Chakras ( shaa·kruhz)
The chakras are the seven main energy centers of the body, each one relating to the others.
Crown: Violet is the color of the crown chakra, relating to self-knowledge and spiritual awareness. Wear the crown chakra symbol as a reminder to seek and share your beauty, creativity, and inspiration.
Third Eye: Indigo is the color of the third eye chakra, relating to self-responsibility. Wear the third eye chakra symbol as a reminder to seek and share your intuition, understanding, and own mysticism.
Throat: Blue is the color of the throat chakra, relating to spirit and self-expression. Wear the throat chakra symbol as a reminder to seek and share your knowledge, health, and decisiveness.
Heart: Green is the color of the heart chakra, relating to love for yourself and others. Wear the heart chakra symbol as a reminder to seek and share your own balance, love, and self-control.
Solar Plexus: Yellow is the color of the solar plexus chakra, relating to our perception of self-worth. Wear the solar plexus chakra symbol as a reminder to seek and share your own wisdom, creativity, clarity, and interest.
Sacral: Orange is the color of the sacral chakra, relating to self-respect. Wear the sacral chakra symbol as a reminder to seek and share your happiness, confidence, and resourcefulness.
Root: Red is the color of the root chakra, relating to self-awareness. Wear the root chakra symbol as a reminder to seek and share your honesty, vitality, courage, and self-confidence.
Acorn: As a seed, is a symbol of growth and unlimited potential. It possess the “oak knowledge” – or all that it needs within to create the mighty oak. The acorn teaches us about our own potential – how one acorn can grow into a massive oak and seed a whole forest.
Anchor: The anchor symbolizes hope, steadfastness, calm and composure. It also can symbolize security in one or more uncertain experiences of life, such as sea voyages, one's fate after death, and the vagaries of fortune.
Bear: The Native Bear Symbol represents strength, family, vitality courage and health. The bear is thoughtful and independent, with little need for fellowship.
Bee: Throughout the modern & ancient world the bee is a symbol of wisdom, birth and rebirth. Bees, like fairies, are often considered guardians of the natural world, eternally linked with love, magic and romance.
Buddha: In Buddhism, it is a symbol of enlightenment, which can be attained by conquering egoism
Cactus: A symbol of warmth and unconditional, enduring love, strength and protection
Caduceus (or the staff of Hermes): Depicted as a stick entwined by two snakes and surmounted wings is the symbol of modern medicine
Cherry Blossom: Cherry blossoms are a symbolic flower of the spring, a time of renewal, and the fleeting nature of life.
Claddagh: The Claddagh has centuries of history, but today it symbolizes three things: friendship, loyalty and love. Those symbols can mean anything to the wearer. Perhaps you wear a ring to symbolize the bond of friendship you share with someone.
Clouds: Traditionally linked to youth and optimism. Because of their fluffy look, they appear unharmful. Often seen in the spring sky and are a metaphor for starting over.
Compass: Since ancient times when the compass was first created, it has been viewed as a symbol of safety and protection.
Crescent moons: In particular, represent motherhood and fertility, though several different communities claim the symbol. It can also be symbolic of growth, creativity, and manifestation.
Cross: The principal symbol of the Christian religion, recalling the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the redeeming benefits of his Passion and death. The cross is thus a sign both of Christ himself and of the faith of Christians.
Daisy: Daisies symbolize innocence and purity
Dogwood Flower: Dogwoods are generally believed to indicate rebirth and hope since they are one of the first trees to blossom in early spring, symbolizing new life. The dogwood flower is significant in many cultures around the world because of its symbolism of purity, faithfulness, and hope..
Dragonfly: In almost every part of the world, the Dragonfly symbolizes change, transformation, adaptability, and self-realization. The change that is often referred to has its source in mental and emotional maturity and understanding the deeper meaning of life.
Elephant: Symbols of loyalty, stability, and security." These peaceful creatures can also represent connection and acceptance with family.
Eye of Horus: An ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, royal power and good health. The eye is personified in the goddess Wadjet
Feather: Feathers represent flight and freedom, soaring above, looking from a higher perspective, and moving beyond boundaries and limitations.
In general, fertility goddesses are associated with sex, pregnancy, women's fertility, and the growing of crops.
Fibonacci spiral: The Spiral is one of the oldest known symbols and it is a powerful yet spiritual symbol. It connects us to Nature, our Earth and the Galaxy. Our Life Force Energy, known as Kundalini, is a Spiral that flows from the base of our spine. It represents God/Goddess, Life, Energy and Evolving Journey. The Spiral is found in human physiology, animals, plants and minerals in nature as well as weather patterns. This sacred symbol reminds us of our ever evolving journey in life and brings in metaphysical properties and energy.
Fish: Symbols of rebirth, fertility, the unconscious or higher self, luck, change, health, and feelings.
Full Moon: The full moon represents completion, the height of power, the realization of your desires and the peak of clarity.
Ganesh (also spelled Ganesa or Ganesha and known as Ganapati, Vinayaka and Pillaiyar): The Lord of Good Fortune who provides prosperity, fortune and success. He is the Lord of Beginnings and the Remover of Obstacles of both material and spiritual kinds. Interestingly, he also places obstacles in the path of those who need to be checked Ganesh is also associated with the first Chakra, or energy wheel, which underpins all of the other Chakras and represents conservation, survival and material well-being. He is considered to be a patron of the arts and sciences and of letters. Devotees believe that if Ganesha is worshiped, he grants success, prosperity and protection against adversity. In a lesser known role, Ganesh is also the destroyer of vanity, selfishness and pride.
Ginkgo Leaf: The ginkgo's distinctive fan-shaped leaf symbolizes longevity and of a more profound endurance. The Ginkgo Tree is the longest living tree. In addition to symbolizing longevity, life, and endurance, the Ginkgo Tree symbolizes strength.
Hamsa: The symbol Hamsa, is also known as the Hand of God, or Hand of Fatima. No matter how it is named, the hand is a symbol of protection, bringing its wearer happiness, luck, health, peace and prosperity.
Horse Shoe: Although the origins are not exactly known, it is believed that the horseshoe became the symbol of luck when the eighth century Chaldeans thought its crescent shape represented various moon goddesses thus protecting against the curse of the evil eye.
Lighthouse: Lighthouses symbolize strength. When the ocean is rough and tousling, the lighthouse stands strong, shining its bright light. It never moves and remains a steady pillar of reassurance for many people. When life gets rough, visualize a lighthouse to support and fortify you
Lotus: Growing out of the depths of muddy water into a beautiful, pristine flower, the lotus is a symbol of our own human experience. We travel through life, at times through experiences of challenge and darkness. When we get through them, we arrive on the other side, stronger, wiser, and with a beautiful fresh perspective.
Madala: A mandala generally represents the spiritual journey, starting from outside to the inner core, through layers.
Mermaid: Mermaids symbolize Love, Beauty, Mystery, Untamed Spirit and Femininity. Mermaids represent wild freedom, rebellious spirits and ferocious independence. They can never be contained and frequently avoid settling.
Mint: A symbol of knowledge, wisdom, understanding, and intelligence. Mint is also a symbol thoughtfulness.
Monstera: A symbol of a long life and the honoring of elders and respected people.
The phases of the moon symbolize immortality and eternity, enlightenment, reflection of inner knowledge, or the phases of one's condition on earth, since it controls the tides, the rains, the waters, and the seasons.
Moose: The moose spirit animal is often associated with strength, determination, and tenacity. It's also a symbol of good fortune and abundance. When the moose appears in your life, it's a reminder to stay grounded and focused on your goals. Moose also represent introspection and stillness.
Mountains: The Mountains are a symbol of Constancy, eternity, firmness, and stillness
Moth: A moth represents tremendous change, but it also seeks the light. Thus, moth spiritual meaning is to trust the changes that are happening and that freedom and liberation are around the corner.
Mushroom: Mushrooms have a deep symbolic meaning in our lives. They symbolize transformation, good health, and fertility.
Namaste: (nah-məs-tay), sometimes spoken as Namaskar, Namaskaram or Vanakkam, is a respectful form of greeting in Hindu custom, found on the Indian Subcontinent and among the Indian diaspora. It is used both for salutation and valediction. In Hinduism it means "I bow to the divine in you"
Oak Leaf: Since the earliest ties between humans and oaks, a very strong symbolic image of oaks has developed in which these trees have become associated with longevity, strength, stability, endurance, fertility, power, justice, and honesty.
OM: The Sanskrit symbol OM, represents the Absolute. Actually pronounced (and sometimes spelled) A-U-M, OM symbolizes the vibration that all living beings share, embodying the idea that we are all interconnected.
Owl: Owls symbolize inner wisdom, change, transformation, intuitive development, good luck, and self-actualization,
Pea Pod: Shielding from harm like a protective mother, these pods ensure safe “delivery” of their emergent seeds. Long a symbol of fertility and new life, peapods represent a new beginning, beacons of hope for greater things to come.
Pine Cone: A symbol of human enlightenment, resurrection, eternal life and regeneration.
Pine Tree: Evergreens often symbolize immortality and eternal life because they retain their leaves throughout the winter.
Racoon: The raccoon spirit animal is a problem solver. A clever totem, the raccoon offers lessons about the importance of adaptability in any situation and taking the time to look at the entire picture, not just what one wants to see. Those who have the raccoon as their totem are problem solvers who leave no stone unturned in their quest for truth and solutions. As they remain calm under pressure, these individuals also have an insatiable curiosity about the world around them while possessing the wherewithal to know to look before they leap.
Raven: The raven is a symbol of change and opportunity. As a talking bird, the raven also represents prophecy and insight.
Rose: The red rose symbolizes romance, love, beauty, and courage. A red rosebud signifies beauty and purity. A thornless red rose means love at first sight. Yellow roses symbolize friendship and joy, and new beginnings.
Sand Dollars: Represent rebirth, renewal, and transformation due to their unique life cycle.
Sloths: Sloths represent calmness, relaxation, saving energy and patience. These strange animals see to make their life comfortable, without asking much. They remind us to stay relaxed and comfortable with what we have and, moreover, with who we are. They symbolize joy, small pleasures in life, modesty and tranquility. They represent the importance of silence, balance and peaceful approach to life in general. Sloths symbolize harmony with the world we live in.
Snake: Historically, serpents and snakes represent fertility or a creative life force. As snakes shed their skin through sloughing, they are symbols of rebirth, transformation, immortality, and healing. The ouroboros is a symbol of eternity and continual renewal of life.
Star: Symbolic of divine guidance and protection.
Starfish: A universal and celestial symbol of infinite divine love. In addition to love, the Starfish also emanates the energies of inspiration, guidance, brilliance, intuition, and vigilance, with its connection to the stars.
Storm Cloud: Also known as Cumulonimbus clouds are often associated with bad weather so they are often seen as symbols of strength and power.
Sun: The Sun symbolizes the supreme cosmic power – the life-force that enables all things to thrive and grow
Sunflower: Sunflowers symbolize loyalty, adoration
Tree of Life: The tree of life is a symbol of the fullness and abundance of life. As its canopy stretches up towards the sky and space, its roots ground down into the earth, and it’s branches reach out to interconnect with all other living beings. The tree symbolizes love, strength, wisdom, rebirth, friendship, and encouragement.
Whale: The whale's tail symbolizes speed, strength, protection.
Wave: Meaning of wave and ocean is usually the soul, the subconsciousness, emotion, nature, a primal state, nature, the “good” parts of existence, dreams, fantasy and more.
Wings: A symbol of freedom and spirituality.
Wolf: A symbol of guardianship, ritual, loyalty, and spirit. Wolf has the ability to make quick and firm emotional attachments, and often need to trust their own instincts. Thus they teach us to do the same, to trust our hearts and minds, and have control over our own lives.