Choose A Mandala & Discover What It Reveals About You
Okay, I want you to do a little exercise with me. Close your eyes, take a deep breath 3 times. Open your eyes and look over the graphic below. Choose which mandala speaks to you personally. Which one are you drawn to?
Now scroll down, find it and find out what it means…
“Aum is a word that represents to our ears the sound of the energy of the universe, of which all things are manifestations. Aum is a symbol, a symbolic sound that puts you in touch with that throbbing being that is the universe.” -Joseph Campbell
The Mother Goddess guards Virgo. Virgo is ruled by the moon in esoteric astrology and emanates divine purity, the concealed secrets of the sacred ‘mv’ glyph, a symbol of ‘mother virgin’. There is a love of all things natural in Virgo, and a self reliance that reflects the autonomous virgin, an individual whose mind and spirit is enriched, intimate with nature, and free from co-dependance. Virgo is the mythological Great Goddess. And she is far from celibate. In fact there is an admirable self regulation in Virgo. She is the season of cleansing and absolving, and she can do this all on her own. Erigone was the maiden who hung herself from a tree when she found the grave of her murdered father. So we can wield incredible shadows in Virgo from this, an acute response to life and its harsh condition. From the archetypal trauma inside, the Virgo wants to sacrifice herself to serve others. This is a reflection of the mother in modern day life, a figure of solace and servitude. But she can also be martyred and discontent in a role of reliance. The Virgin Goddess twirled her femininity and expressed it at will. The Virgo is not completely contained or reluctant. Isis, Diana, and Ishtar were all referred to as ‘virgins’, designating power and sexual independence, a woman who was ‘one in herself’. Mystical secrets shroud the sign of Virgo. For this self regulating Great Goddess, the Virgo can become internalized and self reliant, seeming distant from relationships or affection. But the Virgo’s sorcery lies in what she carries, the threads of a pure child. Jesus, Buddha, Dionysis, and Osiris were all said to be babies of virgin mothers. Here we can begin to understand the sacred fertility that is rich in Virgo, a spirit self ruling, adequate, and profound enough to create something completely pure from within, alone and untouched.
inspired by neil gaiman’s stardust, a floral charm to protect you from magic meant to cause you harm of grief
“The Snowdrop, in purest white arraie, First rears her hedde on Candlemas Daie.“ — An Early Calendar of English Flowers
🌱 the Snowdrop, or milkflower, is a harbinger of spring, signifying renewal and life at its most new and vibrant. From this, its use in magic the snowdrop is considered sacred and is a symbol of purity. It can be used to negate baneful magic and ill intents.
🌱 gather: a snowdrop flower and clear quartz.
if no snowdrops are available, make one from craft supplies and consecrate it with dew, or melted snow.
🌱 in the book, the charm is made of glass. charge the snowdrop over a piece of glass or clear quartz.
"It is a frozen charm […] A thing of power. Something like this can perform wonders and miracles in the right hands. Watch.” (Stardust - 8.164)
🌱 seal it with a kiss before using it, as in the book it was bought for a kiss.
attach it to an article of clothing when you wish it to protect you.
Esoteric astrology has long portrayed Capricorn as the triumphant Unicorn of God. The symbolism of Capricorn evokes mystery, inspiration, and obscurity. Sagittarius arrows are being shot into the heart of Capricorn, a figure that streaks across the midheaven with the realisation of all dream. The sea goat progresses into the sacred unicorn, a symbol which reveals the Christ consciousness born in Capricorn. After nine months of gestation beginning in Aries, there births Capricorn. Ancient occultists associated the unicorn with Christ who resided in the womb of the Virgin Mary, and as a creature who could only be tamed by a virgin maiden whose breastmilk opens God’s kingdom. The unicorn is the spiritual rivers that flow in Capricorn. The two horns of the Aries goat, another fire sign, infuse with the third eye and create the unicorn horn in Capricorn. The horn of the unicorn, emanating from the centre of the forehead, the pineal gland, delivering the thoughts of God. This is the crystallization of the castles in the air built by Aries. As the ancient proverb depicts, “the Ram—when it has become the Scapegoat, has sought illumination as the Bull of God and has climbed the mountain top in the semblance of the Goat—changes its shape into the Unicorn. Great is the hidden key.”