Writing my way through the A-to-Z blogging challenge, I’ll be using manicules (those pointing finger symbols) to direct your attention to something I’m pondering that delights or interests me. Each entry is somehow related to an unusual, obscure, or simply charming to me word.
P is for…
pavonated – colored like a peacock; peacock blue
I believe life speaks to us in all kinds of languages. Signs and symbols and dreams are like lovely little clues set around for us in a secret language, and we’re charged with not only keeping our eyes peeled for them but then when we find them, to translate them. I find this thrilling – it’s like the most fabulous detective game played with an always winking cosmos. Since I like paying attention to signs and symbols I could easily write a book just about this year’s messages for me. But I’ll just mention one.
Peacock has been showing up big time for me, and while frankly I’m not sure we’re done dancing together yet, I certainly have been given lots to think about. Some of the messages include: showing up unapologetically and being seen in all our built-in carry-with-us-always finery; third eye activation; beauty and integrity. Peacocks are associated with a number of deities including Greek goddess Hera and the Hindu goddess Lakshmi.
Something I had forgotten, but remembered when peacock started showing up was the “peacock eye” formation in fingerprints. Some time ago I had my hands read and I learned a number of fascinating things, including some unexpected delights. For example, I have a fingerprint on my palm (that’s rather unusual); and that I have a few peacock markings on my fingers, and that one of them was “hidden.”
The peacock eye print is somewhat uncommon and looks like a typical looped fingerprint with a whirl in the center, thus giving it the appearance of a peacock eye on a feather. It is said to be the sign of someone with artistic talents, especially if seen on the ring finger which is said to connect with our creativity and inner self. It also signifies someone who is happy marching to the beat of their own drum and who may seem a little odd. It would not be unusual for the possessor of this fingerprint to have an unusual personal style and work in a creative field. I’m happy to claim those things, whether they’re reflected in my hands or not.
One of the peacock eyes was “hidden” in the sense that my fingers didn’t easily want to reveal themselves. Isn’t hidden peacock a fascinating concept to think about? Peacock is all out “look at me, look at me” and hidden is all about “don’t look at me.” Yes, I can see those two energies at work in my world. Sigh. So I couldn’t resist attaching a peacock tail to a plain-jane songbird. I suspect peacock will be an honored guest in my thoughts for a while as I consider this some more.
Pondering peacock blue, I couldn’t help but think about a lovely piece of lab-grown bismuth I have sitting on my desk. Aren’t the colors amazing? And it never fails to remind me of a fabulous Escher staircase.
While I love the peacock blue color, I find this interesting as well. Canadian artist Jessica Fortner did a series of paintings of birds and flowers associated with the various astrological signs. She depicts Cancer (which is my astrological sun sign) as a white peacock with roses. You can see her series here.
So what do you think? What’s your favorite color? Do you love peacock blue? Like peacocks? Ever had your hands read? Fascinated by fingerprints? Do tell – you know I love to hear.