Portal of Life

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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 for continued creation. An example of this would be the archetypal story of the cosmic void that birthed mother earth and father sky so they could join together to birth life on earth as male and female. The Portal of Life also represents the womb of the sacred feminine, 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 both male and female (duad) who join together as homo sapiens (triad) to create life. This dynamic is found in numerous creation stories.

A vesica piscis, when turned on its side, is symbolic of the human eye as a mirror to the soul. For some, 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 this is called an ichthys or “Jesus Fish.”

The vesica piscis is also known as a mandorla (almond in Italian) because of its almond shape. The seven-branched Menorah in Judaism represents an almond tree that symbolizes the union of the earthly Tree of Knowledge with the divine 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 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

Seed of Life

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Solar Plexus Chakra – Sacred Geometry – Genesis Pattern

The solar plexus is associated with the Seed of Life. It empowers our vitality, courage and joy. The Seed of Life consists of seven interlocking circles. The seventh circle is the “central one” often associated with the Sun, as the central force within our solar system. This matrix, also known as the Genesis Pattern, inspired the story of the six days of creation and the 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. These seven lights: Mercury, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Saturn, Moon and Sun inspired the seven days of the week named for the divine ones in the sky.

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 the 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 is both the largest object and the central star in our solar system. Its electromagnetic core is a powerful and consistent source of light and heat that makes all life on earth 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 our internal source of energy and power. This is where our desires are fed as we decide how to take action and where our personal willpower is tested. The energetic light of the solar plexus can also casts shadows within the self. Our greatest gifts can be found 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

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Throat Chakra – Sacred Geometry – Fruit of Life

The throat chakra tells the ancient stories of time revealed within the Fruit of Life. This fruit bore the wisdom teachings of time for the cultivation of life and agriculture. These insights are revealed in the form of two rings that are added onto the Flower of Life.

The first insight is created with a ring of 18 circles, which equates to an 18-year Saros cycle that predicts lunar and solar eclipses. By adding these 18 circles to the 19 in the Flower of Life, a matrix of 37 total circles is formed. These 37 circles represent the 36 weeks, or 9 months of pregnancy, needed to create the “one”. As the one emerges from the watery lunar world of the womb into the solar world of air, the breath of life awakens the infant’s consciousness.

The second insight is revealed by adding a ring of 24 circles to the 36 circles rotating around the central one. This divine order gave birth to 24 hours in one day, 60 minutes in one hour and 60 seconds within one minute. This understanding of solar time and cosmic order seeded the fruits for the cultivation of an agrarian lifestyle.

The third insight is found in the pattern formed by the 13 independent circles within the Fruit of Life. Each circle represents a 7-day week, together they form a 13-week cycle. This equates to the number of weeks for each of the four seasons (spring, summer, fall, winter). These four 13-week seasons equals 52 weeks (364 days) within one solar year. The seasons were honored by tracking the solar equinoxes and solstices each year.

This solar concept of time merged with the lunar concept of months to create a dependable lunisolar calendar that informed farmers when to sow their seeds and when to reap the fruits of their harvest. As agriculture grew men began to associate themselves with the solar world of the sun as the 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 rhythm became a powerful tool for controlling growth. Its knowledge was limited to those who ruled as the stories of time and nature were turned into elaborate myths and laws created to disconnect humans from knowing their true nature.

By remembering that we are intertwined with the sun, moon and stars, we empower ourselves to reconnect as one with the cosmos.

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