August 25, 2012

Keepsake Gift with Pagan Meaning

Posted in Crafts, Goddess Things, Witchy Things tagged , , , , , at 9:03 am by Babs

Recently a friend of mine had a birthday and since she is on a similar pagan/wiccan path I wanted to make her a special gift to include with gift bag.  I had gathered together a bunch of pagan themed items but I like to include a handmade item when possible.  What made it more special?  I am a knitter who never gets rid of leftover yarn… so when I found a pattern which had Wiccan symbolism… I used leftover yarn from a sweater I had made for her son a few years ago.  She loved the color and the sweater and this allowed her to keep a small bit of his childhood in use for her altar!

For the amount of yarn I had it lent itself perfectly to a wash cloth or similar item.  After a bit of research I found a Triple Moon wash cloth pattern on Ravelry.com.  If you don’t have an account with Ravelry.com, sign up, it’s free!  Click here to see the pattern.  If you are not familiar with the triple moon… it is the waxing, full and waning moon represented together.

In neopaganism, especially the Wiccan path, the triple moon is a symbol for the Goddess in her Maiden, Mother and Crone aspects represented by the waxing, full and waning moons respectively.  It is also associated with feminine energy, mystery and psychic abilities.  Often it is represented with a goddess symbol incorporated into it.

Other possibilities are more stylized and can be limitless based on the creativity of the one rendering the triple moon.  Often it will be incorporated into head pieces/ crowns worn by high priestesses.

So, now that you are familiar with the triple moon, it was fun to incorporate it into the handmade gift!  So here is the wash cloth made up… and since it is monotone, it is reversible!  Here is the finished result:

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