So I decided I wanted to call upon some feminine energies. Ultimately this is really just one energy that we are made of but which has different ‘flavours’ to it. These flavours or energies are represented in the hindu tradition in many forms of gods and goddesses. I was really feeling to embody the powerful feminine energies as I passed through the rite of childbirth so I called on a pretty fierce woman-gang. They were, Durga (the goddess that rides a lion. Why? well, because that's what you do if you're badass), Bhairavi (the dark and primal goddess), Kali (the no-bullshit goddess), Lakshmi (the “you've got this baby” goddess) and African goddess, Yemaya.
Now if you look online for the yantras for these goddesses, you'll find something different to what I have painted here. They are painted in particular colours in the yantra tradition. With respect to the whole technology of yantras (yeah, it's pretty huge if you start digging) and without meaning to disrespect the old ways, I felt I needed to paint and interpret them (these energies) in a way that made sense for me on this pregnancy journey.