Oil painting SimhaMukha Tara by Frederica  Hall

SimhaMukha Tara

60'' X 48'' Oil and dry pigments - price and giclee prints on request

Simhamukha Tara in the cosmic cloud the Dark Tower in the constellation of Scorpius

In silhouette against a crowded star field toward the center of the milky way in the constellation of Scorpius, is the dusty cosmic cloud named the dark tower a structure that spans almost 40 light-years across located some 5,000 light-years away from Earth in the southern constellation of Scorpius. Silhouetted against a crowded star field, the Dark Tower is known as a cometary globule

When I first came across this dark cloud it had no name and evoke in me the powerful  image of Simhamukha Tara the Queen of the Dakinis, who represents the transformation of anger or wrath into enlightened awareness, averting or repulsing of negative energy and sending it back to its source,  protecting from negative provocations of mankind’s destruction of the natural environment resulting in  plagues,  earthquakes, madness, wars, and other calamities.  

She is a manifestation of the enlightened awareness and her nature is compassion, she slays the dragon representing the forces of evil and chaos. She only shows her fierce and angry face in order to subdue misguided beings.