Flower of Life

11_Heart Chakra - Flower of Life

The flower of life blossoms within our heart chakra, where the Sun, Moon, Stars and Planets are interwoveninto one harmonic story. The flower of life is formed by adding a ring of twelve circles to the seed of life.

These 12 circles represent 12 “moons”, based on an idealized 30-day lunar month in Sumerian astronomy. Twelve 30-day lunar months, equaled a 360-day solar year. Inspired by these 12-moons, the Babylonians divided the night sky into 12, 30-degree sections along the ecliptic, which is defined by the motion of the sun as seen from earth. These 12 “star” sections defined the constellations, and were associated with the 12-moons in a solar year. The Greeks named these constellations the “zodiac”, meaning “circle of animals”.

By combining this ring of 12-circles with the 7-circles in the Seed of Life, a matrix of 19-interlocking circles is created. This is the exact number of years within a Metonic cycle, which was used to synchronize lunar and solar calendars. Named for Meton of Athens, in 432 BCE, it balanced seven long years (13 months) with twelve short years (12 months) to create a 19-year cycle. This helped to synchronize planetary and star calendars that could predict the exact date of the equinoxes and solstices. This union of earthly needs and cosmic guidance helped farmers to understand when to plant and when to harvest. The Flower of Life is a divine and fertile blossom created by this cosmic union.

There are 7 independent circles within the 19 interlocking circles. They represent the seven days of the week. Each day, correlates to one of the seven “classical planets”: Sunday-Sun, Monday-Moon, Tuesday-Mars, Wednesday-Mercury, Thursday-Jupiter, Friday-Venus, Saturday-Saturn.

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) studied the Flower of Life, for he felt it represented the transmutation of the spirit within the earthly body where the soul become “one”. The Tree of Life diagram, known as the Kabbalah in Jewish mysticism, is revealed within the Flower of Life. The Kabbalah represents the mystical journey of the soul as it descends into human form and then consciously ascends to divine oneness.

Message: Be open to the hidden wisdom in our soul. This wisdom is becoming more accessible as we begin to see with our hearts instead of our eyes. Just as we appreciate the gifts of others, it is time to appreciate the gifts within us. A bud is never fully realized if it does not blossom.  Now is a time of opening, to honor the person we are becoming.

“There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin 

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Photo by – Nina Riel from Shuffle Tarot.

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