BTw, I posted my sigil/avatar on the DIY Witches group on facebook, asking the same questions as in the OP and the feedback is amazing!
There is a clear pattern on what people see in it. Bad things first, many people commented that they see anxiety, confusion and chaos. Also two of these people added a search for clarity, a way out of that confusion. This is interesting as it speaks about my personality and my issues in life.
Then on to the more positive things, motherhood, pregnancy and fertility. So cool that people picked this up as these are common themes in witchcraft and also personally hitting the mark about my path in the craft. I'm on my first steps, less than two years of being serious with it, my path is in the pregnancy, I'm not ready yet, this is just the beginning.
Many people mentioned Picasso, Picasso's women or a wanna be Picasso. I did not think about Picasso's work while drawing this, but I'm a huge fan! Specially when I was younger, I had a thing for cubism and the abstract. I still do. I love Pablo Picasso's art. The next recurring theme is music, friend of mine saw a drummer, many mentioned music, dance, movement. This is truly amazing as I'm a musician and my main instrument is the drums since 1994, oh boy, that was ages ago.
Love, healing, true love and such things were mentioned several times. It fits as I'm very passionate about the things I draw. Pen and brush have been an important conduit of my expression since I could hold one.
Few people came up with unique comments. One person said a trap, interesting, as I guess if this would be used in binding spell, it could be a trap. Or perhaps as a energy trap? Other person commented "joyful hearts". I love that one! One of my favorites is "connection to the past", isn't that what so many of us have a longing for? I mean in the craft, we often look back with admiration and longing for the old times and old wisdom. Another cool one was "fanciful dream amidst harsh reality." For me doing this is also an escape route from all annoyances of everyday life. Two people mentioned something about it feeling comedic, goofy, humor... This is a funny one, my sense of humor is often the kind which people either think is stupid or they don't understand it.
Few commentators knew right away what the picture literally is. Its a personal sigil consisting of letters L, J and H in theban alphabet and four(now five!) circles. These are my initials and the idea was to make a personal sigil as self made ones are said to be the most powerful. I wanted to make it personal and unique and then use it as my magical signature. I'm very much into symbolism and numerology as these are the language of the unconscious, the mind sees them even if people don't consciously perceive them. The ends of the letter and the circles add to thirteen, no need to explain 13 to you. Btw, my "name day" in Finnish calendar is July 13th. Four large circles represent the four elements, four directions, four sabbats, four colors of human race and so on, you all know the symbolism of the number four. The small circle represents the aether/spirit, the cosmos. The last circle is smaller because from our point of view we only perceive a tiny part of all that exists and it also represents the hidden powers of nature.
By my feet the flowers of witchery abloom.