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Crystal Healing & Symbolism

There is something so powerful about wearing an item which incorporates symbolism representing an idea or quality in which we can better ourselves and in turn the world we live in.

The Blood of a Pomegranate - Stephen Mackey

Pomegranate Symbolism

Pomegranates are one of the “earliest cultivated fruits, tracing back as far as 3000 BC” with some believing that the “forbidden fruit” picked by Eve of the Bible was not an apple, but a pomegranate fruit (Wolf, B., 2006). Not only does the pomegranate fruit have its roots in biblical stories and paintings, but in greek mythology as well as it was believed that the “pomegranate tree was first planted by the greek goddess Aphrodite” (Avey, 2014). Persephone, daughter of harvest goddess Demeter, is also involved with this fruit, as her “taste for the pomegranate caused her to spend time in the underworld” (Wolf, 2006). The pomegranate fruit featured in many works of art and literature is consistently portrayed along the side of distinctive female figures.

In this modern age, pomegranates are still widely sought after by many people for the same symbolic values of health, fertility, and rebirth. To certain groups of individuals, the pomegranate fruit is also known as an aphrodisiac, “a food or drink that increases sexual appetite” (Bartolini, 2015). This term derives from Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, passion, and beauty.

(as taken by powerofthepomegranate)

You can find the pomegranate symbolism in many of my crystal healing pieces, a couple of examples given below.  You can find out more about my Shanti Range of Symbolism Charms here:  Aurora Facets Artisan Jewellery

Thank you for popping by, Justine xxx

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