Gaia - The World by lisahunt
Watercolor painting from the Animals Divine Tarot: The World card
Recognizing and embracing all living things as an important part of universal balance is a reflection of truly becoming in tune with ones being. The snake represents rebirth, renewal and intuition. The spirals are symbolic of the creative life force. Its eternal rotation echoes the eternal cycle of the seasons, life, death and rebirth. Leaves are indicative of the universal life pattern: We rejoice in their budding and mourn their fall from the cosmic tree. The ivy creeping up the tree is symbolic of imortality as is the butterfly, whose metamorphosis shows us how life is ever evolving. The tree is feminine and acts as a connection between the underworld and the aboveworld. Ferns represent solitude. Flowers are graceful and beautiful. The menagerie of animals represent many kinds of attributes, personalities and states of being. By appreciating all the incarnations of our being: The dark, the light, the beautiful and the ugly, we have arrived at a place of great inner peace and wisdom.