Heptagon & Heptagram

Heptagon

Heptagon is the inward directing of that emotion, the containment, the 'love inside', that is symbolised by the heptagon. It is the love we 'hold' and can equally signify a deep religious conviction, a forming of our God in our own image or an infatuation with another. It is feeling contained.

Heptagram

The 7-pointed star or heptagram is a mystical occult symbol. Like the pentagram, it has been called the Witch's Star, also the Astrologer's Star. Beyond six points, the polygrams all have multiple configurations and the heptagram may be drawn in two different ways - an obtuse form and an acute angled form; both forms are unicursal, here shown together with the third 7-point figure, the heptagon.

Placed around the acute heptagram in the order of their apparent speed of movement in the heavens, the 'planets' are ordered along the unicursal line in the order of days of the week.

The heptagram also relates to the seven chakras of the body.


There are two forms of heptagram:

The obtuse form suggests passivity, contentment and attuning with nature and its forces; of healthy rhythms and normal sexuality; of balanced feelings and satisfied desires; of normal receptivity and awareness of the feelings of others.

The acute, active form suggests an outgoing interaction with nature's forces, making progressive use of them and directing sexual energy. It suggests strong feelings and strongly expressed desires; likewise perhaps, heightened sensitivity to the emotions of others. It is a symbol of the empath and the healer.

Combining the three seven - pointed figures together, creates a beautiful mandala of meditation.