Celtic Cross #1
The Celtic cross dates back to 5000 years BC. It was known to be a symbol of the Celtic Thunder God “Taranis”—a good humored, joyful god of thunderous energy.
The “Celtic” cross consists of a circle centered upon the "Latin cross". The upright shaft of the Cross represents the World Axis—a spiritual bridge between Heaven and Earth. The horizontal shaft separates Heaven and Earth. The four arms of the cross divide the world into the 4 Directions, 4 Elements, and 4 Seasons. The cross combined with the circle unites the principles of female and male.
The circle is a female symbol representing the unity of all life—it represents Divine light and spiritual radiance. The point at the Cross' center represents the Most High God, the "motionless mover" about which all life revolves, the placement of Jesus' heart while he was on the cross—the source for Divine Love. The Celtic knot work that adorns the Cross represents the never-ending process of one’s spiritual growth.