The tree as a symbol of the universe

Jan 23, 2023

Trees are the domain of the Forest Mother. They possess life force and a variety of energies. In olden times they were honoured much like deities because they were considered to be residences of the gods and the rustling of leaves was said to contain messages from the beyond. Prior to the coming of Christianity, sacred…

Zalktis (The sign and grass snake)

Aug 20, 2019

The grass snake (Natrix natrix). Photo – Marek Szczepanek Going by the old Latvian name “misiņausis” (lit. diminutive “brass-ears”) or the modern name “zalktis” the grass snake is the longest snake found in Latvia (1 – 1,5 m). It is characterised  by a grey or blue-ish black colour and yellow-orange “ears”. It is non-venomous. It loves to…

Cassiopeia – A sign of renewal

Aug 18, 2018

Cassiopeia in the northern sky. ¹ What is Cassiopeia? It’s a constellation, which can be seen all year around. In our latitude it’s a constellation that never sets. The bright stars forming Cassiopeia create a W sign in the sky and through it winds the milky way. This ancient sign can be…

Energy directionality in sign geometry

Jul 3, 2018

Throughout our lives we are all under a cross of energies. What do we see when we look at an Auseklis as a geometric figure (without a Latvian subtext)? We see four arrows which converge towards a unified center. The energies that structure and alter our reality or the physical world mimic an Auseklis. These can…

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