I have always liked the cross. The symbol. But I have never worn it. I didn't like the associations. You know, christianity, Jesus and all of that.
But not so long ago, I started looking more into it and I found some pretty cool stuff!
In fact, my love for the cross came back and so much so, that I have just added a Celtic Cross to the shop:
You see, the cross itself is just one more thing that Christianity stole from us Pagans.
The celtic cross is more than 12,000 years old. And it is all about the cycle of life and nature...
...and about the natural order of things.
The cross represents the cycle of life and nature in a variety of ways
(in the order north, east, south, west):
- The 4 directions (north,east, south, west)
- The 4 seasons (winter, spring, summer, fall)
- The 4 elements (earth, water, air, fire)
- The 4 parts of the body (soul, body, heart, mind)
- The 4 stages of life (death, fertility, union, birth)
- The cycle of the sun (midnight, sunrise, noon, sunset)
...but the one thing that really sets the Celtic cross aside from the christian one, is the circle.
Because, the circle connects the 4 points and symbolizes how everything comes and goes in cycles (it also protects you from evil and negative energies - just like any other circle).
The circle also symbolizes the soul and the connection to the Divine.
As you probably already know, I am a sucker for symbolism...
...and on this cross, you'll find celtic knots and the Triquetra.
I could talk for hours about the Triquetra. That's another of my absolute favorite symbols...
...but in a nutshell, the triquetra is about the power of 3 (the Triple Goddess, Past/Present/Future Maiden/Mother/Crone) and it also symbolizes how everything is connected and continues in cycles.
The Triquetra and the celtic cross is perfect together!
That's also why it's called it the The Celtic Triquetra Cross in our shop.
Thanks for reading. Be sure to leave a comment below and let me know what you think :)