It has been a full and abundantly creative channeling week of commissioned painting and sacred tattoo designs (including one for myself), along with mid-week beach enjoyment (days and evenings absorbing the ocean energy) and more of that this weekend. Definitely a time to connect with the inner realms of intuition, telepathy and emotion, as well as embrace the flow of creativity and visionary intentions into manifestation – especially with yesterday’s Full Blue Moon in Pisces (my Sun sign). Feeling very at home in this watery realm.
Today I’m sharing the latest sacred tattoo designs that have emerged from the energies surrounding this week (and actually began the week prior, as the moment the connection is activated with the soul I am assisting, the process begins). I love to hear the stories of how things energetically already start shifting with the intention and portal opened from the onset of the intents we set forth in the creation process. Sometimes the process is quick and other times, it unfolds divinely and things are able to percolate in the background while the downloads take place.
The designs today that I’m sharing emerged over a couple of weeks. When I finally sit down to do the designing, after allowing things to flow in their own time, it is then a very fluid process. I truly embrace the sacred connection that takes place between myself and my client as a divine and sacred partnership.
I like to share “some” of the symbolism included in each design to allow others to see how tattoos, or any form of symbolic art, can truly encapsulate so much more than just a pretty picture.
The first image above was the desire of my client to create a rendition of the symbolism in an image she was drawn to, which I then imbued with elements that would support the energy she is evolving into and embracing more of. It is of a woman holding a lightning bolt – my artistic interpretation and intuited energetic depiction of the Motherpeace Tarot Deck’s Tower Card by Vicki Noble that was shared with me. I preferred her holding one lightning bolt that extended across her body as a solid, integrated energy that bridges both aspects of herself and depicts her ability to be in control, rather than controlled by outside forces that may seem threatening.
I also felt a more Earth Mother Goddess depiction felt mirroring for my client and the energies she is connected with and conveying. The image depicts this woman as having a natural beauty and simplicity, a gentle nature, but empowered, centered strength with inner peace and confidence. She is both nurturing and self sustaining, with abundant creation energy at her disposal. She is a woman of vision and shares her gifts through her heart, which is represented by the heart chakra 12 petaled lotus emanating behind her that is the supportive driving force behind everything from which she unconditionally and lovingly gives and receives. She is a woman of tremendous empowerment that has wise and responsible use of power, discernment and personal alchemy. She is centered and grounded within and allows her energy to be bigger and more vibrant, feeling safe, confident and vulnerably courageous to do so.
I enveloped her in a simple shawl of leaves and spiral symbolism that radiates from her sleeves. All of her chakras are radiating, activated, open and in harmony. Her hair and bottom of her shawl create an infinity symbol and I created the petals – the two at top and bottom – as almost a protective energy bubble around her, or could look like an energy cloak, throne, and the shape is also reminiscent of those more primitive goddess images/shapes. The lightning bolt crosses through her equally and brings together the element of “as above, so below” and in essence the design is also about “as within, so without.” A perfect blending and harmony of all aspects.
The same for the spiral designs to the left and right, which I included because of my client’s resonation with this design from a reference photo she shared and because the spiral energy is so powerful about how we move through our processes of life in continuity. They anchor and draw the energy out and spiraling. The spirals and edges of the heart chakra petals also flow with and mirror the design she already had on her lower arm.
This is a depiction of a woman that is in control of her environment, inward and outward and stands strong and confident in her grace and knowing. A very powerful, heart based energy indeed.
The second sacred tattoo design I created for the same client is pictured right. This came to me like a flash. Here we incorporated a couple of elements she wanted, infused with my intuited rendition and added imagery and way to tie it all in to one beautifully integrated symbolism. She wanted the Gaelic phrase “Anam Cara” (one I actually have myself) and the 3 moon phases, which also connects to the triple goddess energy. I kept getting nudged with an image of, and the word, sunflower for her. It is the main part of this design, with a beautiful organic feel, radiating energy like the sun and a center that has the 3 moon phases, with full moon culminating in a spiral center. (perfect time to be creating full moons on yesterday’s full blue moon in Pisces!) and then I felt the anam cara to be the grounding and stabilizing stem, adding a small bud that is emerging.
So here we have the fully blossomed sunflower in all of its glory, fully sharing its joy and vibrancy of life and life sustaining energy demonstrating the fullness of her embracing and standing in her power, and a bud that represents the parts of her that she continues to evolve, nurture and will bloom into fruition. I felt that since sunflowers are symbolic of the sun, that to put the moon phases at its center was a perfect empowered unity symbolism.
We have the integration of divine male and female here in beautiful synergy and partnership. The male sun petals framing, supporting and protecting the beauty of the female creativity, intuition, emotions…Inner and outer in harmony.
And in essence, Anam Cara being that uniting of inner and outer within yourself in the temple of your sacred “you” home, that then bonds with the energies of others on that same level you have attained in beauty and love with yourself. So to have it written on the stem of her sunflower (symbolizing her) is to acknowledge that sacred union and partnership she has with herself and that she is sharing in joy with the collective. Having the sunflower uniting divine feminine and male as created here (and in general is the beauty of flowers) is the essence of this Anam Cara essence emanating from shining and sharing her inner light and beauty in all of its glory. You can read more on how the energy of Anam Cara unfolds from within our sacred relationship to self and then without in bonding relationship and connection to others here: The Meaning of Anam Cara
Sunflowers are also symbols of spiritual attainment, flexibility and opportunity, the way they move their massive heads to meet the sun. Here is some more beautiful symbolism that sunflowers possess, which to me speaks to so much of what the energy intents were in creating a design to empower certain elements for my client and that are in process for her: Symbolic Sunflower Meaning by Avia Venefica
My work is in the spiritual process: intuitive channeling, telepathic connection, sacred symbolism, manifesting the abstract visions/essence into form and to help pinpoint the energies most supportive (including, if desired, the placement) through an encoded creation of sacred body art. It’s a very involved process.
If you are interested in having me assist with the co-creation of your own personal sacred tattoo design I provide both stand-alone consultations via email or design consultations to create the perfect custom tattoo reflective of you. For information about both of these and my fees please visit Sacred Tattoo Consulting and Design
To read more about how sacred tattoos can empower your life, you may find my book Spiritual Skin ~ Sacred Tattoos: More than Skin Deep to be of resonation.
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