Sacred Geometry – Amethyst Set – The Five Platonic Solids – Continued
Each phase encountered is used to initiate the next phase with each being subtler in character than the last.
The first of the platonic solids is the Tetrahedron having 4 triangular sides.
The Tetrahedron represents the element of Fire and is linked to the Solar Plexus; the center for personal power and acceptance. It creates the natural balance between the physical and spiritual. Each side sits flat, no matter how it is turned, making it the perfect symbol for balance and stability. It is also linked to creating change.
The second platonic solid is the Hexahedron or cube having 6 square sides.
The Hexahedron is associated with the element of Earth and corresponds to the Root Chakra. The Hexahedron sits flat, firmly rooted to its spot, connecting with the earth and nature. It has a solid foundation and symbolises stability and grounding energy.
The third of the platonic solids in the Octahedron having 8 triangular sides.
The Octahedron represents the element of Air and is linked to the Heart Chakra; the center for love, compassion & our spiritual nature. This chakra is where we access our healing and nurturing aspects. The shape of the Octahedron symbolizes reflection, compassion and healing. Resting on a point, it signifies the careful balance of multiple forces.
The fourth platonic solid is the Dodecahedron, having 12 pentagonal sides.
The Dodecahedron is associated to the Universe and works through the higher Chakras from the Third Eye and above.
The Icosahedron is the fifth and final platonic solid , having 20 triangular sides.
The Icosahedron represents the element of Water and is linked to the Sacral Chakra. Water symbolises movement, flow, and change. It allows for freedom of expression, creativity and “going with the flow.”
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