Spider, Surya Yantra and 3 x 3 number square. Symbols are imbued with power. The spider is highly significant in this regard. With its power, its bite can be anywhere from annoying to deadly. As a symbol it also is highly representative. Throughout history, spiders have been depicted in popular culture, mythology and in symbolism. From Greek mythology to African folklore, the spider has been used to represent a variety of things, and endures into the present day, It characterizes, among others, Shelob from The Lord of the Rings and spider man from the eponymous comic series.
The basic becomes the most complex. The cosmos, including the spider, grows out of this 3 x 3 grain of mustard seed.
On the Hebriac Tree of Life, the heart is Tifereth. The span of Tifereth is Paradise. Buddha made this construct into the Eightfold noble path. On a parallel note, at the embryo of the I Ching are eight trigrams. They, like the Tree of Life, are also arranged as an octagon around a center. I offer the following quotation below from my, The Staff of God Volume I.
SYMBOL OF THE SPIDER TRANSCENDS RELIGIONS
The eight trigrams were invented by the mytholoical emporer Fu-Hsi
His dates were from 2953-2838 B.C.
He was the 1st of the 5 emporers of China’s legendary period.
Parallel: At the center of 8 numbers on the square of three, sits number 5.
Emporer Fu-shi saw the I Ching marking on the back of a divine tortise.
Which is said to have inspired the 8 trigrams
On the tortise, dots replaced the numbers.
Dark dots were yin. Light dots were yang.
My thought is at one time in pre-history, knowledge of the 3 x 3 number square was more complete. Today, most are totally ignorant of its importance. It unified mankind. In this unity, peace was found. I hope we can restore this lost knowledge to bring about a new Golden Age. I think all of us deserve nothing less. Peace be with you.