The Wheel

The wheel also have a symbolic meaning similar to the circle but with the additional quality of movement. As a symbol of the sun, the wheel’s spokes parallel the rays of the sun, is the absolute cosmic power; it is the universal father, it is the center of being and intuition, it is knowledge and warmth, glory and splendor. In the Taoist tradition, the wheel is the Sage who has reached the point of motionless center, around which movement may occur without himself being moved.

The wheel also represents the notions of totality, wholeness, original perfection, the Self, the infinite, eternity, timelessness, all cyclic movement, God ('God is a circle whose centre is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere' (Hermes Trismegistus)). It is masculine power; as the soul and as encircling waters, it is the feminine maternal principle. "It implies an idea of movement, and symbolizes the cycle of time, the perpetual motion of everything that moves, the planets' journey around the sun (the circle of the zodiac), the Wheel of Fortune in a deck of tarot cards, the great rhythm of the universe.

 The circle is also zero in our system of numbering, and symbolizes potential, or the embryo. In the number ten, symbolizes heaven and perfection as well as eternity. It has a magical value as a protective agent, and indicates the end of the process of individuation, of striving towards a psychic wholeness and self-realization"

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