Blood is the archetypal element that represents family and is responsible for carrying life and nutrition in our body. Blood ties establish an energetic and vital connection, while blood loss represents an obvious loss of energy.
The Archetypal Symbolism of Blood: The Connection between Family, Life and the Unconscious
Archetypes serve a basic function in all levels of our lives, whether physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual. For the unconscious, these patterns are identical.
In the world of dreams archetypes are used as a means of communication from the soul, the unconscious, the superego or the higher self, depending on the author.
Through the language of dreams, a connection is established between the observer and the internal emotions that manifest externally.
The Archetypal Symbolism of Blood in our Relationships and the Universe
Our relationship with archetypes is constant and leads us to repeat unconscious patterns in different aspects of our lives, whether in our physical nourishment or our emotional and familial relationships, as well as in our culture and society.
Blood, a symbol of life and energy, represents the union of the mother (water) and father (air) through hemoglobin, which captures oxygen and transports it into our body. This combination gives rise to life itself.
Interestingly, in planets that have evolved and have prominent life, two key conditions are met: the presence of water and oxygen. Is it a simple coincidence?
Making connections: The Symbolism of Blood in Healing and Connection to Life
The physical body can reflect what is happening on other levels of our being, like an image of our separation from who we truly are and what we need to express to be happier. This separation is often painful.
The path to healing involves a shift in perspective moving from a rational and painful view to a deeper connection with what we truly feel.
Blood, as a source of life represents our nourishment and fundamental relationships with life itself. The different conditions related to it are symbols of how we relate to life and how we nourish ourselves.
The Symbolism of Legs and Heart: Connection with the Earth and Feminine and Masculine Energy
Symbolically, slow circulation in the legs may indicate a lack of energy and drive in pursuing our desires. When we act more from reason than emotion there is a lack of coherence that manifests in the form of illness.
Legs represent our connection to the Earth, Gaia and our deepest emotions.
In the heart, the ventricles symbolize the masculine part that expels, while the atria represent the feminine part that receives. Masculine energy, Yang, provides the drive, while feminine energy, Yin, is focused on reception.
These energies are reflected in how our being receives and welcomes what happens outside and what we wish to receive. Ultimately, they are two sides of the same coin that influence each other.
The Symbolism of Blood and the Heart as a Reflection of Our Inner Home
In the archetypal symbolism of blood, arteries and veins represent two complementary aspects of life. Arteries, which transport oxygenated and life-filled blood, symbolize masculine energy and the impulse towards action.
Veins, on the other hand, which collect waste and oxygen-depleted blood, symbolize feminine energy and the ability to receive and allow life to express itself.
The heart, as the center of the circulatory system, represents our inner home. It is the place where masculine and feminine energies come together and where our essential being resides. Similarly, the womb is our first home, where the journey of life begins.
When a heart attack occurs, it can be interpreted as a trauma related to our symbolic home, our inner territory. It is a signal that something in our essential being needs attention and healing in order to regain harmony and balance.