What Is Sacred Geometry?

Ever wonder why honey bees create a hive in the shape of a hexagon? Or why stars can be found in the sky, in the fields and in the ocean?

If you’re not familiar with sacred geometry, allow me to introduce you. Sacred geometry is the belief that there are basic universal patterns that have been used in the design of life, making these the sacred patterns. By identifying and studying these patterns and their connections, we gain insight into the mysteries of the Universe and find harmony within ourselves.

This quote from Miranda Lundy sums it up perfectly: "Sacred Geometry charts the unfolding of number in space. It differs from mundane geometry purely in the sense that the moves and concepts involved are regarded as having symbolic value, and thus, like good music, facilitate the evolution of the soul.”

What's really interesting is that the word Geometry actually means ‘Earth measure.’ This is generally attributed to the fact that the ancient Egyptians used geometry to resurvey the farmlands of the Nile river floodplain in late summer, after the boundaries were buried by the deposition of thick layers of alluvium from the yearly flooding.

I could go on and on about sacred geometry, the way the chambered nautilus shell mimics the swirl of the galaxies, the proportions of the Vitruvian Man, and the insane geometry of the pyramids… However, I’d rather share a few (easy) ways that you can incorporate the sacred patterns and shapes into your home to create a more harmonious, balanced energy.

The Circle

The circle promotes wholeness and symbolizes eternity. It has a feminine energy and balances the right and left brain. Circles are good to use when decorating a home office or art space since they help you fight against feeling scattered and give a surge of creativity.

The Spiral

I love the idea of tossing spirals all throughout the home. With a feminine energy, spirals are different than circles because they have no end. They go on and on and on, never completing their journey. Spirals represent evolution, letting go, surrendering to the ongoing creative process of life. Try using one of my rainbow spirals to free your mind!

The Square

Balance to the circle, the square represents structure and order. Squares are great additions to places where structure might be needed, like a classroom where children are learning. Square boxes are perfect for sorting toys or organizing rooms.

The Flower of Life

The Flower of Life is a more modern term used to explain a geometrical figure comprised of multiple evenly spaced overlapping circles that together create a flower-like pattern. The Flower of Life is thought to be a visual expression of the connections life webs through all beings. I am entranced by the Flower of Life so much so, in fact, that I've created a Flower of Life light bulb.

The Heart

It’s no surprise that the heart symbolizes emotions and sensitivity. Don’t shy away from using hearts in your home. Plug in a Pink & Purple Heart Bulb to feel more connected to your feelings.

The Diamond

There are certainly a few other sacred shapes, but I wanted to touch on the diamond last since it is so important. The diamond is the sacred symbol of ascension, growth and clarity of mind. It helps to connect us with our intuition. I suggest using my Amber Diamond bulb in an office space or meditation room.

Pythagoras said, “There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.” For more sacred geometry in the home, visit my Pinterest page!