The Secret Symbolism of the Letter S: What It Means for You and Your Monogram?

The Secret Symbolism of the Letter S: What It Means for You and Your Monogram?

Did you knew that the letter S is associated with the element of air, the color yellow, and the planet Mercury? I sometimes receive custom request from clients to engraving travel mug or thermos with monogram S. For most of people it is just a first letter of their names, but did they ever had wondered around does it has some deeper meaning in world of sounds around us. I found it interesting that letter S represents also communication, intelligence, creativity, and flexibility.

The Letter S in Music of the Universe

The letter S is the symbol for the musical note Sol or G in the solfège system, which is a method of teaching music by using syllables for each note. For those who are more educated in music probably know it already, but for rest of us it explains why Sol is associated with air.

It is the fifth note of the diatonic scale, which corresponds to the fifth element or quintessence in classical philosophy. But what does it means - fifth element? According to ancient or so called medieval science, aether is known as the fifth element or quintessence, is the material that fills the region of the Universe beyond the terrestrial realm.

Sol is also related to yellow because it is the color of the sun, which gives light and warmth to the earth. Sol is also linked to mercury because it is the metal that vibrates at the same frequency as sol or G in the musical scale.

Sol represents communication because it is the note that expresses joy, happiness, and celebration. Sol represents intelligence because it is the note that harmonizes with do or C, the first note of the scale and the root of all musical chords.

Sol represents creativity because it is the note that inspires artistic expression and imagination. Sol represents flexibility because it is the note that can be altered by sharps or flats to create different modes and moods.

The Letter S in Science

For me personally as I am studied biology and chemistry myself the letter S is the symbol for the element sulfur, which is yellow in color and has a strong odor. Sulfur is associated with air because it is found in the atmosphere as sulfur dioxide, a gas that contributes to acid rain and volcanic eruptions. Sulfur is also linked to mercury because it forms compounds with mercury, such as cinnabar, a red mineral that was used as a pigment and a source of mercury in ancient times.

Sulfur represents communication because it was used to make matches, fireworks, and gunpowder, which were used for signaling and warfare. Sulfur represents intelligence because it was considered a vital substance in alchemy, the medieval science of transforming metals and discovering the secrets of nature. Sulfur represents creativity because it was used to make various artistic materials, such as paints, dyes, and medicines. Sulfur represents flexibility because it can change its form and color depending on the temperature and pressure.

The Letter S in Astrology

Letter S is also symbol of astrological sign Sagittarius, which is represented by a centaur archer. Sagittarius adapts easily to changing situations and environments. Sagittarius is also linked to yellow because it is ruled by Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, which has a yellowish hue. Sagittarius is also connected to mercury because it is a sign of travel, exploration, and learning. Sagittarius represents communication because it is a sign of honesty, optimism, and enthusiasm. Sagittarius represents intelligence because it is a sign of wisdom, philosophy, and spirituality. Sagittarius represents creativity because it is a sign of adventure, freedom, and diversity. Sagittarius represents flexibility because it is a sign of openness, generosity, and tolerance

Letter S in Magic

Letter S are often used in different kind of sigils - a symbol that is used to manifest a specific intention or desire, usually by combining the letters of a statement or name into a single graphic. Sigils are often used in various forms of open and hidden magic, such as chaos magic, ceremonial magic, and even centuries old witchcraft using using a magic square, a rose cross, a planetary kamea, or a personal cipher.

There are different alphabets used to create the secret sigils, but one of them - the Malachim alphabet is still used by Freemasons to a limited extent, where it is considered one of the sacred alphabets of the ancient mysteries.  The Malachim alphabet has 22 letters that correspond to the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet, plus five final forms that are used at the end of words.

Letter S in Religions

But for all of us outside the secret societies letter S most often show up in its traditional, cultural or religious  context. In Christianity, the letter S is often used as an abbreviation for the name of Jesus Christ, the Son of God and the Savior of the world. The letter S is also the first letter of the Latin word Sanctus, which means "holy" or "saint". The letter S is sometimes combined with other letters or symbols to form monograms or emblems that represent Jesus or his followers. 

In Judaism, the letter S is the symbol for Shaddai, one of the names of God in the Hebrew Bible. Shaddai is usually translated as "Almighty" or "All-Sufficient". The letter S is also the symbol for Shalom, a Hebrew word that means "peace", "wholeness", "well-being", or "completeness". Shalom is used as a greeting and a farewell, as well as a blessing and a prayer. The letter S is also related to the Star of David, a hexagram that consists of two interlocking triangles. The Star of David is a symbol of Judaism and Israel, as well as a protective amulet and a mystical sign. The Star of David has various interpretations and meanings, such as representing God's rule over the universe in six directions (north, south, east, west, up, and down), or symbolizing the union of male and female principles.

In Hinduism, the letter S is the symbol for Shiva, one of the principal deities of the religion. Shiva is known as the destroyer, the transformer, and the patron of yoga and arts. The letter S is also the symbol for Shakti, the feminine principle of divine energy and power. Shakti is often personified as a goddess, such as Parvati, Durga, or Kali. Shiva and Shakti are often depicted as a couple, representing the balance and harmony of opposites.

The letter S is also associated with the sound Om or Aum, which is considered to be the sacred syllable and the essence of all mantras. Om is composed of three sounds: A, U, and M. The sound A represents creation and Brahma, the creator god. The sound U represents preservation and Vishnu, the preserver god. The sound M represents destruction and Shiva, the destroyer god. The silence that follows Om represents the supreme reality that transcends all names and forms.

More about letter S and its symbolic meaning as animal totem I will write you next time.

As well let's find out about letter M in next blog post, coming soon.

Read previous blog about Mystical letter L here.

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in August 2023



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