"... Mushika could be thought of as the “shadow side” of Ganesha—the things that Ganesha doesn’t want to see in himself. Perhaps that’s why in Western culture, there are myths of elephants being afraid of mice. Is this an allegory for us being afraid of our own shadows, afraid to look at the places in ourselves that we try to diminish and make so tiny that people won’t notice?"
A Yoni is one of the most primeval forms of the goddess. She represents the origin of life, the womb or “secred temple” in Hindu philosophy, the creative force of the Shakti/Devi. Behind her you can see the moon phases which represent the female fertility. In this case the antlers contribute to convey the idea of the fertile uterus, From the neolithic period and before, the female archetype is frequently associated with horns and bucraniums.