Goddess of Compassion, Quan Yin wears the pearl necklace of illumination, she holds a small vase of healing water in one hand and in the other, a sheath of a rice plant or a willow branch. The grass is a symbol for fertility as well as nourishment. The dragon under her lotus pillow is a depiction of spirituality, wisdom and divine powers of transformation.
Always shown in flowing layers of white folds and veiled, she is also the protector of fishermen, children and all women. She is the Buddhist Madonna, the Egyptian Isis, the Hindi Shakti, Parvarti or Sita or the Green Tara in Tibetan Buddhism. She is a celestial bodhisattva (a being of enlightenment) and when you desire mercy, she is your ascended master. She is the embodiment of compassionate, loving kindness and hears the cries of all beings.
I have her image in a beautiful framed piece of art I keep up in the mountains, I am now sharing with you. She watches over me and all who enter.