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Symbols {109} ~ Golden Spiral

The entire universe is believed to be a huge spectrum of circles. All life is weaved around cycles – of breathing in and breathing out, birth and death, day and night and so on. Everything exists in one harmonious system and the key to realizing and appreciating this unity lies in nature itself in the form of the Golden Spiral, also known as the ‘Divine Proportion’.

The Golden Spiral is one of the logarithmic spirals and its distinctiveness lies in the fact that it has Phi (golden ratio) as its growth factor. This means that for each quarter turn the spiral makes, it gets wider or away from the origin by a factor of Phi. Two quantities are in golden ratio (which is equal to 1.618) when their ratio is equal to the ratio of their sum to the bigger quantity. The Golden Spiral is derived from the ‘golden rectangle’, which is a unique rectangle having the golden ratio.

Symbols {62} ~ Nautilus Shell

One of the most beautiful water creatures is the Nautilus, a cephalopod encased in a gorgeous shell, which features the best natural example of a logarithmic spiral. It is also considered as a symbol of strength since this shell can withstand very high pressure. This is why the Nautilus is the only shell that managed to survive past the dinosaur era—the exact reason why it is often referred to as a ‘living fossil.’

The Nautilus is also a symbol of perfection and beauty. After all, it has remained unchanged for centuries. Each chamber of the Nautilus follows the Fibonacci sequence, with the shape of the shell approximating a Phi spiral, which is considered an important aspect of Sacred Geometry. The Nautilus also represents the golden mean: 1.6180339…, which goes on until infinity.

Symbols {21} ~ Triple Spiral

Triple Spiral also is known as The Tirade or Triskele, represented by three spirals connected by one line representing the flow of time. Each spiral symbolizes earthly life, the afterlife and finally reincarnation.

The triple spiral that relates to the elements of Earth, Water, Sky, Body, Mind, and spirit, is found in Celtic arts and architecture. While it’s inception dates back to the Neolithic era since it is found at the entrance of Newgrange, Ireland.

Symbols {4} ~ Spiral

The oldest symbol known to be used in spiritual practices. It reflects the universal pattern of growth and evolution and represents the goddess, the womb, fertility and life force energy. Reflected in the natural world, the Spiral is found in human physiology, plants, minerals, animals, energy patterns, weather, growth and death. It is a sacred symbol that reminds us of our evolving journey in life. When used as a personal talisman, the Spiral helps consciousness to accept the turnings and changes of life as it evolves.