Sunday, 22 January 2012

Quintessence

The number five is said to represent persuasiveness, a daring or bold nature, action, spontaneity or the five human senses. The number may reflect change. It is also said to be the link between the heavens and earth. The symbol of human microcosm. A five pointed star is meant to depict spiritual aspiration, individuality and education when it points upward. However, a five pointed star pointing downward tends to represent witchcraft. Within Alchemy, the five pointed star symbolises the quintessence, as does the five petaled flower.

1. http://tiffanyhoran.blogspot.com/2010/03/
quintessence.html (Accessed 22nd March 2010)