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Hand-casted in the USA, this double sided wax seal pendant features the Latin words PER ASERA AD ASTRA with a star on one side, and your custom phrase on the back.
This Latin phrase means "Through hardship, to the stars." This motto sometimes appears as AD ASTRA PER ASPERA and though both iterations of the phrase are correct, this one is less common. Other translations include "through adversity/difficulties to the stars" and "our aspirations take us to the stars." ASTRA is the Latin root for "astronomy," ASPERA directly translates to "rough" in English, as in "rough terrain." The English word "exasperate" draws its origins from the Latin ASPERA, and indeed many trials in life prove frustrating. However, this phrase recognizes the truth that in your attempts to achieve great things, you will have to pass through some rocky times on your way to your goals. This jewelry is meant to inspire perseverance so that no matter what the world throws at you, you can relish in the challenge because the stars wait just beyond the struggle.
Choose from 2 inspiring quotes from famous women or 1 classic MSCo phrase to be stamped on the back of your pendant, to remind you specifically of how you want to want to move through the world with persevering towards the stars in mind.
DO AWAY WITH FEAR - "[I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear;] knowing what must be done does away with fear." ~Rosa Parks // *NOTE: the portion of the quote that appears in brackets is not stamped on the pendant.
ENDURANCE - "At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can." ~Frida Kahlo
I'VE COME SO FAR - I've come so far, I think I can run on just a little bit longer. ~a Maritime classic