Did you know that there are 13 Astrological Signs?
This was a very powerful piece to create and came through very quickly. Bar having the initial intention to work within the sacred geometry of Metatron's Cube, the star tetrahedon then emerged as did the twelve Zodiac circles.
Metatron's Cube is birthed from the Flower of Life pattern. From this initial pattern, thirteen circles are pulled out. Thirteen represents the thirteen moons of the year, the feminine. There are thirteen weeks in a season and so on. You then join the centre of each of these circles with the the centre of all the others by drawing straight lines, representing the masculine energy as you can see in the drawing above. These energies are not gender specific, but are contained with in all of us and ideally should be in balance as much as possible.
From the completed Metatron's Cube it is then possible to pull through the five Platonic Solids: tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, dodecahedron or icosahedron. These solids describe and symbolize the five elements or states of matter of earth, water, fire, air and aether/spirit.
In this particular piece, I have pulled through the Tetrahedron representing the element of Fire which is linked to the Solar Plexus; the center for personal power and acceptance. It creates the natural balance between the physical and spiritual. Each side sits flat, no matter how it is turned, making it the perfect symbol for balance and stability. The shape is also linked to creating change in our lives.
When I had finished working with the initial interior star tetrahedron, I was left with six outlying circles. The six then became twelve in the outer rings and something in me thought to put the zodiacal signs within these circles. It then struck me that the initial pattern had thirteen circles and not twelve. Interestingly in astrology, there is thought to have been a thirteenth astrological sign known as Ophiuchus. The Babylonians merely left out the Ophiuchus 3,000 years ago because only twelve are needed. This means that the Ophiuchis Zodiac has always been there.
The thirteen zodiac signs was already proposed back by Stephen Schmidt back in the 1970s but since it drew much controversy, only twelve were retained.
Ophiuchus Meaning & Date
Ophiuchus is the only horoscope that is based on actual person. Its origin is based on a constellation called by the same name which means Serpent-bearer in Greek. It is also linked to Kundalini energy. The constellation was discovered by Ptolemy and it is also associated with healers, doctors and physicians.
People born from Nov. 29 to Dec. 17 will have this Zodiac sign. Ophiuchus will get along well with Capricorn, Pisces, Cancer, Libra and Virgo. On the other hand, they will have a hard time with those who are Sagittarius, Aries, Aquarius, Taurus, Gemini, Leo and Scorpio
You can see the dates of the Zodiac signs below with Ophiuchus included...you might not be the sign you thought you were!
"We are born at a given moment in a given place and like vintage years of wine we have the qualities of the year and of the season in which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything else."
This work measures 70cm x 70cm and has already been sold and will be winging itself all the way to Illinois. If you would like me to create a personal Zodiac Mandala for you, please mail me at email@example.com
Mandala Artist and Healer based in Dublin, Ireland. www.healingcreations.ie