Welcome to Through the Peacock’s Eyes, Insights for Spiritual Living! I’ve developed this blog/website as a means to help heal, teach, and guide others on their spiritual journeys and in this life. It is my hope that through my writings, readings, and teachings that I will be able to provide insight, inspiration, and guidance to others as they grow and travel along both their individual and spiritual paths. Though I may reference and discuss different philosophies, religions, spiritual practices, and healing modalities, I believe that under the surface they all provide paths for us to free ourselves from our sufferings and to live a good and joyful life.
Meaning and Symbolism of the Peacock
I chose the title, Through the Peacock’s Eyes, for a couple of reasons: the symbolism of the peacock, and its connection to the Hindu goddess Saraswati. The symbolism of the peacock is similar across many cultures, from Christianity where it represents patience, love, eternal life, and immortality, to Buddhism where it represents wisdom, kindness, and compassion. The Bodhisattvas, such as Quan Yin and Avalokiteshvara, are often associated with the peacock because as the peacock can eat poison and not be affected by it, the Bodhisattvas can take in the poisonous emotions of others and not be affected by them.
The peacock’s habit of replacing its feathers yearly and its connection to the phoenix also make it a symbol of renewal, rebirth, and reincarnation. In ancient Greek mythology, when the “all-seeing” 100-eyed giant Argus died, the goddess Hera preserved his eyes on the peacock to honor him. Thus the peacock’s eyes themselves represent seeing, insight, and wisdom. The eyes on the peacock’s feathers are also thought to represent the stars in the heavens.
The Goddess Saraswati
In Hindu mythology, the vehicle for the goddess Saraswati is often the peacock. Saraswati is the goddess of wisdom, knowledge and learning, creativity, music, language, and writing. As her vehicle, the peacock helps her navigate through the world with compassion, wisdom, and understanding.
As a writer, spiritual life coach, and intuitive healer, Saraswati is my muse. May her guidance guide me to guide you through the peacock’s eyes’ different views, lenses, insights, and perspectives.
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There are many posts on the goddess in her myriad incarnations and famous mantras for protection and recently on the soul of animal and plant l;ife – find time to visit, ive subscribed to your blog on email, more than a visit i would appreciate your valuable and knowledgable comments and last but not the least you must be having a new incarnation with that infant soul in your lap all yours to keep and rear. namaste sarasvatiji, i loved the information on the peacock.
there are no comments after 2013 that was more than 5 years ago. have you stopped blogging? i miss our interactions though i have had a bad patch these last two years but am back in the saddle with several posts in march after two years of silence. Would love to reconnect
I think I accidentally deleted my first reply! Yes, I am still here, Indrajit! I just don’t have time to post or read others’ blogs quite as often because I had a baby about a year and a half ago. I’m sorry you had a bad patch, but so happy your are back! I will stop by your blog soon! Namaste _/l\_
Such a beautiful page. Your knowledge is so respectable. Amazing insight.
You are the correct person to aid me in developing a deeper Awareness via Vedic & Western Astrology.🎖
I’m a new reader of your blog but I am excited to catch up on what you have to say. I am also a tarot reader and it’s cool to see other insights. I hope to get to know you better as well. This is going to be really interesting. Have a good day.
How lucky I am to have found your blog. You can easily see that your success is assured because you designed it nicely well. It is a very sought after topic because we need to reach that spiritual peace that is always elusive. Congratulations to you and everyone has said it.
Just wondering if I should do what I am thinking on doing, for I do not want to leave my job.
Hi Mary, I suggest a short tarot reading to get guidance on your question. Here is the link to my Tarot Readings: http://juliannevictoria.wixsite.com/juliannevictoria
You are so on with my Gemini reading for 2017.. I have already initiated changes in late December you have spoken about.. I would love a personal reading my e mail to
So thankful for all your guidenance and help throughout all this time! Love your readings very much! Truthful, inspirational and insightful! You are the best!
Ms. Julianne, I am the specific one you picked up on in weekly Sept. 19-25. I received and understand. Thank you for your ‘clear voice’.
Thank you and many blessings to you! Namaste _/l\_
Aaww .. I’m the Buddhist peacock blogger … Lol you sound just like me lol google me
This seems like such an inviting space. I’m looking forward to following.
I just listened to your Libra March Tarot 2016 reading. I have to say, it really resonated with me. So thank you for the interesting insights and confirmations I received. Will visit again 🤗
Thank you so much Kylie! Namaste _/l\_
This is a beautiful site. Thanks for sharing. You may enjoy my site, http://www.michadam.wordpress.com. It is of a similar spirit.
Keep up the good work! Look forward to more posts from you in 2016 that I can reblog on one of my astrology blogs (Grandtrines or Lost Dudeist Astrology) and, therefore, introduce your work to a wider audience.
Thank you so much!
Hi Julianne, Thanks for being so supportive of Soul Passages Astrology. I hope you are doing well! I am doing great and am rolling with the changes. Will be moving soon, down-sizing, in order to buy some freedom and more spiritual time. Would love to hear what’s up in your world too. Geo
Hi Geo! Changes for me too! I just moved to Santa Barbara and am getting settled all the while keeping up with the busier holiday workload. Where are you moving too? You can email me any time! Good luck with your own changes and Happy Holidays!
Julianne, it’s great to hear from you. Santa Barbara is supposed to be so beautiful… I hope you love your new adventure. My plans are still mutable right now but we are thinking of moving to Utah. I love desert country, it makes my heart sing. Am still in the beginning wave of riding the change but am doing great. Something had to give. God Speed and thanks for tuning in! Geo
Thanks Julianne for continually liking my blog.
It keeps me going that one person supports my work.
I have said to friends and family who ask me why I keep writing it……And I keep relying if it makes only ONE person think outside their box…..my job is done.I still wait for that one to say to me!
(I know you already think outside the box)
Thanks again Julianne!
Bibbly Wibbly odiac : )
You’re welcome and thank you! Keep it up; I appreciate and enjoy your blog! Namaste _/l\_
Happy Sunday! I have just discovered you, your website and the YouTube Tarot and Astrology readings.
My sun sign is Taurus and my Rising sign is Pisces.
Your readings for both the signs were spot on! So very accurate with what has been playing in my life for the past so many years. Yes, I am definitely ready for a “new” life, a new start.
I am not in a position for a consultation right now but hope to be very soon.
Thank you for such a brilliant assessment of what my 2 signs have forecasted for July.
Just discovered you by chance today.
Thank you. Hope to connect with you soon at some stage.
Have a lovely day.
(Originally from Kenya, of Hindu descent but now living in Cary, North Carolina)
Hi Madhu! Thank you so much for your comment and for coming by! Have a beautiful day as well! Namaste _/l\_
I nominated you for the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge. I hope you will be able to participate. Here’s my post with the details: https://orangemarmeladepress.wordpress.com/2015/06/14/3-days-3-quotes-another-challenge/
Awesome cant wait to read more….
julianne…thanks for liking my blog…you’re the only one
and I appreciate it…it keeps me going for another month!
You are very welcome!
I’d swear I responded to this piece yesterday, but as I read people’s responses I don’t see mine. I hate it when that happens.
Love this piece. I’m sure you saw the research recently released about how it has been confirmed cats see many more wavelengths than us. So they really are looking at things in our homes we don’t see. I am certain they are looking at all the celestial visitors who so often visit my home. Recently, though, I’ve come to the conclusion they may be looking at unwanted visitors. Because my own guides are likely familiar to them. They may be alert to energy that is floating in that I need to be more attentive to removing on a regular basis. That’s why they suddenly look so alert at what appears to be nothing.
Hmmm…I did get this yesterday and I responded. This is on the home page and the other comment is on the Cat post. Somehow you switched over?
I must’ve thought I’d posted there. Funny…
Such beautiful expression.
So refreshing! Thank you.
Thank you Julianne for liking and following New Earth Paradigm. What a beautiful site you have here. I have always loved peacocks (although they can be loud and messy) but I did not realize that this bird was so connected with Sarasvati — one of my favorite Hindu Goddesses also! I think she is also loud but perhaps not messy (JK) Anyway, look forward to interacting with you here in the WordPress community in the coming year. Many blessings, Alia
Thank you Alia! Wishing you a wonderful New Year! Namaste _/l\_
Interesting blog, Julianne! I’ve always been fascinated by peacocks! I’ve included it in my recent post about the most colourful animals in the world ( http://lazypenguins.com/the-most-colorful-animals-in-the-world/ ) and it was hard to choose the best photo!
Thank you! I will stop by to see your peacocks soon! Namaste _/l\_
I liked symbolism of Peacock in different religion and culture.
Thank you Anoop!
What an inspiring blog! All the best. I am going to hang around here. 🙂
may my Lord Krishna bless you for the Peacock is very dear to His Heart. A lovely blog, keep up the good work.
Thank you! Namaste _/l\_
Thank you for always taking a minute and checking my posts, Julianne, much appreciated! And best of luck with your spiritual work and practices!
Thank you! Namaste _/l\_
I ahve been here often though for the first time on your about me page – yours is a most inspiring blog Julianneji and whenever I see your logo like on my posts I feel as if the goddess herself has graced it – thanks for your frequent encouragement.
Thank you for your lovely posts too, especially the astrology ones!
Oh there are too many goodies you mentioned above. I must follow your blog. Thank you for the follow and leading me here. Very grateful!
Thanks for following me at Soul Passages. I see we are like minded! Thanks for joining me on my journey. Peace and Blessings, Geo
You’re welcome and thank you! Blessings and Light to you!
Your visit to my blog is most appreciated 😀 Thank you for caring.
Warm wishes, Emy
Thank you! Namaste _/l\_
It is indeed commendable that you are using your deep knowledge in Vedic Astrology to help heal, teach, and guide fellow human beings! Thank you!
Thank you so much! Namaste _/l\_
THANKS ALOT for liking my Blog and your visit is really appreciated. Come again.
You’re welcome! I’ll be back. 🙂
thx … i will wait 😛
I nominated you for Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award Here. and Haiku by Ku also.
Wow thanks! Second award today! I will write up an awards post soon. Have a lovely day!
Julianne Victoria. thank you for visiting my blog, which in turn led me to yours. I love the peacock imagery/symbolism and your philosophy on life. Best wishes:)
Thank you for coming by! Best wishes to you as well!
GOOD NEWS!!! I just posted an article that included the thoughts that you shared regarding about the things that you are thankful for. I hope you like it. Here’s the link: http://goodtimestories.wordpress.com/2013/11/28/words-of-thanksgiving-from-my-wordpress-and-personal-friends
Have a GREAT Thanksgiving. I am thankful for YOU!!
Thank you Coach! 🙂
Anytime my friend!!
Thank you for looking at my post about my rooks (http://ja2da.com) – What a fascinating place you have here!
PS I’m Gemini – if you don’t mind I’d much rather just laze around and sleep through November – all that sounds far too much hard work.
Thanks David! 🙂
Thanks for coming by and liking my blog post. 🙂
Thanks for coming over! Namaste _/l\_
Very happy I stumbled across you will be taking a time out to explore your site.
Thanks! Enjoy the exploration! Namaste _/l\_
Thanks for visiting and liking my post on gratitude. I love the visuals on your site! blessings, Brad
Thanks for coming by! Namaste _/l\_
You have a Wonderful Blog, and I thank you so much for dropping by and leaving me your kind comment..
May we all keep spreading the Light through our thoughts and knowledge… Much love and Light to a fellow warrior working with the Light
Thank you! Namaste _/l\_
It’s really great to make friends with you Julianne… IAM sure we are going to enjoy each others journey in the coming times…. Barbara
And you too! The journey goes on… 😉
Thank you for finding and following my blog. Pierre is quite the character in real life, but even more so in print.
I see many of your commenters enjoy your inspirational posts. That is wonderful! You are doing well service your community.
Nice to “meet” you,
Thank you! And thanks for visiting my pup’s blog http://haikubyku.com too! Namaste _/l\_
That haiku is some good stuff, and your dog is quite cute. 🙂
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Thanks so much for visiting my blog and liking my posts! I L appreciate it very much. Best of luck in all your future endeavors. 😀
Thank you; you too! Namaste _/l\_
Hi Julianne. Thank you for following HoB. Much appreciated!
You’re welcome! You might enjoy my pup’s and kitty’s blogs: http://www.haikubyku.com and http://www.swamizoe.blogspot.com
I have been following your blog for some time, but I haven’t had the time to go through it as in depth as I did today. It is an amazing site and I absolutely love it! I will be visiting over and over. Without a doubt, I’m sure it will help me as I continue my spiritual journey. Thank you. Lily
Thank you so much! 🙂 Namaste _/l\_
Hi Julianne- I wanted to say thank you so much for reading my posts, it is so wonderful to connect with others in our writing and I am always grateful to you! Big Love, Jess
Thanks Jess! Have a wonderful day! Namaste _/l\_
Hii! Just wanted to say thank you for visiting my blog! I really hope you liked it! Your blog seems great, I can’t wait to explore it some more!
Hi Aaran, thanks for stopping by too! I’ll be back to visit your blog more soon. 🙂 Namaste _/l\_
I’ve nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award. You can accept the award here: http://thescarredrunner.com/2013/06/27/you-like-me-you-really-like-me/. Keep up the great work!
Thank you so much! Namaste _/l\_
Namaste..Loved your Blog…..Nice concept…..
thanks for stopping by 🙂
I love the feel here. I loved your bloggers for peace post (love B4Peace).
Thank you! Namaste _/l\_
You have a beautiful blog and I absolutely adore the peacock feathers and why you use them. It is a pleasure to be acquainted on the blogosphere with you!!
Thank you so much! Blessings and Namaste_/l\_
You have been nominated:
beautiful and humble description. Loved your blog and the thoughts here. Thanks for visiting my place and hope to spread love and light together.
Thank you so much! May we all spread Love and Light together. Namaste _/l\_
Thank you for the likes I love your peacock feathers. They are very lovely.
Thank you! Namaste!
I can never thank you enough, Julianne, for your appreciation !
Each time you do, it immensely encourages my blog-world endeavour.
Blessed me. Blessed be you. Hugs and embrace.
Thank you so much! I do enjoy your blog. Blessings to you and Namaste!
Thank you once again for the Like and following my blog…..best wishes with your continued work in inspiring others and yourself. Take care.
Thank you, you too!
This is a great about page, really enjoyed learning about the meanings behind your blog’s name.
thank you for the follow as well. wonderful blog 🙂
Thank you! Namaste _/l\_
what does the symbol mean? someone else had tweeted it to me as well? I am curious!
Hands together in prayer. 😉
thanks, clearly a lovely pattern is beginning to emerge,,,,
Beautiful. I look forward to following your posts, truly. And thank you for dropping by at Heru’s Light. Many Blessings, Karolyne
Thank you. Namaste!
Nice reading about you
Thanks for visiting my blog Ajaytao2010@wordpress.com. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may definitely find something of your interest.
“Whatever our backgrounds, religious or not, we are all on the same journey.”
What do you mean by that?
The journey of life and understanding Love and Truth.
Then how can you say we are all on the same journey? Some few may be devotees of Love and Truth, but many are not.
Many are slaves to hatred, avarice, power, carnality &c. Are they on the same journey? You may say, I suppose, that we are all on the same ‘journey’ to the grave – but that is just to say that we are all mortal.
“We are all on the same journey” just sounds to me like a feel-good platitude. How does it relate to reality?
Yes, many are not conscious devotees of Love and Truth. Much of the journey of life is suffering – suffering through hatred, avarice, power, fear, and greed (from others and within ourselves); and through that journey, through facing our suffering, our minds, our demons, or whatever term one choses to use for it, the soul may find God, Truth, and Love.
“We are all on the same journey” is not meant to be a trite statement made through over-optimism or seen through rose-colored glasses. We are a community of beings experiencing life with all its suffering. That is reality, and it is through acknowledging and understanding suffering that we may find Love. Yes, many are not conscious of this at all. That is their suffering and their journey.
The “About” page is just a summary of what this blog is about, not an in depth philosophical thesis. The rest of the blog is an exploration and study of various paths that may help others. What resonates with one, may not resonate with another. Hence, the various religious, philosophical, spiritual, and even purely scientific paths.
Thank you for your interest in this blog. Namaste!
“Yes, many are not conscious of this at all. That is their suffering and their journey.”
I would say that some people are righteous, and some people are evil, and the righteous know what Love is and will have Heaven, and the unrighteous do not, and will have Hell. Are you saying that both the wicked and righteous alike by their (opposite) separate paths both learn of Love? What do you mean by that? I suppose you could say that even Hell is one perspective (the perspective of the damned) on the Love of God, but prima facie your statements still seem meaningless to me.
“What resonates with one, may not resonate with another. Hence, the various religious, philosophical, spiritual, and even purely scientific paths.”
Again, this idea that one path is as good as another. How can one approach, which is contradictory to another approach, be as good as that approach? If you want to climb a mountain, you must go up, and not down or sidewise. Furthermore, if you are describing a pilgrimage to truth, how can truth contradict itself? Christianity and Buddhism, for instance, are not complementary alternatives; they are opposites. One asserts the personality and absolute primacy of God, the other asserts the primacy of nothingness, and doesn’t care much about God.
More than this, if, as you claim, we’re all ‘in this [journey] together’ how can it be the case that what’s meat for one man’s soul is poison for another’s, any more than what is meat for one man’s body can be poison for another’s? All men share a common nature, and spiritual truth must fit that nature as a key fits a lock.
If your view is purely from the traditional Catholic perspective, then acknowledging that there are many paths for one to find Truth, Love, or God may seem meaningless. That is your choice and your path. Each person, each individual ego, will choose which direction their life will take, whether that be Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, et cetera. In this material realm of duality, yes, opposite approaches can lead to the same place. They are two halves of the same coin.
Please note: There are different sects or schools of Buddhism, just as some Catholics believe Jesus was a man delivering God’s message and not God incarnate. Some Buddhist lineages, especially those influenced by the Bon tradition, worship deities, and do care about God. The paths are different and the individuals of one religion do not all think the exact same things. Humans are not bees with one collective mind.
Yes, spiritual truth is the key to heaven, enlightenment, moksha, et cetera. This is what the individual egos must discover and understand. Again, what path each person chooses is up to him/her.
I’ve enjoyed this discourse, but it is becoming much too extensive for blog comments. If you happen to be in the San Francisco, CA area and you would like to meet for some more philosophical and intellectual conversation, let me know via direct e-mail.
Gratias tibi ago,
It’s unlikely that I will be, but thanks for the offer.
I don’t believe human beings have a collective mind, but I do believe there is something concrete which we all share which makes us all human. I also believe that you won’t get to the top of a mountain by going down it.
There are no Catholics who formally believe that Christ was not the Son of God; that is a contradiction in terms. To be Catholic is to obey Christ, and in so doing to obey the Church, and She unequivocally affirms the divinity of Jesus Christ.
Ok. I was raised Catholic and have known those devoted to being Catholic who have unorthodox views, but that it their path. 😉 Thank you again for this discussion.
Catholic means “according to the whole”. You cannot hold an unorthodox view – that is, you cannot pick and choose (heresy is literally a ‘choosing’) – and claim the name of Catholic, since you have taken for yourself only PART of the (acknowledged) whole.
Some people unwittingly espouse unorthodox opinions, but believe aright in their heart; they are Catholics, and their heresy is only ‘material’. Some people wilfully and knowingly espouse unorthodox opinions, and they are formal heretics: the same are damned, unless they repent.
Glad you dropped by today. Hope you come back. I’ll be back to check yours out.
Hi Julianne, thank you for dropping by my blog. you have a beautiful blog here. Looking forward to to more!! 🙂
Thank you for Liking my poem post, and for your lovely blog/website here…..I love the Peacock imagery. I’m not sure if you are familiar with Sri Aurobindo, who wrote a book on The Secret of the Veda, but he mentions the spiritual significance of the Peacock as being Victory….the Victory of the Divine. Anyway, just thought I would mention it if you are interested. Best wishes with seeking to inspire and help others along their paths in life……happy Journey!
Thank you for your comment and info. I am familiar with Sri Aurobindo, but not The Secret of the Veda. I will add that to my book list (an ever-growing one!). Namaste!
Julianne, thank you for stopping and visiting today. I am a relative newcomer to contemplative practices and find it has helped immensely in dealing with life’s travails. I look forward to following your blog and gleaning wisdom from another source.
Thank you Ivon! I hope that my blog will helpful to you. Namaste!
What a wealth of information! I really appreciate what your blog has to offer. Also, thank you for tuning into the energy of my blog as well.
Thank you! I hope to check out more of your blog soon. Namaste!
I love the way you have described the sacred peacock. I associate this beautiful bird with Shree Radha Krishn, and have had several opportunities of visiting Vrindavan Dham, where these sacred birds are a very intimate part of the Radha Krishn leela.
A very peaceful site. All the best to you Julianne!
Thank you Abha, and all the best to you too!
Your blog is so peaceful and inspiring. It’s always a pleasure to come on here and soak up your good vibes. 🙂
Thanks for all the hard work you put into sharing your thoughts with us.
Thank you so much Violeta! Blessings to you!
Namaste Julianne . Thank you so much for stopping by and liking my blog. I am glad that ive been able to find your blog this way. Its very beautiful and spiritual .I like the picture of Maa Saraswati , may she always shower her blessings upon us .
Thank you! Namaste!
This is a beautiful about page, Blessings be to you.
Thank you, and Blessings!
Thank you for liking my post on “Who Am I?”! I had never heard of the Vedic astrology and after reading your blog I found it very interesting. Love and light to you!
Hey thanks for the follow! Feel free to share your thoughts anytime. Peace!
Very nice and inspiring blog, Julianne! Thanks for following “Known is a drop, Unknown is an Ocean”. 🙂
Thank you Ganesh! Your blog is awesome too!
Thanks for liking my post about Svadyaya. Namaste!
Hello! I have nominated you for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Please follow the link below for the rules http://leazengage.wordpress.com/2013/01/15/very-inspiring-blogger-award/ All the best to you!