Every geometric shape has an occult or metaphysical meaning. We say that a picture is worth a thousand words. If this is so then a symbol is worth a thousand pictures….or more!
The cross which is commonly associated with Christianity is a symbol that has its roots way before Christianity was established. There are also many variations of the cross. This article will focus on the occult symbolic meaning of the cross that we mainly associate with Christianity.
Some variations of the cross are: Latin cross, St. Andrew’s cross, St. Peter’s cross, the ankh, chi-ro cross, Coptic cross, Celtic cross, Greek cross, Maltese cross, Budded cross, Russian orthodox cross, Julian cross, The Papal cross, The Cross of Lorraine, Camargue cross, Anchor cross, Brighid’s cross, and Baptismal cross.
When we look at the standard Christian cross, we see that it has four main parts. Top, bottom, left, right extensions that cross in a center point. This cross forms four quadrants. Essentially the cross is four lines that make four angles (or two lines that form four angles).
The number four is an obvious numerology connection with the cross. The number four symbolizes earth, stability, foundation, squares, and conflicts (as in squares in astrology). The number four is all about structure and order.
What gives us structure and order on earth is the poetic dance that the four main elements do to make order out of chaos. The four main elements are earth, water, fire, and air. The four extensions on the cross are faced in a particular direction. North, south, west, and east.
Each element is associated with a corresponding direction. North is earth, south is fire, west is water, and east is air. Direction and elements play a big role in human reality and the number four illustrates this point beautifully.
The cross further symbolizes foundation and earthly existence with an angle of completion by having four 90 degree angles. From the center point where the limbs intersect the cross it forms four 90 degree angles. Visually the cross resembles an addition sign in mathematics.
Four 90 degree angles equals 360 degrees, simply take 90 and multiply it by 4 which is the number of angles. This gives you 360. 360 is the complete radius of a circle and symbolizes a cycle, rotation, complete orbit, and 360 degrees of knowledge. This 360 degrees also applies to the square.
360 is a very powerful number. 6 is double the value of 3 (3×2). 36 is divisible by 3 and 6 (36/3=12 and 36/6=6) and the highest single digit number 9 goes into 36 exactly 4 times.
In the number 360, we have a 3, 6, and 0. These numbers add up to a 9 (3+6+0). The number 3 in numerology represents completion, creativity, and expression. 6 is a vibration of balance, service, and beauty. 0 represents the void, chaos, and darkness. 9 is the number of completion, humanitarianism, and creativity.
The cross overall symbolizes mastery over the earthly realm. Its apparent tie to the physical realm by way of the number 4’s influence, gets transcended by the powerful vibrations of the 360 in its angles.
The story of Jesus being crucified on the cross depicts him with a total of 3 nails nailed in his two hands and feet. His speculative age was 33 at the time of the crucifixion. 33 is a Master Number in numerology. Here we have the numbers 3 and 6 (3+3) popping up again.
The crucifixion on an occult symbolic level represents the character Jesus sacrificing his humanity by dying on a four-pointed shape (cross) with three nails. Even here, we have another powerful number. The number 7 (4+3). The number 7 represents spirituality, god, and the crown chakra.
After Jesus’ sacrifice of his humanity and earthly existence, he resurrected on the 3rd day! Coincidentally, (probably not) the number 3 pops up again. The resurrection represents a rebirth or an awakening. We would term this as enlightenment. Enlightenment is the awakening to a high level of spiritual truths (light).
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth in me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. – John 14:12 KJV
Jesus says that we can do all that he did but greater. His story is one of inspiration for us to strive towards. We all have divinity within us that seeks to express itself. We incarnate on earth and other planets in order to gain more light by going through darkness of ignorance and forgetfulness.
Regardless if we believe the story of Jesus Christ to be real or fictional, we can all gain insight of what to do on our path to enlightenment. A wise person utilizes every resource available to expand consciousness. Embrace all the examples our ancestors provide. Our ancestors are us!
Written by S. Ali Myers
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