I really like the idea expressed in Phoenix Rising, which is rebirth from death. The phoenix itself was a bird which knew of its own immortal nature, and portrayed that in its voluntary self immolation when it perceived itself as getting old or degenerating. Its death by fire resulted in the hatching of a new egg, a new phoenix. These birds were thought to be great healers and to understand the deepest griefs. All of these features play a part in the phoenix who is the guardian, companion animal to the great wizard Dumbledore, in Harry Potter.
My wish would be to have some kind of image of the mythical phoenix, as this is what many of us have known, a living death, from which we wish to rise again into new life.