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The Sacred Geometry of the Universe: How Shapes and Symbols Can Heal Your Mind, Body, and Soul

Updated: Nov 22, 2022

Sacred geometry is the foundation of our universe.

The shapes and symbols that make up sacred geometry are woven into the very fabrics of our beings.

This practice can help promote harmonious balance in our everyday lives and form a deeper spiritual connection with the universe.

Sacred geometry is all around us, and we can use it to improve our lives in many ways.

In this blog post from our Mastery Channel and New Age leader, Jennifer Ashira Ra of Light Priestess Temple, we'll discuss the following:

  • What sacred geometry is

  • How the practice of sacred geometry works

  • Most common shapes and symbols associated with sacred geometry

We'll also explore each shape's meanings and healing benefits and how we can use them to connect with the divine.

Table of Contents:

  1. What is Sacred Geometry?

  2. How Does the Practice of Sacred Geometry Work?

  3. The Most Common Sacred Geometric Shapes and Their Meanings

  4. The Triangle

  5. The Circle

  6. The Square

  7. The Pyramid (the Triangle, Square, and Spiral)

  8. The Spiral

  9. The Cross

  10. The Star of David (Merkabah in its Second Form)

  11. The Merkabah (The Interlocking Triangles)

  12. The Flower of Life (The Seed of Life)

  13. Healing Benefits of the Sacred Geometry Shapes and Symbols

  14. Conclusion

People Also Ask:

What culture is sacred geometry?

Sacred Geometry's origins can be traced back to 2000 BC–1001 BC. While the practice began in Ancient Mesopotamia and Egyptian cultures, it didn't gain popularity until some thirteen centuries later in Ancient Greece.

Is sacred geometry real?

Yes! The practice of sacred geometry involves patterns in which everything found in our universe structures and aligns itself.

What is the most powerful geometric shape?

The most powerful shape in existence is the hexagon. The hexagon pattern is universal due to its efficiency.

What is Sacred Geometry?

At its simplest, sacred geometry uses geometric shapes and patterns to create a sense of harmony and balance.

The belief that there is a spiritual significance to geometry dates back thousands of years, and sacred geometry can be found in art and architecture worldwide.

Its use in sacred spaces such as temples and churches acknowledges the importance of geometry in the cosmos.

Sacred geometry is a way to connect with the divine, and its shapes and patterns can be used as a tool for meditation and contemplation.

How Does the Practice of Sacred Geometry Work?

By understanding sacred geometry, we can see the underlying unity of all things and tap into the universe's infinite wisdom.

Sacred geometry has been used in many different ways over the centuries.

One of the most famous examples is the construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza.

The perfect alignment of its sides with the cardinal points is thought to be no coincidence but rather a deliberate attempt to harness the power of this sacred practice.

In recent times, sacred geometry has been used in everything from architecture to Feng Shui, art, and healing.

So how does it work? Many believe that sacred geometry is a language our subconscious mind can understand.

We can tap into our deepest wisdom and intuition by working with these patterns.

Sacred Geometry is also considered a blueprint for creation itself, providing a design for manifestation.

You may connect with something much larger than yourself by connecting with these ancient geometric shapes.

You can harness the power of sacred geometry and its symbols and shapes by:

  • Using shapes during meditation to raise consciousness

  • Combining healing crystals with sacred shapes to aid healing work

  • Concentrating on sacred shapes to help manifest specific intentions

  • Practicing grid work (creating sacred patterns for different purposes)

The Most Common Sacred Geometric Shapes and Their Meanings

Sacred geometry involves patterns that often take the form of shapes and symbols, and they can be found in everything from the spiral of a seashell to the hexagon of a honeycomb.

Each of the sacred shapes that form our universe has a specific significance and meaning.

Knowing how each shape connects with us spiritually, physically, and emotionally is the foundation of the ancient practice of using geometry to improve our lives.

Below are some of the most common shapes and symbols associated with sacred geometry and their meanings.

The Triangle

The triangle's platonic solids are thought to be the "building blocks" of our universe.

The triangle is a symbol of all the shapes (tetrahedron, hexahedron, octahedron, dodecahedron & icosahedron) as it underlines all of them into one.

This sacred shape symbolizes harmony, balance, and completion.

The Circle

The circle shape represents the never-ending cycles/circle of life.

The symbol of the circle represents oneness, wholeness, the cycles of unity, change, and the eternal constants of the universe.

The Square

The sacred square shape represents stability, solidity, practicality, and safety.

The solid foundations of the squares are said to be the grounding of earthly dependability, such as the base of pyramids and other structures.

The Pyramid (the Triangle, Square, and Spiral)

The pyramid shape is a shape that contains the triangle, square, and spiral.

This sacred shape also contains three sides to each triangle, containing the divine number of three and four sides of the square, four being the number that represents humankind.

The pyramid signifies the relationship between humanity and source.

For example: the Egyptian Pyramid of Giza was built to create the energy that connected the spiritual realms.

The top, or apex, of the pyramid, represents the highest point of spiritual achievement, while the body of this structure symbolizes the spiritual journey.

The Spiral 𖦹

The sacred spiral shape symbolizes heaven and earth, or "as above, so below."

It also represents the connection between the physical and higher self and all the levels of our being.

For example: All energy moves in spirals, and galaxies are energy in the form of spirals.

Furthermore, the spiral is the connection of the flow of energy through the chakras, and the spiral is part of the double helix shape that makes up our DNA.

The Cross

The cross is among one of the most sacred shapes in the universe.

The cross shape is the intersection of 2 lines, representing the joining of heaven and earth.

This joining also signifies the union of humankind.

The Star of David (Merkabah in its Second Form)

The Star of David is a most sacred symbol containing two triangles.

The triangle facing upwards represents masculinity, while the triangle facing downward signifies femininity.

Together, the two triangles of the Merkabah represent perfect harmony.

The Merkabah (The Interlocking Triangles)

The Merkabah shape is a representation of all the sacred shapes.

The Flower of Life

The Flower of Life is a symbol that signifies the physical connection between all living things in our universe.

It's considered one of the most sacred symbols to exist and is said to also contain within it the "building blocks" of the universe and the blueprint of all creation.

Healing Benefits of the Sacred Geometry Shapes and Symbols

These ancient symbols can help us tap into the universal language of the subconscious mind, providing a means of communication that transcends the limitations of verbal language. They can also access hidden knowledge and wisdom, bringing a sense of understanding and peace to our lives.

Continue reading below to discover how some sacred geometry shapes can benefit you!

Triangles are a powerful symbol of balance.

No matter what part of your life you feel is out of alignment, working with triangles can help restore harmony and bring you back into balance.

Using triangles in your spiritual practice can help to realign your whole being with yourself and the universe.

Of all the sacred shapes, the square is the most stable.

It has a deep connection with earth elements, which explains your connection to it.

Squares help us develop strong roots and ensure we're planted in healthy, fertile soil.

The circle can help make us feel complete and whole again.

A circle can put the pieces back together if you feel lost or fractured.

Circles have this knack for creating balance and harmony out of chaos, forming a sort of spiritual glue that helps mend broken things.

The sacred pyramid shape can help guide your energy in the right direction.

The pyramid can guide your energy both ways, restoring your sense of self where you need it and providing a healthy balance of power when you have it in abundance.

The Merkabah helps with the expansion of the mind and soul.

If you feel limited in your thinking or unable to accept new ideas, the balance and expansion provided by the Merkabah can help open you up to new concepts.

It is also believed that every cell of the body benefits from this unique connection.


By aligning with the natural rhythms of the universe, these geometric patterns can help bring the body into balance and harmony, offering a powerful tool for those seeking to improve their overall well-being.

What's your favorite sacred shape or symbol?

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