The nine points around it represent the Tirivahni Life Spark from Ul-Zaorith. They beleived that all matter in the world is composed of 9 elements: Planet, Sun, Moons, Light, Dark, Fire, Earth, Water, Air. The ratio and balance of the elements dictates your personality, aptitudes, weaknesses and virtues.
I hope she doesn't mind me stealing her stuff!
And thanks to Jaspenelle for pointing me in her direction!