FOUNDRAE SYMBOL LEXICON
Our symbols are a source of inspiration, insight & meaning with the intention that they come to life in the context of your life. The Foundrae symbols span cultures & time periods to create a Universal language that reflects our own possibilities; past, present & future.
seven types of love
7 is an auspicious number across all cultures, often associated with luck & the divinity, it also indicates completion. As part of our True Love tenet, it’s a tribute to the seven types of love: Eros, Philia, Storge, Agape, Ludos, Pragma, and Philautia.
The number 8 represents the continual of returning energy. On its side, the 8 stands for infinity.
The crown signals the achievement of the dream.
Two individual arrows cross to form a new whole; a union of friendship, of love, that didn’t exist separately. Aided by wings, representing unbridled exuberance, and a star for energy & divine guidance.
The golden thread that units all people. The one element that is “heavenly” or of the spirit, as opposed to the physical elements of Earth, Water, Fire & Air. A great spiritual energy & life force that is inside each of us
The Foundation of all things. It represents stability and grounding. It is the basis of life.
With its point downward, the divine triangle is an ancient symbol of femininity, suggestive of a chalice, or a cup; holding a reservoir of collective feminine energy. Within the elements, it represents Water.
The Horseshoe is a symbol of a shield of protection. We chose it as our symbol of Protection particularly due to the Metal it was originally made from; Iron. Iron is a strong metal that withstands fire, an appropriate metaphor for standing against the fire of adversity and negativity.
Abundance. The horseshoe is the most common symbol of Luck in the Western world. We chose it because when placed right side up, it evokes a full cup; abundance, recognizing the abundant lives we already lead.
The Arrow is about launching forward. Sometimes the forward progress seems daunting or halted, but even an arrow can only be shot by pulling it backwards first. Even one step forward matters.
The divine triangle is associated with pyramids, arrowheads and sacred mountains, representing discovery, revelation and ascension. In alchemy it represents Change & it is also the traditional sign for Fire within the Elements. Across cultures, religions and disciplines, it sums up to remind us that the power of Transformation is within us.
Air is the force of intellect & imagination. It breathes new life, new possibilities & freedom.
TRUE LOVE KNOT
A True Love Knot, also known as Bowen’s Knot, is a Heraldic Knot representing the connectivity of true love. The four outer loops beseech support from the 4 corners of the world.
The scarab is an ancient Egyptian symbol of Khepera, a form of the Sun God, who transforms inert matter into action, creates life and is a powerful protector.
Since ancient times, the snake has been valued as a symbol of rejuvenation. In order to grow, it must shed its skin. We see it as the central motif of our Wholeness tenet; to achieve balance & wholeness we must continue to grow.
The thorn is a symbol of the risk we assume when we follow our hearts because you can’t separate the blossom from its thorn. A juxtaposition of beginnings and endings, sorrow and joy; dark and light.
The triangle represents sacred mountains, transformation, the idea that introspection and change is required to actualize a dream. The crown indicates the ascension; the achievement of the dream.
East. As the sun rises, East symbolizes the beginning of a new day.
Life is a continual process of adjusting one’s course to align better with our life purpose.
With wings we are creatures of the limitless sky. No longer earthbound, with wings we fly. Unbridled exuberance; a life lived passionately and fully.
The lion symbolizes strength, dignity & self-confidence.
Wild, abundant, untamed, these flowers are fed with passion and continue to bloom even in adversity. Blossoms still bloom in darkness when tended.
The sun is our reference to inner light.
energy & divine guidance
The star represents energy & divine guidance.
From the Latin root word, crescere, to grow, reminding us that every day is a new day to work towards truth.
It just takes a spark to begin a lifelong journey of True Love