16. Vesica Piscis

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9. Vesica Piscis – Portal of Life – Sacral Chakra – Sacred Geometry

The vesica piscis demonstrates how the unifying “one” separates within itself to form two independent yet interrelated aspects (female and male) that are necessary for co-creation. In turn, these aspects can also be seen as mother “earth” joining with father “sky” to give birth to the child “sun”.  The “sun” or child is the unifying “one” that life revolves around. (1+2=3)

This symbol is the portal of life that also 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 watery world of matter with the divine world of the sun. They saw math as a path for spiritual liberation.  One (1) was the monad, the creator of many and the sum of all. Two (2) was the duad, the separating force of duality while (3) was the sacred and unifying triad created by the monad and duad.

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, which holds the sacred black stone, ovum of the universe, in the East corner of the Kaaba in Mecca.

 

The Vesica Piscis symbolizes the birth of humanity as the sacred trinity of spirit, mind and soul.

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.

 

17. Seed of Life

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10. Seed of Life – Solar Plexus Chakra – Sacred Geometry

The Seed of Life is made up of seven interlocking circles that represent the six “aspects of our solar system” as circles that have divided from the central one, which is the Sun (1+6=7). It is often referred to as the “Genesis Pattern” associated with the creation story in Genesis based on the six days of creation and the seventh day of rest. Since seven “heavenly bodies/lamps” could be seen with the naked eye the number seven became elevated. This marks the beginning of astronomical time.

These “heavenly bodies” were actually the planets Mercury, Jupiter, Mars, Venus and Saturn plus the Sun and Moon. Together they were known as the “Seven Sages” or wise ones. When the Romans created the Julian calendar in 46 BCE they named the seven days of the week for each of the seven sages. Sunday is the Sun’s day. Sol is the Latin word for Sun.  Since the Sun is the primary source of energy and is the center point of our solar system it can be seen as separate from all others planets that rotate around it. This can be seen as (1+6=7), the sun is one.

The number six, (6) also known as a hexad is seen as a symbol of harmony and the union of two triads, which brings balance.

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 but a fraction of the names of deities associated with the Sun. Our solar plexus represents our internal source of energy and personal sense of how to use our power. This is where our desires are fed to take action and our willpower is tested. The light of the solar plexus also casts shadows within the self. The greatest gifts can be found hiding behind our fears. This chakra goes into the darkness of the self to retrieve the wisdom born of fire. By making peace within the darkness one can more fully stand in their 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. You alone have the ability to choose. Be open to this power that is growing within you. Learn how to use this power wisely as you plant seeds for your 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 

The solar plexus chakra is located in the stomach area and is connected to the digestive system. This is a place of vitality, confidence, courage, integrity, joy and sweetness. It represents the world of the mythic and the archetype of the hummingbird. Hummingbirds and dragonflies remind us that nothing is impossible when we see our life as sacred fairytales that we get to rewrite.  In sacred geometry, this is the seed of life that holds our hidden potential.  Its element is fire and its belief is forged in the Hindu tradition of tending the eternal Agni fire. The light of the solar plexus casts shadows within the self. The greatest gifts can be found hiding behind our fear. This chakra goes into the darkness of the self to retrieve the wisdom born of fire. By making peace within the darkness one can more fully stand in their light.

19. Fruit of Life

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12. Fruit of Life – Throat Chakra – Sacred Geometry

The Fruit of Life is the culmination of growth that provides the “gift or fruit” born through sacred order. This sense of order was defined by human observation of the cosmos. Its core is the central, unifying “one”, the sun as the Container of Life. It holds the Seed of Life representing the six planets in our solar system and the Flower of Life that symbolizes the twelve aspects of the Zodiac seen in the stars. Together they represent cosmic order from which the Fruit of Life is born.

Two “rounds” of 18 and 24 circles are added onto the Flower of Life to form an interlocking symbol of sixty-one total circles that creates the Fruit of Life.

The first “round” of 18 circles represents a Saros, which is an 18-year, lunar or solar, eclipse cycle. Lunar and solar eclipses mirror each other every nine years in the exact location, this is called a Sar or half of a Saros. By adding these 18 circles to the 19 circles in the Flower of Life a total of 37 circles appear. When combined, the central circle becomes the “central one,” therefore 36 circles revolve around the central “Sun”. The 36 weeks in a solar year equates to nine months, the approximate time for human life to gestate. The “Sun” can now be seen as the “Child”.

The second round of 24 circles represents a 24-hour day. When you combine both rounds with the flower of life you have 60 total circles (1)+(6+12+18+24=60) rotating around the central “one” represents the 60 minutes in one hour or 60 seconds within one minute. The actual “Fruit of Life” pattern is revealed in the 13 independent circles. These 13 circles represent each of the four seasons (spring, summer, fall, winter) within a 52-week solar year (13 x 4 = 52), as well as the 13 moon cycles within a lunar year. The Fruit of Life is symbolic of the life-giving aspects of both the Sun and Moon.

The Fruit of Life honors the organizing principles of creation and the fruits of our labor. Many stories and prophecies have been inspired by the cosmic dance between the Sun, Moon and Earth. One of mankind’s greatest gifts was the creation of calendars and time, which brought order to agriculture.

Message: It is time to get yourself organized and prepared.  Become aware of your surroundings and identify what needs to shift to help you move forward. Share your insights with someone who can help you create this new reality.

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