The Rise of the Awakened Masculine and Awakened Feminine

holy grail

The inspirational download for this painting came to me a couple of days before the Solar Eclipse/ Solstice and I was told to wait to paint it until the 20th of June.  So I made a simple sketch in my journal and waited for the 20th.  That day I sent sacred space in my studio and painted for 8 hours until this painting was done.

First I want to explain that I don’t create a painting based on the meaning of the symbols but paint based on the images that are given to me by spirit.  I was told long ago that I have a gift for pulling symbols from all cultures and timelines to create an image that is a cohesive expression of a concept.

The symbolism in this painting when I did the research, is profound on a collective level as well as on a personal level.  I have six planetary aspects to this solar eclipse hitting the 7th house in my natal chart, the house of marriage and partnership.

I want to read this from the collective level because I feel it is important.

I started the painting in the center and as it turned out that is the key to the meaning of the painting.

In the center is the Holy Grail, with the blood of Christ out of which arises a phoenix.  The phoenix is rising into the center of the eclipse and ring of fire.

The Holy Grail is a symbol of hidden spiritual truth and exemplifies the Sacred Feminine. The cup was said to be the cup from the Last Supper in which Christ put his own blood. The Holy Grail is also known as the Sangreal or bloodline of Christ. The bloodline flows through the children descended from him and Mary Magdalene’s union. The blood symbolizes Spiritual truth, the rose represents Mary Magdalene.  The red rose indicates the giving of one’s self for the purpose of greater evolvement.

Here we have the union of masculine and feminine through the Holy Grail (feminine) and the blood of Christ (masculine).  And we have the Feminine rising from the cup through the rose (feminine)

(interestingly I had invited Christ and Mary Magdalene into my sacred space along with my guides.)

The Holy Grail is said to have been taken by Joseph of Arimathea to France for safekeeping. In essence, he was protecting the Divine Feminine and keeping her safe.   Just like the Holy Grail the Divine Feminine has been sought after ever since it went into hiding.

The Holy Grail is a ritual object of feminine gender. The Union of the Masculine and feminine takes place in the Holy Grail. The grail in some schools of thought is believed to be an woman’s body, the shrine, a sanctuary that men seek.  It is an object of regeneration.

In Hebrew Gematria:

The flower or cup is Gimel, Beth, Yod, Ayin represented by the numbers 3+2+10+70 which equals 85. 8+5=13 which is the number of unity. Unity is discovered through the cup and the flower

The Rose

The Holy Grail and the rose are both symbols of the receptive vessel of the soul, opening to receive the inpouring of divine influence. As the rose unfolds it’s petals it reveals it’s heart which is the Mystery of the Centre.   The rose represents the unfolding of higher consciousness through the union with the divine.

The rose is also a symbol for the Goddess Venus.  Venus Retrograde is playing a big part in this solar eclipse.

In 12th Century France, the rose became the chief symbol of the newly emerging feminine principle.

So we have the Sacred Masculine and Sacred Feminine in Union rising together as one.

Now add to this the Phoenix.

The phoenix is the ultimate symbol of strength and renewal. It is symbolic of the Sun (the masculine half of the solar eclipse) which dies every night only to be reborn in the morning.

Rising from the ashes transformed and reborn the mythical, magical, radiant, shimmering bird lives for several years before it dies by bursting into flames. It is a symbol of Christ and the resurrection. A new phoenix rises from the ashes, embalms the ashes of its predecessor in an egg of myrrh, and flies to the city of the Sun, Heliopolis, where it deposits the egg on the altar of the Sun God.  The phoenix can be seen as both a feminine and a masculine symbol.  So our masculine and feminine unite and become the phoenix.

This reference blew me away when I read it:

“Beneath the tree of knowledge in the garden of paradise stood a rosebush. And here, in the first rose, a bird was born. His plumage was beautiful, his song glorious, and his flight was like the flashing of light. But when Eve plucked the fruit of the tree of knowledge, and she and Adam were driven from paradise, a spark fell from the flaming sword of the angel into the nest of the bird and set it afire. The bird perished in the flames, but from the red egg ( a symbol for Mary Magdalene) in the nest there flew a new bird, the only one of its kind, the one solitary phoenix bird. The legend tells us how he lives in Arabia and how every century he burns himself to death in his nest, but each time a new phoenix, the only one in the world, flies out from the red egg.”
Add to that…
“The fusion of the Holy Grail with the Phoenix of Aquarius alters the potency and character of both forces. The point where this alchemy occurs is several meters beneath the summit of Chalice Hill – the Hill of the Holy Grail – in Glastonbury. One of the four sacred hills of Glastonbury, Chalice Hill is the Heart Chakra of the Phoenix. This earth effigy of the Phoenix includes the Tor, Chalice Hill, Chalice Well, the Abbey Ruins and other features nearby. In the Glastonbury Zodiac, the Phoenix represents Aquarius. In the Somerset landscape zodiac, this Aquarian Phoenix activates the 12th and final initiatory events of planetary regeneration.
In the old myths of the Phoenix, a regeneration back to life through fire occurs once every 500 years or some other long linear period of time. At Chalice Hill a dramatic evolution in archetypes occurs. The archetypal structure of the Holy Grail perpetually emanates at the centre of the heart of the Aquarian Phoenix. This key alchemical event transfers the magic of the Phoenix from linear time into the ever-expanding perfection of the present instant – eternity.”
The Phoenix flies right into the Solar Eclipse with itself represent the union of the masculine and feminine.
The man and the woman in the painting are the earthly representation of the marriage of the Awakened Masculine and Feminine.  They are complete within themselves, thus they come together as a whole and complete being.
Of interest is the ivy that they both wear. Ivy is a symbol of eternity, fidelity, strong affection, and wedded love.  It is carried by women and brides for good luck and it guards against negativity and disaster.
Ivy represents the wandering of the soul in its search for enlightenment, and I would add a balance between the masculine and feminine.  It represents embracing the Feminine principles of life.  It is a symbol of the Goddess.
The Ankh, which they each hold in their hand is a symbol of life both mortal and eternal, strength, and health.  It is known as the Key of Life.  It also represents the balance between opposites, for example, The balance between masculine and feminine. Unity between the sexes.  They will exchange the ankh during the wedding ceremony.
I see painting as a prophecy of hope of the return of the Sacred Feminine, awakened in the hearts of both men and women and the union of the Sacred Masculine and Sacred Feminine which will change the world for the better.  The world will not change without both energies being balanced on the earth and in each person.
The energy of this painting shows the dynamic process of that happening now.


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