This mandala is filled with Divine Feminine light codes and wisdom of the ancients. It honors the female cycles and celebrates every single facet of being a women. It helps us to balance the female body's natural rhythms and hormone levels with lunar cycles. It brings inner wisdom to strengthen and nurture the growth of self love.
I feel like if I had a symbol or family crest, this would be it. Before, typing up the meaning of this mandala, I already knew how hard it would be to part with. Like I said, I feel like it is my symbol. I had to revisit this document to let you know that after creating this page I have no doubt, that this mandala belongs with me, for a while anyway. They kind of act like crystals in that some of them stay with me for years and then all of sudden they share that their energy is needed elsewhere and off they go.
Anyway, let's start by talking about the colours that I chose to work with for this mandala. My main colours are two shades of red, a burgundy and a red apple colour.
The red apple colour/lighter red celebrates the younger female (maiden) that has just started her moon-cycles and has entered her rite of passage.
The burgundy/deeper red celebrates the wisdom of the older female (crone) that has just begun her process of menopause.
There is tons of gold leaf paint used in this mandala, its metallic qualities play with the light making it quite breathtaking from various angles throughout the day and night. Gold is a precious metal that has a high vibration. It is associated with wealth, royalty, grandeur and glamour. It is filled with illumination, wisdom, love, compassion, magic and passion.
I also use gold because of its Divine Masculine energy. Every Divine Female is balanced in her masculine and feminine energies. The right and left brain are harmonic with each other.
The pearl white metallic paint used really does look like real pearls in the flesh, as building up the layers of paint creates a 3D effect. Pearls bring the mandala energies of the moon and ocean. Pearls are said to give the wearer a sense of calmness and centeredness, and to promote faith, loyalty, truth and purity. They can especially enhance personal integrity. They have also been used in a number of cultures to help women connect with their “inner goddesses” and obtain the ultimate “feminine energy.”
My rose bud designs turned out great, depending on what angle you see them from, sometimes you see that their leaves are shaped like hearts, makes me think of Queen of Hearts and her rose garden.
Red Roses activate the root chakra , sacral, and heart chakras. They are good for grounding into the body, releasing and vitalizing kundalini energy.
Red rose increases confidence in your sexuality and helps you open up to love and bring your desires into action. It is also a symbol of the sun, of earthly passion, assists in all aspects of love and fertility. It is balanced in its masculine and feminine energy. It attracts love, enhances passion and romance, increasing motivation, and promotes healing.
'' One of the most beautiful and significant symbols of the Western Mysteries is the Rose. The Rose and the Grail share many spiritual resonances. The word ‘chalice’ comes from the Latin word, calyx, which means cup, and is the name given to the cup-like sepals of a flower which support the petals. Both these symbols suggest the receptive vessel of the soul, opening to receive the in-pouring of Divine influence. Indeed the symbolism of the Rose is even more complex than the Grail, given the beauty of its form, the number and arrangement of the petals with their velvety texture, the intoxicating perfume and, deep inside, the hidden golden heart enfolded within the petals, concealing the Mystery of the Centre. A 12th century Persian poet wrote, “Mystery glows in the rose bed, the secret is hidden in the rose.” Not surprisingly, the rose has long been recognized as the western equivalent of the eastern lotus as a symbol of the unfolding of higher consciousness.
The priestess of Aphrodite wore wreaths of white roses, and the paths of her sanctuary were strewn with roses. In the Roman era, Aphrodite became Venus, to whom the rose was also sacred'' - http://www.chalicecentre.net/mystic-rose.html
I felt the energy of Venus strongly when I was painting this mandala, a friend also shared the same thought which was a nice confirmation. I sat in front of this mandala once for a webinar and the way my head was placed in front of it made it look like it was my crown. It was pretty awesome.
Venus Symbolic Correspondences:-
Zodiac: Libra and Taurus
Tarot: Empress and Lovers
Meaning: Beauty, Harmony, Attraction
''In astrology, Venus is one of the inner planets - alongside the sun, moon and mars. Unlike the outer planets, they move quickly through the zodiac. Venus's fast movement through the zodiac means that it has a greater impact in your day-to-day life.
Due to its similar size and composition to earth, Venus is considered our “sister planet.” It is the only planet with the name of a female goddess - and therefore, many of its traits are feminine in nature. Venus was the Roman goddess of beauty, sex, and pleasure.
Through Venus's power, we are able to learn and explore our pleasures, tastes, inclinations, and all things that make us happy. We manifest Venus's influence in our aesthetic preferences, material desires, fashion sense, and even how we choose our lovers. These may seem like materialistic pursuits, but keep in mind that they also remind us of the abundant beauty of the world''. - https://labyrinthos.co/blogs/astrology-horoscope-zodiac-signs/venus-astrology-symbol-characteristics-planet-energy
The energy of Venus assists us in answering. How do I give love? How do I feel loved? What gives me pleasure? What do I find beautiful?
''Venus is the higher aspect of our Earth. It directs its energies towards us to raise the Earth into sublime states. This is why it is called the elder sister of our Earth. Its link to the Earth is the North Pole. The vibration of Venusian matter is more subtle, so that it forms the first and second ether of our Earth. The beings that visit our Earth from Venus permeate in the ether of the Earth. It is for that reason it is said that Sanat Kumara is in the second ether of the Earth and cannot descend further. In fact, from time to time, there are intelligences visiting our planet from Venus to give the required inspiration for the planetary beings.
Master E.K. used to wake up people sometimes during the midnight hours and ask them to join him in meditation. The meditation used to be of 2 to 3 hours duration, in utter silence. When inquired, he told his workers: “Certain great beings are descending on to the planet via the moon rays. They are Venusian beings. They come to assist the Divine Plan and help in lifting up this humanity. The Hierarchy is receiving them with utmost veneration. I chose to wake you up for I do not want you to sleep during such sublime times”.
The symbol of Venus is a globe over the cross ♀, meaning that Venus has transcended matter. The angel of Venus is Padmini, the Mother holding lotus flowers in her hands – symbols of unfoldment. The mantra of Venus is “Srim Amalayai Namah”. Amala means purity, and this sound key helps to free ourselves from the limitations of the dense planes and to unfold divine beauty'' - https://worldteachertrust.org/en/web/basics/the_energy_of_venus
''The explicit links between Mary Magdalene and Venus perhaps point to Mary's true identity. In the south of France, where Mary Magdalene landed and established her ministry after the crucifixion, she was known as "Mary Lucifera" or "Mary the Light-bringer." 9 Lucifer is now popularly associated with the devil, conflated with the figure of Satan, but to the ancient Romans, Lucifer (Latin for "light-bringer") referred to the Morning Star, aka Venus. Picknett explains: "This was a time-honored tradition: pagan goddesses were known, for example, as 'Diana Lucifera' or 'Isis Lucifer' to signify their power to illumine mind and soul … to open up both body and psyche to the Holy Light." 10
The planet Venus has a long history of association with the Divine Feminine. The oldest written story of the Goddess (as far as we know) is the myth of the Sumerian Inanna, Queen of Heaven, recorded on cuneiform tablets in approximately 2500 B.C.E. Shamanic astrologer Daniel Giamario (among others) has correlated the story of the Sumerian Goddess — her descent to the Underworld and her return — with the astronomical cycle of Venus (her synodic cycle). 11 Every eight years, Venus traces the shape of a five-pointed star or pentagram in the sky, and ancient depictions of the Goddess often include the image of a pentagram, or sometimes an eight-pointed star.
Another intriguing link between Venus and Mary Magdalene relates to one of the relics possessed by the Knights Templar, who protected and passed on the "heretical" teachings of Christ. Anthony Harris reveals that, according to Inquisition records, among the objects taken from the Knights Templar were two pieces of a woman's skull, labeled "caput LVIII " (caput is Latin for "head"). 12 According to Picknett and Clive Prince, the Knights were said to worship a "severed head … [that] could make the trees flower and the land fertile," and that "represented … Mary Magdalene in the Christian interpretation."13 Flowering trees and fertile land are the domain of Venus, goddess of fertility.
As there are no other "caputs," numbered one to 57, it's safe to assume that 58 is a code. Harris makes a connection between 58 and the Goddess, in the sense that five and eight add up to 13, the number of lunar cycles (and menstrual cycles) in one year. 14 But what jumped out at me was the connection with Venus — five and eight (and their sum, 13) are numbers sacred to Venus, because her synodic cycle forms a five-pointed star in the sky every eight years.
Harris adds another clue to the mystery of "caput 58," that its inscription also bore the symbol for Virgo, the sign opposite Pisces. During a particular Age, the opposite sign is often distorted or denigrated, serving as the hidden shadow to the dominant archetypes or themes. Virgo is the only sign in the zodiac represented by the single figure of a woman, one holding an ear of corn or sheaf of wheat, and this sign has been associated with the Earth Goddess since ancient Mesopotamia. 15 The glyph for Virgo is said to represent the intestines — the part of the body traditionally ruled by Virgo — but also the ovaries, vagina, and uterus, which are associated with the feminine power to create life.
Although in modern usage "virgin" typically means sexually inexperienced or chaste, to the ancients it meant "whole unto herself," in the sense that the Great Mother created life all on her own. To the earliest humans, creating new life must have seemed like a magical and miraculous superpower, thus projected onto the Goddess, giver of all life. By linking Mary Magdalene with Virgo, those attempting to preserve heretical Christian teachings may have been pointing to her significance as the hidden Goddess to Christ's God''. - https://www.astro.com/astrology/tma_article150407_e.htm
Do you know where is Venus in your birth chat? If you don't know, I encourage you to find out because an exploration of where Venus is at the time of your birth reveals to us information about our personal magnetism, love and relationships. Venus represents our values, including our relationship with money and material possessions. This celestial body is all about luxury and even though she may be just a tad indulgent, she helps us to define our relationship with the beautiful things in life. This benevolent planet reminds us that we deserve love.
In the mandala you will see many shapes that look like jewels. I designed them to look like ruby's encrusted with gold and pearls. I added glitter paint to give the ruby a multi-dimensional feel. The oval shape is very feminine.
Each rose bud and gem in this mandala represents a women, a sisterhood of Divine Feminine Energy code keepers working with the Earth to bring in the Golden Age of Aquarius.
'' Through Vedic mythology; from the Avatamsaka Sutra of Mahayana Buddhism, we learn that the god Indra has stretched a net across the cosmos, and at each intersection of the weaving is a shiny jewel or pearl. Each gem reflects all the other gems and within each reflected gem are all the other reflected gems, ad infinitum. Indra’s net allows us to comprehend how we are all connected in a holographic way. Our own struggles and triumphs, then, are important to all of Creation, which is discovering and evolving itself through us. As Tantra tells us, Creation is continuous, and we are its agents. Through meditation, prayer, shamanic quests, or meaningful ritual, we can engage our infinite natures when we turn our senses inward, and the mythic stature of our lives when we expand our context outward. Like jewels in Indra’s net – or fractals in the space-time continuum – we embody Life asserting its glorious self'' - https://venusandherlover.com/books/the-pillow-book/archetypes/
It is time to revive the Sisterhood of the Divine/Sacred Feminine.
'' In the heart of every woman beats the longing to sit with her sisters, to crack open, connect deeply and share her vulnerability, her joys, fears and her dreams. In ancient times the unfettered magic of the sacred feminine flowed freely. Her abundant fertility and creative power was in harmony with the principles of nature and flourished'' - https://upliftconnect.com/reviving-ancient-sisterhood/
The Divine Feminine energy is rising on the planet, I see it almost every day, it is once again becoming a powerful healing force, many women are healing their own wounds. Like most women, I have had to work through this healing, not only for myself but for my entire ancestral female lineage. Healing those wounded feminine codes have been a huge part of my journey, especially as I come from a family with so many women!!!
For our earth to heal and the collective consciousness to shift, each woman needs to rediscover herself, find her light and shine it out into the world.
'' I believe that there is a group of souls who have been incarnating at significant periods of history preparing for this exact time. Devoting their lives to bringing back the voice of the sacred feminine and anchoring her light all over the planet. Reminding the world of the importance of living in harmony with Mother Earth, her seasons, and that healing is possible during periods of history when it was not safe to do so.
Magdalene sisters, daughters of Isis, Essenes, Priestesses, witches, mystics, healers, seers, artists, midwives, visionaries, guardians of the Earth, and storytellers from times past.
Interesting women, outspoken women, courageous women, fierce women, women who knew their power, women who trusted their wisdom. And the men who protected Her so She could do Her sacred work. Many were forced to retreat underground in times when it was not safe to share their voice, own their power, and trust their innate wisdom.
This is the dawn of a new day. Ancient feminine wisdom once hidden and silenced, has awakened and is now ready to rise.
Each of us is part of a divine Sisterhood who, by coming together and healing ourselves, will bring about a much-needed shift on the planet. It is time for us all to allow what is beckoning within to be given the permission and space to rise. The process might not be pretty and it quite certainly will not be linear, but it is necessary and it’s time.
As one of us awakens and rises, it makes it easier for another to follow her lead.
She is Me and We are She.
Rise Sister Rise.
Shakti Always Rises
‘True power arises from an inner feminine force – from Shakti.’- Sally Kempton
We each have within us a power. A sacred, creative, feminine force that wants to flow free. Awake in some, dormant in others, always waiting to uncoil and rise.
A life force that is in all things in the Universe, Shakti is the primal spiritual energy located at the base of the spine. Often referred to as Kundalini Shakti and likened to a coiled snake, once activated and awakened it instinctively rises, weaving and spiralling its way up the spine, through each of the chakras to the crown of the head and beyond.
When Shakti begins to rise and move through you, it is easy to feel as though you’ve developed superpowers. On the one hand you have. On the other, you have merely allowed the sacred feminine creative force of the entire Universe to freely move through you. When your Kundalini Shakti begins to rise your mind is blown, as your remember you are connected to all of Life. you discover that this intelligent force flowing ecstatically through your sacred body is the exact same force that moves through every single living thing.
We can either surrender to the same mysterious feminine force (Shakti) that controls the spinning of the planets, the tides, and the seasons. Or we can continue to struggle and fight and rely on our own separate strength. The choice is ours.
In a hierarchical system, where a few at the top lead the masses, it is not in the interests of those in power to have so many tapped into such an infinite power. It is our power (Shakti) that patriarchy endeavoured to control. The part of us that knows that we are connected to all. That we have the same sacred force within us that causes flowers to open, the tides to rise and fall. That I am, you are, we all are sacred and divine''. - https://www.healyourlife.com/why-it-s-time-for-women-everywhere-to-join-the-divine-sisterhood
Lastly, I want to talk about the Fleur De Lis symbolic meaning. The Fleur-de-lis, translated from French as the lily flower, it has been with us since ancient times. It has many interpretations. It's most commonly known as a symbol of the Trinity and is associated with royalty and religion.
'' Also known as the three-fold flame, this exquisite symbol has for centuries spoken to us on deeply subconscious levels. In color, it merges the blue of the masculine, the pink of the feminine, and gives birth to the golden yellow of the Christ Child. When pink and blue combine, they produce violet, the color of transmutation. Wear the color that helps you express a Divine Quality: Blue when you want to exhibit Power, Pink when you want to project Love, and Yellow when you want to express Wisdom. Call upon the quality of Violet when you think of overcoming negativity'' - https://susanhighsmithphd.com/symbolism-of-the-fleur-de-lis/
''There are just as many Sacred Feminine symbols which include the Fleur-de-Lis, scallop-shell, labyrinth, long-stemmed blood-red rose, the six-pointed star more commonly known as the Jewish Star, cup, V, Chalice, Vesica Pisces () and more. The symbolic “meanings” of these symbols are thoroughly explained in many writings on the subject of the Sacred Feminine'' - https://www.centerforthesacredfeminine.com/what-is-the-sacred-feminine/
'' The Fleur de lis is a Bee/Divine feminine symbol used by Cathars and Mary Magdalene'' - http://www.whale.to/c/fleurdelis.html
Although the divine feminine is a journey is intense, it is a path that requires our full attention, our authenticity, devotion and courage to surrender to the depths of intimacy and of vulnerability. Its DEEP and sometimes dark. It requires us to face our shadow selves. When we can acknowledge and integrate all parts of ourselves, acknowledge the truth with compassion and love, we can literally alchemize lead into liquid gold. The Divine Feminine path requires you to stay authentic, be true to yourself, honour your truth, and to keep anchored and grounded in it, following your intuitive knowing at all times.
Shine bright Sis-star.