The number five is exceedingly important in terms of its symbolic qualities. It represents human perfection, because a man with outstretched arms and legs forms a pentagon with the head "dominating the four limbs, just as the spirit commands the quaternary of elements" (Julien, 155). There are five senses, five fingers per hand and five toes per foot; the five-pointed star, pointing upwards, symbolizes individuality and spiritual aspiration. When it points downwards, it represents witchcraft and black magic.
Has much Christian meaning as well: five wounds, letters of Jesus, desire,
faith, hope, humility and love. In nature it is the four cardinal directions
plus the middle. Can mean spring and growth in nature as well. In relation to
the planets: Mercury - water, Venus - metal, Mars - fire, Jupiter - vegetable,
Saturn - earth.
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