The overarching theme of the 2019 Halloween Collection is 'Alchemy & Divination'
This piece is part of the Augury Mini Collection
A gorgeous owl print, by local artist Joanna Barnum, set into a glass pendant and copper electroformed with a tiny moon and stars.
Augury is the practice from ancient Rome of interpreting omens from the observed flight of birds. When the individual, known as the augur, interpreted these signs, it is referred to as "taking the auspices". Depending upon the birds, the auspices from the gods could be favorable or unfavorable (auspicious or inauspicious).
Owls also have many symbolic meanings:
- Intuition, ability to see what others do not see
- The presence of the owl announces change
- Capacity to see beyond deceit and masks
- The traditional meaning of the owl spirit animal is the announcer of death, most likely symbolic like a life transition, change