Celtic cultures employ a wide variety of symbols with triangle themes. They have the Triskelion and the triquetra. The Trinity can be seen in several Celtic knots.

The Greeks used the triangle as the delta symbol and saw it as a doorway. Aristotle used it in his five elemental conceptions.

The triangle is another of the oldest and most widely used symbols.

It might be used more than other basic symbols because of how versatile it is.

As a symbol is connected to the number three for obvious reasons. It can represent different things if it is oriented in different directions.

It can symbolize gender based on how it is positioned. It will symbolize the power of the male, fire, and a false view of God when the point is directed upwards. Christians will see the triangle as a symbol of the Trinity.

If the point is directed downwards, it will represent the sexual nature of the female, water, and religions connected to goddesses. Is called a blade when it points upwards.

The upward triangle can represent ambition and rise up. It will symbolize the force of the male and fire. The triangle that points upward has a phallic origin.

The triangle is called a chalice when it points downward. It will represent water because in that position it flows downward. It can symbolize heaven’s grace and the womb.

The triangle that points downward is one of the oldest symbols of the divine power of the female. It is an ancient symbol that represents the genitalia of a goddess.

It is connected to the number three which can represent true wisdom.

Often connected to the idea of a trinity. It can represent different forms of a trinity. It can symbolize the body-mind-spirit connection. Christians will see the triangle as the trinity of the Father-Son-Holy Ghost.

Represent the relationship of Father-Mother-Child. It can symbolize time as Past-Present-Future. It can symbolize the phases of the moon when it waxes, wanes, or is full.

Can represent Intellect, Love, and Power. It can symbolize Emotion, Feeling, and Thought. The triangle will represent the three stages of a woman’s life in Maiden, Mother, and Crone.

It can symbolize Love, Truth, and Wisdom. Represent Creator, Sustainer, and Destroyer. It could symbolize Creation, Destruction, and Preservation.

Can symbolize how working together can unite people. They will use their traits that are the most strong ones they have.

It can represent the process of development and get to the highest point of a change that is spiritual. It can symbolize achieving dreams and ambitions. It can be a very versatile symbol with different meanings. It can represent balance and be creative.

It can symbolize rising up, something being manifested, illuminated, or integrated. Can represent a proportion, something culminating, and being subjective.

The other symbols, like circles and squares, do not have the same kind of versatile nature the triangle does. It can mean things that are polar opposites.

The upside down triangle is female, lunar, passive, and symbolizes Mother. The right side up triangle is male, solar, active, and symbolizes Father.

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*This article was originally published at www.sunsigns.org By Leah Dimurlo