The Meaning of Sacred Geometry Symbols & How to Use Them
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The amazing Goddess Cassie Uhl, the founder of Zenned Out, is here to shine a light on some of these powerful symbols!
Four common sacred geometry symbols are the Seed of Life, Flower of Life, the Sri Yantra, and Metatron’s Cube. There are a variety of ways to use these symbols. Merely having them around you will uplift the energy of you and your space, and there are more ways to put sacred geometry to use.
Keep reading for the meaning of each of these powerful symbols and how to incorporate them into your daily spiritual practice.
Seed of Life
This universal symbol for creation is thought to represent the seed from which all life was made. This seed holds the original blueprint for all life. Because the Seed of Life is the starting place of the Flower of Life, it represents creation and beginnings.
The Seed of Life is created using seven overlapping circles. Many believe these seven circles represent the seven chakras and the seven days of creation.
Balance Your Chakras Using the Seed of Life
Color each circle the color of each one of your chakras (red for the root chakra, orange for the sacral chakra, yellow for the solar plexus chakra, green for the heart chakra, blue for the throat chakra, indigo for the third eye chakra, and pink for the crown chakra).
As you color each circle, imagine the chakra you’re coloring glowing brightly. The colors will overlap, and that’s OK, the overlapping colors in the center of the Seed of Life are said to create a “soul spectrum,” a display of all of the colors of our energy.
Flower of Life
The Flower of Life is said to hold within it the necessary information of all living things. It is the visual expression of the interconnectedness of all life forms. It contains several geometric and sacred symbols within it including the Seed of Life, Vesica Piscis, the Tree of Life, and the Metatron’s Cube.
The origins of this symbol have yet to be determined but have been found, and continue to be found, in places all over the world including ancient Egypt and Japan.
Crystal Grid for Manifesting Abundance
Sacred geometry goes hand in hand with crystal gridding. The Flower of Life aligns well with gridding for manifesting and abundance.
Crystal suggestions for manifesting abundance using the Flower of Life include green aventurine, citrine, quartz, moss agate, tiger eye, and kyanite. One of each stone will do, but if you’d like to use more than one of each, that’s fine too.
The Flower of Life symbol will help amplify your desires for this grid. The ideal time to set up your abundance grid is the New Moon. Follow these steps to set up your grid:
Start by cleansing your stones.
Place a citrine stone in the center and arrange your other stones radiating out around the citrine in a way that feels good to you.
As you place each stone, keep an image in your mind's eye of what you’re trying to attract. Ask yourself how you’ll feel when you receive the abundance you’re asking for.
Using a pointed quartz crystal, hover over each of the stones, connecting one at a time.
Try to make contact with your grid daily. Leave it up until the Full Moon.
The Sri Yantra can be traced back through Hinduism and is said to be the visual expression of OM. The Sri Yantra is comprised of nine overlapping triangles. The Sri Yantra represents the cosmos, feminine energy, and masculine energy.
Connect to the cosmos and balance your feminine and masculine energy by practicing a Sri Yantra meditation. Start by staring at the dot in the center triangle, called the bindu. After three to five breaths, slowly begin to encompass more of the symbol in your gaze. Continue this pattern until you are looking at the entire Sri Yantra image. Take as long as you like, and feel free to repeat the practice multiple times. Notice any shifts you feel during or after your meditation.
This sacred symbol is named after the Archangel Metatron or Thoth in Egyptian history. His cube is said to be responsible for protecting and balancing the flow of energy through all things. The Metatron’s cube, like the Seed of Life, can also be found within the Flower of Life. It also contains the five platonic solids, which represent the five elements (earth, air, water, fire, and spirit).
Metatron’s Cube has many uses and can be used as a means to connect with Archangel Metatron, a tool for meditation, or to balance and amplify energy through the chakra system. Because this symbol is said to regulate the flow of energy, it has also been used as a symbol of protection.
The easiest way to start using this symbol is by placing it in areas where you desire your energy or the energy of a space, person, or thing to be protected. When you look at the symbol, you can imagine Archangel Metatron enveloping the space in a protective shield of white light.
I hope these introductory meanings and uses of the Seed of Life, Flower of Life, Sri Yantra, and Metatron’s Cube have given you a deeper understanding of them and inspire you to add them to your spiritual toolkit!
Mega thanks to Cassie Uhl, founder and lead Goddess of Zenned Out, for sharing these beautiful practices. You can learn more about working with sacred geometry through her oracle card deck, The Ritual Deck, and book, The Goddess Discovery Book at zennedout.com.
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