circles are sacred. circles are symbolic
of woman... of the moon... of
our bellies, our breasts, our
desire to hold and embrace.
circles are the sacred
path that women
walk upon to kiss
mothers earths body.
our lives are lived
in a spiral dance.
unlike men, we are
not linear, but rather,
we flow round and round...
in our thoughts, our emotions,
our journey upon the path of beauty.
for eons, since time began,
women gather in circle
with other women.
at our beginning
we were an egg
curled up in
We gather in
& moon lodges.
we dance in circle
with the cycles of the
moon; a bleeding moon.
We are the circle of life.
A slideshow of circles: The Circle is the most ancient shape there is, and perhaps the most sacred.
THE GYPSY PRIESTESS LOGO
'the Gypsy' is written in a font called Montez. It meanst: Hard working, respectful of others and doesn't take anything for granted. 'Priestess' is in a font called Requiem which means: an act or token of remembrance. These fonts symbolically and magickly align my business ethic with what I wish my logo to accomplish.
Bowls have been used for ages. This is a rare Egyptian wine bowl with female lute player (courtesan) made of deep blue glazed faience. (It was most likely a bowl made to be placed in a tomb, for the afterlife). 1400-1300 B.C. 19th Dynasty, New Kingdom, Egypt.
ANCIENT CIRCLE ART
Women’s circle dance in bronze age rock art from Zerovschan, Tajikistan. The dot between the legs is symbolic of woman and represents her vulva (yoni). From antiquity, women have held the power of life, death and rebirth within our sacred womb space.
THE WHEEL OF HEAVEN
The stars, planets, and other heavenly bodies move in a circular pattern, guiding the days of our life with ancient patterns. The wise learn to dance in harmony with these energies and come to understand theIR meaning, guidance and blessings on personal levels.
STAR OF INANNA
An archaic symbol, the 8 pointed star is said to represents the Great Goddess Inanna as the brightest star in the heavens. As the Queen of Heaven and Earth, She is the Great Creatrix of all that is, was, and ever shall be.
We measure time in a circle... the phases of the moon: dark, waxing, full, waning.
THE MYSTERIOUS MOON
The moon, like all other planets and stars, is round but unlike many others, it is uniquely and profoundly tied to women. The moon is feminine, and like her, we have aspects within ourselves that are never revealed. The moon rocks us, and holds great power and influence upon our bodies, our emotions and our bleeding cycles. When we learn to dance in harmony and rhythm with its energies, we know that wisdom is in the hidden and the light. The moon gifts us the power of intuition and creativity.
CYCLES OF MOON & WOMEN
Women cycle with the moon phases and dance with the moon goddess through the eleven moon centers on her female body.
THE EVER CHANGING SEASONS
The year is measured in the constant flow of the seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Women dance with these energies. The wise live in harmony with the seasons.
CELEBRATING THE CYCLE OF SEASONS
Sacred are cycles of life, and the ways we celebrate the turning of the wheel. We celebrate the changing of the seasons as holy days and welcome their energies into our life. This is how we live in harmony with Gaia, Mother Earth, and honor her bountiful blessings and introspective wisdom.
Formed by air and water - magick to those who are young at heart. Though it last only the briefest of moments, it brings joy.
The web of life... She who weaves - time... The spider is considered the great mother creatrix in many ancient cultures.
THE IRIS OF AN EYE
The window to the soul is round. It enables us to see and connect on intimate levels with life, with one another.
Circles teach us that life and death truly have no beginning nor an end, but are a constant flow into and out of one another. The "Flower of Life" can be found in all major religions of the world. It contains the patterns of creation as they emerged from the "Great Void".
FRUIT OF LIFE
The flower of life holds a secret. This symbol is called the Fruit of Life and is created is by drawing 13 flowers of life. Starting at the center, one can discover the most important and sacred pattern in the universe. Sacred Geometry. The source of all that exists; contains 13 informational systems.
This ancient gold rosette was a symbol of woman and was (and is) associated with the Goddess Inanna. It represents the planet Venus and the power of love. It offers to us the promise of our eternal blossoming, When we are firmly rooted in love, our centered place of power, and are willing to surrender resistance by opening to our divine feminine authority and truth, we grow and blossom profusely in all areas of our life.
The rose has the highest frequency vibration of any living thing on earth! It is a symbol of the Goddess. The wise utilize its sacred energy and learn its lessons of beauty and protection.
A FLOWER WREATH
We crown ourselves Daughters of the Earth.
Known as the first fruit, the temptation of woman...Yet, we know it represents our ability to seek wisdom, to nourish our self and others with hidden truth, to 'eat' of the good earth for health, and to transmute what is bad so that we can savor the sweetness of being alive.
THE GLOBAL CIRCLE OF WOMEN
Women from the beginning of time are joined together as ONE. We are all daughters of the earth, and sea, and sky.
One of the oldest instruments - a circle... and the frame drum, when women drummed in circle. Remember? Rejoice and dance!
WOMEN DANCE IN CIRCLE
From the beginning women have danced together, in circle. We are forever connected: ancient mother, daughter, and newborn babe. We are bound together in ways known and unknown. The circle is never broken.
WOMANS CYCLE CHART
Women are daughters of the earth and sea and sky. We are fluent in the symbolic languages of blood, moon, root and bone. We change with the seasons of our Mother Earth. We move and flow with the cycles of the moon. In the span of a moon cycle, (1 month) we experience a vast array of energies which ebb and flow within our bodies, minds and spirits. This energetic ribbon ties all women together from the beginning of time until the end. When we are in harmony with our cycle, we blossom and thrive.
THE MOON HUT
In the private seclusion of a moon lodge, women gather to share stories, wisdom, and sacred space. We come together to assist one another in birth and to remember the ancient ways of knowing. In circle we come together to listen, to hold, and to heal. During the time of our bleeding, our power is great, yet it calls us to go inward where the dark mysteries await, where dreams are conceived, and where the magick of transformation occurs.
THE WOMEN's WHEEL OF LIFE
Thirteen archetypes of woman: daughter, maiden, blood sister, lover, mother, midwife, amazon, matriarch, priestess, sorceress, crone, dark mother, transformer.
All women know the importance of working with their hands to create nourishment for those in their tribe. It's an ancient art, bread making, that has been passed down through the ages...
Women are circular. Our breasts that nourish and nurture our babies are round with life giving milk. Our breasts comfort and evoke unspoken memories and pleasure. Our breasts form and help us develop deep, intimate and binding connections with others.
When women form a circle to share our light, our inner fires grow more passionate, confident and strong enough to light up the world. Our energies and those of our sisters, forge a powerful bond of compassion, love, strength, support and wisdom. When we are in harmony with one another we are powerful beyond belief! When we join in circle, we truly shine! Together, we are primal, wild and free.
THE IDEA CIRCLE FOR WOMEN
cir-cle [scrkel]: sacred hoop, ring; an ancient and universal symbol of unity, wholeness, infinity, the goddess, and female power. Earth centered it represents the feminine spirit of force, the cosmos or a spiritualized Mother Earth, and a sacred space.
THE CHARTRES LABYRINTH
Labyrinths are ancient patterns found all over the world. It is a circular, complex and circuitous path that leads from a beginning point to a center and back out again. A spiritual tool used as walking meditations, to focus the mind and put the walker in tune with the greater reality metaphorically represented by the labyrinth.
WOMANS CREATIVE CYCLE
Inspiration, Ideas, Dream Seeds | Gestation, Manifestation | Realization, Living the Dream, | Transformation, Regeneration
CIRCLE OF TRANSFORMATION
The life cycle of a butterfly is circular. It begins as an egg, emerges a caterpillar, enters a chrysalis, and becomes a butterfly. Transformed entirely. It represents our own circle of life: Birth - Life - Death - Rebirth.
Symbolic representation of coming full circle (cycle). The Ouroboros represents the perpetual cyclic renewal of life and infinity.
Mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning "circle". It is the universal symbol representing the sacred wholeness of all in existence. There is nothing that is not part of the oneness. The circle is a symbol of perfection, eternity, unity and completeness; with every ending is also a new beginning. Therefore, mandalas hold the secrets of life: The sacred mystery and truth that life is never ending, that energy can never be destroyed, and therefore can never truly die.
A pearl is formed when an irritant (sand) is embraced instead of rejected; and by so doing, pain is transformed into something beautiful.
A circle symbolizing a promise eternal.
Divine Feminine, Divine Masculine: both are balanced within our being. The perfect circle.
A symbol of hope and preparation. Built round to protect, contain and house that which is to come...
Human Egg Cell
We begin as a circle!
A Simple Circle
...is a binding, holding shape. It is the geometric expression of eternity and infinity as one. Eternity because it is timeless; it has no beginning and no end. Infinite because its circumference is pi, the mathematical expression of infinity
The black hole.The circle asks us to look within.... (it's interesting to me that a black hole looks very much like the pupil of an eye.... Perhaps, the eye of the Goddess.)