Sun the Moon and the Stars

Sun 20×19 acrylic by M Shannon Hurst

The sun has a symbol made up of the circle symbolizing spirit. … It is a symbol of origin that represents the completing of the Great Work. The sun will represent life, influence, and strength. He will symbolize energy, will, being clear, and self.

With each sunrise and, sunset brings power and knowledge.

“Sunrise, sunset, sunrise, sunset,

Swiftly flow the years.One season following another,

Laden with happiness and tears.”

These words, written by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock and sung in “Fiddler on the Roof,” remind us of the passage of days that accumulate into the years of our lives.

Sunrise at the beach 12 x 12 acrylic by M Shannon Hurst

Sunrise marks the beginning of a brand new day. It gives lot of new hopes and wishes. Every sunrise marks a new day. Every day is a brand new day and every day we can always set out to start something great and new!. We can make sure we dont make or repeat the mistakes of the previous days. Life is different and unique everyday!. Sunrise is something which is very beautiful to see as well. It is believed to give us a lot of positive powers if we see the sunrise everyday. People say that we should wake up before sunrise and exercise for best results!

Sun over the lake 8 x 10 acrylic by M ShannonHurst

Down by the Creek 12 x 12 acrylic by
M Shannon Hurst
Early morning Dusk 12 x 12 melted wax and liquid gold by MShannonHurst
Sunrise over the Sea Oats 20 x16 acrylic
by M Shannon Hurst

As enchanting as coastal sea oats look, their golden tassels dancing in the ocean breeze from Florida’s Panhandle to North Carolina’s Outer Banks, what lies hidden beneath the sand is even more magical.

The roots of this dainty-looking grass extend as deep as 5 feet below the surface, and literally anchor the dunes in place. They are so very important for the conservation of the beaches, as well as the habitats of the sea turtles as well as other animals.

Sailing 10×12 acrylic on handmade paper by MShannonHurst
Seagulls 10×12 acrylic on Handmade paper by MShannonHurst
Under the Umbrella 10×12 acrylic on handmade paper by MShannonHurst
Stormy Seas 10 x 12 watercolor on handmade paper by MShannonHurst
Sand meets the water 10 x12 acrylic by MShannonHurst
Sand Meets the Water Meets the Sky 10×12 acrylic on handmade paper by MShannonHurst
Water meets the sky 10 c12 acrylic on handmade paper by MShannonHurst
Windy Beach Day 10×12 acrylic on handmade paper by MShannonHurst

From the beginning of human history, the moon has acted as a ‘cultural mirror’ to our beliefs, understanding and ways of seeing. … In Chinese tradition, the full moon is a symbol of peace, prosperity, and family reunion. The Moon represents powerful feminine energy. It signifies wisdom, intuition, birth, death, reincarnation, and a spiritual connection. … Each phase of the Moon’s cycle has a unique visual characteristic and spiritual meaning. Her cyclical course also signifies the rhythm of life within us. It is also a romantic symbol of the love between a man and a woman, symbolizing an emotional and physical union. There is a beautiful quote that goes, “Tell me the story about how the sun loved the moon so much he died every night just to let her breathe.

The Moon 8 x10 acrylic by MShannonHurst

The nightly skies have fascinated humankind since the dawn of time. Sparkling in the distance, stars have always been reminding us of some other worlds and celestial forces that possibly affect the world of our own.

Stars have often been seen magical and mysterious. Some stars were given names of deities of the ancient world and the very motif of a star has often been used as a metaphor for something that is higher, beautiful and enlightening.

Stars have always been spiritually connected with the divine principle. Let us think more about astrology. The answer is hidden in the very name of this pseudo science.

Astrology derives from two Greek words, astron and logos, which mean ‘a star’ and ‘that which is said’. In Christianity, the term logos is identified with the wisdom of God and the very idea of God.

If we think about it this way, astrology, studying the stars actually represents a mean of understanding the divine word.

From a spiritual point of view, stars and planets, since some planets are also regarded as stars, affect our lives in mysterious ways.

Full Moon 8×10 acrylic by MShannonHurst

Stars are often seen as symbol of divine guidance, of enlightenment or light in the darkness. Star of Bethlehem is a good example of symbolic di8vine guiding role of a star.

Symbol of a star appears in numerous cultures and traditions around the world. It always represents a celestial force. However, the meaning greatly depends on the use of a symbol and of its very appearance.

Night Sky 8 x10 acrylic by MShannonHurst

People know sides of the world by looking up the sky. Ancient astronomers have calculated many things and got amazing perception of own world by looking into stars, observing changes in the night sky, motion of planets and so on.

Generally speaking, stars are associated with mysteries and magic. They represent guidance, since the nightly sky has been regularly used as an orientation map.

Stars are one of the earliest symbols of guidance. Stars are often regarded as protective symbols.

Stars represent distant divine force or energy. All people, of all traditions in the world, look up the sky and stars in prayer. They send their wishes to realms above, hoping there is someone who listens

Fog in the Mountains 8 x 10 acrylic by MShannonHurst

Published by maryshannonhurst

My name is Mary Shannon Hurst, I am a mother of three children, and two grandchildren. Making the transition navigating my way through teenage pregnancy, motherhood, marriages, divorces and navigating sisterhood, job skills training, community relations, international relations, cultural relations, and educating children begins as soon as they are conceived from the foods that go into their mouths the nutrition that they eat, if they get enough sunshine, and exercise fresh air hugs and love and attention. I believe there is a reason and a purpose for everything, from scribbles, to spilled paint, over spray happens, paint bleeds, chalk dust gets up your nose you sneeze. Just like pollen in the air, and dust in the air makes you sneeze and some people pee a little but when they sneeze. If you make a mistake, or have an accident you clean it up. You laugh, a little or cry a little or a lot and go on about your day, you own it. Clean up your mess. Always find a reason to smile, find some joy in everyday. Always be kind. And Pay it Forward. Tell someone you Love them, Have a Nice Blessed Day!

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