6 Creation Days + 1 Sabbath Day = Star of David

Sometimes a symbol, and the meaning of that symbol, are the exact same thing. So too the Star of David and its unique visual picture of the 7 Days of Creation match each other with Mathematical precision. I’ll let the Rabbi explain:

“Still by exploring some various explanations on the meaning behind the Star of David, we can appreciate deep Jewish concepts. One idea is that a six-pointed star receives form and substance from its solid center. This inner core represents the spiritual dimension, surrounded by the six universal directions. (A similar idea applies to Shabbat the seventh day which gives balance and perspective to the six weekdays.)”

The Star of David’s Mathematical Beauty



The faultless symmetry of 6, its relation to 3 and 2, and its regular division of the circle, are portrayed in the familiar hexagram known as the Shield of David. Seven, when represented as a compact group of circles reveals itself as a number of singular beauty and perfection, worthy of the important place accorded to it in all mystical philosophy.


– The Beautiful Necessity, Claude Fayette Bragdon