In Buddhism: Lotus :This pattern of growth signifies the progress of the soul from the primeval mud of materialism, through the waters of experience, and into the bright sunshine of enlightenment. Can't wait for my lotus tattoo:)
Green Tara, the Bodhisattva of compassionate action who manifests in female form. Tara's name is said to derive from the verb meaning "to cross" or "to traverse". In Tibet, Tara is Drolma, which means "she who saves.