It all started with a vintage Zodiac cup Ija shared on Hermit Fool facebook page. It was the cup I saw a long time ago on Pinterest and it was enchanting, so that got me to ebay of course and searching for similar cool things.
So why not make my unproductive time productive and share with you some of the coolest things I’ve found. These are even on a budget, and make awesome gifts for all astrologers, astronomers, space lovers, nostalgic aliens, and reptilians perhaps.
Enjoy! And remember sharing is caring, in any sense. If you know somebody who has a birthday soon, here is your chance! Make it a surprise 🙂
- ANTIQUE BRASS SPHERE GLOBE Even though this isn’t really an antique item, it is definitely something cool and practical for all astronomy lovers who still love to take their time and look at the stars. The whole design makes this item look very vintage and mechanics are looking good too. How cool is this? In the item, description seller mentions it is, in fact, antique looking and made from solid brass and it is fully functional. Shipping is free and you can find the item here. (Links open in a new tab, no worries)
2. AU – Constellation Heat Changing Mug
I remember when I first saw this online and I thought that this is one of the items I would really like to have. A mug that changes it’s look based on heat + it has constellations so it’s win-win. In the item, description seller describes that mug is full of stars when it’s cool and that 12 constellations appear when it’s hot. It has a capacity of 12 oz, so it’s your regular coffee mug or tea if you’re teaing more than coffeeing. Seller also warns buyers not to expose the mug on sunshine for a long time, and that this coffee mug is not dishwasher friendly.
You can find this product here.
3. Solar System Planetarium Model Kit DIY
Yes, this is apparently for kids. But since I’m a Leo and I love interesting things I chose this piece too to add it to this collection. Honest reason? It’s a solar system model that you can paint yourself and later keep it. Sure it’s not mechanical and it will not spin automatically like this a bit more expensive vintage piece but it definitely does have its charm. Painting, brushes, planets, space…is there anything more that we’re missing? The item description says it is made from plastic and that it servers educational purpose to teach the importance of nine planets. And if you still don’t know how planets in our solar system look like, don’t worry! It comes with a manual for all astronomy newbies! Oh, and the price is amazing + shipping is free.
You can find out more about item here
4. Full Moon Wall Sticker
Moon is a very popular space body and it has always been very inspirational to many artists throughout the centuries. I found this really cool Full Moon wall sticker that has an awesome price plus seller mentions that it is made in such a way that it will not damage your walls or furniture. This is good to know since I love stickers, but I hate when they leave marks on walls. It is about 30 cm big and shipping is free (yay!). This sticker glows in dark and apparently emits light just like night lamp. Item description also mentions that it was made from PVC material that is moisture-proof and environmentally friendly.
You can find the item here.
5. Smashed Wall Decal 3D Art Sticker and it’s galaxies!!
This!! I can already see it on my wall and I can perfectly fit it somewhere. This one is shipping from China. The seller mentions that the item is non-toxic & environmentally friendly. Price is reasonable, shipping is free and it’s cool enough to look at.
You can find the item here.
6. Astronomy Handheld Brass Telescope
How amazing would it be to have your own portable mobile telescope? You could basically take a better look at the sky at any moment. The item description says it was handmade in India and it guarantees quality. Good enough with awesome price and free shipping.
Item is here.
7. Planet Earth wall clock
Your Earth dominant friend will definitely appreciate this beautiful wall clock. It is manufactured in Ukraine and it is made from old recycled vinyl records. Awesome! “Only used vinyl records are made into our clocks. They can be old and scratched, but you will not see it, because the whole record is covered with a shiny acrylic sticker, so you receive a new product and take care of the environment at the same time. ” Size is about 30cm (12”) and has a silent mechanism.
You can find Earth here.
8. Moon Phase watches and constellation watches
I’m not a big fan of hand watches but I’m sure there are Capricorns and Cancers out there that would really appreciate this item and price. Watch is simple, yet very enchanting with main eight Moon phases on display. It comes in three different colors; black, grey and brown.
Constellation ones are also great just like their price. I’m not sure about the quality or how long would they last, but they’re so cute not to miss. Leather is faux, the dial is big and watch is unisex.
For Moon phases watch go here -> Moon phase watch
Constellation one here – > Constellation watch
9. SegaToys HOMESTAR Aqua Planetarium
“In Bathing, you can enjoy in your room, “HOMESTAR AQUA PLANETARIUM (Homestar Aqua planetarium)” appeared. In pinhole-type projection, you can enjoy a star that spread to the ceiling from the wall with a single switch! Placed bathtub edge in the splash-proof specification to produce a relaxing time in the bath. Even the interior of the room. With a 30-minute auto OFF timer function, even before going to bed. Maximum projection distance: about 1.4m ※ for waterproof (JIS waterproof protection grade tertiary or equivalent), you can use even in the bathroom. (I put in water, it can not or floated.) Because this product is of “pinhole type projection” ※, there is no focus adjustment function. The optimal projection distance is a half-spherical radius of about 1m. ※ HOMESTAR Classic sold separately, HOMESTAR Lite might focus adjustment function in the “optical projection”.
Battery type: Alkaline AA batteries: Three battery, please purchase separately for the sold separately.”
More information on item: here
10. Nebula necklaces necklace
Something a Taurus should appreciate. Necklace, besides being very simple looks really hypnotizing. Price is reasonable.
Rose galaxy necklace can be found here.
Thor’s hammer galaxy can be found here.
Solar eclipse necklace can be found here
11. Books! Of course
- The Secrets of the Vaulted Sky: Astrology and the Art of Prediction, David Berli – item here
“David Berlinski explains the power of humanity’s oldest predictive system in this stunning and original new book. Astrology began at the dawn of time and over the centuries became a complex system with gifted seers often achieving results of eerie accuracy. For most of recorded history, astrologers have been found at the elbows of the rich and the powerful. However, Newton’s system of the world put an end to one aspect of the astrological tradition. As a result, a method once widely used has become widely discredited, especially by scientific critics with little knowledge of astrology itself.
With a genius for storytelling and penetrating analysis, Berlinski explains how astrology works and how astrological ideas, although disguised, have reappeared in modern scientific theories”
- The Astrology Bible: The definitive guide to the zodiac (Godsfield Bibles), Judy Hall – link here
“Many of the millions who read their daily horoscopes want a better understanding of astrology–and here is the perfect, comprehensive, and great looking guide to teach them. Written by one of the world’s most popular contemporary astrologers, and filled with magnificent illustrations, it covers both traditional and modern forms in a way that beginners can easily understand. The zodiac, elements, qualities, polarities, planets, house, and aspects all receive detailed attention, along with advice on putting it all together and creating a chart. There’s plenty of practical guidance for every aspect of life: on how to live in harmony with a particular zodiac partner, identify the career that fits an astrological personality, and use astrology to recognize health problems and find appropriate remedies.”
- Astrology, Psychology and the Four Elements-Stephen Arroyo link is here
“Astrology, Psychology and the Four Elements by Stephen Arroyo, a recognized classic in modern astrology, is truly a pioneering book in the field of astrology. It establishes a new science of astrological psychology. Arroyo presents a language of energy that has enabled astrology to be widely and reliably used in the helping professions as well as by the general public. As Library Journal stated, “Transcending the boundaries of separate disciplines, this work represents a major distillation of astrological principles.”
This book relates astrology to modern psychology and explains the use of astrology as a practical method of understanding one’s attunement to universal forces. It clearly shows how to approach astrology with a real understanding of the energies involved, and it includes practical instruction in the interpretation of astrological factors with more depth than is commonly found in astrological textbooks. It was awarded the Astrology Prize by the British Astrological Association”
12. Zodiac bedspread
Just when you’re just obsessed enough that you can’t even sleep without thinking about stars…
Okay, now you’re ready to spend your money. Woo!
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