9. Vesica Piscis – Portal of Life – Sacral Chakra
The vesica piscis is formed by the intersection of two circles whose center points exactly touch. It symbolizes the portal of life and the creation essence within the sacral chakra. This symbol represents the womb of the sacred feminine as the creative essence born from water. For students of Pythagoras (Greek philosopher circa 570-490BCE) a vesica piscis meant “measure of a fish,” seen as the intersection of the world of matter with the divine. They believed the study of math led to spiritual liberation. A vesica piscis, when turned on its side, is symbolic of the human eye, as a mirror to the soul.
For early Christians the vesica piscis represented the womb of Mary as the coming together of heaven and earth through Jesus, the “fisher of men” as part man, part god. A stylized version of the vesica piscis is called an ichthys or “Jesus Fish.” A vesica piscis is also known as a mandorla, (almond in Italian.) The seven-branched Menorah in Judaism represents an almond tree that symbolizes the souls journey of uniting the earthly Tree of Knowledge with the divine Tree of Life. For Muslims the Vesica Piscis is the womb of the universe, which holds the sacred black stone or ovum of the universe in the East corner of the Kaaba in Mecca. Muhammad is depicted as the space within a Vesica Piscis surrounded by flames. The Vesica Piscis symbolizes the birth portal of humanity in our sacral chakra.
Message: The process of creating something new pushes you outside of your normal boundaries. Let go of limiting beliefs and be open to new solutions and synchronocities. Enjoy the push and pull of the creative process by remembering that there are no mistakes, only insights. Look for a potential partnership or community that supports your creative vision.
“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.” – Friedrich Nietzsche