Aphrodite is her Greek name; Venus is how the Roman’s knew her. She is the daughter of Uranus and the Ocean Foam is her mother. She is also known as “foam born” and “she who rises from the waves”. When she shakes the seawater from her hair, the drops turn to pearls at her feet.
Lovely, indeed is Aphrodite, great goddess of love and lust. She married the crippled smithy Hephaestus, but found him boring and entertained many lovers, with whom she had many children.
The Romans considered her the goddess of charm and beauty and believed that a large stone resting near a tall tree was a place wherein she could be called for help in affairs of the heart. They offered her wild strawberries, herbs, pine cones, and cypress branches.
She is also thought to be a descendant of a prehistoric water bird goddess, and a goddess of spiritual as well as passionate love. The white dove symbolizes platonic love and the honeysuckle vines are symbolic of happy marriages.
or Bastet, was originally a lion headed goddess. She was a daughter of the sun god and a national deity of protection. She became tamer as a cat woman, sometimes with a lion decorating her breastplate as a reminder of her former, wilder self. She was the Egyptian goddess of joy, music, celebration, dancing, and pleasure. To take part in a celebration at her temple in Bubastis, ensured the mental and physical health of the participants.
Honoring live domesticated cats was also important to Bast’s followers.A vast cat cemetery has been uncovered in Bubastis. Mummifying one’s pet was considered homage to this playful, free spirited goddess.
This image was published in 2004 by Hay House as part of a goddess oracle deck
This is the angel of unconditional love. She was created as an oracle card for Dr. Doreen Virtue, Ph.D.
Surrounded by the flowers of kings and animals of gentle wisdom, she lays her hand upon the word of love, and vows to keep such in her heart. The full moon shines upon the cities in the sky.
…is an American Indian Goddess about whom many stories are told. According to a Papago legend, the Creator made butterflies to gladden his heart when he perceived the impermanence of life. He took a spot of sunlight, some blue from the sky, the whiteness of cornmeal, the blackness of a beautiful girl’s hair, the green of pine needles, and the red, purple, and orange of flowers. He put them in a bag which he gave to the children. When the children opened the bag, thousands of multi-colored butterflies danced about them, lighting upon their skin.
The Medicine of Butterfly is the power to know one’s mind and to transform one’s life through wisdom. It is a never ending cycle of planting, growing, harvesting rewards, and planting again the seeds of spiritual seeking.
Butterfly Maiden sees herself in the world. She is aware of herself as a microcosm within the macrocosm. She seeks her truth adorned with the vibrant colors of Gaia, sharing her beauty with no conceit as she joyfully dances through the day.
This image was published in 2004 by Hay House as part of a goddess oracle deck by Dr. Doreen Virtue.
…was the Grand Prize winner of the 1998 California Computer Expo. She was my first totally digital art image.
She has shown in numerous shows and galleries, has been published in books, including the CorelDraw 8 Wow Book, and sold many prints. She also won Honorable Mention in the Corel World International Design Contest, 1999.
CyberGoddess was my first real foray into the realm of digital painting. When it all came together one afternoon, I realized I’d discovered my true medium, my niche. Ups and downs since that wondrous afternoon I received my award notice; but I remain committed to my craft.
This angel illustration was originally created for Dr. Doreen Virtue, for an oracle deck.
Dragonfly is a magical totem, signifying our ability to transform ourselves as we travel our path of self knowing toward enlightenment. Its iridescence and shifting colors lift us into dreamtime, where we understand that “reality” is the illusion. Our visions are channeled through our unconscious mind, ever connected to The Great Mystery that is Life. Dragonfly reminds us to celebrate Spirit in all living beings.
This Nature Goddess is surrounded by lotus flowers, eternal symbol of the simultaneity of cause and effect, calla lilies, the most feminine of flowers, and has vines and flowers growing in her hair. The golden flowers signify the divinity of her true self, as she emerges from the waters of her unconscious mind.
It is said that Dragonfly was once Dragon, covered with beautiful, shimmering scales and wielding great inner strength. It could change form at will, and light the darkness with the fire of its breath. Coyote tricked mighty Dragon into changing form and believing itself to be tiny Dragonfly.
Because of pride, Dragon got caught in its own illusion; just as we, because of ego, are forever accepting our facade as our true selves. Too often we believe our failures, our shortcomings, and our limitations are real. We have forgotten that we too can change form at will, wield great inner powers, and can light our darkness with our faith, hope, and determination.
When Dragonfly enters our lives, it is time to dig deeper, lift the illusion of suffering and believe in our limitless divinity.
Winner: 2nd Place San Diego County E-Arts Competition 2004
In American Indian tradition, frog is the totem of cleansing, healing, and purification. Frogs are related to water energy, the water of the womb, where one prepares to be born. Frog song can call forth the rain.
Frog medicine lets us know it’s time to refresh ourselves and refill our souls. It’s time to get rid of extraneous diversions and meditate on our feelings and needs. Replace chaos with clear, focused energy. Gift ourselves with some quiet time alone and bring forth a rejuvenated serenity.
Frog medicine people tend to be supportive at critical times and can clean negative energy from the environment. The “ribet” sound echoes a heartbeat and calls forth the “Thunder Beings” that cleanse the earth. Water is used by shamans to release negative vibrations. Water is used as a medium for seers, and water is a super conductor. Think of holy water.
If frog is in your life, it’s time to get rid of old, cumbersome habits so that new healthy ways can take root in your life.
Keywords: healing, positive energy, washing away stale vibrations, opening a space for new, positive thoughts
Winner: Honorable Mention San Diego County E-Arts Competition 2002
My mother, spying a book about Wicca on my bookshelf, asked if I was studying witchcraft. She had a tremor of fear in her voice.
Yes, I answered.
Oh, don’t do that, she pleaded, her understanding of the word “witch” coming from the usual channels of misinformed media and vested interest pulpit.
But I’ve always been a witch, I told her, and so have you. I just didn’t know that until I started reading about Wicca. The day you pulled your children out of Sunday school, took them to a field of flowers, and told them they didn’t have to go to church to find God…you were a witch.
Every time I pick an herb to make a tea for a sick friend…I’m a witch. I sit in my garden, realizing I’m part of nature, a child of Earth…I’m a witch. I take a moment, focus my intent, and dream. When that dream manifests…I’ve made magick. Magick is the art of changing the visible with the invisible.
Wicca, ancient Earth religion, of the Earth, about Goddess, Gaia, the Earth Mother, about Communion, about Healing, about Compassion, about Love, about Honoring the Life Force within all, about Spirit, about Intent, about Choice, about Responsibility, about Spiritual Autonomy…about Joy.
There are many symbols in this image that represent new beginnings and hopefulness. The lotus flowers are symbolic of the law of cause and effect. They flower and seed simultaneously, signifying that all we do, say, and think creates our reality and our future.
Snakes represent transformation. Our futures are never stagnant. We can change our destiny any moment we choose to do so.
The crystal ball she holds has within it a moth, always seeking the light, representing our quest to discover the truth. Within the ball are also acorns, symbol of what mighty things will come from our causes.
Her jewels are blue, the color of spiritual awareness, and behind her and upon her garment are impressions of The Green Man, The Horned God, that which is masculine in Nature.
Winner: Honorable Mention San Diego County E-Arts Competition 2002
The Egyptians believed their pharaohs were descendants of Horus, the son of Isis and Osiris, the gods who came to earth from the star system Sirius. They built the sphinx to honor Horus, and his divine parents, much longer ago than is now popularly accepted. The original name of the sphinx was “Horus on the Horizon”, and once a year, when the star Sirius crests the horizon of earth, the light from the star shines directly between the sphinx’s paws. Many people believe the head was originally a lion. There are ancient writings that describe it as such, and the head now is one third too small for the body. It is thought that the present face is of a pharaoh who had the lion head shaved away and replaced it with his own.
The sphinx shows evidence of water erosion, and historical documents refer to water being present on the Giza plateau where the sphinx was surrounded by a large moat from which rose giant flaming torches. It must have been incredibly beautiful; a true monument to their gods.
Isis and Osiris were passionately in love. This incited the jealousy of Osiris’ brother, Set, who hacked Osiris into pieces in an uncontrolled rage, and scattered the pieces around the world. Isis, unable to deal with the loss, traveled the world and gathered up her lover’s body parts. She put him back together and breathed life into him long enough to conceive their son, Horus. Isis is revered in the ancient Egyptian religion as the goddess of medicine and magic.
Horus, represented by the falcon, is believed to reside in the Milky Way.
Earth mother under the stars
On the plains of Mother Earth’s towers,
The impossible lotus blooms
While the armored one seeks my eye.
Frogs are for healing,
Lizards are for dreaming,
An ephemeral foam.
But most importantly,
All that we do returns to us…three-fold.
…was commissioned for licensing by Hay House Publishers as part of a Mermaid and Dolphin Oracle Deck conceived and written by Dr. Doreen Virtue.
She was painted in Corel Photopaint and Painter, and a deconstruction was created and presented by me at CorelWorld 2002.
In some spiritual traditions, Lady Nada is an Ascended Master, Chohan of the Sixth Ray, the Ray of peace and brotherhood, devotion, humility, selflessness, service, and wisdom born of love. She last embodied on earth as one of the Priestesses in the Temple of Love in Atlantis, approximately 11,600 years ago. She is a protective spirit of artists, oppressed peoples, and children.
Master Nada presides over the sound of language and diverse tongues, including the creation of words and their interpretation. She also presides over the Word of God, assisting in its propagation throughout the world.
With purple and gold rays emanating from her solar plexus, her symbol is the pink rose. Her stones are the diamond, pearl, topaz, and ruby. Her etheric retreat is located over Saudi Arabia.
…can best be understood by thinking of the aspects of One in Numerology. She is independent, an authority, a leader, courageous, self reliant, ambitious, has indomitable will, and a positive, self aware mind.
In Alchemy, she’s gold. In the Tarot, she’s the Magician. Astrologically, she is represented by the Sun – Leo. Her element is fire. Her colors are red, yellow, orange and gold. Her gemstone is ruby, garnet, and diamond. Her Hebrew letter is Aleph, and on the Tree of Life, she is Kether, the Crown.
She is a Goddess and a Queen.
Winner: Honorable Mention San Diego County E-Arts Competition 2002
The Renaissance Goddess was licensed as a book cover by Hay House Publishers in 2002. The book, titled, Archangels and Ascended Masters,” was written by Dr. Doreen Virtue.
This image was also published in 2004 by Hay House as part of a goddess oracle deck by Dr. Doreen Virtue.
This image has shown and prints have sold in various galleries and shows, including the San Diego County Electronic Arts Show, where it won Honorable Mention, and the San Diego Museum of Arts Artists Guild Annual Show – 2002, and Comic Con International 2002 Art Show.
The Celtic Goddess enters her Temple.
She has Raven as her totem, and is connected to the realm of birds – creatures that rise above the earthly turmoil. She is psychic, independent and spiritually free. She brings messages to this world from other dimension of existence. She can see in the dark.
The vines twisting and meshed behind her are the obstacles she had to face to reach her temple, her place of communion with the Divine, where she experiences her enlightenment.
The runes surrounding her are symbols for spiritual qualities she has earned. For example:
- Ansur – the spoken word for the Divine, controlled, creative and divine power, prophecy and revelation, instruction, good advice
- Eolh – suggests the splayed fingers of the “warding off” hand, powerful protection, reaching up for the divine, success in endeavors
- Sigel – victory of light over dark, positive force, the natural power of the sun, cllear vision, the power of good to vanquish evil
- Beorc – renewal, regeneration, purification, healing and recovery, family and home, sexual enjoyment, fertility and birth, birth of a new enterprise, a new beginning
- Wyn – reward, peaceful winning, ultimate achievement, everything is going well, total harmony with life, ecstatic joy from closeness to the Divine
- Ken – sheds light on the path, dispels our dark side and helps us to see the truth as enlightened ones, knowing, understanding, natural warmth and companionship, good health, seeing that leads to good action