The Arianrhod convex mirror is built on a plastic frame that had a great shape but a flimsiness that made it unsuitable for my purposes…..Until I filled the voids in the back of the frame giving it a solidity and heft that made it possible for me to create a jewel-like mirror with it. It has stacks of thin Venetian glass rods ending with spheres of “exploded” glass and rock crystal.
The Arianrhod convex mirror is about 10.5 inches in diameter. It currently is on the wall of my studio till being shipped to one of my showrooms.
Jewelry for walls!
This convex mirror is named for the moon goddess Arianrhod.
|“A free spirited Goddess who is not prepared to bend to anyone’s expectations of her.’ , Arianrhod (Arian meaning ‘silver’, and Rhod meaning ‘wheel’ or ‘disc’) is the Celtic Moon-Mother Goddess. The moon is the archetypal female symbol, representing the Mother Goddess connecting womb, death, rebirth, creation. A star and moon Goddess, Arianrhod was also called the Silver Wheel because the dead were carried on her Oar Wheel to Emania (the Moon-land or land of death), which belonged to her as a deity of reincarnation and karma. It is said that Arianrhod hosts the dead between incarnations, giving them rest and peace before rebirth. Each initiate’s soul is said to withdraw between incarnations to her constellation in the Aurora Borealis called Caer Arianrhod. Thus, Arianrhod she is identified as a Goddess of reincarnation. Arianrhod is said to be able to shape shift into a large Owl, and through the great Owl-eyes, sees even into the darkness of the human subconscious and soul. |
The Owl symbolizes death and renewal, wisdom, moon magic, and initiations. She is said to move with strength and purpose through the night, her wings of comfort and healing spread to give solace to those who seek her.
She dwells at the liminal spaces, whether it’s between stages of life or between lifetimes. She can’t stand to see potential wasted. She doesn’t even seem to care what the potential is for, so long as it is the very best it can be. No matter what it is, she will help you realize it. She stands at the moment of transition between What Was and What Will Be… her primary emphasis, in fact, is encouraging that moment of manifesting potential. Rites of passage are especially important to Her, because during the moment of “becoming” the celebrant briefly enters Her realm.
Thank you to https://www.silverwheelhealing.com/silver-wheel-goddess.html for the above. Believe me, Arianrhod is not an easy deity to explain!
For more on this intriguing deity go to http://www.thewhitegoddess.co.uk/the_goddess/arianrhod_-_goddess_of_the_silver_wheel.asp