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Lustrous Equus Tooth Fossil with Black Garnet Talisman

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Equus was an ancestor of modern day horses, zebras and donkeys and lived during the Pleistocene Ice Age Era, which is typically defined as the time period that began about 2.6 million years ago and lasted until about 11,700 years ago when glaciers covered huge parts of the planet Earth.  This Prehistoric Ice Age Horse is thought to have been very similar in appearance to the horses of Mongolia, today, wooly and able to withstand incredibly cold temperatures. This tooth is estimated to be roughly 250,000 years old.  

Horse energy can help one connect with one's inner strength, power and driving force in life. A typical symbolism for the horse is one of an animal representing freedom, physical strength, vitality, and the psychological or emotional ability to go on in life despite challenges or obstacles.  We are reminded to carry our burdens with dignity and pride, and to enjoy all of our experiences in this life. 

Revered by many cultures for centuries, Fossils, because of their age, are often used as talismans for protection and long life. They are links to the past and, as such, can be helpful for past-life visualisation, astral travel and increased knowledge of ancient ways. Fossils are associated with the earth element, which can heighten your intuition, especially when learning about crystals.  Fossils can teach us to be aware of the cycle of life and to embrace change with a feeling of security.

Legends and folklore place garnet among the most ancient of talismans. Not only was it prized as an ornamental jewel, but its believed curative powers and protective energies made it invaluable.  Garnet is also known for its amplification of creative energy. It grounds spirit forces within the body and helps in the ability to work lovingly on the physical plane. Yet Garnet is a sensual stone. It represents primordial fire, the creation of the world out of chaos, purification and love. It is a stone of strong, intense feelings.  Garnet provides a protective influence and a calming stable vitality during use.  It is helpful to have in a crisis, particularly in situations where there seems to be no way out or where life has fragmented. It fortifies, activates, and strengthens the survival instinct, bringing courage and hope into those situations. Garnet can help to balance the energy system, stimulate desires and uplift your attitude. It is a lucky stone, for love, success, and for personal goals. Use Garnet to increase your positivity and popularity, thus enhancing your personal self-esteem. As an energy stone, it can encourage success in business and business relationships.  

 This is the top piece worn in the model photo. Please note the garnet was left raw on the back, may want to wear low or over a shirt.