We embody the mystical energy of our tattoo symbols. They are spiritual birthmarks, soul prints of our consciousness. They hold space for an inner archetype to come forward and are also a modality for inviting new energy into your consciousness. Their mystical value goes deeper than your skin.
Deciding to get a tattoo opens the door for you to explore the deeper meaning of symbols, the cryptic language of your spirit. Tattoos are a meaningful form of self-expression and even more so when they are consciously inked. They not only transform your skin but also your consciousness. Your ink may even represent something from another lifetime that has come through for review. The Maori, along with other Polynesian groups, believe that a person's spiritual efficacy, or life force, is displayed through their tattoo.
When you consciously tattoo, you are establishing that the intention, emotion, and image exist on all levels of consciousness without judgement. The tattoo symbolically marks the place on your body where you are able to hold space and be honest about who you are.
Tattoo images penetrate deep within the depths of our psyche. They symbolically link into the incredibly wise, yet playful aspect of our being. The Shamanic ancestral roots of tattooing remind us to connect with the profound, self-activating, healing abilities (on all levels) of our consciousness.
My most recent tattoos nudged my inner alchemist forward. I found myself relating to the symbols of the elements that represent the threads of wisdom in my spirit. Being an astrologer the symbols I chose or should I say chose me, are now respectfully inked on my upper left arm.
The upper arm is where we hold our strength and the left side asks me to be in touch with what I intuitively know to be my truth. The alchemy symbols for the Sun (gold), Jupiter (tin), the Moon (silver), Venus (copper), and Neptune, my ruling planet (platinum) now form an empowering matrix on my body.
The three-leafed fern on my left wrist symbolically represents to me, the triple Moon, goddess symbol. The fern’s meaning is sincerity, discretion, and working your magick. Like the Moon, the fern is elemental with the ebbs and flow of what anchors you to your depths of consciousness, the vault of knowledge within ourselves.
I allowed myself to connect into the deeper meaning of the nature of these symbols since for me, personally, represent the crossing of yet another threshold. A much-welcomed new beginning which I choose to see as an opportunity for yet another life adventure. Tattoos signify a metaphoric death and rebirth within yourself.
Tattoos ask us to see the language of someone’s soul and the freedom of their voice without judgement. They are a revelation and proclamation of one’s true self, the archetype and shadow, the power and vulnerabilities, and the honesty of authenticity.
For further insights on the deeper meaning of tattoos, I invite you to read Conscious Ink: The Hidden Meaning of Tattoos