When I find myself doodling, I first tend to doodle something that my sisters and I refer to as the family cat, followed by a sun, flowers, and a little house. And then I start drawing triangles–lots of them. Big ones, little ones, right side up triangles, and upside down triangles–very often, I also find myself combining right side up and upside down triangles to make the Star of David. Since triangles may well be a go-to doodle for my wonderful readers, too, I recently searched for some insight into the meaning of this spiritual symbol:
- According to This is Church.com, the triangle is one of the first symbols used for the Trinity because the three equal sides forming one complete whole captures some of what it mean to be three in one.
- Altreligion.com notes that in Western society, the triangle represents the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost united in a single godhead.
- What’s your sign.com tells us that to the Greeks, the triangle is seen as the delta glyph and is symbolic of a doorway; i.e. balancing thought and emotion (two sides of the triangle) provide a doorway to higher wisdom.
- At Symbol Dictionary.net, I found the following information about triangles: The orientation of a triangle is important to its meaning; i.e. upright triangles = female/mother/fire/air, and Upside down triangles = male/father/water/earth. The upward moving triangle is sometimes called the blade (the chalice and blade figure ceremonially in many ritual magic operations). It is a symbol of aspiration or rising up, male force, and fire. The triangle represents aspiration, rising force, and the male principal. The downward pointing triangle is sometimes referred to as the chalice. It is the symbol of water (as it flows downward), the grace of heaven, and the womb. It is one of the most ancient symbols of female divinity.
- When right side up and upside down triangles intersect, they form the Star of David, which symbolizes balance and knowledge, and according to Lotus.com, they portray Solomon’s seal fulfilling the perfect union between Heaven and Earth, between the divine and the human realized within the ‘Universal Man.’
- EHow.com tells us that the pyramid on the $1 bill is part of the Great Seal of the United States, which was designed to show the values and beliefs of the Founding Fathers. According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the pyramid (which is triangular in shape) symbolizes the strength and durability of the United States.
As I was doing my research into triangles, I found many mentions of the correlation between the three sides of a triangle and the significance of the number three; and What’s Your Sign.com summarized this connection well: ‘The spiritual meaning of number three deals with magic, intuition, fecundity, and advantage. The number three invokes expression, versatility, and pure joy of creativity. Three is also a time identifier as it represents past, present and future. Consecutive threes in your life may symbolize the need to express yourself creatively, or consider your present directional path in relation to past events and future goals. Three may also represent promising new adventures, and assurance of cooperation from others whom you may require help. Three typically symbolizes reward and success in most undertakings.’
Dear Readers, I’m beginning to think that doodling triangles is a signal to the universe that we are ready for action! Namaste.
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