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Pagan Creations: Goddess Symbols: Circle

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The Circle is the quintessential Goddess symbol.

The Moon, the Earth, a lactating breast, a pregnant belly are all Circles. Life is a circle. Eggs and many seeds are, roughly, circular. The stars and the seasons and the Sun all travel in circles around the Earth - at least visibly. Chakras are also circular.

微笑棋牌现金版下载The Circle represents protected space, and sacred space. They also represent equal power-sharing … People who gather in Circles meet as equals, with no single person set apart or above the others.

Anything that contains a Circle reflects unmistakably an aspect of the Goddess.

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GODDESS SYMBOLS-VESICA PISCIS

The Vesica Piscis is the 6th level of Sacred Geometry. It is also one of the common multicultural Goddess symbols.

And not without reason. In Sacred Geometry, the Vesica Piscis is considered to be the source of literally all creation. As Charles Gilchrist writes, “The Vesica Piscis is literally the womb of the universe … the ever unfolding Mother of Sacred Geometry.”

Apparently, humans of every culture would agree. According to Walker, the Vesica Piscis微笑棋牌现金版下载 was “a worldwide ancient synonym for the yoni, or vulva.” (Barbara Walker, The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols & Sacred Objects, p 16.)

“Yoni” refers to both the vulva and the womb. It has always signified a gateway between the worlds. This represents the feminine Creative power of the Goddess, the Mother of all … even the Gods.

Vesica Piscis微笑棋牌现金版下载 means “vessel of the fish.” This refers to the sea-water fragrance of the vulva.

微笑棋牌现金版下载Walker continues, “One of the Hindu titles of the Great Goddess was "a virgin named Fishy Smell, whose real name was Truth.”

微笑棋牌现金版下载It is in Her honour that fish were eaten on Friday (Freya’s Day).

The Vesica Piscis微笑棋牌现金版下载 was so synonymous with what is most sacred, that even the Christians used it to confer sanctity on Christian figures and places of worship.

微笑棋牌现金版下载It is likely these connections which brought the fish to be a symbol of Christ, ironic as that is.

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GODDESS SYMBOLS-TREE

Trees are Goddess symbols by way of the Tree of Life, or World Tree. The Tree微笑棋牌现金版下载 of Life was associated with the Great Mother Goddess, from which all life arises.

The quiet generosity of trees had been worshiped throughout time. Trees are the source of much that is necessary to life. In days before the One Jealous God, prayers were offered to trees in thanks for their gifts, and asking their forgiveness.

Trees symbolize the all-nurturing Goddess, as well as She Who Reclaims Life. Most of the major Gods were martyred on or in connection with some version of the Tree.

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GODDESS SYMBOLS-SHELL

Shells are common Goddess symbols. Not only because they represent the Ocean, but shellfish have similarities to the female Yoni.

Shells are sacred to the Goddess,Cowrie Shells in particular.

The Cowrie Shell微笑棋牌现金版下载 may be one of the original Goddess symbols. It has been a symbol of rebirth from at least 20,000 BCE. It represents the female Gate of Life - the yoni.

The Romans called Cowrie Shells matriculus, which means little matrix or little womb.

The name Cowrie comes from Kauri, which was sometimes translated as Brilliant One, that is, the Shakti of the universe. Kauri was also known as Kali-Cunti, the Yoni, or Great Mother, of the Universe.

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GODDESS SYMBOLS-MOON

The Moon微笑棋牌现金版下载 has been one of the most universal and ancient Goddess symbols.

The Moon微笑棋牌现金版下载 has been worshiped in every religion, even though that fact has been obscured or corrupted through the domination paradigm that has ruled for a handful of millennia. For example, according to Walker . .

“A primal deity of Persia was Al-Mah, the moon, whose name became the Hebraic almah,微笑棋牌现金版下载 ‘nubile woman’: the word that Christians insisted on translating 'virgin’ when it was applied to the mother of Jesus. …

As Manat, the old Moon-mother of Mecca, she once ruled the fates of all her sons, who also called her Al-Lat, the Goddess. Now she has been masculinized into 'Allah,’ who forbids women to enter the shrines that were once founded by priestesses of the Moon.” (Barbara Walker, Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols & Sacred Objects, p 345, 346)

The Moon is the eye of the Goddess, the Mirror that sees and reflects everything on the Earth. The Moon is also the Yoni through which all life is born.

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OCCULT SYMBOLS-CIRCLE

An ancient and universal symbol of unity, wholeness, infinity, the goddess, female power, and the sun. To earth-centered religions throughout history as well as to many contemporary pagans, it represents the feminine spirit or force, the cosmos or a spiritualism of Mother Earth, and a sacred space. Gnostic traditions linked the unbroken circle to the “world serpent” forming a circle as it eats its own tail.

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GODDESS SYMBOLS-EARTH

The Earth is more than a Goddess symbol, She is a Goddess.

The Earth is the physical expression of the Great Goddess - for Terrestrials, the primary one. The Earth is the body of the Goddess.

The Earth has been worshiped as Divine Mother probably as long as humans have been human. The most ancient figurines depict a lush nurturing Mother. And symbols of circles and spirals abound - symbols of the planet and the seasonal aspect of life on Earth.

The Earth is our Mother, in far more than a symbolic sense. We are literally made of the soil, the air, and the water of the Earth.

More than any other Goddess symbol, the Earth微笑棋牌现金版下载 is the most apparent aspect of the Goddess.

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GODDESS SYMBOLS-DOUBLE SPIRAL

The Double Spiral微笑棋牌现金版下载 represents the dual purpose of life - the journey inward to your Essence, and then outward to the world.

It is weaving the Path Home, forever inward and forever outward, on each path coming closer to your Divine Essence. The Double Spiral is the Dance of Life, inhabiting both planes of existence simultaneously.

This is an expression of the Goddess manifesting as physical life, and physical life realizing its Divinity.

The Double Spiral 微笑棋牌现金版下载is related to the yin-yang symbol - the Taijitu - which depicts the balance and the interwoven nature of the worldly realm and the spiritual realm.

There are at least five common forms of the Double Spiral微笑棋牌现金版下载. The one above is the one most commonly used in Wicca as Goddess symbols.

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