Portal of Life

9_Vesica Piscis - Sacral

Sacral Chakra – Sacred Geometry – Vesica Piscis

The sacral chakra is symbolic of the Portal of Life or Vesica Piscis. Here the circle, as the “one”, divides itself into two in a process of self-creation. An example of this would be the archetypal story of the cosmic void that birthed earth and sky so they could join together to birth life on earth. The Portal of Life also represents the womb of the sacred feminine, which is associated with the lunar cycles and the creation essence of water.

For students of Pythagoras (Greek philosopher circa 570-490BCE) a vesica piscis meant “measure of a fish”, which was 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 male and female (duad) who join together as a (triad) to create life. This dynamic is found in numerous creation stories.

To Christians the vesica piscis represents the womb of the Virgin Mary who birthed Jesus when heaven and earth come together through her. Jesus is often referred to as a “fisher of men”, part man, part god. A stylized version of the vesica piscis, turned on its side, is called an ichthys or “Jesus Fish”. It is also symbolic of the human eye, as a mirror to the soul. The vesica piscis is seen as a mandorla (almond in Italian) because of its almond shape. The seven-branched Menorah in Judaism represents an almond tree that symbolized the union of the Tree of Knowledge with Tree of Life. For Muslims the Vesica Piscis represents the womb of the universe that holds the sacred black stone, the ovum of the universe, in the East corner of the Kaaba in Mecca.

The Vesica Piscis symbolizes the birth of humanity and the sacred creation essence within all of us. It reminds us that we are all 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 have in your home or office they are available in my online gallery: Ink Drop Arthaus

Photo by – Nina Riel from Shuffle Tarot.

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Seed of Life

10_Seed of Life - Solar Plexus

Solar Plexus Chakra – Sacred Geometry – Genesis Pattern

The solar plexus is associated with the Seed of Life that feeds our vitality, courage and joy. The Seed of Life consists of seven interlocking circles. The first circle is the central “one” associated with the Sun. The Sun or Sol is the center point of our solar system. This matrix, known as the Genesis Pattern, inspired the story of six days of creation and seventh day of rest.

Ancient Sumerians identified seven “wandering lights” in the evening sky, in contrast to the fixed stars. They honored these wandering lights by designating seven as the number of sacred order. Each “light” was seen as a divine deity. They were: Mercury, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Saturn, Moon and the Sun.

In 321 CE, under the guidance of Emperor Constantine, the Romans decreed that a Roman week would consist of seven days. Dies Solis, the day of the Sun, became known as Sunday. Sol Invictus “the invincible sun” was seen as a Roman deity that ruled over the military. Sunday was declared a day of rest so their soldiers could recharge and regain their strength.

The sun, as the only star in our solar system, is the “central one” that spread the seeds that became our planets and moons. The Sun’s electromagnetic core is a powerful and consistent source of light and heat that makes all life within its reach possible.

Sun worship was central to many cultures throughout the world. Solar deities such as the Egyptian RA, Greek Helios, Incan Inti, or Lakota Wi, are just a fraction of gods associated with the Sun.

Our solar plexus represents the seed of our own internal source of strength, energy and willpower. This is where our dreams and desires are fed and where we decide when to take action and how we respond. The seeds of light within our solar plexus also casts shadows, to remind us that our greatest gifts are often hiding within our fears. This chakra goes into the darkness of the self to retrieve the wisdom born of fire. By making peace within the darkness we can more fully stand in our light.

Message: Power provides the ability to create, destroy and to nurture. To be at peace with the concept of power is to know when to create, when to destroy when to nurture and when to rest. We alone have the ability to choose. Be open to this power that is growing within us. Learn how to use this power wisely as we plant seeds for the future.

“Love is born in fire, is planted like a seed.  Love cannot give you everything, but it gives you what you need.” – Kate Wolfe 

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

Fruit of Life

12_Fruit of Life - Throat

Throat Chakra – Sacred Geometry – Fruit of Life

The throat chakra explains how the ancient story of time began. The Fruit of Life holds these secret wisdom teachings that brought order to uncertainty. These insights are revealed in the form of two rings of circles that are added to the Flower of Life.

The first secret is revealed when a ring of 18 circles, representing an 18-year Saros cycle that predicts lunar and solar eclipses, is added to the 19 circles of the Flower of Life. This forms a matrix of 37 total circles. The inner circle is the central “one”, surrounded by 36 circles, which equates 36 weeks or 9 months of gestation. When the “one” emerges from the watery lunar world of the womb into the solar world of air, the “breath of life” awakens its soul.

The second secret appears when a ring of 24 circles, representing a 24-hour day, are added to the 36 circles rotating around the center circle for a total of 60 circles rotating around the central “one” as the Sun. This represents 60 minutes in “one” hour and 60 seconds in “one” minute.

The third secret is found in the pattern formed by 13 independent circles within the Fruit of Life matrix. Each circle represents a 7-day week, together they form a period of 13-weeks, which represents the four seasons of: spring, summer, fall and winter. These four seasons consist of 13 weeks each. Together they create a year made up of 52 weeks. The four seasons are marked by the spring and fall equinoxes and the winter and summer solstices.

This solar concept of time merged with the lunar concept of months to create a dependable lunisolar calendar that informed farmers when to plants their seeds, when to expect blossoms and when to harvest the fruits of their labor. As agricultural societies emerged, men associated themselves with the solar world of the sun as keepers of the “seed”, while women were associated with the lunar world of the moon as keepers of the “mystery”. Eventually this understanding of nature’s cycles became a tool that was used to control growth, but its knowledge was limited to a select few. The natural origin story of time, hid in plain sight for thousands of years, masked by secrets, myths and laws.

We are intertwined with the stories of the sun, moon and stars. It is only natural for us to flow with the rhythm of nature’s clock.

Message: It is time to get organized and prepared for change.  Become aware of our surroundings and identify what needs to shift in order to move forward. We are encouraged to share our insights and stories with others as we shift into this new reality.

“Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.” – Plato 

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