Platonic solids (sacred geometries) are the only geometric shapes where the same number of sides meet at each vertex with the same angle. These five shapes are: tetrahedron, hexahedron (cube), octahedron, dodecahedron, and icosahedron.
These crystals are used for meditation and metaphysical healing.
Brief history of Platonic Solids
These shapes are referred to as regular polyhedra, meaning closed shapes that are composed of angles, faces, and edges that are all congruent. These structures are everywhere. Even microscopic organisms such as algae, snowflakes, and crystalline structures may have one of these shapes.
The exact origins of the Platonic Solids remain unknown to this day, but they were first introduced by Plato in his work Timaeus sometime in 350 BCE. According to the philosopher, all forms of matter (earth, air, fire, water, and ether) are represented by five elemental solids. These are the cube (also called the hexahedron), the octahedron, the tetrahedron, the icosahedron, and the dodecahedron.
The Platonic Solids carry unique vibrations that provide balance and wholeness.
How do Platonic Solids work?
Platonic Solids help address internal and external problems by tapping on the power sources of creation and manifesting a new life.
As you work with the solids, you allow yourself to become the channel of energy through which a new and better reality will take place. The solids are said to liberate you from your present problems and help you transition to your evolved state.
Think of them as switches that you flick to activate a new reality.
Cube - Work with the cube when you are living or working in a rowdy or disorderly environment. The shape transmits stability and control to reduce physical, mental, and emotional tensions. It replaces negative energies with a sense of groundedness and positive attitude. The cube is also believed to heal back, skeletal, and kidney problems.
Octahedron - The octahedron consists of eight triangular faces and is linked to the air element. Air represents mental processes and this shape boosts mental focus, clarifies thoughts, and stimulates fresh ideas. A disrupted form may cause confusion, uncertainty, and a negative attitude. It is also the reason for mental health disorders like anxiety, depression, obsession, and behavioural issues. Working with the octahedron can promote increased self-awareness, improved decision making, and a wider perspective.
Tetrahedron - With four triangular sides, the tetrahedron represents the fire element. Fire is associated with ‘divine spark,’ which symbolizes creativity, inspiration, and ingenuity. An off-kilter form can result in demotivation, unhappiness, lack of vigor, or discontent. Physically, this disturbance can manifest through fevers, high blood pressure, and hot flashes. A tetrahedron crystal assists in restoring joy, motivation, enthusiasm, and enlightenment.
Icosahedron - The icosahedron contains 20 triangular faces and symbolizes water. This element is associated with fluidity or the state of emotions. It enforces the form of emotional balance and your ability to adapt to experiences. Oppositely, a distorted form can cause emotional instability and be overwhelmed by extreme or unpleasant feelings as a result of bad experiences. This is also said to result in water retention, bladder issues, and fluid imbalances. Working with an icosahedron crystal can counter these health problems. The solid can ease movement as it brings the consciousness of water. It cleanses your energy centers and provides dynamic movement.
Dodecahedron - The dodecahedron and its 12 pentagonal sides symbolize the ether element. Ether represents the whole universe and the interconnection of all beings and creation. A disturbed form disconnects a person from their soul, causes disillusionment, and a lack of faith and divine guidance.
This Platonic Solid rekindles your connection with their inner being, increases acceptance of experiences, and brings inner peace. The dodecahedron also provides wisdom so you can understand incarnational experiences. (Read more: What Are Platonic Solids? )
Where to place Platonic Solids in your home
For calm and relaxation, place the cube in the bedroom.
If a lack of enthusiasm and energy is felt in your house, place the octahedron anywhere where the crystal is visible.
If someone is in despair, use a dodecahedron to instill positive spiritual energy in your environment. Speak your intention into it.
If there’s an overwhelming vibe that makes the space feel heavy or stifling, use an icosahedron in different areas. Then have everyone (including your pets) in your home or office spin the figures to move the energy within your space.
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