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Symbolic Meaning of Number Eleven

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

 Tags: Numerology | Tarot

A 10 minute video on the surface and deeper symbolic meaning of number eleven. Enjoy!

Links for more information on Meaning of Number Eleven:

Other links of importance to this topic:

The High Priestess card (image & meaning)

Numbers in the Tarot

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Symbolic Meaning of Gold

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Tags: Alchemy | Natural Symbolism

Symbolism of Gold

Symbolism of Gold

Technically (and alchemically) speaking, gold is a soft, shiny, yellow, heavy, malleable, ductile metal.  It is also a trivalent and a univalent which means it’s a transitional metal.

As a transitional metal, gold is symbolic of flexibility on our spiritual path while life experience galvanizes our faith.

One of the more valued elements, gold represents perfection in all matter, on any level. It also symbolizes humankind’s quest to perfect, illuminate and refine his/herself.

Because of its resistance to heat and acid, gold is a symbol of immutability, eternity and perfection.

Because of its golden color, it is almost universally associated with solar symbolism.  This gives gold such attributes as:

  • Vitality
  • Life
  • Health
  • Radiance
  • Wisdom
  • Clarity
  • Unification
  • Virtue
  • Light

In Christian symbolism, gold is considered an attribute of virtue and golden hues are used quite often in Christian art to convey divine love.

The infamous legend of alchemists turning common metals into gold is actually a parable for the human quest to change base vulgarities like greed, hate and selfishness into qualities like love, virtue and compassion through the process of self-purification.  Ergo, gold is symbolic of this transition of the soul.

Other symbolic fodder:

Symbolism in Alchemical Elements

Symbolism of Silver

Symbolism of Copper and Finding Pennies

Symbolism of the Diamond in Alchemy

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Grasslands of Dreams: Meanings Behind Dreaming of Grass

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Dreaming of Grass

Dreaming of Grass

Tags: Nature | EcoIntuition | Dream Meanings

Dreams pave the way to our most profound knowing.  Lately, I’ve been dreaming of grass.  My meditations have been of a grassy nature too.  I thought it would be nice to share a few thoughts on the symbolic meaning of dreaming of grass.

Some observations:

Green Green Grass of Home:
Grass is green (at least, most of it is).  This puts my dreaming mind in the Anahata chakra - the heart chakra, as this energy center swims in veridian waves.  The heart chakra governs health, healing and high-hearted aspects like inclusion, connection, empathy and love.  The heart is the engine of the body, and the Greeks felt the heart fueled our spirits with emotional power and inspiration.  So, dreaming of grass can suggest our attention be directed to the function of the heart – emotionally and physically.  Innumerable cultures believe the heart is the home of the soul too.  So dreaming of grass can be a call to return to our homes – a call to return our attention to our soul-center.

Get a Grip:
Grass is symbolic of a vast system of inter-connectivity.  If you’ve ever observed the root system of a patch of grass, you have the perfect illustration of connection.  There is no separation.  Dreaming of grass is a message of connection with community or even re-connecting with our personal roots (history, emotional centered-ness).  Furthermore, grass has been utilized by savvy agriculturalists as a means to prevent soil erosion.  The grass serves as a matrix that grips the soil and keeps it in place during times of flooding.   There is symbolism in this.  Dreaming of grass could be a message for us to get a grip on our foundational beliefs – don’t get washed away in the floods of life.

Grass Roots:
This brings me to my final symbolic observation about dreaming of grass – grass roots.  Grassy dreams are often a message for us to get to the root of issues that are in our fore-thoughts.  If something is causing us stress, it’s time to get to the root of it.  However, in dreamy grasslands, we see the roots are all interconnected – so we may have to do some digging.  In other worlds finding one root of a problem may lead us to several other issues.  In this case, it’s important to honor the process of working through our perspectives and beliefs about troubling matters.  Be patient, and nourish yourself as you get to the root-heart of various matters of conflict.

Grass is a vast ecosystem in itself, and as such, it is symbolic of nourishment.  When analyzing your own dreams, be mindful to feed yourself compassionately – it’s the only way to insure a properly rooted foundation in your interpretations.

I hope you have enjoyed these thoughts on potential meaning of dreaming of grass.  Here are a few other links that may hold interest:

Nature Symbols


Shamrock Meanings

Dream Meanings (common)

Chakra Color Meanings

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