“A Beautiful Life”. (Artpiece by Chez Healing Arts)
SHE is all about the cycles of life. And yes, that is a real Crow skull! I was gifted a Crow that had passed over the threshold some time ago. I was able to use the wings and I felt to save its skull too.
Death is part of life, not the opposite of. It is part of the big cycle ~ Life, Death and Rebirth. As I am in the last trimester of my life, I think about death a little more these days. Not in a morbid way, but as part of the beauty of life.
The wreath is made of Jasmine Vine that used to decorate our fence and fill the air with its sweet aroma when in flower. There are 7 Dried Red Roses around the wreath. It is said that our life moves in 7 Year Cycles. I believe this to be true. For sure there are big changes that take place in our body-minds at each 7 year gateway. 7 is such a significant number and holds great power.
Symbology of 7
7 major chakras in our body.
7 Colours in a Rainbow.
7 Wonders of the Ancient World.
It is said the world was created in 6 days and God rested on the 7th.
In Judaism, there are 7 heavens.
7 Planets visible to the naked eye.
7 days in a week.
7 notes in the diatonic scale.
The Luna Cycle is 28 days, (4x7).
Symbology of the Rose🌹
For me, the Rose is one of the most significant symbols for the Divine Feminine. The Rose is captivatingly beautiful. Her scent is magnificent and said to hold the highest frequency of all the flowers. She represents purity, beauty, passion, love and romance. SHE is associated with the Goddess in many forms, especially Greek Aphrodite and Roman Venus, the Goddess of Love and Beauty. The Rose is also closely associated with the Virgin Mary & Mary Magdalene and lead to the creation of the Rosary in Churchianity. Mary was the Christian personification of the Divine Feminine, the Rosa Mystica.
Symbology of 9 and Baby’s Breath Flower.
There are 9 posies of dried Baby’s Breath. Baby’s Breath Flowers are a symbol of everlasting love, purity and innocence.
9 is also very symbolic and is associated with endings, death and new beginnings.
Pregnancy is a 9 month cycle.
A circle is 360degrees. When you add these numbers together, they equal 9.
A cat is said to have 9 lives.
9 has the qualities of all the numbers before it. It is the last number before the next harmony.
It is said that the number 9 is the symbol for Wisdom & Initiation.
I associate Jesus With the number 9...not sure why?
Symbology of Pearls
I love how pearls are created by agitation. So something beautiful is created by a foreign matter entering the shell and the oyster reacts by covering it over to protect itself. Kind of like how the Rose is protected by thorns. There is so much that can be written about pearls, this is just a brief outline. Pearls symbolise wisdom gained through experience. They represent, loyalty, generosity, integrity and purity. They offer protection and attract good luck and wealth. They can balance Karma.
Symbology of 13
The darker Strand of Pearls represent Dark Moons. The longer lighter strand of pearls represent Full Moons. After each 13th Pearl in the lighter strand, I placed a Crystal Bead. This was to represent the 13 Moon Cycle. For me, 13 represents The Feminine, mostly because of the association with the 13 Moons in a calendar cycle or Menstrual Cycle. 13 is often thought of as bad luck or death. This associated in many myths and most knowingly in Christianity where the last supper was formed by 12 disciples and the Christ forming the 13. Friday 13th in 1307 was the date of the assembly of the Knights Templar where they were systematically assassinated. In the Egyptian myth of Osiris being killed and dismembered by his brother, he was cut into 14 pieces. Isis went on a journey and retrieved 13 of those pieces but could not find the last piece, which was said to be Osiris’s penis.
Symbology of 3
I placed 3 clear quartz crystal in the wreath. This represents the cycles of the Maiden, Mother and Crone. In churchianity, 3 represents, the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. When you add 1 & 2 together you get 3. So, 3 is the third principle, representing birth. Like the cycle of life, Life, death, rebirth. In the Major Arcana in the Tarot, 3 represents The Empress, astrologically attuned to Venus. The Empress symbolizes Mother Nature, fullness, fertility, growth, prosperity, peace and beauty. SHE is the sustaining and nurturing Mother of all creation.
Symbology of Crow
I love Crows! They are such intelligent birds. It is actually very difficult to find a dead crow. I put the word out that I would like to be gifted one and it pretty much took 2 years for this to line up. Then, I was gifted 2...for being patient. 🙏🏻 Again, the Crow is often associated with death or bad luck. (As I write this, I can hear them calling in the background.) in Greek mythology, the opposite is true, they are considered a symbol of prophesy and good luck. I think Crows are magical, smart, spiritual beings. I have had them join me when I was in ceremony in my back yard. I have witnessed them gather in ceremony with their own tribes quite a few times. They are very interesting birds, associated with the archetype of the Trickster. I would definitely agree with that! They are opportunistic, Magic and yes, can be noisy too. Bold and beautiful I say.
Well, that’s the whole enchilada on the symbology. I created this beauty back in February and finished it on my Dearly Departed Mothers 88th Birthday. The pearls you see are hers. She had a thing for pearls. I have more strands in my box of treasures that belonged to her. When I open the box, I can smell her, so I love taking deep breaths when I open it. I could smell her the whole time I was creating this peace. I was smiling, because I don’t think Mum would be too excited about having a Crow Skull among an art piece that she is part of. But, you never know. She was used to me being a bit out there. Anyhow, for this reason, I feel rather attached to this beauty and can not part with her. She now hangs in my Temple. I truly enjoyed creating her. I especially loved painting the Crow Skull. I was very moved to paint the Rose on the 3rd eye and paint the inside of the skull in Gold. Perhaps this was a female crow and head of a clan, I don’t know. She just feels very special to me. I do hope She had a beautiful life. SHE certainly is having a beautiful life now in our Priestess Temple.
Namaste and Blessed Be,
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