Emerging, Expanding, Evolving, Emanating…Sacred Tattoo Design
What I also love about this one, as I find happens a lot, is that it was birthed on the New Moon and was percolating during Equinox, so it really signifies new beginnings all around.
The design is about 9 inches long from top to the bottom of the shaded rays, just under 5 ½ inches at the widest two points on either side, meant to cascade down the lower part of the neck and into the upper back, sitting over throat and higher heart chakras.
This design truly wanted to create something original and although it has a few universal symbolisms imbued in it, it really was weaving a personal symbol that was a template of energy just for my client. I love seeing the organic designs develop, as I follow the flow of the energy, creating a unique energy frequency and signature.
Elements that did show up are a cicada, subtle cat energy since it is my client’s animal spirit guide (hence the cat eyes in the cicada wings that adds a bit of mysterious quality, intensity to the softness, clarity, depth, shadow integration, and protection of “eyes behind your back”).
Cats have very keen vision as well as binocular vision where each eye works itself independently. This offers depth and balanced perception.
There is also a pentacle (five pointed star of the five elements) inside the cicada’s head, sitting on top of its crown chakra or in between the eyes as a third eye – symbolizing connection and integration of all things.
And there’s a heart in the bottom portion of its body with two halves coming together for that universal love and unity of two meeting to create one/wholeness.
The rest is a more organic development of the energy that started to take form at bottom creating a brilliancy of either sun or star energy emanating from the cicada (to illuminate and emanate one’s inner light) with three elegant points (three is integration, creativity, feminine energy, abundance, trinity energy) that elegantly draw energy down through the chakras at bottom and emanate out to east and west.
At top the energy is drawn up, but also flowing down. And what takes place in between feels to me as this source of centered energy within that is transmutating along the eternal journey.
The cicada was one of the first things that jumped out, feeling very powerful for my client…symbolizing metamorphosis/rebirth/renewal – shedding of skin, longevity, protection, timing, patience, strong communication, reward from patience and persistence, callings showing up later in life, self-expression: communication through music that inspires you to share your unique voice with the world and breaking free from the shadows/or your shell and expressing yourself authentically, partnership and working together, love, sensuality, and illumination.
The one thing I loved most about cicadas is that they choose their own time to be born. They can lay dormant a year or up to 17 years some times, before they emerge from their earthy cocoons. So it truly is about walking to the beat of your own drum and understanding the cycles/aligning with them in the way your intuition guides you, regardless of what others think.
I had this feeling of also wanting to create a hint of an amulet , which comes through above the cicada, but throughout as well. I wanted an essence of my client having her own magickal talisman with this piece and sacredness that she’d wear through life. There is a hint of a heart in this shape above the cicada with wing-like sides that show that true love is about freedom to be who you are and to love others for who they are. This also expresses my client’s “heart of gold”, as the design of it emulates a gold metal piece, but done more light and flowy.
Then we move up where there is a lotus like star that is organic and has the feel of movement to it, with a diamond at center with these almost winged petals wrapping gently around. And from it, these ethereal symbolisms started to evolve…be them violet flames, an emerging lotus blossom, spirit essence, a sacred temple of divine consciousness, her own inner Buddha essence, hands gracefully holding a seed of life at the top, the transmutation process of blossoming into more of her authenticity and personal frequency, or all of the above.
It’s a very ethereal image and yet emerges from this organic flow with a softness and femininity, yet balanced with a penetrating intensity, mystery, and depth. Everything evolving one into another and having a magickal effect, almost pixie dusted in places with the dots and floating petals, and radiating.
The piece in general carries the energy of miracles, depth, courage on the journey to continually challenge the self to greater heights, balance, magick, movement and flow, love, protection, sacredness, elegance, grace, ethereal power, bridge work (since each element is bridging one into another and connected throughout), courage to see and to be who you are, and ability to take in all perspectives and invent yourself anew.
These pieces are always meant to speak to the core of who we are..not what is on the surface, as I see people in their wholeness.
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