Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Year of the Tiger

Mid February - and Chinese New Year is here. 2010 is the Year of The Tiger.

The Tiger in Chinese cultural traditions is a true force of Nature. One of the most dynamic signs in the Chinese zodiac, Tiger is unpredictable, fearless, and highly protective. With camoflage colors of black, gold, orange and white, Tiger is linked to the Moon - particularly the full and new moons.

Individuals born in the Year of the Tiger - and those with Tiger as their Totem Animal - are typically lucky, courageous, dynamic, attractive. They can also be stubborn and impatient. Often do their best work at night.

The arrival of Tiger indicates a year of unpredictability, new adventures, and passion.

This Talisman's gemstones capture Tiger's Fire and Water energies to connect one to their Tiger totem, bringing energies of Strength, Passion, and Transformation. The minerals include Tigers Eye, exceptionally rare Padparadsha, and rare Black Spinel and Blue Aventurine. An exquisite handcrafted copper Adinkra headpin symbolizes "Grace and Adaptability Under Pressure". The smudge includes mint, lavender, rosemary, and Plum blossoms!

SFEtsy - Tuesday Treasury - updated 16 Feb 2010 - features my Tiger Talisman and other beautiful Tiger-themed items for Year of the Tiger. Check out the blog!