Watching or creating mandalas requires our ability to connect to our intuitive and intellectual self, to be able to simultaneously use the right and the left hemisphere of our brain. Mandalas help us in this procedure of connecting to ourselves, fine-tuning within.
Making yourself aware of your own feelings, intuitions and experience have primacy in the creation and receptive interpretation of mandalas.
Different Shapes in Mandalas
Dot: everything is one, symbol of the Unmanifested
Circle: wholeness, integrity, unity
Horizontal line: divides up from down, the earth and the sky. Maternal energy.
Vertical line: connection between worlds, energy. Divides right and left.
Cross: two lines meet and form a centre. Recognition.
Triangle with the vertex pointed upwards: aspiration, energies pointing upwards, in the direction of the spiritual sphere
Triangle with vertex pointed downwards: aspirations towards the earthly, material sphere
Hexagon, created from the above-mentioned triangles: unity spiritual and material aspirations
Square: our existence in the material world
Circle and square together: implementation of the spirit in the material
Octagon: harmony in human existence
Pentagon: human being brought to perfection
Heptagon: spiritual way
Circle divided to twelve parts: cycle of nature, wholeness
Swastika: Sun, energy, movement of the Universe
Spiral: cyclic movement of nature, dynamics. The two directions of the spiral symbolises the constructive and the destructive aspects
Colours can be interpreted in many different ways:
1. According to the colours of the chakras
2. According to the seasons, natural forms
3. According to the interpretation of different spiritual schools
4. According to Feng-shui
Certainly, there are several other possibilities for the interpretation…
You can experience what feelings are aroused in you by a specific colour – does it activate or relax you, does it vitalize or soothe you, does it turn you you inside… Does it raise a warm or cold sensation? You can read a lot about the effect that pure colours have on our chakras and - through the chakras - on our mood and even on the way our organs function. Selecting colours spontaneously (using the colours that are the most appealing to us) can lead us to find the colours that are important for us, the colours that heal and help us in harmonization. I honestly suggest you this method. When ready, the mandalas we created can be interpreted, stared at in astonishment, recognitions may be born.
Pure colours (they have a number of different shades)
Yellow: power, light, joy, this is the colour of the 3rd chakra
Orange: ample energy, heat, colour of the 2nd chakra
Red: fire, passion, colour of the 1st chakra
Violet: spiritual forces, colour of the 6th chakra
Blue: protection, tranquility, coldness, colour of the 5th chakra.
Green: peace, nature, colour of the 4th chakra
White: purity, unity, colour of the 7th chakra
Black: secret, darkness
Grey, just like brown, has several shades. They can either be cold or warm and they can be almost identical with one of the pure colours. They can be vivid or soft, can express boredom and sadness or, on the contrary, vitality and cheerfulness.