The Magnets of Earth

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The Magnets of Earth
North Pole: Positive; South Pole: Negative 

Earth teeters on a magnetic pole. There is a North and South pole. There are constant, daily reminders of the magnets that are floating around our planet, and in our lives. From the Big and Little Dipper creating an ancient swazi shape to the Crux of the South creating a cross shape, there are multiple forms of symbolism throughout society, echoing the stamp of the asterisms that are located, forever and always, in the North and South poles of our planet, Earth. The stars are magnetically aligned through the North Star. The North Star can never move. It sits above the Arctic. In many religions, there are different symbols that reflect the poles of the Earth. These symbols can be seen globally, from crosses on different religious buildings to the Pentagon being in the shape of a star. GPS and compasses work from the magnetic energy of the North Star.

The Magnets of Earth North Pole: Positive; South Pole: Negative

Above the North pole of Earth is the Big and Little Dipper. These are not constellations; these are known as asterisms. Asterisms, unlike constellations, do not move. When the Big and Little Dipper spin together, they not only create the seasons (Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall), they also create a shape that many religious cultures worship as a symbol, known as a Swazi. Many religions, from Hinduism to Incans to Native American Indians, have worshiped this symbol of peace, love, unity, and friendship among cultures for thousands of years.
In ancient Vedic Sanskrit, the word “Su” means “good” and “Asti” means “to exist.” Therefore, in ancient India, where Vedic Sanskrit was spoken, the term “Swastika” meant “Good to Exist.” Indians have worshiped this symbol for thousands of years and have been fighting since World War I to change the meaning back to its original form, as it was always meant to be in their cultures—a symbol for good and for life.

Before 1940, Native Americans incorporated the symbol onto all their blankets, jewelry, and pottery. It was known as a symbol for friendship. Native Americans referred to the symbol as whirling logs. Due to the takeover of this symbol by the Nazis in World World I and World War II, the Native Americans created the Whirling Log Treaty, which banned the use of the whirling log symbol being displayed on their blankets and artwork since it was being misrepresented during the World Wars.

The Little Dipper has Polaris, also known as the North Star, also known as the magnetic pole of the world. If you were lost in a forest, without your cell phone and only a map and a compass, you would be able to find your way home, thanks to the North Star. The magnetic energy of the North Star helps create the pull for your compass to work, without electricity. It is easy to find the Big Dipper, yet hard to find the North Star due to light pollution. The Aurora Borealis is created by the magnetic pull of the Big Dipper towards Polaris. The snake-like shape is created by the pull of the constellation Draco.

The asterism facing Antarctica, at the South pole, is known as the Crux of the South, also known as the Southern Cross. This cross is the star symbol that many religions have gotten their cross from. Many religions, from Hinduism to Christianity, are connected to that symbol of these magnet poles. To find this asterism, you would have to be south, since it never moves, around Africa and Brazil. The top of this asterism has a red giant star at the top of the cross symbol.

Both crosses and swastikas are globally and religiously a meaning for good, life, happiness, and friendship among many ancient civilizations around the world. There is a true essence of good fortune and well-being that goes hand in hand with both symbols. From the Vikings during the Iron Age to Mesotopamian regions, both of these symbols have been a long known form of people showing kindness and foundation support for one and other to have a long and happy life in the world we share.


Jane was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. Jane went to Las Vegas High School, where she loved to rock red lipstick and red hair! She also loved outer space, so much so that she wrote about during her senior year in the yearbook for wanting to go to space! After high school, she went to Paul Mitchell School Las Vegas to earn a cosmetology degree and learn about the color spectrum, where she found her love for Sir Issac Newton. She then joined the US Navy and was on active duty for over 6 years. Now, she is pursuing her Bachelor's in Public Affairs: Non-Profit Sectors and a Master's inPublic Administration. Jane began her research into the Big Dipper, after learning that the movie The Wizard of Oz came out during Adolf Hitler’s time in political office. Jane’s current favorite movie is Don’t Look Up. She hopes to help humanity in the future become the best humans they want to be, because in Jane’s eyes, it is a small world (an ode to her favorite ride at Disneyland, It’s a Small World). She hopes to one day work for a non-profit that helps everyone.