Gourd represents the earth, and the handle represents the axis of the Hero Twins, iconic figures of ancient Mayan lore who help keep the earth spinning. Of the squash family, gourd or askutasguash, has the honor of being the seed carrier, Divine Mother, and the spark of life. She teaches us about boundaries with the essence of purity of new life.
Rabbit represents fertility and brings good fortune. She supports us in facing our fears and releasing worry.
Bone + Horn enhances one’s strength, power, wisdom and dignity. They represent the cycle of death and rebirth, the masculine principles, earth and fire and the medicine of the shape-shifter.
Amber absorbs pain and negative energy, helping to alleviate stress. It is said to stimulate the intellect, promote self-confidence and creative self-expression. It encourages decision-making, spontaneity, and brings wisdom, balance, and patience.
Feathers can symbolize freedom, wisdom and/or power of the bird it represents. It can also provide the protection and love of guardian angels, the wind, the Creator, or the connection one has with God, Great Spirit or All That Is.
Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc and sometimes tin, zinc or phosphorus and symbolic of strength and endurance. It was also associated in ancient times with Christ for imparting faith and trust.
Honoring the 4 Directions at Base of Handle: East/Yellow, South/Red, West/Black, North/White, and Father Sky with turquoise petals on top.