Mantra of the Mandala for October by Patricia Fitzgerald, Irish Mandala Artist, Healing Creations
This month’s mandala is based on the geometry of nine. Nine is the last conceptual Pythagorean number. The ancient mathematical philosophers called nine the ‘finishing post’ and ‘that which brings completion’.
The geometry is composed of three trinities – 3 x 3 = 9, and so the number nine represents the principles of the sacred trinity taken to its utmost expression. Nine was considered thrice sacred – representing perfection, balance and order. Nine being the final number depicts the highest attainment in any pursuit. . Nine is unsurpassable, the ultimate. After nine months we leave the womb, birthing into life beyond that which we have known before. Nine represents moving beyond the horizon, expanding our realities and our consciousness. Endings and beginnings. Everything and nothing.
Patricia studied Visual Education and Communication at Dun Laoghaire College of Art & Design (IADT) and holds a first class honours degree in Philosophy and Sociology from University College, Dublin. Her first book Healing Creations: Discover your mindful self through mandala colouring and journaling was published in September 2016 by The Collins Press. She hosts workshops on the art of mandala and meditation both in Ireland and abroad.
© Patricia Fitzgerald