Shell Blessing Bead
The snail shell is a symbol of exploration and travel. Like a free spirited gypsea the snail carries its home on its back. It symbolizes that anywhere we go is home, feeling at home anywhere is being okay with who we are.
The snail shell holds meaning for the Taino’s as well, the shape of the shell is a pattern that occurs in nature. The Greeks referred to it as the “Golden Mean”, it is a series of expanding circles that get progressively larger at a steady rate. It occurs in trees, plants and sea life. It is this same pattern that regulates the distance of planets from the sun.