The strength of a majestic oak tree is carried in this Acorn & Oak Leaf Pendant. The word (earlier akerne, and acharn) is related to the Gothic name akran, which had the sense of “fruit of the unenclosed land”. The acorn, as a seed, is also a symbol of growth and unlimited potential. The acorn, in its dormant state, reminds us that we, too need periods of rest/dormancy and periods of growth. We, too, must look to the oak and understand the importance of living within the seasons, with grace and harmony. The acorn teaches us about our own potential–how one acorn can grow into a massive oak and seed a whole forest. The oak tree is only partially seen–the massive root system of an oak tree is as tall and wide as the tree itself. This teaches us that there is much to living and our spiritual experiences that we can’t see, and that even though the roots can’t be seen, we can see their influence.