Male cardinal on the right, female cardinal on left. Cardinal Fledglings on white pine branch. Drake family crest hanging from chain on branch.
The hindu Symbol in the center is called a Sri Yantra (holy instrument) The Sri Yantra is made of 9 interlocking triangles, four pointing up and five pointing down. The four pointing up represent human will and striving toward God. The five pointing down represent God’s will in us, which is always greater than our will.
The yellow and blue colors represent sun and sky. The point at the center of the triangles is called the Bindu which represents the source of existence. The triangle also represent the union of the divine masculine (four triangles pointing up) and the divine feminine (five pointing down). The love we share is not something less than or separate from God’s love, it is God’s love. A happy and thriving family has this truth at it’s center.
The petals around the symbol are the ever blossoming lotus colored in earth tones of evergreeen and raw sienna. The square shaped structure around the lotus is called the Gate and represents earth in a deep blue ocean color. The flowers around the Gate are Mistletoe at the top, Winter Jasmine on the right side, Siberian squill on the bottom, Christmas cactus on left side, and Holly at the corners. All are plants that bloom in winter. The bees and honeycomb represent the ongoing work of family life and nature and existence itself.