"She is water, powerful enough to drown you, soft enough to cleanse you, deep enough to heal you" ~ Adrian Michael
The magic and wonder of mermaids is not just for little kids - adults throughout time have been fascinated by the folklore of mermaids. Particularly in maritime regions, tales of shimmering, mysterious mermaids and their intoxicating beauty abound. They were thought to be good luck in seafaring culture - one of the reasons many figureheads were carved in the portrait of a mermaid.
In addition to luck and beauty, mermaids are known for their playful spirits and bewitching song. The word “mermaid” comes from an Old English word meaning “water witch.” Mermaids are indomitable, representing fierce independence and a free, wandering spirit; individuality and nonconformity are definitely traits of the mermaid. As such, mermaids are associated with escapism, contributing to their current appeal: they're frequently perceived as autonomous. In dream interpretation, a mermaid swimming represents the girth of emotions that threaten to overwhelm you; you may feel as if you are going under and giving in to the pressures around.
"I must be a Mermaid. I have no fear of depth and a great fear of shallow living" ~Anias Nin
Since mermaids are tied to a water element, they embody the revitalization that water brings. Just like water, mermaids are powerful and threaten to take us deep into the unknown. Therefore, they embody the sacred feminine, power, awareness, insight, and renewal. Not a wonder we have an innate desire to associate ourselves with mermaid energy.
So how can you connect with your inner child and embody the allure of mermaid energy?
Larimar and Aquamarine crystals. The colour of the throat chakra, these crystals will connect you to your voice, assisting you in expressing your creativity and truth (particularly through song!) In addition, these crystals are known to connect you with your inner divine feminine and your emotional (water) energy. You can either wear them as jewellery or carry the crystals.
Unearth your creativity. Mermaids take us into the depths of the unknown within ourselves, embodying insight. Inner exploration and reflection can often be best expressed through creative outlets such as poetry, song, story writing or journaling, painting, or any other creative expression of self.
Get in touch with your senses. Mermaids love luxury, exploring their feelings and are often depicted as very sensual beings. Try our walking meditation found in this newsletter to help you get in touch with your senses and find internal relaxation. Or try our Mindful Eating exercise to fully connect with your sense of taste!
Pick up Voda’s Mermaid Moment. Some of the key items our Mermaid Moment will include are:
- Shimmer in the sun like a mermaid with our eco-friendly and sustainable glitter sunscreen or Rose Gold sunscreen.
- Sparkle with our Mermaid glitter nail polish.
- Connect with a young family member using our Mermaid bracelet craft.
- Reveal your inner mermaid with a mermaid-inspired bracelet from House of Moda.
These will be sold in limited quantities so don’t hesitate and buy yours today!