Hanging on a 9.75" adjustable five leather cord design is one of the most powerful members of the sea. The Octopus. This piece is adjustable and can be extended to 11.25". The Octopus is made of sterling silver put through a bronzing process to give it the color it is. The Octopus is 2" x 2.25".
There are many key words that resonate with the symbolic Octopus. Will, focus, reason, illusion, defense, mystery, strategic, potential, knowing, diversity, creativity, complexity, intelligence, adaptability, unpredictability and that’s just to begin with. As you see there is a pattern. Please read further to learn about the symbolism of the Octopus.
The powerful meaning of an Octopus is as follows; The octopus moves skillfully in a realm that is in constant motion. Ever changing, shifting, and wafting in accordance with the pull of the moon, the octopus' depth of mystery is enhanced by its own environmental aura.
In symbolic (totem) terms this is analogous of being grounded while still having the ability to exist in the watery world of the psyche. Those with the octopus as their totem would do well to recognize this analogy. It reminds us that we may be spiritual and intuitively gifted; nonetheless we are physical beings and must temper our psychic gifts with strong foundational grounding.
Octopi are invertebrates, meaning they do not have a structured spinal column. This is symbolic of agility, grace and flexibility. She is able to slip out of the tightest places, and ambulate as if she is the embodiment of water itself. Take the time to observe the way the octopus moves - it's hypnotic. As a totem, the octopus reminds us to loosen up - relax. She reminds us that we may move towards our goals in unorthodox ways and still achieve the same (if not better) results.
The octopus can detach a limb at will to serve as a distraction against would-be predators. From a totem perspective we could translate this to mean that we ourselves have the ability to cut loose excess baggage in our lives in order to achieve our desire.
Here the octopus asks us: What can we cut loose from our lives to lighten our load? Furthermore, what part of ourselves can we leave behind in order to bring us closer to our highest good? Often these parts serve as distractions (i.e., addictions, TV, unhealthy relationships).
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To protect & care for your jewelry AR Jewelry advises the following:
- Keep your jewelry stored in a dry room temperature or colder, environment. A jewelry box, a random box, pouch or any container will do. The more humidity you have equals more care.
- When cleaning your jewelry we advise a simple jewelry cloth that you can find at any jewelry store, drugstore or anywhere that sells jewelry. (AR Jewelry will begin to sell them within the next few months).
- If you have a tough piece of jewelry that is heavily tarnished and the cloth won't work we advise you to use a simple cleaner. Nothing expensive or fancy needed. They are typically the same. Use as needed and follow the instructions exactly.
- Broken jewelry; if you have a piece of jewelry that is broken we will do our best to repair it. It does not matter where it came from. We charge only for the items needed to repair the item and a flat rate of $2 for all shipping within the US. Just email us with your repair inquiry and we will go from there. It is a very fast process.