16. Icosahedron – Water – Sacral Chakra – Platonic Solids
An Icosahedron has 20 equal triangular faces. It is symbolic of water and our sacral chakra. The dual or partner of the icosahedron is the dodecahedron, the element of ether. Combined, they represent carbon. As carbon beings, we are made primarily of water and ether or energy. Water is the element within our body that provides our cells with the necessary nutrients for life. Our body consists of roughly 75% water. Our earth is over 70% water. Water is symbolic of the creative force of nature. We see it in rain, lakes, oceans, rivers and springs. It is life giving and often associated with creation.
Water is both replenishing and destructive, creating a sense of duality within the whole. This is the essence of chaos, which in turn leads to order and the creation of something new. The sacral chakra represents our sexual and creative energy, a primal source of chaos. In the ancient world, water was seen as the creative source of all life.
In the practice of Feng Shui, the elements of wind and water are in constant opposition to each other yet they come together to form Chi, or life force energy. Water represents the essence of creative desire.
Message: Water is reminding you that the power of chaos is a creative and necessary force that will ultimately bring balance to all areas of your life. Connect with the power of water to help you cleanse, replenish and heal. Flow with the changes that are flowing within you. Be open to creating a new way of living that truly rejuvenates you.
“In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.” – Lao Tzu
The sacral chakra is located in the lower abdomen that is connected to the reproductive system. This is the sacred place of creation, pleasure, relaxation, fearlessness and peace. It represents our emotional world and the archetype of the jaguar as the peaceful warrior. In sacred geometry, this is the vesica piscis or portal of life. Its element is water and its belief system embodies the Taoist tradition of inner harmony between yin (female/earth) and yang (male/sky). Here one becomes aware of them self as a human. This chakra balances the sacred feminine with the sacred masculine to make peace within.