The spiral symbolizes the vital magic of life. The tree represents the Divine rooted in the earth.
This delicate Spiral Goddess was designed by sculptor Abby Willowroot in conjunction with the Goddess 2000 Project, whose simple goal is to place a Goddess Shrine on every block in every city on Earth. Spiral-force or serpent force is the Goddess energy. From deepest Prehistory onwards, the spiral was associated with horns and snakes, and symbolized dynamism, fertility and the vital magic of life. Profusions of spirals decorate ancient temples in Ireland, Malta and Mycenea, as well as countless pictographic monuments throughout the world. Here the Goddess raises her arms, invoking the spiral-power within Her. On the reverse, her arms are joined in the “drawing down the moon” gesture. A leafless tree represents the Goddess rooted in the Earth, swelling toward regeneration while bathed in the glow of waxing, full, and waning moons.