by Sharon Kresge for the IYP
Of all the shapes in sacred geometry, the hexagon is arguably the most powerful and fascinating. It is found in many spiritual symbols such as the Star of David, The Tree of Life in the Kabbalah and the Hagal Rune composed by ancient tribes of northern Europe. The hexagon is found in the structure of DNA. It is the formation of the chains that produce the double-helix macromolecule. But the hexagon is not limited to Earth. One of the most fascinating discoveries of the NASA Voyager and Cassini missions was a cloud vortex on Saturn in the shape of a hexagon. Each cell of the bee’s honeycomb is a hexagon. It is the perfect shape, the one that holds together in strength and efficiency. Thus this mysterious six-sided pattern is the fabric of matter in both the microscopic realm and the macrocosm.