This elegant formation appearing in the time of the
new moon and beginning a new season of crop circles for 2016 manifests
as a symbol for the fifth element, Aether, and is closely associated
with Phi, the golden ratio, implicit in the Fibonacci sequence.
Based on the number 5, the pentagram, whether
presenting as a pentagon or a star shape expresses the conjunction of
inequalities. “The five points of the pentagram come together in
fruitful marriage of three (the male principle) with two (the female
principle).” “The pentagram also bears the meaning of marriage, good
fortune and fulfillment. The Ancients regarded it as a symbol of the
idea of perfection. Paracelsus judged the pentagram to be one of the
most powerful signs.” It symbolized Higher Knowledge, a ‘begetter of the
seasons and emblem of motion’, a symbol of matter, inexhaustible
well-spring of life, spark of holy fire and universal seed.’ (Chevalier
747 - 748)
The pentagon shape, whether in star form or as a
geometric polygon, has been a religious symbol throughout the ages,
associated with perfection, harmony and good fortune.
The Venus cycle in relation to Earth forms a
beautiful five-petalled rosette in the heavens every eight Earth years
which is equivalent to 13 Venus years. 5, 8 and 13 are three sequential
numbers within the Fibonacci sequence.
“Nothing compares to the extraordinary
relationship between Earth and our nearest planet, Venus which draws a
beautiful five-fold rosette around us every eight years.” (Olsen 46)
This cycle is an example of the effect of the Fifth
Element upon the other Elementals. Aether is immanent to all space
between, within and around matter. It is the spiritual, spiralling
moving force within growing things and it induces movement within the
universe. In effect, it could be considered the Life Force. The
Fibonacci Sequence has been found to describe growth in plants, animals,
and movements of planets and weather systems among other dynamic things
in the universe. “Where
the traditional four elements have fixed locations on the Wheel of Life,
Spirit is the surprise factor. It provides dynamics, a spark and another
level of awareness.” (buildingbeautifulsouls)
The Fibonacci spiral describes many natural
phenomena. As we see in the plant spiral here, the affinity to the
pentagram is striking.
The Platonic solid related to the pentagram is the
dodecahedron that also stands for the element Aether. As a manifestation
of five, the pentagram represents the quintessence of life, pervading
Each Platonic solid corresponds to an Element. The
dodecahedron (12 pentagons) relates to Aether, the diffuse
energy/impulse that some consider the Universe.
In ancient Greece, the pentagram was named ‘ugeia’ or
Hygeia, the goddess of health. “The pentagram gives expression to a
force which is the synthesis of complementary powers.” (Chevalier 748)
It represents a well-functioning ‘wholeness’.
Hygeia, goddess of health in Ancient Greece,
shared her name with the pentagram. Pythagoras’ followers inscribed the
pentagram on their messages as a form of greeting meaning ‘Good
No wonder the United States of America adopted this
powerful symbol for its own defense headquarters! But the image we see
in the fields of East Kennett today does not present as a static,
defensive type of energy; rather it implies a life energy that impels
all elements, in particular organic life-forms, into growth and
fruition. It is dynamic, elusive and fruitful.
If we contemplate the contrast between the
pentagram as it functions and appears in Nature, and the man-made
pentagonal structure of US defense, we cannot but remark that the
dynamic power of growth, life and regeneration is obviously Nature’s own
and does not reside in any attempt humans make to appropriate it.
Perhaps this early formation at Hill Barn, East
Kennett is reminding us that real power, that which is true to life, is
found in the natural world as a synthesizing and harmonizing force–one
that supports health and beauty on Earth–quintessential being… Perhaps
this is the power and energy to which we as humans ought to be
To what do we really want to measure up?
Chevalier, J. & Alain Gheerbrant. The Penguin
Dictionary of Symbols. Penguin Books. London.
Lundy, Miranda. Sacred Geometry. Walker & Co. NY.
Olsen, Scott. The Golden Section: Nature’s Greatest
Secret. Walker & Co. New York. 2006.