9. Vesica Piscis – Portal of Life – Sacral Chakra – Sacred Geometry
The vesica piscis is a formula based on 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 some Christians, the vesica piscis represents 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 it is called an ichthys or “Jesus Fish.” The 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. The Vesica Piscis symbolizes the creation of humanity through the union of earth and sky.
Message: Let go of limiting beliefs and be open to new solutions and synchronicities. 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 –
The sacral chakra is located in the lower abdomen that is connected to the reproductive system. This is the sacred place of creation, pleasure, relaxation, fearlessness and peace. It represents our emotional world and the archetype of the jaguar as the peaceful warrior. In sacred geometry, this is the vesica piscis or portal of life. Its element is water and its belief system embodies the Taoist tradition of inner harmony between yin (female/earth) and yang (male/sky). Here one becomes aware of them self as a human. This chakra balances the sacred feminine with the sacred masculine to make peace within one’s self.