15. Circle

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8. Circle – Container of Life – Root Chakra – Sacred Geometry

To see a circle as a container of life we become witness to creation itself. By observing nature, humans were able to record the circular order of the cosmos. A solar year (approx. 365 days) inspired the definition of a circle; 360 equidistant points of light equally spaced around a center point. Circles transcend the linear world they contain, creating unity and infinity. The actual word circle originated in Homeric Greek meaning “hoop” or “ring.” In Pythagorean terms, a single circle can be seen as one unit (1) called a monad. A monad is both the creator of many and the sum of all, as one and whole. Circles are primordial symbols in the sense that they represent the organizing principle of everything. They have inspired ancient minds as well as philosophers, mathematicians, astronomers and artists.

The Rhind Papyrus of Egypt – 1650 BCE, is the first written text to define the area of a circle. Around 300 BCE, Euclid, a Greek mathematician, began to assign properties to circles. Archimedes (287-212 BCE, Greece) was the first to identify the exact calculation of Pi (π) as the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, or 3.14159. This still holds true today as Pi has been calculated over two quadrillion decimal points without a repeating pattern.

Plato explained in his “Seventh Letter” that the circle is a form that goes beyond definition or explanation. It is this unique relationship between humans and circles that intrigues the mind and transcends thought. Its mere simplicity grounds us to the earth through our root chakra, while its infinite nature inspires us to cultivate and create something new.

Message: You are in a period of manifestation. Release your attachment to outcome and trust in your potential and its infinite possibilities. Remember you are the container and the creator of your reality.

“The nature of god is a circle of which the center is everywhere and the circumference is nowhere” – Empedocles 

The root chakra is located at the base of the spine and is connected to the muscular skeletal/elimination system. This is a place of groundedness, safety and trust within the physical world. It represents the archetype of the serpent or ouroboros that sheds it skin in an ongoing process of releasing knowledge to receive wisdom. This cycle forms the sacred circle or container of life. Its element is earth and its belief is rooted in the indigenous traditions of the world.  This is the place where the soul sets its intention to become human. By embracing our humanness, we can begin the journey of reconnection to see the self and the soul as one.

 

16. Vesica Piscis

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9. Vesica Piscis – Portal of Life – Sacral Chakra – Sacred Geometry

The vesica piscis demonstrates how the unifying “one” separates within itself to form two independent yet interrelated aspects (female and male) that are necessary for co-creation. In turn, these aspects can also be seen as mother “earth” joining with father “sky” to give birth to the child “sun”.  The “sun” or child is the unifying “one” that life revolves around. (1+2=3)

This symbol is the portal of life that also represents the womb of the sacred feminine as the creative essence born from water.  For students of Pythagoras (Greek philosopher circa 570-490BCE) a vesica piscis meant “measure of a fish,” seen as the intersection of the watery world of matter with the divine world of the sun. They saw math as a path for spiritual liberation.  One (1) was the monad, the creator of many and the sum of all. Two (2) was the duad, the separating force of duality while (3) was the sacred and unifying triad created by the monad and duad.

A vesica piscis, when turned on its side, is symbolic of the human eye as a mirror to the soul. For some Christians, the vesica piscis represents the womb of Mary as the coming together of heaven and earth through Jesus, the “fisher of men” as part man, part god.  A stylized version of it is called an ichthys or “Jesus Fish.” The vesica piscis is also known as a mandorla (almond in Italian.) The seven-branched Menorah in Judaism represents an almond tree that symbolizes the soul’s journey of uniting the earthly Tree of Knowledge with the divine Tree of Life.  For Muslims, the Vesica Piscis is the womb of the universe, which holds the sacred black stone, ovum of the universe, in the East corner of the Kaaba in Mecca.

 

The Vesica Piscis symbolizes the birth of humanity as the sacred trinity of spirit, mind and soul.

Message: Let go of limiting beliefs and be open to new solutions and synchronicities. Enjoy the push and pull of the creative process by remembering that there are no mistakes, only insights. Look for a potential partnership or community that supports your creative vision.

“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.” – Friedrich Nietzsche –

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 one’s self.

 

17. Seed of Life

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10. Seed of Life – Solar Plexus Chakra – Sacred Geometry

The Seed of Life is made up of seven interlocking circles that represent the six “aspects of our solar system” as circles that have divided from the central one, which is the Sun (1+6=7). It is often referred to as the “Genesis Pattern” associated with the creation story in Genesis based on the six days of creation and the seventh day of rest. Since seven “heavenly bodies/lamps” could be seen with the naked eye the number seven became elevated. This marks the beginning of astronomical time.

These “heavenly bodies” were actually the planets Mercury, Jupiter, Mars, Venus and Saturn plus the Sun and Moon. Together they were known as the “Seven Sages” or wise ones. When the Romans created the Julian calendar in 46 BCE they named the seven days of the week for each of the seven sages. Sunday is the Sun’s day. Sol is the Latin word for Sun.  Since the Sun is the primary source of energy and is the center point of our solar system it can be seen as separate from all others planets that rotate around it. This can be seen as (1+6=7), the sun is one.

The number six, (6) also known as a hexad is seen as a symbol of harmony and the union of two triads, which brings balance.

Sun worship was central to many cultures throughout the world. Solar deities such as the Egyptian RA, Greek Helios, Incan Inti, or Lakota Wi, are but a fraction of the names of deities associated with the Sun. Our solar plexus represents our internal source of energy and personal sense of how to use our power. This is where our desires are fed to take action and our willpower is tested. The light of the solar plexus also casts shadows within the self. The greatest gifts can be found hiding behind our fears. This chakra goes into the darkness of the self to retrieve the wisdom born of fire. By making peace within the darkness one can more fully stand in their light.

Message: Power provides the ability to create, destroy and to nurture. To be at peace with the concept of power is to know when to create, when to destroy when to nurture and when to rest. You alone have the ability to choose. Be open to this power that is growing within you. Learn how to use this power wisely as you plant seeds for your future.

“Love is born in fire, is planted like a seed.  Love cannot give you everything, but it gives you what you need.” – Kate Wolfe 

The solar plexus chakra is located in the stomach area and is connected to the digestive system. This is a place of vitality, confidence, courage, integrity, joy and sweetness. It represents the world of the mythic and the archetype of the hummingbird. Hummingbirds and dragonflies remind us that nothing is impossible when we see our life as sacred fairytales that we get to rewrite.  In sacred geometry, this is the seed of life that holds our hidden potential.  Its element is fire and its belief is forged in the Hindu tradition of tending the eternal Agni fire. The light of the solar plexus casts shadows within the self. The greatest gifts can be found hiding behind our fear. This chakra goes into the darkness of the self to retrieve the wisdom born of fire. By making peace within the darkness one can more fully stand in their light.

18. Flower of Life

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11. Flower of Life – Heart Chakra – Sacred Geometry

By adding a round of twelve circles to the Seed of Life, the Flower of Life symbol is revealed. This matrix consists of nineteen total interlocking circles. The twelve additional circles represents the 12 aspects of the zodiac, (Greek for “ring of animals”) the epic stories recorded in the stars.

The Zodiac defined the twelve months of a solar year during a time when both Solar and Lunar calendars were in use. The 18 circles rotating around the central “one” represents a Saros, which is an 18-year, lunar or solar eclipse cycle. Lunar and solar eclipses mirror each other every nine years, which is called a Sar or half of a Saros.

This matrix of 19 interlocking circles (1+6+12=19) also represents a Metonic cycle, or 19 years. It was named for Meton of Athens in 432 BCE, but was already used by Babylonians and Chinese.  To keep a 12-month lunar year in pace with the solar year, an intercalary 13th month would have to be added on seven occasions during the nineteen-year period. The Flower of Life contains seven independent circles. Seven (7) is a septad or “set” that forms the basis of sacred order and the mystic nature of humans.

The Flower of Life pattern has been found throughout the world as a symbol of cosmic order. It represents inner alchemy as the combination of the sacred trinity (3) of spirit, mind and soul with the foundational body (4) made of earth, water, air and fire. The heart is where the soul transmutes body, mind and spirit.

The Kabbalistic Tree of Life is first revealed within the Flower of Life symbol. Knowledge of the Tree of Life was strictly forbidden. The Tree of Life represents the mystical journey of the soul as it descends into human form and then transcends to remembering its divine oneness as whole.

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) studied the hidden wisdom of the flower of life.  His passion was to link art and science together to create new ideas and ways of seeing. The Flower of Life was a mathematical formula that encouraged him to explore the hidden or esoteric meaning of life. The heart chakra reminds us that to be fully conscious we must see all aspects of the self and love all of our self unconditionally. By loving our self unconditionally, we will know the truth of our soul.

Message: Be open to the hidden wisdom in your soul. This wisdom is becoming more accessible as you begin to see with your heart instead of your eyes. Just as you appreciate the gifts of others, it is time to appreciate the gifts within you. A bud is never fully realized if it does not blossom.  Now is a time of opening, to honor the person you are becoming.

“There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin 

The heart chakra is located in the chest area and is connected to our cardiovascular system. This is the energetic world of our soul, where compassion and unconditional love reside within us. It represents the archetype of the eagle, reminding us to soar above the stories that hold us to see the bigger picture of our lives. In sacred geometry, it is the flower of life that reveals the essential nature of our being. Its element is love and its belief is founded in the teachings of Buddha. The heart chakra is the center point, the core of who we are. This chakra reminds us that to be fully conscious of the self we must love our self unconditionally.  By loving our self unconditionally, we will know the truth of our soul.

19. Fruit of Life

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12. Fruit of Life – Throat Chakra – Sacred Geometry

The Fruit of Life is the culmination of growth that provides the “gift or fruit” born through sacred order. This sense of order was defined by human observation of the cosmos. Its core is the central, unifying “one”, the sun as the Container of Life. It holds the Seed of Life representing the six planets in our solar system and the Flower of Life that symbolizes the twelve aspects of the Zodiac seen in the stars. Together they represent cosmic order from which the Fruit of Life is born.

Two “rounds” of 18 and 24 circles are added onto the Flower of Life to form an interlocking symbol of sixty-one total circles that creates the Fruit of Life.

The first “round” of 18 circles represents a Saros, which is an 18-year, lunar or solar, eclipse cycle. Lunar and solar eclipses mirror each other every nine years in the exact location, this is called a Sar or half of a Saros. By adding these 18 circles to the 19 circles in the Flower of Life a total of 37 circles appear. When combined, the central circle becomes the “central one,” therefore 36 circles revolve around the central “Sun”. The 36 weeks in a solar year equates to nine months, the approximate time for human life to gestate. The “Sun” can now be seen as the “Child”.

The second round of 24 circles represents a 24-hour day. When you combine both rounds with the flower of life you have 60 total circles (1)+(6+12+18+24=60) rotating around the central “one” represents the 60 minutes in one hour or 60 seconds within one minute. The actual “Fruit of Life” pattern is revealed in the 13 independent circles. These 13 circles represent each of the four seasons (spring, summer, fall, winter) within a 52-week solar year (13 x 4 = 52), as well as the 13 moon cycles within a lunar year. The Fruit of Life is symbolic of the life-giving aspects of both the Sun and Moon.

The Fruit of Life honors the organizing principles of creation and the fruits of our labor. Many stories and prophecies have been inspired by the cosmic dance between the Sun, Moon and Earth. One of mankind’s greatest gifts was the creation of calendars and time, which brought order to agriculture.

Message: It is time to get yourself organized and prepared.  Become aware of your surroundings and identify what needs to shift to help you move forward. Share your insights with someone who can help you create this new reality.

“Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.” – Plato 

 

20. Metatron’s Cube

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13. Metatron’s Cube – Knowledge of Life – Third Eye Chakra – Sacred Geometry

Metatron’s cube is a 3D matrix within a 2D symbol. This occurs by connecting the center points of the 13 circles in the Fruit of Life with 78 lines. Here the circular and linear worlds merge to reveal Metatron’s Cube, or the Knowledge of Life. In Hebrew, Metatron means metered throne or divine place. In Judaic literature, Metatron is seen as the prophet Enoch, who became the angelic scribe of the Book of Secrets for mankind’s return to the Garden of Eden. When Adam and Eve ate fruit from the Tree of Knowledge they were cast out of Eden and separated from knowing the Tree of Life.

This mythical story in the book of Genesis, was written between 500-600 BCE, in response to Persia’s demand for a book of Jewish law. Judaism traces its roots to Abraham, the father of monotheism. He was blessed by the mythical Melchizedek, the King of Salem. Salem means whole and peaceful. Melchizedek is believed to be synonymous with Metatron and Enoch. Metatron’s cube is a reminder that all of these stories were created by humans to explain the meaning of life and that we ultimately hold the knowledge of life within us. The illusion of separation occurs when we stop seeing ourselves as souls within a human body. Metatron’s Cube also reveals the building blocks of life, the elements of nature known as the Platonic Solids.

Message: Trust both your rational mind and your intuitive senses as you awaken to a new way of being. By looking at your present situation from all directions it will become clear what actions you need to take.  Wisdom is awakening within your consciousness that will provide insights for your soul.

“Geometry is knowledge of the eternally existent.” – Pythagoras 

The third eye chakra is located in the middle of the forehead connecting us to our sensory system. This is the place of intuition, inner knowing and conscious dreaming. It represents the middle world of the tree trunk standing fully present in the moment.  In sacred geometry, it is Metatron’s Cube that reveals the elemental structure of nature as the building blocks of life. Its element is ether which represents the invisible energy of space. Its belief is based in the wisdom teachings of Jesus. The third eye chakra has the ability to awaken the collective unconscious to become conscious.  By bringing the logical and intuitive self together we can see our world through the singular eye of the soul.

21. Merkaba

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14.  Merkaba – Star of Life – Crown Chakra – Sacred Geometry

The Star of Life reminds us that we come from the stars. The word Merkaba is Hebrew for chariot. As mankind studied the stars they observed a stationary star in the Northern Hemisphere that all other stars rotated around. This star became known as the Pole Star or North Star. It represents the True North that helped humans create time, compasses and geometry. Polaris, our current Pole Star, will come the closest to the center point of our actual North Pole in 2100. After that Polaris will slowly begin to move away as another Pole Star will take its place.

Pole Stars change over a period of 26,000 years (a Platonic Year.) This is caused by the earth’s rotational wobble known as the precession of the equinoxes. Draco, the dragon, inspired many mythological stories before Polaris took hold.

Six separate Pole Stars create a ring of North Stars:

Denab – 15,000 BCE (Cygnus)

Vega – 12,000 BCE (Lyra)

Thuban – 3000 BCE (Draco)

Polaris – 2100 ACE (Ursa Minor)

Errai or Gamma Cephei – 3000 ACE (Cephus)

Aldermin or Iota Cephei – 7500 ACE (Cephus)

Denab – 11,000 ACE (Cygnus)

Message: The stars remind us to connect to our true north, our inner compass that guides us. Listen to yourself right now in making decisions. Take some time to star gaze and learn of the stories held in the constellations that intrigue you. Enjoy sensing where your star lineage began. The unknown will become known when you least expect it.

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” – Carl Sagan 

The crown chakra is located at the top of the head and is connected to our belief system. This is the place of spiritual connection beyond the self. It represents the upper world and the archetype of branches.  In sacred geometry, it is the Merkaba or star tetrahedron reminding us that we come from the stars and will return to the stars. Its element is light and its belief is represented by our dreams or night visions. The crown chakra serves as a connection to source that sees beyond the self to the infinite soul.