Gourd Rattle 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.
It is filled with Corn the symbol of Sustenance and Feathers for freedom and expansion.
Tulip Poplar, in the Celtic code of symbolic trees, is associated with victory, transformation and vision.
Silver is the metal of the Moon, love, and healing and is symbolically a mirror to the Soul. is the metal of the Moon, love, and healing and is symbolically a mirror to the Soul.
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.
Honoring the Directions at Base of Handle: East/Yellow, South/Red, West/Black, North/White, and the Center/Turquoise