The Solomon’s Seal, also known as a Hexagram or Star of David is a six pointed star composed of two overlapped triangles. It is found in use by a number of faiths and cultures. The hexagram is associated with the Biblical Seal of Solomon, best known as the Star of David in the Jewish religion, but is also seen in Hindu traditions and ritual magic. Along with the cross, the hexagram is one of the oldest and most universal spiritual symbols.
In Ritual Magic, the hexagon is called the Seal of Solomon, and represents Divine Union, composed of a female, water triangle, and a male, fire triangle.
In the Hindu religion, the hexagram is called the Shatkona and as in ritual magic, The Shatkona is the combination of the Shiva kona, the symbol of the God Shiva representing the element of fire, and the Shakti kona, representing the element of water. Together, they represent the union of male and female, and are connected to the heart chakra.
The traditional elemental triangles of earth, air, water, and fire are derived from the Solomon’s Seal. According to legend, the seal was engraved upon a magic ring, which Solomon used to control demons, angels, and the animal kingdom. The legend of the Seal of Solomon was developed primarily by medieval Arabic writers, who related that the ring was engraved by God and was given to the king directly from heaven.
In the Jewish faith this six sided figure, the Star of David, or Magen David, meaning Shield of David, symbolizes that God rules over the universe and protects us from all six directions: north, south, east, west, up, and down with the middle – the hexagram – providing the spiritual dimension.