The opening and closing. The breathing in and out. The matching and sorting. The above and the below. It’s the net we are held by, the symbols of safety. A symbol of all of these events, our shoulders, arms and hands are the wings of decision and precision, sheltering our heart and lungs. Receptivity – Acceptance in through one side and Sharing – Offering on the other. Our heart and breath holds the center.
Nearly two decades ago, I designed an astrological representation of my natal chart, and had it inked in the middle of the night during the actual time of my Chiron Return- stepping into one of the wisdom stages of life. The art has helped me to embody my natal chart and transits in a spiritual and heart centered way , aligning with Anahata chakra work.
The Anahata Chakra -the Fourth Chakra – “is associated with unconditional love, compassion, and joy. It is the source of deep and profound truths that cannot be expressed in words. Anahata is a bridge between the lower and upper chakras integrating the manifest with the spiritual. ” The Yoga Journal
In an effort to share my experience, I studied henna application and offered this at events, fairs and parties, and for my astrological students. I presented workshops at various locations in New England such as The Astrological Society of Connecticut.
As I worked with individuals with this henna chart design, I began to discover that many individuals would have birthmarks, nerve & muscle aches and pains, scars from accidents or surgeries and even other unique tattoos – where planets may be placed on their shoulders, arms or hands! The occurrence of this was more than incidental. The same planets kept showing up, and they also make sense: Mars, Saturn, Pluto and of course Chiron!
I will be posting more as my research continues. I am learning more about data visualization research as I go, studying through ISAR and other research modalities. If a pattern continues to show up, if it works, use it!
Contact me if you are interested in this unique tattoo or henna design, and learning how it might be helpful for you. It can also be a henna design! If you are in the Central Vermont area, or would be able to travel, schedule an astrological consultation with me and have your tattoo or henna with Sacred Vessel Tattoo.