Custom made by Susan Tooker of Spinning Castle, the HARVEST MOON Antler Headdress is ready to ship and One-of-a-Kind. Covered in crystals and gold leaf, the centerpiece stone is a beautiful Gold Rutile Quartz Crystal. A large Peach Labradorite cabochon is featured on the back. The surrounding sculpting of leaves, acorns and spirals was antiqued with metallic bronze and gold paint and then clear-coated. Swarovski gems cover the front and a silver-leafed crescent moon adorns the third eye position! The antlers are a pair of vintage deer trophies. Featuring a Earth color scheme of green, copper and gold, HARVEST MOON is covered in silk leaves and acorns. Also adorning this richly designed crown is beaded trim, plus ostrich, rooster, and heritage turkey feathers. HARVEST MOON was completed on the holiday of the autumnal equinox, Harvest Home, Mabon, the Feast of the Ingathering, Meán Fómhair or Alban Elfed (in Neo-Druid traditions.) Completing HARVEST MOON on Mabon is meant to honor the Pagan ritual of thanksgiving for the fruits of the earth and a recognition of the need to share them to secure the blessings of the Goddess and the God during the coming winter months. The name Mabon was coined by Aidan Kelly around 1970 as a reference to Mabon ap Modron, a character from Welsh mythology. Among the sabbats, it is the second of the three Pagan harvest festivals, preceded by Lammas/Lughnasadh and followed by Samhain. I pictured HARVEST MOON as a regal crown for a druiddess, coven queen or high priestess...in reverence to the Autumn Equinox...perfect for ritual, circle or magick.
The crown is medium sized, fitting a head measurement from 22 to 22.5 inches. The inside of the crown is also padded and covered with green velvet for comfort. Meticulously made, I use professional techniques and products when making my headdresses!
GOLD RUTILATED QUARTZ is a type of quartz with needlelike rutile embedded in it. The rutile needles can be reddish, which is what rutile means in Latin, or they may be golden, silvery, or on very rare occasions, greenish. Rutilated quartz is reputed to be an energizing stone that helps get energy moving on all levels. Intuitive sources say that it assists with mental focus. It is also said to attract love and stabilize relationships. Rutilated quartz said to be particularly effective for getting things moving energetically. It can help slowed chakras return to normal spin and balance. Emotionally, rutilated quartz is said to be very helpful in uncovering the causes of mental issues and hang-ups. It is reputed diminishes fears and be excellent at assisting with decision-making processes. It is said that it can also ease loneliness and relieve guilt thereby bringing happiness happiness. It is used metaphysically to help one get out of a rut with their life as well as for stabilizing emotionals and mental processes, clarifying thought patterns and emotional reactions. Rutilated quartz is also said to increase one's self-reliance and ability to find one's own way.
LABRADORITE is a considered by mystics to be a stone of transformation and magic. It is said to clear, balance and protect the aura. It is purported to help provide clarity and insight into your destiny, as well as attract success. It is used in metaphysics for dream recall, and finding ways to use dreams in daily life. Mystically, energies of stress and anxiety are said to be reduced by labradorite. Labradorite is said to increase intuition, psychic development, esoteric wisdom, help with subconscious issues, and provide mental illumination.
DEER TOTEM- Deer is a keen observer, enabled to see well in low lighting and its sensitive hearing allows it to perceive a twig snap in the distance. The graceful movement and gentle nature of these creatures show us the innocence of nature. Deer is a messenger of serenity, can see between shadows and hear what isn't being said. Deer teaches us to maintain our innocence and gentleness so we can share our open-heartedness with others.
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All Good Wishes,
...Lovingly handmade in My Secret Lair...
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Spinning Castle Studios, 2015.
Photographs by Susan Tooker
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