In ancient mythology around the world, goddesses were known for being powerful, beautiful, and smart. They were far more than just pretty; they could be amazing strategists, compassionate leaders, and even a little bit fierce.
As we enter the last few weeks of golden fall and trundle towards the cold winds of winter, what better time to cozy up with a little short story on finding good luck with carnelian & keeping a positive mindset. Enjoy!
In modern times, Halloween has become a festive celebration known predominantly as a bit of annual fun (albeit the creepy variety). On 31st October, people all around the world decorate their houses in ghoulish style, carve pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns, and get dressed up in costumes for some ‘trick or treating’ & candy collection. The way we celebrate today is markedly different from the Gaelic Samhain festival Halloween first originated from.
For as long as humans have been on the earth, they have turned their sights to the stars and wondered what they all mean. The night sky is littered with shimmering stars, distant planets, and all manner of mysterious cosmic matter. While we now know a lot more about our own solar system than humans did in ancient times, for the most part, space is still ineffable.
It is easy to feel forlorn about the passing of summer - no more BBQs, long sun-drenched days, or picnics in the sunshine - but there’s plenty to look forward to in the fall season too. While the clouds start to gather and the wind begins to stir, the green summer leaves turn rusty and golden, floating gently down from their branches to create an autumnal carpet on the sidewalk.
Gemstone jewelry is precious to people all around the world and has been so throughout history. While it’s important to take care of all your jewelry, the gemstone variety, in particular, takes extra care and attention. After all, these gemstones come with their own particular meanings and your favorite pieces often become even more valued over time.
As you know, Mystic Self offers a wide range of beautiful and unique gemstones including the mesmerizing olive-green peridot. From necklaces to bracelets to earrings and more, we believe that these gorgeous gems are as glamorous as they are timeless. What you might not know, however, is how exactly gemstones are formed. Most gemstones spend a lot of time beneath the earth before they are excavated and cut into the lovely shapes that can be adorned and worn as jewelry.
If you asked a person to describe a particular religion, they could probably give you a few pointers relating to that specific belief system. Religion is built around core ideas and values - as such, most come with their own set of rules and guidelines on how to live a holy and honest life.
These days we’re seeing the word ‘spirituality’ crop up more and more in place of traditional religious beliefs. People may even opt to use this word to describe their own world view. It’s a broad term that’s used in many different ways - but does it have a concrete meaning, or is it changeable depending on the context? Read on to find out more.