and festivals. Handfasting ceremonies and other earth-based belief systems (pagan) still honor the directions today. Here is a brief outline of these directional representations:
East = air, communication, new beginnings, new growth
South = fire, energy, passion, creativity
West = water, emotion, psyche, movement
North = earth, home, security, fertility
In certain divinatory practices the directions represent time phases:
North = Infinite Possibility (no-time)
South = Present – Now
West = Past
East = Future
Native Americans have their own meanings of cardinal directions. The Lakota, for example hold to the following guideline:
North = wisdom/thought
East = salvation/spirit
South = beginnings/purity
West = conclusions/fullness
The astrological zodiac provides yet another aspect of the four directions and their symbolism:
East = Earth corresponding with Taurus
South = Fire corresponding with Leo
West = Water corresponding with Scorpio
North = Air corresponding with Aquarius