Flower of Life

11_Heart Chakra - Flower of Life

Heart Chakra – Sacred Geometry – Flower of Life

The heart chakra is connected to the energetic world of our soul, where compassion, love and strife reside. It is the place of eternal union where the Flower of Life blossoms from the seed.

The Flower of Life is formed when a ring of twelve circles are added to the seven circles of the Seed of Life. These twelve additional circles represent the twelve constellations of the zodiac, or the 12 months of a lunisolar year. Zodiac is Greek for “ring of animals”, and represents the archetypal stories of humanity written in the stars. Together they form a matrix of 19 interlocking circles (7+12=19). Nineteen represents the number of years it takes to synchronize lunar and solar calendars as harmonious.

This harmony is achieved by adding a 13th lunar month, seven times within a 19-year cycle. This process became known as a Metonic cycle, named for Meton of Athens in 432 BCE. Babylonians had been factoring this into their calendars at least 1000 years earlier to maintain consistency between the cycles of the moon and the sun within an agricultural year.  The Metonic cycle honors the eternal union of the moon and the sun as life-giving aspects for earth.

The diagram of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life is seen within the Flower of Life matrix. The Kabbalah represents the mystical journey of the soul as it descends into human form and then consciously ascends to divine oneness. Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) studied this hidden wisdom held within the Flower of Life. He felt it represented alchemy and the transmutation of our spirit within our earthly body by knowing our divine soul.

The Flower of Life represents the blossoms that grow into the Fruit of Life. This potential is revealed by seeing seven independent circles within the nineteen interlocking circles. The number seven represents sacred order. The seven “divine lights” of Mercury, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Saturn, Moon and Sun inspired the seven-day week that bears their names.

By allowing our heart to blossom we give the world our love.

Message: Be open to the hidden wisdom in our soul. This wisdom is becoming more accessible as we begin to see with our hearts instead of our eyes. Just as we appreciate the gifts of others, it is time to appreciate the gifts within us. A bud is never fully realized if it does not blossom.  Now is a time of opening, to honor the person we are becoming.

“There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin 

If you liked what you read and want more... you may be interested in having the actual guidebook and card deck. The 134 page full-color book is sold separately from the cards. My goal is to find a publisher who can offer this as a set. In the meantime, you can purchase either the book or cards via these links. Thank you for your support. Laural

Mandala Chakra book available at: Amazon

Mandala Chakra card deck available at: Printers Studio

If you wish to gift one of my mandalas to a friend or hang in your home or office they are available in my online gallery: Ink Drop Arthaus

Photo by – Nina Riel from Shuffle Tarot.

For more information visit: lauralwauters.com

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