Okay, so things have gotten a bit bizarro in art world. This was to be a beautiful buffalo. (Or as beautiful as I can make it.) But, then the face emerged.
I saw the face as feminine at first- almost uterine in shape. But then the shape of a heart emerged, with penetrating eyes. And devil-like horns grew upon the head.
The head with a yellow opening above the 3rd eye, the ajna chakra, letting light in and out of the all-seeing eye.
Oh, this is a wise, wise beat.
Combining the mass and presence of the powerful Buffalo-body, with the feminine (uterine/heart)-shaped face.
And the horns upon the head? The male aspect of protection emerges. Although, females do have symbolic horns internally- the proper name of the fallopian tubes is the “uterine horns”.
The horns play a trick. Not typical animal horns, but more reminiscent of the Celtic god, Cernunnos. Such penetrating intensity.
I labeled the picture “stalking”, but that had negative connotations for me.
What more correctly came to mind is when certain animals, such as the German Shephed, do “perimeter control”. They will pace back and forth protecting their territory from any perceived threat.
The image speaks of this energy to me. This is the God/Goddess incarnation I want protecting me and my perimeter.
There is wiseness in the face and knowingness. The yellow ajna chakra speaks of vision and warmth. I am not alone, nor are you.
Sometimes when we have less than positive people and energy in our lives, we can feel beaten down, vulnerable, and constantly on-guard for the anticipated attack.
To me, animals are the God/Goddess spirit incarnated. Although this “beast” is a compilation of many forms, it speaks to me and I hope it does to you.
Let us pretend for today, energetically, this symbolic form protects our perimeters. We need do nothing more than place our hearts in its care.
The perimeters of our Hearts (truly the most important place to protect) is monitored by the God/Goddess in all its forms.