Even though I have mega-tons of supplies begging to be made into faerie pouches and bags and books, and even more begging to be made into jewelry, am I busily cutting, sewing, coiling, and linking? Oh, no, not me. I’m off on another tangent entirely. It’s not a new tangent, by any means, but one that has been percolating in my busy one remaining brain cell for quite some time. Ever since I made my last Flower Faerie Kat, in fact.
This is a Goddess image I made out of air dry clay back in the days when I didn’t need a high powered magnifying glass to see what I was doing.
For a long time I’ve wanted to combine aspects of this image with aspects of Faery. So this past week I began to put my idea into a concrete form. Here is the beginning of a new Goddess image in polymer clay (she’ll have a stand, too):
Although I have never met or discoursed with a faerie that has wings, I’m still attuned to the image (brought to us courtesy of the Victorian Age) of faeries wings because they reflect the lighter aspects of nature –- butterfly, dragonfly, and bird wings being most common. To me they represent freedom, the striving for enlightenment and the achievement of pure spirituality –- and I rather think that the last is what Christian artists were thinking, too, when they gave angels the wings of birds.
So I am going to give my Goddess figure faerie wings. In fact, I wanted to make an entire collection of Faerie Goddess figures, and what better symbol to base my first collection upon than the Faerie Star?
Each Faerie Goddess will have the faerie star over her belly instead of the traditional spiral, and the ancient symbol for her point of the star upon her breast. Part of her lower body will be in the color corresponding to that point, as will the wings, which will be done in various different techniques and embellishments.
Here’s the breakdown:
Faerie Goddess of the Sun
Stones: Honey Calcite, Sunstone
Description: Apart from the obvious Fire elemental symbolism, there is a more specific symbolism relevant to the faerie star. The Sun is the primary sustaining force of life on Earth. Without it, faerie, human, animal and plant life as we know it would not exist. This point seeks attunement of spirit with life sustaining energy sources.
These links are to posts of this work in progress:
Faerie Goddess of the Sun Arises
Faerie Goddess of the Sun is Shining
Faerie Goddess of the Sun Prepares for Dawn
This figurine is for sale here:
Faerie Goddess of the Sun Handmade on Etsy
Faerie Goddess of the Forest
Stones: Moss Agate, Amber
Description: Most faerie folk feel a deep connection to forests and woods in general. Trees are considered kin, cousins and brothers. Faeries and elves can see secrets hidden in the branches of trees, and understand the speech, power and nature of trees and woods. This point also contains Earth elemental symbolism and seeks attunement of spirit towards plant energy sources.
Faerie Goddess of the Sea
Stones: Aquamarine, Ocean Jasper
Description: Many of the faerie folk also have a connection to the sea, and Water elemental powers are naturally very strong. About 70% of the surface of our planet is covered with water, and the oceans play an intimate role in weather and climate, as well as erosion. It’s force is inestimable and violent in the extreme when unleashed. This point seeks attunement of spirit with the energy of the sea.
Faerie Goddess of Magic
Stones: Amethyst, Fluorite
Description: Magic is integral to the lives of all faerie folk, whether it be the simple but profound magic of a snowflake or the more involved magic of rhymes, runes, visions, and such. It is not only a matter of understanding magic, but of living magic. This point seeks attunement of spirit with living a magical life.
Faerie Goddess of the Moon
Stones: Moonstone, Labradorite
Description: As the sun is responsible for sustaining our existence, the moon is responsible that we are here at all. It is the moon that keeps the Earth in it’s tilted position and orbit; without it’s gravitational tug, the precise conditions (light, heat, oceanic movement vs stagnation, etc.) required for life to begin would never have occurred. Consider how different Earth would be without the moon to light the dark night skies, to affect the ocean and tides that in turn affect the weather, and to work her magical and physiological effects upon humans, animals and plants. Life as it exists on Earth now is due directly to the moon. This point seeks attunement of spirit with life giving energy sources.
Faerie Goddess of the Wind
Stones: Celestite, Blue Lace Agate
Description: Many faerie folk have a strong connection to the wind and Air elementals in general. It is the very essence of weather and it provides the gases every land-based creature requires for survival. At the same time, it helps disburse much of the world’s germinated plant life. It’s symbol means, “May the four winds from the four corners of the world upon you gently blow.” This point seeks attunement of spirit with the wind and sky.
Faerie Goddess of Connection
Color: Iridescent White
Stones: Rhodochrosite, Clear Quartz
Description: The faerie folk embody the concept of connection–connection to one’s self, to others, the world, the land, reality, magic, and the universe. This point seeks attunement of spirit towards conscious awareness of the connectedness of all seven points together.