my astrology…

I just did something i haven’t done in a long time. I printed out the entire july astrological forecast for my sun sign, aquarius. I haven’t done that for ages, to be honest, because I haven’t found anyone’s forecast that really resonated with my life, month after month.

In march my dear friend amy sent me this link, out of the blue.

“love, I think you should check this out”, were her words… so I did.

really interesting, but of course i forgot all about it…

my hand hammered sterling silver aquarius zodiac pendanta month or two later, something jarred my memory and I exclaimed to john (also an aquarius), “remember our horoscope the other month, all that about a new home and I remember thinking, yeah right, in september but not now.”—

because we upped and move into this amazingly perfect home. beyond perfect really.

so I started reading her monthly and this month I have actually printed it out. so useful in the way susan miller states,

“That’s why we study astrology, to avert difficulties.”

gotta love that.

so I wanted to share with you in hopes that you will find her forecasts interesting, and useful as I have. here’s the link again.

I’ve hope, too, that you’ve enjoyed read your updated horoscope on the zodiac pendant page of your sign, and now we’ve added links to Susan’s full monthly forecasts on those pages as well.

susan miller has helped me to understand the importance of my rising sign, why I should read (and why I am now going to wear) my rising sign (taurus if you would like to know). this is the face you show to the world.

my hand hammered sterling silver virgo zodiac pendantfor instance, I just discovered that hunter is not just a virgo sun sign, but virgo rising as well. I am finding that if i am able to understand a few of the different influences the planets are having, not just on my own birth chart, but my babies, too, then I am better able to navigate our days together.

some days now I wear a virgo zodiac pendant as well to help me focus on what the kids need that day (logan is a virgo, too.) call me crazy, but I really think it helps!

megan’s take on her virgo zodiac pendant

in addition to some lovely comments from fans who purchased trinkets through the Steals and Deals promotion, I also received some great pictures of people wearing their pendants, including this one from my sister-in-law, a talented creative in her own right, who added this beautiful customization to her trinkets.

“I got my pendants today from Heather Reilly Hiemstra! Along with special extras, including Logan’s drawing. Smiling from ear to ear tonight :) :) :)”

Megan's spin on my virgo zodiac pendant

I love this! if you do, too, let me know and I’ll keep bugging Megan to make this collaboration happen on a regular basis for purchase on the site!

sexy lil’ zodiac pendants

symbols have always fascinated me. alchemical, scientific, iconic or archtypal, from the simplest to the most complex, glyphs captivate me with their primal expression of a force. metalsmiths are weird, we really do play with fire… and i just love books of alchemical glyphs. for really great dreams, read alchemy before bed…

and with celebration after months of playing with silver shapes and fire, my zodiac pendants have made their debut. i am really proud. they are simple, sexy expressions of self, our sun sign, our moon sign, his sign, her sign…

wearing my kids' zodiac sign, the virgo pendant

in this picture i am wearing my babies sign with my diamond from John. hunter and logan are both virgos. so far, the virgo zodiac (glyph!) has been my favorite to forge, the most complicated and heaviest weight in gold, but really fun to shape with the hammer. my sign, aquarius, has been a bitch to forge. going to give it another go at the end of this week. wish me well.

the zodiac pendants, (charms) are featured in the “trinket” section of my new site, artfully designed by john, alongside the peace signs, ohm pendants and wishbones. trinket is the word that always comes to mind when i think of the spirit in which i forge my zodiacs, peace signs, ohm symbols. simple, elegant expressions of energy.

and i think they are pretty sexy on a piece of rawhide with a tan :)