How my logo came to be

Project Dreamcatcher

dreamcatcher

/ˈdriːmkatʃə/
noun

a small hoop containing a horsehair mesh, or a similar construction of string or yarn, decorated with feathers and beads, believed to give its owner good dreams. Dreamcatchers were originally made by North American Indians.

When I was thinking about a logo for Janet’s Numerology. I just could not come up with the right “feel”. I met with a friend I had not seen in a while, who had no knowledge of my deep thoughts regarding my logo. Out of the blue, she asked me: “Where is your dreamcatcher?” It took me a few seconds to realize, as she touched her hands to her neck, that she was talking about my dreamcatcher pendant.

I have always had a fascination with dreamcatchers.

I used to possess an exquisite piece of jewellery – a dreamcatcher – 24 carat gold with gold filigree and lapis lazuli stones. It went missing during a move from one home to another. This piece of jewellery was very special to me. I purchased it from my numerology teacher who had it specially made during the time I was studying numerology with her. I was heartbroken when it went missing. It disappeared during a move from one home to another.

Lapis lazuli is a beautiful blue and is known for its many spiritual and healing properties. I wore it because of its ability to open the third eye and enhance intuition.

7 years had passed since it went missing and I had all but forgotten about its existence. I expressed my shock at her even remembering it. She went on to say: ” I was thinking about it on my way here while I was driving, and thought that if you ever needed a logo for your numerology, that a dream catcher would be perfect. It is so YOU.” She added that in her mind what I did was to help people make their dreams come true.

To say I was shocked was putting it mildly. I knew it was a sign. My whole life is a series of “signs” and “clues” that are sent when I need them most.

Two days later I was visiting a healer friend who knows of my passion for sacred geometry and sacred symbols. I told her about the dream catcher as a logo. She guided and encouraged me to put some thought into the contents and colours of the dream catcher and took out a few of her books from her delightful selection on the topic. She sat me down on a comfortable couch with exquisite cushions, put some soft music on, placed a pile of books in front of me and poured me a glass of pomegranate cordial. As the ideas started formulating, she used kinesiology muscle testing to monitor the progress of how close I was to the ultimate emblem that would convey all I wanted it to convey and carry my own unique energy. 

The indigo colour from my original lapis lazuli dream catcher pendant was an obvious choice for me for the centre plaque, being the colour of my life path number 6. The lilac centre also appealed to me greatly, as it is the colour of the spiritual number 7, which is my destiny number.

Next came the designing of the centrepiece of my dream catcher logo. Paging through, the books, Metatron’s Cube caught and held my attention no matter how many other symbols or geometries I scrutinised.

For the geometry to link the area between the hoop on the outer edge and the plaque in the centre, I eventually decided on the star of Lakshmi.

I love my logo because of all it symbolizes, and it resonates well with me. After all, what symbol really goes with numerology? Numbers would look like a book on learning to count…

So, thank you, Wanda and Johanna, for honouring your sacred contract with me to remind me of “the logo”.

Numerology In The Logo:

I brought in numbers and their numerological meanings. After all, numbers are very meaningful to me and tell me very vivid stories accompanied by equally vivid mental images.

The circle is the 0, the beginning and the end; the alpha and the omega. The dream catcher is full of circular elements. I am a Scorpio. Scorpio is ruled by the planet Pluto (and Mars too) and Pluto’s number is 0. Interestingly, Pluto is the reason the Scorpio will not budge until given a sign of confirmation when making important decisions. Now I know where that comes from, Lol!

The star of Lakshmi with its 8 points brought in the number 8, a very auspicious number for business and money, an infinity sign and reminder of “as above, so below.” Two sets of squares, with 4 “points” each, brings to mind the master number 44, which is the master therapist, which is my ultimate goal in this lifetime for myself. Scorpio is the 8th sign of the zodiac.

Metatron’s cube has many elements pertaining to the number 6, my leading pathway; a number of responsibility, service and love with all the heart and soul.The beads are in strands of either 3 or 5. 3 is an expressive and creative number. 5 is quick-thinking, full of ideas, flexible and gets its inspiration from above and brings it down to earth. Altogether there are 11 beads – my final pinnacle cycle and power number; a number pertaining to the inspired teacher and philosopher.There are 7 feathers. 7 is the number of spiritual searching, spiritual wisdom and faith. It is commonly thought in most cultures that feathers are symbols of higher thought and spiritual progression, and have been linked to peace, upliftment, joy and lightness.

About Metatron’s Cube:

For the centrepiece, I used a plaque with my favourite “feel-good” colours, with indigo at the centre, a reminder of my own dream catcher and the lapis lazuli stones. Onto this circular plaque, I inserted Metatron’s Cube. This sacred geometry gives me gooseflesh whenever I look at it as the energy rushes through me. The geometry looks simple, yet is very complex. Archangel Metatron, the angel of life, oversees the flow of energy in a mystical cube known as Metatron’s Cube. Metatron’s Cube is derived from the ancient structure of the Flower of Life and contains the five key sacred patterns or shapes that make up all matter in this universe. 

These five shapes, known as the platonic solids, are the star tetrahedron, hexahedron, octahedron, dodecahedron, and icosahedron. Metatron is known as the angel of life. He guards the Tree of Life. He writes down the good deeds people do on Earth, as well as what happens in heaven, in the Book of Life (which is also known as the Akashic record). Metatron is traditionally considered to be the spiritual brother of Archangel Sandalphon and both were humans on Earth before ascending to heaven as angels. Metatron is said to have lived as the prophet Enoch, and Sandalphon as the prophet Elijah. People sometimes ask for Metatron’s help to discover their personal spiritual power and learn how to use it to bring glory to God and make the world a better place.

About dream catchers:

Dream catchers were originally created by American Indians, traditionally consisting of a small wooden hoop constructed from a bent Red Willow branch covered in stretched sinews (leather), then covered in a web of natural fibres, with meaningful sacred items like feathers and beads attached. The circular shape of the dream catcher represents the circle of life. The web in the centre of the dream catcher catches the bad dreams during the night and disposes of them when day breaks. Dream catchers are believed to have originated from the Ojibwa Chippewa tribe. The Lakota tribe also has its own legend about the origins of the dream catcher. The Ojibwe word for dream catcher asabikeshiinh means “spider,” referring to the web that covers the centre of the hoop. Many cultures find spiders to be creepy, but the Ojibwe people saw them as a symbol of protection and comfort. Ojibwa legend tells a story of a mystical and maternal “Spider Woman” who served as the tribe’s spiritual protector, particularly for young children and babies. The Spider Woman found it difficult to protect and watch over all the members of the tribe as they migrated farther and farther away. She thus created the first dream catcher, which mothers and grandmothers recreated to mystically protect their children and families from afar.

The Star of Lakshmi:

Lakshmi is the Hindu goddess of Wealth. The Star of Lakshmi is an eight-pointed star made up of two squares. The points symbolize the eight kinds of wealth provided by Lakshmi. She is a much-worshipped goddess. The festival of Diwali, also known as the festival of lights, is hugely in her honour. She is the goddess who may bring wealth and prosperity to her followers.

About the colour Indigo:

According to my research on Google, Sir Isaac Newton had an occult side that has left us a questionable array of seven rainbow colours. Newton, a pioneer in researching light, beamed white light through prisms and watch it refract into the rainbow colours. He set out the colours of the rainbow as: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Seven colours. The only reason Newton came up with ‘indigo’ is because he believed there must be seven basic colours that come together to make white. Modern portrayals of the rainbow have reduced the number of colours to six, omitting indigo. Indigo is linked to the number 6 in numerology. Service to humanity is a strength portrayed by the colour indigo. Powerful and dignified, indigo conveys integrity, deep sincerity, great devotion, wisdom, justice, fairness and impartiality. It is a defender of people’s rights. The colour indigo is a very high frequency vibration, considered to express spirituality and an intense search of absolute truth. Indigo is a dark blue. It is a combination of intuition and spirituality, allowing direct access to wisdom. It is used as the colour of the third eye and sixth chakra.

About the colour lilac:

Violet represents the future, imagination and dreams. It is spiritually calming for the emotions. Lilac inspires and enhance psychic ability and spiritual enlightenment and is symbolic of the fulfilment and healing of body, mind and spirit.

And this dream catcher lived happily ever after as a beloved logo for Janet’s Numerology.

I hope some day I can help YOU to find and capture YOUR dreams.