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Sacred Geometry: Triangles

Symbols inspire, heal, motivate, and share information without words. Here is a brief introduction to symbols that we find in our environment....Did you know....
Triangle Symbol Meanings

Gender     Creativity     Harmony     Proportion     Ascension
Culmination     Illumination      Integration      Subjectivity     Manifestation

The upward pointing triangle is the alchemical symbol for fire. One of the four classical elements, fire has the properties of heat and dryness, and symbolizes the “fiery” emotions- love, hate, passion, compassion, empathy, anger, etc., as well as spiritual aspiration- those actions of intent which bring us closer to the divine. Fire is represented in numerous cultures as the triangle, symbolizing rising force.

The symbolism of the upward-pointing triangle symbolizes rising energy. The element is sometimes represented by a sword or knife; when paired with the chalice of water, it is referred to as the blade.

In Paracelsian alchemical tradition, the elemental spirits of fire are salamanders.
            
The triangle of art represents the protected space outside the magic circle, into which spirits are compelled to appear in Solomonic ritual magic. Typically, the central circle is inscribed with the sigil (seal) of the spirit to be invoked. The usual form is of a triangle, circumscribed with various words of power, containing an inner, blackened circle. The purpose of the triangle is to contain the manifested entity. In some cases, the triangle is created as a physical object; sometimes, the central circle is replaced with a black scrying mirror.
The alchemical/magical symbol for water is an inverted triangle, symbolizing downward flow. The downward pointing triangle is an ancient symbol of femininity, being a representation of female genitalia. One of the four alchemical elements, water has the properties cold and moist, and symbolizes intuition, the unconscious mind, and the enclosing, generating forces of the womb.

When paired with the fire triangle, or upward moving force, the Seal of Solomon is created. The water triangle is often represented by a chalice or cup; the symbol of water in tarot is the cup.

In Ritual magick and some Wiccan traditions, the elemental spirits of water are Undines.

Zodiac signs ruled by water are: Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio.
The triangle meaning is inseparable from the number three. Three Sides...
Representations of "3"

Waxing, Waning, Full
Spirit, Mind, Body
Mother, Father, Child
Past, Present, Future
Thought, Feeling, Emotion
Mother, Maiden, Crone
Creator, Destroyer, Sustainer
Creation, Preservation, Destruction
Celtic Symbology shows the favor and symbolism of 3..We see it in the form of the triskelion, the triquetra, and ancient other Celtic knot motifs.
The triangle can represent working together and the union of people. It can represent the process of development and getting to the highest point of a change that is spiritual. It can symbolize achieving dreams and ambitions.
It can represent balance and being creative. It can symbolize rising up, something being manifested, illuminated, or integrated. The triangle can represent proportion, something culminating, and being subjective. The other symbols, like circles and squares, do not have the same kind of versatile nature the triangle does.
The All Seeing Eye
The Eye of Providence (or the all-seeing eye of God) is a symbol showing an eye often surrounded by rays of light or a glory and usually enclosed by a triangle. It represents the eye of God watching over mankind (or divine providence).

The use of the eye emblem to represent God was quite common in the Renaissance; often, the eye would be enclosed within a triangle representing the triune godhead. Such an emblem can be found in numerous examples of Christian art.

This emblem was eventually adopted by Freemasons as a symbol for the Great Architect.

A version of this symbol, elaborate onto the capstone of a pyramid (perhaps in a nod the symbol’s origins in Egypt) forms part of the Seal of the United States.