Interpretation of the "A" Angel in the Crucifixion Scene*
When I'm overwhelmed with pain I'm only aware of myself. Loss and disappointment dominate me, and I lose contact with the present.
Where can I find strength and support when everything around me is terrible? Should I stretch my hands to the sky, wailing or beseeching help? Or, in tragic moments, can I still feel connected to the earth, to earth as the place where life and death are fatefully intertwined?
When I, like the angel, seek contact with the earth with an open arm gesture, I turn to the deeper forces of life. I feel the ground. Maybe what I'm experiencing now can become a seed and get roots to eventually flourish and produce fruit? I can not change what happened. But I remain open to overcome my paralysis and continue on my way.
The "A" is associated with Venus, with the feminine, receiving power. Openness, beauty, love, dedication, resilience, and art are some of her key skills. As an organ, the kidneys are assigned to her.
* Picture excerpt from Giovanni Donato da Montorfano, Crucifixion, Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan. Explanation at the beginning of the course.