Portal of Life

9_Vesica Piscis - Sacral

Sacral Chakra – Sacred Geometry – Vesica Piscis

The sacral chakra, as the Portal of Life, is the place of sacred creation seen as the Vesica Piscis. The unifying one self-creates two dynamic aspects of its self for continued creation. The Sun is often seen as the unifying one that life on earth revolves around. The archetypal story of mother earth joining with father sky within the cosmic void to birth life is another example of sacred creation.

The Portal of Life also represents the womb of the sacred feminine, 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 watery world of matter with the divine world of the sun. They saw math as a path to spiritual liberation.

They defined one as the monad, the creator of many and sum of all. Two was the duad, the separating force of duality while three was the sacred and unifying triad created by the monad and duad. An example of a monad is the sun, with the earth and moon as the separating forces of the duad. The triad occurs when the sun and moon come together to create life on earth. This creation dance between unity and duality can be understood by seeing a singular species such as homo sapiens (monad) as both male and female (duad) who join together as homo sapiens (triad) to create life. Binary thinking limits our ability to see that duality is also oneness.

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 soul’s 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, that holds the sacred black stone as the ovum of the universe in the East corner of the Kaaba in Mecca. This symbol is also used to hold the empty space that represents the prophet Muhammed, who cannot be made visible.

The Vesica Piscis symbolizes the birth of humanity and the sacred creation essence within all of us. It reminds us that we are one.

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 –

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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