"Strength" is a shimmering golden tiger's eye orb on detachable sterling silver chain with accents of aquamarine, raspberry red garnet, and golden tiger's eye. The fob is a beautiful 3D sterling silver lion. This is the eighth in AYP's "Tarot Essence" Limited Edition Series of Natural Stone, Crystal and Sterling Silver Pendulums - a beautiful, meaningful collection of 22 pendulums inspired by the wisdom of the Tarot. The design is inspired by the Tarot, but anyone can use any of the pendulums (you don't need to be a Tarot expert or even know Tarot at all). It also makes a stunning dangling pendant.
Tame the beast with a gentle touch. Draw upon your inner strength with grace, patience, dignity, confidence, and compassion. This pendulum is designed to mirror the empowering energies of the Tarot’s quiet, yet powerful negotiator. As Strength, we are courageous, calm, and completely connected to our true inner power.
Each pendulum in this series comes with:
- Beautiful hand numbered certificate of authenticity signed by the artist Eva Browning
- Keepsake brass tag with individually hand stamped edition number
- Stone and symbol energy information
- Jute gift pouch embellished with replica of Tarot card that inspired the design
- Voile drawstring carrying pouch
- Sterling silver polishing pad (to keep the beautiful lightning bolt shiny)
- Laminated bookmark with detailed instruction on how to use a pendulum
- "Tiny Universal Waite Tarot" deck is included free (a $5 value) - OR - you can upgrade from the Tiny Tarot deck to a regular full sized Tarot deck at a $5 discount, by selecting the drop-down box below.
Each new installment to this series will be released on or about the first of the month until the entire series is complete in December of 2012, when we wrap it up with a very special finale - "The Fool".
In the Strength card, a maiden is shown gently holding the open mouth of a lion (see image on reverse side). She does so with the gentle touch of her bare hands and appears to be in complete control of this dangerous beast. The message here is that true strength is not born of brute force, but of tact, grace, compassion, and of calming confidence. The Lion itself is a symbol of strength, power, wisdom, courage, leadership, loyalty, honor, control, dignity, and sound judgment.
1. Golden Tiger’s Eye is a stone of discernment, vitality, strength and grounding. It is highly protective and enhances one's stamina, integrity and mental clarity. It is related to the solar plexus chakra. Tiger's Eye helps one find common ground in negotiations or times of conflict, helps with blocked creativity, and provides an anchor for change.
harmonizes with its surroundings, counteracting dark forces with courage. It promotes tolerance and lightens the burdens of heavy responsibilities. It sharpens intuition, enhances clairvoyance, and promotes higher states of spiritual awareness. It facilitates clear and honest self-expression, and helps align the physical and spiritual bodies.
inspires love, devotion, and self-confidence. It revitalizes, purifies, and balances energy, rids you of unconscious self-sabotage, and fortifies courage and hope. Red Garnet
is attuned to the heart. It revitalizes loving feelings, enhances sexuality, and helps you control anger, including self anger.
This piece is so pretty and unusual you will want to wear it. There are four great benefits to wearing your pendulum: 1. You'll have a pendulum close at hand, ready to use whenever you need one. 2. By keeping it close to your heart, the stone becomes tuned your rhythms and energy. 3. Receive the benefit of the stone's natural healing energy while you wear it. 4. It's beautiful! Show it off. Let it accentuate your personal style. Here's how: This piece has a clasp that allows you to detach the weight-stone from the chain so you can wear it as a pendant - simply by slipping it onto your own neck chain or satin cord. Or you can wear the whole piece by using a pendulum-to-pendant adapter (see related items below) or simply by threading a neck chain or cord through one of the links in the pendulum's chain and letting both ends dangle.
This pendulum is made with sterling silver and contains no base metal parts. Sterling silver is a beautiful and durable alloy of 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metal, usually copper. Pendulums made with sterling silver are more sensitive to subtle energy vibrations than those that are constructed with base metals (alloys that use nickle, zinc, lead, and/or tin). Caring for your sterling silver is easy. If worn or used a lot, sterling will eventually oxidize and develop a lovely patina - a nice warm glow accentuated by darkened (tarnished) areas. You can either leave it this way, or if you prefer a bright and shiny surface, gently polish with a treated cloth to remove the oxidation. Never use abrasive cleansers or expose to salts. Store in a cool dry place.
Is this pendulum a gift? Add a lovely keepsake box and make it even more special. There are three styles to choose from - see picture below in "related items".
We can even wrap it all up for you. Pendulum (with or without the optional keepsake box), pouch, bookmark and polishing pad all go into a lovely gift box. We wrap it with your choice of paper and top it off with a pretty bow. See gift wrapping option below for choices. You can even include a note if you are shipping directly to the recipient. Just let us know in the "additional information" box at check out.
For more information and to to see an example of our gift wrapping, check out our Gift Wrapping page (click menu item on left side of screen).