In ancient civilizations, when a Phoenix was depicted, there were five aspects that were always there:
As the potential of a fully expressed Phoenix lies within each of us, these five aspects are also a part of us. (I explain two of them below)
The Eye of The Phoenix
As was discussed earlier, our pineal gland is our third eye. It corresponds to our sixth chakra and, when more developed, our sixth sense. It creates a trinity with our two physical eyes, that see what the pineal perceives. Our third eye is “The Eye” of our Inner Phoenix.
The Tail of The Phoenix
The tail of a bird helps it to fly. Symbolically, the tail of our Inner Phoenix helps us to “fly”. A tail is long. With The Phoenix, it is magical and colorful. It is used for balance. It wields a lot of influence and has several sections to it – from the tip of the tail, through the length of it and up to the body of this inner bird. In our physical and spiritual anatomy, our spine corresponds to this dynamic element. Not only is it long, like a tail, but when see it from above, the vertebra transform from “Figure 8’s” (The symbol of infinity) into human-like figures that resemble someone in meditation (see below).
Not only does the spine connect our nervous system to our brain, but it is also where many of our chakras are found. The coccyx (The tailbone) corresponds to tip of the tail and our red chakra. Then as we travel up the spine, our chakras change color from orange to yellow to green and blue. When we discuss our physical spine, we are really talking about two things: The spinal column (vertebra) and the spinal cord (Life force). The former encases the latter. A tail also has two elements. Our spine and its colored chakras correspond to the Phoenix tail.