There are two totem animals in this piece: a pig and a snake.
Pig: symbol of wealth, prosperity and luck
The Greek earth fertility goddess, Demeter, kept a sacred pig which became a symbol of fertility. Native American Indians recognize the pig as a symbol of the abundance of daily life and believe that it teaches us to celebrate life and share it with others.
Snake: symbol of rebirth, wisdom, sexuality, healing
In Israel the snake was regarded as the earth mother and played a beneficial role in fertility. In Egypt the cobra was known for its ability to expand the upper neck into a disc shape by spreading its ribs which symbolized immortality. In Christianity the snake is seen rising from the chalice of St. John wound around a cross sometimes portrayed with a woman's head to symbolize lust and temptation. In Eastern cultures a snake rising up through the spine represents the kundalini, or life force being awakened.
Some interesting facts about the featured gemstones:
Turquoise is one of the oldest protection amulets, and was also known as a symbol of wealth in many ancient cultures. It symbolizes strength, and provides protection from harm, psychic sensitivity and connection to the spirit world. It is thought that, if given a turquoise by a friend, that stone will protect the wearer from negative energy and bring good fortune. The turquoise is the symbol of friendship.
Fluorite is said to absorb and neutralize negative vibrations, increases concentration and help in decision-making. It makes one more receptive to the vibrations of other stones. The ancient Egyptians used fluorite to carve statues and scarabs and the Chinese have used it in carvings for over 300 years. Fluorite is known as the "Genius Stone".
Onyx fortifies self confidence and responsibility, sharpens your senses and encourages a healthy egotism. It is typically worn to guard against negativity. Black stones have protective energies in the sense that black is the absence of light, and therefore, can be used to create invisibility. Onyx is known to separate. It can help release negative emotions such as sorrow and grief.