Ever since we were young children, we have all stared at the moon. Whether we were gazing out from our bedroom window, or looking upward while lying on the grass on a summer night with a friend or sibling, the moon has always drawn a fascination for each of us. It's bright full orb, or varying crescents would inspire our childhood imaginations. It is that sense of wonder that has always been at the heart of our love for celestial jewelry, moon charms and crescent moon jewelry.
Beyond that childhood fascination, around the world the moon has been an important symbol throughout history. Because it transcends borders, it is a part of our respective and shared mythology. We all see it in the course of the same day no matter where we live. At sea or on land, it lights the sky at night for us. It is a guide post. Like the North Star, we all look to find the moon as it rises and sets across the night sky.
It is that celestial meaning of direction and constancy that we think inspires all of us and allows us to be empowered by our crescent moon necklaces and other types of moon jewelry.
The moon has always been seen as a feminine force. It signifies change, creativity and female empowerment. Some believe the moon shapes our emotions because of its many phases. The moon symbolizes our dreams, our fears and our hopes.
In Greek Mythology, Selene was the goddess of the moon. Her name was likely derived from selas the Greek word for “light.” It was said she drove her chariots of white horses across the sky at night giving the evening light. Maybe it is our universal desire for light in our lives, that also drives our love of the moon and all its symbols.
HOMER’S HYMM TO SELENE
The air, unlit before, glows with the light of her golden crown, and her rays beam clear, whensoever bright Selene having bathed her lovely body in the waters of Ocean,
and donned her far-gleaming raiment, and yoked her strong-necked, shining team, drives on her long-maned horses at full speed, at eventime in the mid-month:
then her great orbit is full and then her beams shine brightest as she increases.
So she is a sure token and a sign to mortal men.
For centuries, many have believed that when a moon is worn it will bring you magical dreams.
Specifically, a crescent moon was known to symbolize womanhood, fertility, intuitiveness,psyche and empowerment. Maybe all the things that the goddess Selene might have wished for us. The things that would inspire us each day to live our best lives.
The Meaning Behind Our Crescent Moon Necklaces
All of this is wrapped up in the meaning behind our crescent moon necklaces and other moon jewelry styles. Everything about the moon is so mysterious and yet there it is as such a constant in our every day lives. Like a mystery hiding in plain sight.
It is no wonder there are so many tender sayings in our families with the word “moon” in them.
“Love you to the moon and back”
“You are my sun, my moon, and all my stars”
“Fly me to the moon”
...the list goes on. The moon jewelry we wear is a talisman to words like these that are part of the lexicon of our individual families. In that sense, a crescent moon necklace tells our own unique story, drawing upon those things we find empowering as we see ourselves in the shadow of moonlight under a night sky.