This is a necklace for those who have the panther as their totem. It was created around a beautiful 18K gold vermeil over sterling silver panther pendant, using various sizes and shapes of lapis lazuli beads with gold-fill beads as contrast and spacers. The necklace is 20-3/4 inches from end to end, including the Bali gold-filled hook clasp.
As with any totem, a study of the animal's individual characteristics can provide much insight into the energies awakened within those who align with this animal. For example, the panther has more than 500 voluntary muscles that it can use at will. This reflects in the human as the ability to do a variety of tasks. Also, panthers are generally loners (solitary) and are drawn to those individuals who are most comfortable by themselves.
Panthers are quiet when stalking, and those with this totem will find their greatest power in silence as goals are pursued. Panthers are excellent sprinters but not great long distance runners, therefore those with this totem must learn to pace their work, allowing time for rest and play.
All cats have binocular vision; thus those who align with Panther will begin to develop greater depth of vision--of their life, events, or other people. This is more than just psychic sight; it is an inner knowing.
These thoughts, and much more, come from a book called "Animal-Speak," by Ted Andrews, which I commend to you. On a personal note, the black panther happens to be my lifetime totem, and I can vouch for the attributes that Ted describes.
Thank you for your presence in my shop today. If the Panther is not your totem, please browse my shop for totem necklaces based on other creatures.
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