Reiki Symbols. Shanti means "peace." Shanti helps heal the past and make way for the present. We can use Shanti to send peace to the past, free our attachments and heal. It releases fear, anger, hurt while soothing our auras.
Dai Ko MyoThis is the Master Symbol. It's essence is the Light of the Buddha, the Light of the Awakened Heart. It signifies expanded wisdom and clairvoyance. This symbol is used for the healing of the soul--the level of the blueprint from which the physical body is derived.
"Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen" aka "Distance Symbol". It means "Transcend Time and Space". this is the Distance Symbol. It is used to send Reiki to the past, present or future. It's useful for Healing karma. It directs energy to the mental body or conscious mind.
The next symbol is "Sei Hei Kei" aka "Mental/Emotional Symbol" or "Harmony". It means "Mind Be Still". This is Mental Symbol and it's used for purification, cleansing and protection. It directs energy to the emotional body or subconscious mind.
The Spiral, which is the oldest symbol known to be used in spiritual practices, reflects the universal pattern of growth and evolution. The spiral represents the goddess, the womb, fertility and life force energy. Reflected in the natural world, the Spiral is found in human physiology, plants, minerals, animals, energy patterns, weather, growth and death. The Spiral is a sacred symbol that reminds us of our evolving journey in life.
This is the Sri Yantra, one of the oldest and most powerful symbols in human history. It's the Hindu symbol for Creativity Enlightenment. It is conceived as a place of spiritual pilgrimage. It is a representation of the cosmos at the macrocosmic level and of the human body at the microcosmic level (each of the circuits correspond to a chakra of the body).
Cho Ku Rei (cho-koo-ray) means put the power here or increase the power. Traditional Japanese Reiki Masters translate this symbol to mean focus. Cho Ku Rei increases the power and flow of Reiki whenever used. Magickal practitioners often feel the clockwise version adds power, while the counterclockwise version removes unwanted energy. From Magick of Reiki by Christopher Penczak