Thursday, June 8, 2017

Pearl ~ History & Lore

especially Freshwater varieties, can occur in varied and unusual but beautiful shapes. However, soft white lustrous orbs, more commonly found among Saltwater, have become an idealized standard. Of course, this shape strongly evokes The Moon. Not surprisingly, many cultures have made lunar associations with pearls. These connections are further reinforced with The Moon’s symbolic association with the watery domain where pearls are born. In ancient Vedic texts, the pearl is born of The Earth’s waters and the heaven’s powers, fertilized by a flash of lightning. It’s considered to be the daughter of The Moon. In Western cultures, the pearl has astrological associations with the planet Venus. Like pearls, the goddess of love came from the sea.

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