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Star Tattoo Symbolism

Star Tattoo Symbolism Star Symbolism The star symbolizes honor, achievement, hope, divinity, intuition, the feminine and guidance . For centuries, the symbol of the star has been used to reference  divinity, Intuition, the feminine, hope and guidance.  Stars offer the unique ability to guide us through the night. They can also  refer to one’s need to discover their own inner light.  Stars exists above us as well as within us. They encourage us to reach beyond our own egos and trust in something much greater than ourselves. One of the most popular associations to the Star is its reference to our aspirations, dreams and hopes. They represent our ambitions and desires. One of their symbolic functions is to remind us that although things may appear to be out of our grasp, through diligence and faith we can go beyond our limitations.  F ivepointed star  : without crossing lines is also one of the most common and important Western ideograms. It is used in the flags of so

Celtic and Irish Cross Tattoo Symbolism

Celtic Cross and Irish Cross Symbolism Symbolism of the Celtic Cross The Celtic Cross was a symbol of the four quarters North, which represents wisdom, stability, and winter East, for knowledge, learning, and spring South for vitality, passion, strength, and summer West, representing intuition, emotion, and inner knowledge The circle connecting the four arms of the Celtic cross symbolizes the unity and the eternal cycle of life and rebirth. Also it's four arms were perfect for denoting The four elements The four directions of the compass The four parts of man - mind, body, soul and heart.  The addition of the ring around the cross has many explanations, including  sun worship T he  Celtic Cross  had it's evolution in the British Isles, with it's earliest form dating to approximately the ninth century and appearing mostly in Ireland. This early version is called a recumbent cross-slab, and they lied flat rather than standing

Irish Claddagh Tattoo Symbolism

Irish Claddagh Tattoo Symbolism The Hand Signifies Friendship, the Crown Loyalty, And the Heart Love. The Claddagh's distinctive design features two hands clasping a heart, and usually surmounted by a crown. The elements of this symbol are often said to correspond to the qualities of love (the heart), friendship (the hands), and loyalty (the crown). A "Fenian" Claddagh ring, without a crown, was later designed in Dublin. Claddagh rings, with or without the crown (most commonly with a crown), have come to denote pride in Irish heritage, while continuing to be symbols of love or marriage. The Irish  Claddagh  consists of two hands holding between them, or presenting, a heart.  Over the heart is a design representing a crown or fleur de lis.  The phrase or posy, that usually accompanies the ring is: "Let love and friendship reign." The original expression which accompanied the passage of the "Claddagh" was:    "With these hands I g