Ostara equinox – necklace pendant handmade and recycled 1963 Penny
A point of perfect balance on the journey through the Wheel of the Year. Night and day are of equal length and in perfect equilibrium – dark and light, masculine and feminine, inner and outer, in balance.
This wonderful Ostara equinox scene is freehand drawn onto the 1963 penny. Several holes are drilled and the sections are delicately cut away. The edges are filed, smoothed, carved and finally polished.
The end result is a lovely, original, recycled pendant with a fantastic history just like the new owner probably! Each one of these coin pendants i create is different, unusual and unique. Be assured that if you order one it will look equally as lovely!
At Ostara the year is now waxing and at this moment light defeats the dark. The natural world is coming alive, the Sun is returning in strength and the days are becoming longer and warmer.
Imbolc is evident and abundant fertility of the Earth at Ostara. It is time for the hopes of Imbolc to become action. The energy is expansive and exuberant. It is the first day of Spring!
“Ostara takes its name after the Germanic goddess, Eostre/Ostara, who was traditionally honoured in the month of April with festivals to celebrate fertility, renewal and re-birth. It was from Eostre that the Christian celebration of Easter evolved, and indeed the naming of the hormone Eostrogen, essential to women’s fertility. The Goddess Ostara has the shoulders and head of a hare. The Symbols of Ostara are: The Hare ” – The Greenman and Goddess
Handcrafted and recycled in Cambridge, UK.
Size : Approx 30 mm diameter