Target Heart

Monotype by Mary Gow

Last week I asked which shape appeals the most to you. Did you pick circle, square, triangle, cross or spiral? Referring to the book, “Signs of Life, The Five Universal Shapes and How to Use Them” by Angeles Arrien (1992), here’s what the five shapes symbolize:

The Circle – wholeness, the experience of unity
The Square – stability, solidity, security
The Triangle – dreams, visions, goals
The Cross – relationships, integration
The Spiral – growth, evolution

You can take Arrien’s preferential shapes test in her book, available at her site:

My favorite shape didn’t make the 5 universal ones. Look for a post in the future about this.