Alchemical Symbols

Chalice / Holy Grail

In Christian mythology, the Holy Grail was the cup Jesus drank at the Last Supper, and it was said to have the power to heal all wounds. The Arthurian tales are full of the quest for it and reflect the pre-Christian myths of the ever-Ffll cauldron of Mannanan mac Lir.

Chalice Well

The design on the wrought iron lid of the Chalice Well at Glastonbury is called “Vesica Piscis.” The Chalice Well is the site of a very ancient, prehistoric sacred well; later, it was believed to be the hiding place of the Holy Grail and the Sacred Well of Avalon.

Compass & Square

The best known of all Masonic symbols are the compass and square, shown interlocked with the letter “G” between them, as the traditional emblems of Freemasonry and membership in the same. The ultimate significance is in the mysteries of gods’ relations to creation.

Moon (Luna)

Sister to Mother Earth, queen of the night. Ruler of emotional waters and cycles of growth.


Sun (Sol) 

Although there are many mythologies in which the Sun is female, it is generally considered that the sun is a male deity or a male attribute, in contrast to the moon, which is almost always viewed as female. The Greek brother and sister Apollo and Artemis show this pairing of the sun and moon as complementary opposites. Sol and Luna are equivalent to the yang (positive, male, assertive) and the yin (negative, female, receptive) in Taoist philosophy, whose reciprocity is the reason for all universe events.


Seal of Solomon

The Seal of Solomon is traditionally a six-pointed star that consists of two intersecting pyramids, one with the point going down and one with the end up. Most famous as a symbol of Judaism, it is also used in Freemasonry, Alchemy, and Tantra for the union of male and female.


means wisdom in Greek. Sophia is the wisdom of Gnosis, wisdom that comes from deep and intuitive knowing and ecstatic experience. Much loved by early eastern Christians, one of Sophia’s most significant shrines was the Hagia Sophia (Holy Sophia) basilica in what is now Istanbul.

The single trunk of divine life and power, nourishes all the multitudinous forms of the universe.

The Tree of Life


The Axis Mundi or World Tree/ Tree of Life. The single trunk of divine life and power nourishes all the multitudinous forms of the universe.