An ecliptic sun illustrated Astronomicum Caesareum, 1540, by Petrus Apianus, aka Peter Apian (1495-1552).
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Some mornings, I just need to rise and look at something beautiful…. A quartet of antique silver bracelets and Mexican silver.  The two more decorative, ornate ones, belonged to my Aunt.  I wish I knew where they came from.
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Oh, I love this!  ”Isis” / Acrylic and gold paint on wood panel.  By Evgenia Silvina.


Painting by Evgenia Silvina
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little bit of calendula 
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Balinese Dancer 1920
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I love this idea of storing crystals!
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Energy: projective 
Planet: Mercury 
Element: air
Powers: Mental powers, eyesight, gambling, money, peace, healing, luck
Magical uses: Green aventurine is worn to strengthen the eyesight. It is also worn, carried, or used in spells designed to increase perception, to stimulate creativity, and to enhance intelligence. 
This stone is utilized in games of chance magic and is a popular gambler’s talisman. Aventurine is also used in money-attracting magic.
Its green color tells us of its usefulness in calming troubled emotions and in speeding healing. 
Aventurine is an all-around luck stone. 
(All information retrieved from Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic)
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Boy with Cat, Natal; photograph by Constance Stuart Larrabee, Feb. 1949
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Dancer De Lodi in Art Nouveau Jewelry, c. 1900.
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Cleopatra, 1963
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Opaque  by  andbamnan