Symbols of Zodiac signs: Owl
According to research by marketers, the most popular animal symbol of the past 2014 became an owl. Big-eyed owl figurine settled on sewing and knitting things for embroidery and applique on jewelry and home furnishings. Try to understand the reason for such popularity. Is there any connection between these feathered nocturnal predators and arrangement of planets?
Most often, we considered the symbolism of Zodiac signs in connection with the transit of Jupiter. Zodiac sign, which is Jupiter, becomes an endless source of inspiration celestial fashion and its further embodiment in our earthly fashion. Jupiter has given us a new term in Fashion Astrology: «zone of generosity». This series of articles was launched in 2011. Thus, we have traced the movement of Jupiter on 4 signs: Gemini, Cancer, Leo, now we turn to Virgo sign. Birds, easy and fast, are associated with an air Aquarius sign, which includes their energy at the same time with Leo sign, which is Jupiter. But among them, we found no trace of the image of an owl. Where did it come from?
It turns out that we should not lose sight of the symbolism as a sign, which is transiting Saturn. This planet of discipline and control has brought us a lot of valuable ideas, including new term: «compression zone» or crystallization. It is described in detail in an article by Veronica Tkachenko «Saturn in Scorpio: sex zone on the lock». This period was not in vain. It reflected not only in the cut underwear and new aesthetic of seduction, but also in the choice of mascot for designers and handy people.
As we know, Scorpio is associated with mystery, magic, witchcraft, matters of life and death. And virtually all the world’s religions have used the image of an owl as a symbol of death. Therefore, this astrological connection is pretty obvious. In ancient China and Japan, the owl was considered a symbol of death. According to legends, still eyes of an owl could cause disease. Perhaps that is why amulets and figurines with its images were widely distributed in the East. Owls often accompany messengers from other worlds. In Hinduism, the goddess Durga, wife of Shiva, accompanied by owls. In Judaism, a night demon female Lilith often portrayed in society of an owl.
For the Indians of North America owl symbolizes wisdom and prophecy. They believed that the spirit of Owls helps hunters and soldiers, which is why the owl feathers used to decorate hats. In ancient Mexico, the owl was the prototype of the Goddess of rain. But for the Aztecs and Maya an owl was an attribute of the god of the underworld, the messenger of death and conductor of souls in the afterlife. In Peru, the image of an owl or owl is also associated with death and sacrifice. One embodiment of a sacrificial knife has a crescent shape, which shows a deity with a beak of an owl or owl.
It is interesting to note that in all Slavic tradition these symbols intertwined. Owls played the role of a symbol of death and witchcraft, keeper of secret knowledge, wisdom and prophecy. According to legends, owls possessed secret of special herb helping unlock all locks, to find treasures. That is why in Russia owl symbol often used as a talisman. And so our needlewoman with such inspiration used this image.
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