Thursday, July 23, 2015

Wings and Pleated Robes

Ruffles and Dresses

Each left hand each hold a Golden Circle. For Z, it represents the Sun. For me, it holds a key.

The Faravahar is one of the best-known symbols of Zoroastrianism, the state religion of ancient Iran (Persia). The winged discs has a long history in the art and culture of the ancient Near and Middle East. Historically, the symbol is influenced by the "winged sun" hieroglyph appearing on Bronze Age royal seals. In Neo-Assyrian times, a human bust is added to the disk, the "feather-robed archer" interpreted as symbolizing Ashur - an East Semitic god, and the head of the Assyrian pantheon in Mesopotamian religion.

While the symbol is currently thought to represent a Fravashi or Guardian Angel - what it represented in the minds of those who adapted it from earlier Mesopotamian and Egyptian reliefs is unclear. There is no physical description of the Fravashis in the Avesta, the sacred texts of Zoroastrianism, and in Avestan the entities are grammatically feminine. Interesting review ...

July 22-August 22, 2015


The fiery Leo sun highlights the summer months in the northern hemisphere.

Happy Birthday to the Crystalinks readers born in Leo.

Leo is a fixed fire sign ruled by the Sun.

Matthew the Leo

My grandson Matthew is a Leo turning 12 on July 29th.

Matthew just returned from summer camp in Maine.