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5 Energy Symbols for Your Home

Updated on March 27, 2013

Positive Energy Symbols

Common everyday shapes can be used as powerful symbols to enhance and balance the positive energies in your everyday environment in two ways:

- First, they can be used as a conductor to focus and project your own personal energies outward.

- Second, symbols can magnify and attract positive energy forces into your life.

1. Circles:

The circle is a potent universal symbol. It represents eternity, completion, unity, the universe, perfection and the sacred feminine.

2. Triangle:

A triangle relates to the combined power of the body, mind and spirit. It also represents mother, father, child and the past, present and future.

3. Square:

The square represents the four elements- wind, water, fire and earth - and the four cardinal directions.

4.Pentacle (five-pointed star-pointing up):

The pentacle also represents the four basic elements of wind, water, earth and fire, with the 5th point representing the spirit. The pentagram is a powerful sign often used for protection from negative energy.

5. Infinity:

The symbol for infinity looks like the number eight laid on its side. In ancient India and Tibet, it represented perfection, duality, and the union between male and female. In tarot, it is a magical symbol and represents the balancing of universal forces. An infinity sign can be very effective when displayed in your home.

Sources: Sacred Space, by Denise Linn (Ballentine Wellspring, 1995), Awakening Wellness (lensmaster)

Picture: The Three Gongs of Initiation -AllPosters.com

The Circle Symbol

Eternity, Perfection, Female

The Circle is one of mankind's oldest symbols of good fortune. It stands for eternity because it is endless, without beginning or end. It is sign of perfection, and wholeness.

It also highlights feminine forces at work in earth's grand design as mother earth. The circle is also associated with rainbows, as they seem to touch both heaven and earth simultaneously.

~ A circle seen as a snake or a dragon with its tail in its mouth; continually devours and gives birth to itself, symbolizing the eternal cycle of the universe.

~ As a symbol for eternity, rings are used as a promise of engagement and marriage.

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The Triangle Symbol

Harmony, Balance

The Triangle often represents harmony with the cycles of life; birth, maturity and death. As such it became a bad omen to break its perfect shape.

The triangle can also represent the delicate balances of...

Ego, Spirit, and Soul;

Body, Mind and Spirit;

Mother, Father and Child; and

the Past, Present and Future.

According to one ancient belief, an upright equilateral triangle, with one point at the top and two at the base, is seen as a masculine sun symbol that represents spirit, divinity, fire, life, prosperity and harmony.

- In contrast, the reversed triangle is a feminine lunar force, representing mother earth, water, rain and grace.

Religious Connotations:

- In Christianity and Judaism, a triangle is often used as a symbol for God and the Holy Trinity.

- In magic, pointing up, it represents fire, pointing downward it means water.

- When upright and downward triangles are joined together, they form the Star of David or the Seal of Solomon and symbolize the balance knowledge.

- Before becoming a prominent symbol of Judaism, the six pointed star was used by alchemists and was said to have also been used by Druid priests as protection against evil ghosts.

This mystic symbol placed in your home can highlight your connection with the spiritual world.

The Square Symbol - The Physical World

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square

The Square represents our physical world, stability and strength. Like the quartered circle, it points to the four compass directions: north, east, south and west.

It symbolizes the four elements- wind, water, fire and earth- as well as the four seasons.

Unlike the circle and the "spiral", which are universally feminine symbols, the square represents masculine qualities.

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pentagram

The Pentagram or Pentacle

Protection

Like the circle a pentagram symbolizes eternity, infinity and the cycles of life and nature. A circle is often seen around a pentagram, in this form it is meant for protection and to contain contain positive forces.

The pentagram usually represents the four basic elements; needed to sustain human life; (wind, water, earth and fire) with the 5th point representing the Spirit. The protective quality of the pentagram can be used to banish negative energy, or to bring positive energy to you, depending on how it's drawn.

In ancient Christian times:

- The five points of the pentagram were symbolic of the five wounds of Christ (2 on his wrists, 2 at his ankles and 1in his side).

- The Roman Emperor Constantine used the pentagram in his seal and amulet.

- The pentagram was once referred to as the "Star of Bethlehem".

The Infinity Symbol - Creation, Unity


The infinity image, otherwise known as the lemniscate (from the Latin lemniscus for ribbon) perfectly illustrates the endless cycle of creation. It embodies the past, present and future, all in one, and reminds us that we are eternal.

Seen as two equal circles merge to unite both masculine and feminine forces, it gives us a sense of perfect balance as these "two become one".

At home, the figure eight, represented in the infinity symbol, can be used in feng shui to create balance, unblock "chi" and stimulate the positive flow of energy .

Source: Symbols.com

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Do You Have These "Mystic" Symbols Displayed in Your Home?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Beginning to understand how man is intricately formed

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      Michey LM 4 years ago

      Hi! new I know why a have an inclination to pentagons, and infinity sometimes...

      Great lens, interesting and well done. Blessings!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      very interesting lens

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hi, some time ago I had Reiki sessions, at my last one I envisaged a symbol. It started as a circle in a box, the top of the box opened and the circle rose up, the top of the box closed into a triangle. The image left was a yellow circle atop of a clear triangle, any thoughts on what this could mean?

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      my goodness, i chose your lens about the 4 elements of the earth and i just finished my earth day lens just a while ago with that too. is that not a coincidence? well of course, your lens is much better. i have to be humble. blessings.

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      Angelgirl1976 5 years ago

      10/10 for this lens :) I have the Infinity symbol. I have always doddled that shap as well, straight as well as on the side :)

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      Odille Rault 5 years ago from Gloucester

      What a fabulous lens! Loved reading through it. I didn't know anything about mystic symbols before! Blessed. :)

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      Bernie 5 years ago from Corbin, KY

      never thought about it, until now.

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      RaintreeAnnie 5 years ago from UK

      Very interesting, I enjoyed reading and learning about these symbols. Thank you

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      Omsymbol 5 years ago

      Umm, sort of, mine are usually pendents, I have infinity and a pentacle but not the square or triangle. Thanks for the lovely interesting lens.

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      David Dove 5 years ago

      Thought provoking, thank you.

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      Donnette Davis 6 years ago from South Africa

      Thank you.

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      Heatherseesthel 6 years ago

      So many great home decor suggestions! I'm a fan of the triangle myself, it reminds me to keep things in balance. I'm working on learning about home design elements so thanks for the great lens! Affordable Lamps

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      Joan4 6 years ago

      Very interesting. I do need to pay more attention to the symbols in my home. Blessed by a SquidAngel this morning!

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      tala1107 6 years ago

      Hi,

      Thank you for taking the time to write this great lens. i loved it and I was really drawn to the picture at the beginning - it is fantastic. Did you do that yourself?

      Again, many thanks.

      Tala

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      JeremiahStanghini 6 years ago

      It was interesting to see the circle, triangle, and square right at the beginning. Those three shapes are infinitely important to the martial art Aikido (which is really not a martial art, but a philosophy... about peace).

      With Love and Gratitude,

      Jeremiah

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      Sue Dixon 6 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      A very interesting lens. I love circles especially. Have a happy Christmas!

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      HERBMASTER 6 years ago

      I really liked your site. I could feel the peace come over as I looked into each symbol.

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      religions7 7 years ago

      Great lens, but you knew that :) Just wanted to remind you that this is featured on the Spiritual Growth and Development Group: http://www.squidoo.com/groups/spiritual-growth

      It's now transformed into a lensography and I would love it if you could feature it here, or lensroll it or something.

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      Robin S 8 years ago from USA

      greetings from gothic temptations

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      justholidays 8 years ago

      Great lens! I like the idea of the circle and infinity symbols.

      Thanks for sharing!

      Rated 5 stars :)

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      LivingSkinny 8 years ago

      I love your lens - well constructed and I'll be back to follow all the links. I'm ready to get my box of crayons out to make symbols - Simple line drawings with intention are powerful - I've been working energetically in just this way since the first of the year. Each room that has a colorful yet simple line drawing in it has improved energetically. Thanks so much for you insight and expertise.

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      shevans lm 8 years ago

      This is a great lens. Just shows the power of simplicity and good ideas for an energetically balanced decorated home.

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      Brian Stephens 8 years ago from France

      Welcome to the < href="http://www.squidoo.com/groups/interiors"&... Design, Soft furnishings and Decor Group. Love the symbols and anything geometric, must be the engineer in me.

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      Aquavel 8 years ago

      This is an interesting lens. You have me thinking about my home and what I have in the hall and living area, when you first walk in and enter. From the info in this lens, I still need an infinity sign (as an artist, I may make one), and I'll have to dig out the leather mandala with the enneagram that's in storage somewhere. (It's not a pentacle, by it will have to suffice until I stop equating pentacles with satanic rituals ~ even though I've read that the pentacle symbolizes man. On second thought, I do have something similar to Leonardo's "Vitruvian Man." That's a pentagram, isn't it? 5*s!

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      Lou165 8 years ago from Australia

      What a great lens, really interesting.

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      dahlia369 8 years ago

      Thank you for joining my Squidoo group!

      "Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful."

      -- Buddha

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      tdove 8 years ago

      Thanks for joining G Rated Lense Factory!

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      awakeningwellness 8 years ago

      Another interesting lens! There is a new meaning for the triangle...it represents the balance of ego, spirit, and soul which is important for life on the New Earth.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Love it, Michelle!

      I'd like to see more on the infinity symbol. I never really thought of a square as a symbol before. I learned something new. Hooray!

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      Patricia 8 years ago

      Great lens and info! Welcome to spirituality group!

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      WhiteOak50 8 years ago

      Another great lens! Also above where you described the pentacle, the fifth point repreasents "Spirit" and the circle encompassing the pentacle is also viewed as protection.

      I am so glad you are part of our group. I really enjoy your lenses!

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      RinchenChodron 8 years ago

      Wow I love the double infinity item! All of your symbol lenses are wonderful.

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      Brian Stephens 8 years ago from France

      Great lens, welcome to the Interior Design, Soft furnishings and Decor Group. I like the charity choice as well particularly the cancer research and prevention foundation.

      See https://hubpages.com/health/donating_to_clic_sarge to find out why.