Sunwheel – antlers & jade

And the sun worship continues… This 35 x 40 cm (13,78 x 15,75 inch) sunwheel made of antlers has a large marble of jade in the center, a gemstone that has been highly valued in many cultures for centuries. It is known for its distinct green color, although it can also occur in other colors. Jade is a general term that includes two different silicate mineral species: jadeite and nephrite. It is used for jewelry and ornamental works and in various esoteric belief systems, jade is associated with a range of properties and meanings.

This sunwheel will be displayed in my upcoming exhibition KultHaus and will also be offered for purchase.

Healing and Health: Jade is believed to have healing properties and is associated with promoting balance and harmony in the body. It is thought to support the organs, especially the heart, kidneys, and liver. Some people use jade in alternative therapies such as crystal healing and Reiki.

The term “jade” originated from the Spanish phrase “piedra de ijada,” “stone of the side” or “loin stone.” Because the Spanish explorers and conquistadors who encountered jade in Central and South America during the 16th century believed that the stone had medicinal properties and could cure ailments related to the kidneys and loins. Over time, the term “piedra de ijada” was shortened to “ijada” and eventually became “jade” in English.

Protection: Jade is considered a protective stone, guarding against negative energies and promoting a sense of security. It is believed to ward off harm and bring good luck and prosperity.

Emotional Well-being: Jade is associated with emotional balance and stability. It is believed to help calm the mind, release negative thoughts, and promote inner peace. It is also thought to encourage self-reflection, wisdom, and spiritual growth.

Luck and Prosperity: Jade has long been considered a symbol of good luck, abundance, and prosperity in many cultures. It is often used in feng shui practices to attract positive energy and wealth.

Love and Relationships: Jade is associated with love and harmony. It is believed to strengthen relationships, promote harmony in existing ones, and attract new love.

Chakra Alignment: In certain belief systems, jade is associated with the heart chakra, linked to love, compassion, and emotional balance.