The origin and meaning of astrological symbols.
Astrological symbols have been around for a very long time. When we hear about them we probably think of the twelve zodiac signs but there is more to symbology than first appears. In this post we’ll take a look at the possible origin and meaning of astrological symbols.
Astrological Symbols for The Twelve Zodiac Signs
The most common astrological symbols that people are familiar with today would be the glyphs for the twelve zodiac signs.
c Gemini The Twins
d Cancer The Crab
e Leo The Lion
f Virgo The Virgin
g Libra The Scales
The Ancient Origin of Astrological Symbols
The true origin of astrology is unknown but t
How Old is The Zodiac?
There is so much more to symbols than their literal representation. Ancient symbols carry a power that awakens something in our subconscious mind, way beyond the reach of our logical mind.
In math we might apply random values to a symbol but outside of the context of our calculations, the symbolic values of x, y, or a, would have no particular meaning.
Language works differently. Language use symbols to convey meaning on a collective level, and the key to any language is it’s alphabet.
Astrological symbols are a kind of pictorial alphabet, and astrology is like a language that uses this alphabet to describe energy.
Ancient Power and Meaning
In ancient times it was thought that symbols carried power and meaning from a higher consciousness. They therefore contain and can emit the energetic essence of whatever they represent. The meaning is transmitted energetically to the receiver and sensitive astrologers receive the meaning intuitively.
Each astrological symbol has the potential to convey a unique deeper esoteric meaning to us that is beyond literal interpretation, if we remain open and use our intuition to sense it!
Visit our Astrology Symbols Guide, to read more about astrological symbols and their deeper meanings.
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