Of the 21 Taras, Black Tara is a role model for integrating the ‘Shadow’. Rather than be overwhelmed and daunted by deeply difficult emotions, we can work with them with Black Tara’s powerful compassion. We can be proud Mistresses of the Dark. A determined yogini needs to have confidence that she can meet big obstructions skilfully and transform them to wisdom.
Black Tara’s beauty is also part if our work. Powerful women can be gorgeous too! This isn’t always obvious when in our society, if a woman shows strength, we’re still in times when many find her ‘threatening’.