Portal of Life

9_Vesica Piscis - Sacral

The Portal of Life, also known as a Vesica Piscis, resides in the Sacral Chakra where the circular “one” creates new life. It represents the birth portal, where the sacred feminine and sacred masculine come together. A new life emerges from the watery world of the womb into the solar world of air. The body and soul come to life with its first breath.

For students of Pythagoras (Greek philosopher c. 570-490BCE) a Vesica Piscis meant “measure of a fish”. This was seen as the intersection of the watery world of earth with the divine world of sky. They saw math as a path to spiritual liberation, where life was understood through mathematical principles.

“One” is the unifying creator of many and sum of all.

This creation dance between unity and duality, oneness and separation, wholeness and division has been interpreted as frightening or chaotic. In fact, it is essential for life to continue.

The almond shape of a Vesica Piscis is known as a mandorla in Italian. It’s also symbolic of the human eye, which is seen as a mirror into the soul.

In Judaism, the Menorah (seven-branched oil lamp) is based on an almond tree that represents the Tree of Life as well as the seven days of creation.

To Christians, the Vesica Piscis represented the womb of the Virgin Mary, who birthed Jesus when heaven and earth came together through her. Jesus is often referred to as a “fisher of men” (part man, part god). A stylized version of a Vesica Piscis, when turned on its side, is called an Ichthys or “Jesus Fish”.

For Muslims the Vesica Piscis represents the womb of the universe, that holds the ovum of the universe (sacred black stone), placed in the East corner of the Kaaba in Mecca.

In sacred geometry, the Portal of Life symbolizes the birth of humanity and the creation essence within us all. The process of creation can be both unpredictable and chaotic as well as predictable and sweet. Regardless of the process, we are continually reminded 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 have 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

Seed of Life

10_Seed of Life - Solar Plexus

The Seed of Life grows within our Solar Plexus Chakra as the source of our vitality, courage and joy. This matrix is created by adding a ring of six circles around the central “one”, which in essence birthed the six circles through the Portal of Life. The Sun, Sol in Latin, is the center point in our solar system.

Five billion years ago, in the Milky Way galaxy, a newly formed star began to grow hotter and stronger until it fused nearby stardust and gas into planets and rocks. Held within its orbit, this star became our Sun. It is the “one” and only star in our solar system that planted the seeds. The Sun’s electromagnetic core is a consistent source of heat and light that makes all life within its reach possible.

Ancient astronomers began to identify seven “wanderers”, as divine “ones” who watched over Earth. Also known as the “classical planets”, they were the: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars, Venus and Saturn. These seven divine “ones” planted the seeds that inspired multiple creation stories.

In sacred geometry, the Seed of Life matrix, also known as the Genesis Pattern, mirrors the six days of creation and a seventh day of rest. This was also inspired by the original Sumerian concept of a 7-day lunar week.

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

Our solar plexus represents our internal source of strength, energy and willpower. This is where our dreams and desires are fed and where we decide when and how to take action. These seeds of light in our solar plexus also cast shadows to remind us that our greatest gifts are hiding within our fears. By shining light on our shadows, we can retrieve our wisdom, that was born by fire. By making peace within our self, we can more fully stand in our own light and our darkness.

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

The clockwork nature of time is held in the throat chakra. This story is revealed in the geometry of the Fruit of Life matrix by adding two rings of 18 and 24 circles to the Flower of Life.

The first ring of 18 circles represents an 18-year Saros cycle, when the Sun, Moon and Earth return to the same relative location to repeat a solar or lunar eclipse. This cycle helped ancient astronomers predict the time and location of the Sun and Moon as they began to measure time and space. A Sar is the 9-year period between a lunar and solar eclipse.

The second ring of 24 circles represents the 24-hours in “one-day”, or one rotation of earth on its axis. A day is defined by two, 12-hour periods of AM (after midnight) and PM (after noon).

By adding these rings of 18 and 24 circles with the 19 circles in the Flower of Life, a total of 60 interlocking circles surrounds the central “one”. This correlates to 60-minutes in “one-hour” and 60-seconds in “one-minute”.

The actual Fruit of Life pattern is created by focusing on the 13-independent circles within the 61 circles. Each of these 13 circles represents a 7-day week, or a 13-week cycle, which is the approximate number of weeks within the four seasons of: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. These four 13-week seasons equate to a 52-week year.

The sacred geometry held within the Fruit of Life inspired the creation of calendars and clocks, which brought order into everyday life. As farming communities grew, temple towns were created and the nature of time was kept secret by temple priests and priestess. Eventually calendars and time were used to control the people and enforce laws. As patriarchy grew, men associated themselves with the solar world of the sun, as “keepers of the seed”. Women were associated with the lunar world of the moon, as “keepers of the mystery”.

Time is relative to how we perceive it, and interact with it. To some, time is an illusion, to others it’s a mathematical model. In reality, Earth will continue to rotate each day on its axis as it orbits the Sun every 365.25 days. The Moon will hide and reveal itself as it moves in harmony with the Sun. Earth’s tilted axis will determine the days when each of the four seasons begin.

Message: It is time to rethink and reset as we prepare for change.  Become aware of our surroundings and identify what needs to shift in order to move forward. We are encouraged to share our 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