A new year means new dreams, hopes and expectations. Life however, has its own mysterious ways and no matter how hard we may try things don’t always work out the way we want. Coping with unexpected or unwanted situations is always a challenge but we believe that when we really really want something we have the power to make it happen.
According to Paulo Coelho, it’s the universe conspiring to our benefit. According to us, the universe is within each and every one of us. The magic needed to fulfil our dreams lies inside our mind and hearts and all we need to reveal it is our will to make things happen. During hard times it is more than ever necessary to continue dreaming and even more important to concentrate all our energy into bringing our dreams to reality.
A good way to start the year off with a positive feel is by looking for happiness where it truly is and feeling grateful for the gift of life, the gift of friendship and the gift of love received by our family which are all more precious than the biggest diamond in the world. These days do not neglect to show your love to your most beloved ones in every possible way. Presents are always welcome and what is a better present for the New Year to a lucky charm with strong symbolisms?
We have chosen for you some of our favourite 2014 Lucky Charms all designed and made by talented Greek creators.
7 days in a week, the 7 wonders of the world, the 7 veils of the Goddess Isis, the 7 days of Creation, 7 notes on the musical scale, 7 colours in a rainbow, 7 continents and this list could go on forever. Number 7 seems to be carrying a lot of symbolism through time and what is better than 7+7 on a lucky charm for the New Year?
For those of you who prefer their own numbers and what they mean to you there are also those beautiful lucky charms. You can combine any two numbers you like and make your own lucky numbers’ combination!
These beautiful cuffs mean a lot to Greeks! They read “Your eyes fourteen” which is a Greek expression that could be translated as “Keep your eyes wide open” and can be interpreted as “Be careful”.
XIV means 14 and you might be thinking I’ve made a spelling mistake but this lucky charm is actually a wax seal inspired by an ancient seal and when pressed on wax you can see XIV indicating the New Year!
Speira is an antique symbol and these cufflinks where inspired by it along with the circles on a tree trunk. Every year a tree “has lived” a new circle is added to its trunk to show its age. As understood, on these cufflinks there are 14 circles and as we read on the designer’s official site “May the never-ending cycles of life, and their spiral motion give us all the positive energy that we deserve!”
The “evil eye” is of a very significant meaning here in Greece. We wear it to be protected by evil people and is there anything better than a new year lucky charm designed in the most fashionable way? We also like a lot the one that reads 2014 in Latin.
Turning Point is the name of this lucky charm and we just love the symbolism in it! May 2014 be the turning point to a happier life for all of us!
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Text by Roula Bagia