The Celtic Cross
The Celtic Cross originated from Ireland. The Celtic islands and other countries (Scotland and England) also have the Celtic Cross as a good luck symbol or charm. The Celtic Cross is a strong symbol representing the Irish culture, faith, and history. The Celtic Cross got its symbolism from St. Patrick who created it. Long ago, the Druid priests used rocks to mark their property. There was one circular rock that they worshiped. To bring the priests to Christianity, St. Patrick carved the cross into the rock. The Celtic cross does not bring good luck but it is a symbol of the good qualities and hardships that the Irish had to overcome.
The Celtic Cross represents wisdom, god/goddess, self, and nature at each end point of the cross. The power of the cross comes from the center. It is believed that if you wear the cross, then in the center, it converges the energies into one. The energies that are converged are the different stations of the cross (wisdom, god/goddess, self, and nature) and also, hope, life, honor, faith, unity, balance, transition, temperance, ascension, and navigation. The navigation can mean many things, spiritual navigation, cyclical navigation, and time navigation. It is also believed that the vertical bar of the cross represents time. The west represents the past, the middle is the present, and the east is the future.
With the help of this symbolic image of their culture, the Irish have spiritually become one with themselves. The Celtic Cross is the symbol of Ireland’s religions, struggle, and qualities of strength, courage, and happiness.
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