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Animals tattoos that Symbolize Love

Animals to Tattoo that Symbolize Love Dolphin:  Due to its association with Delphi, which signifies the love embodied within the womb. Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, was said to take the form of the dolphin and was also known as the Woman of the Sea. When depicted on an anchor or pierced with a trident the Dolphin is a symbol of the church being guided by the love of Christ. . Dove:   Slavic legend states that upon dying, the soul is transformed into a Dove which wings its way into the loving heavens. In Hinduism the Dove is an emblem of spirit, and the inifinite capacity the spirit has for love. In Greco-Roman mythology, the dove was a sacred creature to Aphrodite/Venus. Ancient Jewish practices permitted the Dove to be sacrificed as a love gift which signified the purification of a new mother after childbirth. In the West, the Dove (as well as turtledoves) symbolize love and are frequently seen in wedding traditions. . Horse:   In the Chinese zodiac, the Hor

Circle Symbolism

Circle Symbolism Some circle symbol meaning keywords to contemplate: Inclusion,  Wholeness,  Focus,  Unity,  Nurturing,  Cycles,  Initiation,  Everything,  Perfection,  Womb,  Centering,  Revolution,  Infinity,  Mobility,  Completion Circle symbol meaning is universal it represents the infinite nature of energy, and the inclusivity of the universe. Since ancient times circles have represented the cycles of time, specifically in the movements of the seasons. In the revolutions of the earth around the sun. In alchemical symbolism the circle is a center point of focus. Circles are a feature in alchemical art. Circles are an emphasis on the featured work within its contoured border.  If fire is a feature in the work, a circle around it will illuminate the focus of fire. Northern Native Americans believe the circle is the sun, the moon and her children, man and woman. Native perspective is vastly deep. And so, the circle also embodies a spiritual energy al

Good Luck Tattoo Symbols

Good Luck Symbols Since as long as we've been human we have sought out a good luck symbol to protect us from all manner of negative influences. A good luck symbol of any kind is steeped in superstition, and tied to the psyche of mankind. This is because symbols of good luck are symbols of our own hopes, and indications that we are cabable of fearing for our own safety. There is no harm in adopting a symbol for good luck as long as we realize the power is not in the symbol itself. Rather, the "luck" is in the focus we give to the symbol. Here are a few of these good luck symbol meanings - adopt them in good health, and know that it is your own perception that leads to protection. Acorn:  During the Norman Conquest, the English carried dried acorns to protect themselves from the brutalities of the day. Considered to be an emblem of luck, prosperity, youthfulness and power.  It also represents spiritual growth Skull:  Mostly understood as a symbol

Shamrock and Four Leaf Clover Tattoo Symbolism

    Shamrock Symbolism    Symbolic shamrock meaning got its most popular reputation in Ireland around the fifth century. During this time Saint Patrick was going about the business of introducing and establishing Christianity among the people. St. Patrick must have understood this as legend indicates he utilized the three leafed clover as an illustration of the Christian holy trinity. Each leaf representing: Father, Son, Holy Ghost The three portrusions may also be symbolic of the three theological virtues found in first Corinthians 13:13 -  Faith,  Love,  Hope This spiritual teaching tool caught on and spread amongst the community because to this day the symbolic shamrock meaning is iconic of St. Patrick and his spiritual passion. The symbolic meaning of clover may deal with spiritual development, but the use of the clover's trefoil growth might not have been original to Saint Patrick. Ancient Celts  revered the clover because of the trinity of its leaves

Chakra Animal Tattoos

Chakra Animals and their Symbolic Meanings There is a symbolic chakra animal living within each of the prime power centers. Animals are endlessly meaningful in their messages, personalities and meanings and Chakras serve as a phenomenal reference for the circuitry, or pattern of human energy. Using the symbolism of the chakras combined with their animals and their colours puts astoundingly effective tools in our hands for growth and healing. Chakra Color Animal Symbol Animal Attributes Animal Message Root Red Elephant Charges through blockages. Protects. Remembers. Loves closeness. Social. Effective. I provide Sacral Orange  Crocodile Encourages creativity. Balances. Goes deep and resurfaces. Changeable. I develop Solar Plexus Yellow Ram Motivates. Determination. Will. Expansive power. I recharge Heart Green Antelope Inspires. Tenderness. Leaps over pettiness. Grace. I share Throat Blue White Elephant Purifies. Communicates. Mastery. Harmonizes. I express Third E

Chakra Tattoo Symbolism

  Simple Chakra Symbol meanings   For centuries, chakra symbol mandalas have been utilized to focus in on certain attibutes of the body, mind and spirit.  When a certain chakra "or energy centre" is focused upon, the mind is able to trigger growth and healing by connecting to the energy resonating to that particular chakra. We can focus upon these energy centers by utilizing the power of chakra symbol mandalas. Below are all seven chakra symbols, with basic meanings and associations. The following guides can help you pick the chakra for you whether you are adding a Chakra to your tattoos for emotional, mental or physical reasons. Root Chakra Symbol Mandala Meanings: Grounding, material security, balance of physical body, clearing of fear.  Color  Ruby Red  Symbol  Lotus flower with four petals, representing a strong foundation  Element  Earth  Verb  To be  Location  Base of the spine in the area of the perineum  Gland  Adrenal glands  

Power of Numbers in Tattoos

Adding Number Symbolism to your Tattoo Numerology can be used to help add meaning to your tattoo by having a certain number of a specific element in your tattoo, or even by adding in the number it self.  Every number has a certain power which is expressed both by its symbol to denote its representation and by its connection to universal principles. Numbers have relationships with all things in nature, making them powerful symbolic expressions. Basically numerology is the study of numbers and their influence in our lives. One:   One primarily deals with strong will, positivity, pure energy . The number One reflects  new beginnings , and purity . The symbolic meaning of number One is further clarified when we understand One represents both kinds of action: physical and mental. This combined with Ones urgency for new beginnings, we begin to see Ones recurring in our lives indicates a time to exert our natural forces, take action, and start a new venture. One encourages

Octopus Tattoo Symbolism

Octopus Tattoo Symbolism Octopus Octopus  attributes : Will, Focus, Magic, Reason, Illusion, Defense, Mystery, Strategic, Potential, Knowing, Diversity, Creativity,, Flexibility, Expansion, Complexity, Intelligence, Adaptability, Insatiability, Unpredictability Diverse and impressive, octopus animal symbolism requires years of exploration and demands innumerable pages of symbolic explanation.  As a creature of the water, the octopus holds animal symbolism pertaining to: Purity Psyche Motion Emotion Fluidity Intuition Creativity Flexibility Water carries these attributes   for several reasons. It is influenced by the wax and wane of the moon, and the moon is associated with psyche, intuition and emotion. The moon and water are also feminine or   yin attributes .  Water takes the form in which it is held – this makes it symbolic of flexibility, adaptability and creativity.  Creation is born from a balance between expansive freedom and working within an est

Sparrow Tattoo Symbolism

Sparrow Tattoo Symbolism Sparrow Tattoo Symbolic Sparrow meaning:, Joy, Inclusion, Creativity, Simplicity, Protection, Community, Productivity, Friendliness All too often we take the little Sparrow for granted - small though she may be, she is certainly powerful. It is her slightness in size that gives her advantages. She reminds us we do not have to have the big stuff (cars, houses, etc.) to be important, and  we do not have to have the loudest voice in order be heard . Sparrows derive power and protection from their numbers. Always in a clan, they move in clusters, eat in clusters, and are always content as such. This can be quite intimidating to some would-be predators. Safety in numbers is a lesson the Sparrow has to share with us. The Sparrow is  ever vigilant  in her goals. She is always bustling for her food, foraging for her nests, and gathering for her young. Fastidious and  productive , the Sparrow is a reminder that idle hands (and idle minds) should b

Dove Tattoos Symbolism

  Dove Symbolism   Dove symbolic meanings: - Love - Grace - Promise - Devotion - Divinity - Holiness - Sacrifice - Maternal - Ascension - Purification - Messenger - Hopefulness The dove has seemingly inexhaustible sources of symbolic flavor throughout most histories, cultures and myth. Doves produce their own milk, called "crop milk" or "pigeons milk." An oddity in nature for birds to produce their own milk to feed their young. From this unique ability, we can glean  symbolism of nurturing . Doves are commonly considered a  symbol of motherhood. Doves often cease their foraging for food just before their babies are born. This temporary starvation insures a pure formulation of milk (otherwise their offspring could not digest bits of solid food in the milk). That's another confirmation about maternal attributes as well as  self-sacrifice  for the sake of their progeny. The dove is even associated with several mother figures in historical do