Circles and squares are just a few of sacred geometry’s gifts integrated into the symbolic language of astrology. Understand the meaning behind the holy shapes and intuitive apprehension becomes possible.
The circle is the sign of infinity. With no beginning or end it aligns with planetary orbs and in particular the Sun. A dot added at the center point of the circle signifies the soul’s inclusion in infinity. Step into the middle of the circle and align yourself with the four directions: east, north, west and south. These are the cardinal or prime directions that inform and direct our soul’s energies. Add above and below and it becomes a multi-directional conduit. We have created sacred space.
A sacred circle brought to life may be sectioned off into 360 degree points that shimmer with star lit dynamism. Place planets within the apportioned sphere and you have created a sky map filled with story, myth, archetype and hidden wisdom. Time is fluid here allowing for the significance of a natal chart to direct the soul’s purpose, while the past and future shape the relentless ebb and flow.
This astrological framework is inclusive, allowing for multidiscipline intersectionality that includes archeology, astronomy, anthropology, physics, mathematics, philosophy, ethics, history, art, poetry, song and dance. It is nondiscriminatory making room for any and all cultures, classes, ethnicities, faiths, gender expressions, and sexual preferences. The circle embraces and includes by the very nature of its infinite contour.
The square has four equal sides that imply structure. It is measurable with a rational beginning and end. Reason and knowledge is manifested; brought to life in concrete form. Its purpose is to contain and its nature is to attempt to surround infinity.
To “square the circle” is to manifest the spirit in our everyday world. Taking compass and straightedge a circle encased by a square can be drawn. Ancient geometers and modern computer programmers come to the same conclusion: it is impossible to perfectly encase the circle within the square. The sacred circle remains divine and implies our search for unity remains unending.
East, North, West and South. Above and Below. All the sacred points between. The circle held within a square speaks to the infinite possibility of life. Open your eyes, unplug your ears, loosen your tongue, sniff the winds of change and open your arms to the life around you. Dance in celebration. You have become one with the cosmos for this brief, perfect moment in time.
Now…go out and do something wonderful.