Sunday, March 4, 2012

Peacock Tattoo Symbolism

Symbolic Peacock

Peacock Meanings: Royalty, Vitality, Sensuality, Luxury, Expansiveness, Pride, Nobility, Generosity, Immortality, Longevity, Love, Watchfulness, Sexuality, Compassion, Desire, Beauty

Peacock symbolism commonly deals with the impressively fanning out of the male peacock's tail feathers. The bright blue of his body is equally impressive.

Ideas of nobility and royalty come from Chinese symbolism as in this culture the peacock represents high status. Peacock feathers have been given to recognize outstanding service & honourable rank in military office.

The peacock also symbolizes the expansive consciousness in Buddhism. In Buddhism the bird represents the all-compassionate goddess Kuan-Yin.
The eyes in the peacock feathers symbolize watchfulness .

In Christian symbolism, the Eyes of peacock tail-feathers representing the eyes of the Christ and God watching over the faithful.
Christianity also uses the peacock feather as a symbol of immortality and resurrection
In Greek and Roman mythology the peacock is the companion of Hera and Juno and represents regal status .

The peacock is a solar animal it conveys attitudes like:
Vitality, radiance, glory, stimulation, life, health, invigoration.

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