Dreamcatcher Feather Charm Ring
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The circular shape of the dreamcatcher represents the circle of life, with no beginning and no end. This is significant to many Native Americans because they believe that death is a part of life and that the spirit lives on. Dream interpretation has been directly influenced Native American cultural and spiritual beliefs for centuries. American Indians believe dreams influence the conscious soul of the dreamer, oftentimes acting as a means for change in personality traits such as confidence, maturity, kindness, and loyalty.
Infants were given dreamcatchers as a protective charm. Traditionally, two spider webs were hung on the hoop, and it was said that they protected the child from harmful dreams and other dangers passing through the air. The legend states that in a spiritual vision, a Lakota leader met a trickster with great wisdom named Iktomi, who appeared to him in the form of a spider. Iktomi told the man that light and dark forces would try to enter the dreams of people. Iktomi instructed the man to make dreamcatchers to catch the light forces and let the dark ones slip away. Whether dreamcatchers catch the good dreams or the bad, many Native Americans hold to the belief that the charms dispel nightmares and help protect them from negative forces.
More About Dream Catchers: Classic Navajo Dreamcatchers have always been a fundamental part of Ojibwe culture and have many purposes.
Prophecies: Dreams can show future events that will affect a tribe or individual person.
Names: Spiritual leaders can receive the name of a newborn child through dreams.
Spiritual Strength: Many Ojibwe people pray, meditate, and fast in order to bring on dreams that will give them spiritual guidance during difficult times.
Symbolism: Dreamers will often see a symbol that has personal meaning to them throughout their lives. Many Ojibwe make a charm to keep with them to remind them of the symbol. Some even take them to the grave when they die for strength in the afterlife.
The Ojibwe people, often referred to by their anglicized name, "Chippewa", so insightfully understood the importance of dreams, especially in children, that they attempted to assist a child’s ability to receive good dreams and filter out dark or negative dreams with the use of a dream catcher.
From ancient times the wearing of rings signified a form of magical ‘binding’ to the priesthood, the tribe, to another person or to a higher spiritual authority. The circle of the ring is a traditional symbol of infinity or eternity, the transposition of the magical into the real, tangible world. The materials of which the ring is constructed, plus the wearer’s visualization of the ring’s higher purpose, determine the nature of a ring’s power. All rings were once considered magical or sacred.
- 1 - Ring
- Material: Silver or Gold Plated Metal Alloy (your choice)
- Weight: 5 grams
- 10% of proceeds benefit
When you understand the reason behind wearing rings, you can master their inner power. Then you can use that power to enhance your life experience.
The thumbs in palmistry are about self-control. On the active hand (the right hand if a person’s right-handed) a folded-in thumb shows hesitation in applying oneself to worldly ambitions. On the passive hand, on a more personal level, a bent-inward thumb shows inner conflicts.
If you’re engaged in personal transformation, wear a narrow, silver ring (for higher guidance and strength) with a milled surface (for industry and effort) on the passive hand’s thumb. This will strengthen your resolve and induce greater powers of self-mastery. Any new challenge, be it losing weight or sticking to your morning yoga class will be easier.
The index finger is known to palmists as the ‘mirror’ finger. Its ruler is Jupiter and it’s about self-reflection. A big ring on the active index finger shows self-esteem issues and a frustrated need for power and recognition. This is particularly true if there’s a large gemstone. In portraits of powerful, ruling figures, like Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and Napoleon, large rings are visible on both index fingers.
Tin is the metal of Jupiter, so if you lack self-confidence, wear a ring of base metal on the index finger of your active hand to reinforce and enhance the sense of self. Ensure the ring has no gems and has flat, faceted sides (for modesty, humility and all-around recognition). You’ll feel better immediately. Visualize the kind of personal qualities you want frequently while turning the ring slowly with the finger and thumb of your other hand.
The middle finger is known as the ‘wall’ finger. It’s ruled by Saturn and represents psychological boundaries, lifestyle and value systems. The larger the ring and gemstone is worn on this finger, the more seriously one takes life and the more one wants to fit in and feel secure. Multiple rings on the middle finger on the passive hand are associated with worries about the stability of the family and an obsession with material things.
The metal traditionally associated with Saturn is lead. If you have any concerns in this area of your life, wear a ring made of pewter (which contains lead) on the passive hand’s middle finger. Ideally, get one with a clear, square crystal to bring stability, security, and clarity into your life. Get into the habit of folding the ring-bearing middle finger into the palm and holding it there with your thumb while breathing deeply. This will do wonders to bring balance if things are unstable.
The roots of placing a ring on the third finger in the love-binding ceremony go back to pagan times. Its ruling planet is Apollo, the sun god. In modern palmistry, it’s known as the peacock finger, as it’s about the instinct to display and attract a mate. The Ancient Egyptians and later, the Greeks, believed the vena amoris (the vein of love) made a connection between this finger and the heart.
Wearing a ring here is a self-imposed restriction on the subconscious desire to display and pursue the opposite sex. The ring places restrictions on the heart’s yearnings. The traditional metal associated with Apollo is gold.
If you’re in a love bond, wear a slim gold band here to boost Apollo’s blessing. Get one with a single small sapphire, indicating purity and eternity. If you’re single, the ring to wear is of gold with small different colored gems in a line which indicates the expectation of constant surprise and passion within relationships. In both cases, the rings give a boost to creativity, self-expression and social acceptance. You’ll feel bolder and brighter.
The little digit is ruled by Mercury, the god of communication, wit, commerce and sexuality. It’s called the ‘antenna’ in modern palmistry as it’s concerned with communication at all levels: verbal, signal and sexual. A person bearing more than one ring on the little finger may be inclined to bend the truth, be they in the field of business, education, finance or the media. When the ring on this digit is large, it indicates a desire to communicate more effectively. It’s enormously common for sexually available or sexually curious people to wear a large ring on the little finger. On both sexes, large or multiple rings on the passive little finger signal an absent or difficult relationship with one of the parent figures. This means they may not feel free to openly express feelings in a personal relationship. The multi-ringed antenna digit is endemic in the sex industry. To enhance your verbal skills and renounce any issues in intimacy, wear a small, fine platinum or white gold ring (for absolute purity and clarity) on the passive hand’s little finger. You’ll notice an immediate sense of freedom and openness in your thoughts, speech, and communication.
Now you’re privy to the secret of the rings. Use their powers well!