Green Tara is a wisdom bodhisattva from Tibetan Buddhism. She is like our holy mother protecting us from danger. Tara is green symbolizing her connection to nature and all things living on this earth, particularly the plant and animal kingdom.
Similar to Quan Yin from the Chinese tradition, she is a goddess of compassion helping people beyond earthly troubles and to move toward enlightenment. Tara means rescuer and she saves us from the 8 inner fears: Pride, ignorance, anger, jealousy, wrong views, attachment, miserliness and deluded doubts.
She is green, holding a blue lotus stem in her left hand. Her right hand is extended in the mudras of generosity. Her left leg is drawn up symbolizing meditative equipoise and her right leg is extended symbolizing that she is ready for action.