happy mary magdalene feast day! there are many variations of the name given to this beloved woman…
it is said her given name in aramaic at the time she lived on earth was marya- which means master or lord. this name elevated her to the status of leader or teacher. she was seen as the apostle of the apostles and the beloved of jesus. he was said to love her more than any woman and often kissed her on the mouth.
marya also translates as ‘mary in front’ or she who comes before. hidden in plain sight- a way shower in her own right. remember the bible says ‘blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth’. her entire story and the devaluation of her by the bible- with many seeing her as the lowest of the low, while hidden in plain sight she is the highest of the high- reminds me of this quote. she is meek, she has been hidden and almost entirely erased from history. and yet it is She who inherits the earth.
her biblical representation as a prostitute may be connected to the her training as a temple priestess in ancient Egypt where they taught the rites of sacred sexuality and sex magic. she was a great healer, shaman, witch and priestess. she was the lunar current to jesus’ solar current. she was the yin to his yang, the bride to his bridegroom. the ceremonial washing of his feet was a known egyptian ritual that was only done by a man’s wife/priestess before a powerful initiation- which is precisely what he was heading into as his crucifixion was imminent.
the story of her having 7 demons expelled out of her is written in the bible to portray her as evil- but an alternate translation is that the 7 demons where the 7 deadly sins we ALL can succumb to. and having them expelled from her symbolized that they were so completely moved through and transformed that she became pure and innocent again as a new born child (just like jesus).
magdalene refers to magdala or migdal- a town she came from but also a term that meant tower. to be a magdalene is to be a tower or pillar of strength. this is a title- rather than a name. mary/marya/mara also has connection to the ocean or the sea- meaning ‘she who comes from the sea’. this is a symbol for the primordial waters of the womb that birthed everything here on planet earth. many ancient cultures have stories about the beginning of time and almost all of them start with primordial waters.
migdal is also greek for almond and is connect to the amygdala- an important part of our brain that governs emotion, survival instincts and memory. trauma healing requires a rewiring of the amygdala. we have 2 amygdalas- one in the right brain and one in the left. the right brain amygdala specializes in emotions like fear, anxiety and depression. the left brain amygdala specializes in emotions like happiness, bliss and elation.
the union of jesus and marya magdalene is symbolic of the union of heaven and earth, within and without, spirit and soul, body and mind, and the 2 hemispheres of the brain. their Union is a template and example of what is possible. some say marya magdalene’s role as partner and teacher along side jesus was removed from the bible as their Union showed that liberation and freedom were found within and could be activated in Divine Union. this meant no priest or church had the power to save people (and charge them for it)- that in fact people could save themselves. this path of freedom put the power solely in the people’s hands.
another connection with the almond- if you look at the vesica pisces you see 2 circles overlap and they form an almond shape between the two- called a mandorla. this can represent the opening in the yoni of the female- the portal of and to creation. yoni means ‘sacred passage’- both coming out (a baby being born) and also going in (sacred sexuality). all women contain portals in their wombs. they are embodiments of the Great Creatrix. but many have forgotten they contain this magic within them.
the vesica pisces can also represent when 2 become 1- the 2 circles coming together with the place of Divine Union represented by the mandorla. and further it can represent the Divine Child- the Sacred 3rd birthed when the Divine Feminine and the Divine Masculine come together, creating the Holy Trinity.
her feast day is july 22nd- the day the sun moves from cancer (moon-ruled) to leo (sun-ruled). incidentally in the magi card system july 22nd is the 6 of clubs- one of the most powerful and psychic cards in the entire deck. this card is the way shower and the messenger and is the same card as john the baptist (his feast day is june 24th). if you know your templar mysteries you may be aware there is a sacred, secret connect between these 2 saints. and you can see the connection in their magi card.
some other symbols to be aware of- you can find images of magdalena with a red or white egg. the secret teachings of the egg are the sacred teachings of creation. in many of the ancient stories of the beginning of all creation we first hear of primordial ancient waters and then out of these waters rises a mound of earth upon which an egg is laid and out of this egg all of existence is birthed. the waters are the womb, the egg is laid by the mother. when the egg cracks the sun (the son) rises out of it and creation is created.
another symbol is the alabaster jar. this was used holding the holy oils that mary magdalene anointed jesus with. this can also symbolize the holy grail- the sacred chalice that she held in her hands, in her body/womb and in her heart. there are 3 grails in the body- the grail of wisdom in the 3rd eye, the grail of the love in the heart and the grail of power in the womb or hara if you are a man. these 3 grails when activated and aligned fill us with Divine Wisdom, Divine Love and Divine Power. when embodied we become the Greatest Force for evolution and transformation on the planet!
i believe many women have incarnated now with a spark of magdalene’s soul within them. i personally do not feel she has fully incarnated as one person- but has returned as the many. i had a dream years ago where i was watching a lake. one woman began to rise out of the lake- the lady of the lake- but very quickly i realized thousands of women were rising out of the lake. a loud booming voice said ‘it is not the return of the one, it is the return of the many’.
i feel it is important that all who hold her code in their being remember who she is- to remember who they are. there is a female christ and a male christ- and in Union they birth the Divine Magical child. this is the sacred teaching of Inner Union. yes it can manifest without and when it does it is sublime. but first it must be found within.
as within, so without
as above, so below
as the Universe, so the Soul
blessed mary magdalene feast day!
p.s. a compilation of images of magdalena that i love most have been posted with this post on FB and instagram. please visit either of those pages to see all the images.
the image i have included above was painted/channeled by jennifer mayol and for my birthday i bought a copy of the original to hang above my altar. to me the key to magdalene images that feel like She comes through it lies in the eyes. the eyes are also almond shaped. hmmm…. ;)
p.s.s. if you are interested in learning about the ancient story of magdalena please read the book ‘rituals in sacred stone’. this is a profound and very activating book. also read ‘law of light’ by lars muhl.
also the movie mary magdalene with mara rooney (mara as variation on mary!!!) really gets her essence. it does not speak to her Union with jesus but i feel mara rooney truly expressed magdalene’s energy in a profound way. you can see it in her eyes <3 #divineharmony #divineharmonyastrology #astrology #cosmcinsight #magdalene #marymagdalene #magdalena #marymagdalenefeastday #maryamagdalene #marya #shewhocomesbefore #FemaleChrist #FeminineChrist #brideofchrist #DivineUnion #SacredSexuality #SexMagic #HighPriestess #hiddeninplainsight #wombofcreation #vesicapisces #mararooney #mandorla #DivineChild #HolyTrinity #DivineFeminine #DivineMasculine #SacredUnion #consortoftheDivine