Explanation of Symbols on the Icon/Shield
The larger “sticks” are actually the
of Egyptian heritage. The Crook represents
leadership, kindness and protection. The Flail
represents firmness and swift action against “wrong”
action, also the warrior. The rainbow colors of
the flail represent energy, healing, transmutation of
negative to positive and clear communication; all of
which are the cornerstones of a healthy reality. In my
case, I have added these two because I chose to be a
leader and guide, yet protect those who are in need.
This is my role in life and my promised behavior.
itself is divided into two parts. The left
(feminine/spiritual) side is green for healing and
growth. The right (masculine/material) side is yellow
for intellect and wisdom. These attributes
shield me from harm and guide me through life.
black and white circle in the green field is the
Yin and Yang
of Chinese tradition. It represents choices, options
and duality within the circle of infinity. This
represents my opportunities and challenges
which guide my choices and my actions.
circle within the yellow field is a wheel, for the
is endless and ever-moving. As I walk the path of life,
I must stay mindful of my place within the river of
time and make the most of it. It is the frameworks
within which I work.
over the wheel
is a quill. The quill is a tool of communication and
records. Communication and recording are my tasks and
role. To this role am I dedicated.
over the shield is an amalgam of two ancient cross
The Celtic cross represents a
crossing of options, creating a focal point in the
middle. With the flared points, it opens wide to
opportunity and creativity. The ankh is a similar cross
with the mouth of the fish at the top. It is a symbol
of creativity and renewal braced by multiple opportunity
brought into focus through the creation of life.
there are ten (10) numbers represented. Ten
is the sacred combination number of (1) beginnings and
(0) infinity. Combined, it is a number of perfection
(1) is represented by a Bloodstone: the beginning and
the center focus, the bearer of life.
(2) is represented by the Yin and Yang: repeated in this
location as a Chinese symbol for duality, with options
and decision-making. It brings with it consequences and
(3) is represented by three jewels: 3a)The green is a
malachite for physical reality and growth. 3b)The rose
quartz represents spiritual awareness and responsibility
as well as kindness and love. 3c)Finally at the base is
a silver hematite for grounding, strength and
(4) is the Medicine Wheel: an American Indian symbol for
foundations, directions and the four sacred paths of
life. The red is life. The yellow is awareness. The
green is healing. The blue is spirituality and
(5) is shown as a five-pointed star, or pentagram: a
symbol for changes and direction. If pointed up, as
here, it is a reflection of the origin and goal of
returning to God as a creative power. Five is a number
(6) is represented by the Star of David: a Jewish symbol
of dualities, similar to the Yin Yang. It is two
triangles in opposing positions manifesting the creative
force as a proactive factor in the universe.
(7) is a Seven-Pointed Star: a symbol of leadership and
responsibility, with a connotation of spiritual
awareness. The purple represents the ability to change
negative to positive energy.
(8) is represented twice. First it is the eight arms of
the Celtic cross overlaying the Ankh: building
foundations and moving forward as a builder of worlds.
Manifesting desires into reality through applied
energy. Secondly is shown as an octagon, or
Eight-Pointed Star, as the eye in the black portion of
the Yin Yang. This is a balanced building and
(9) is the Nine-Pointed Star, as the black eye in the
white portion of the Yin Yang. Nine is the highest
spiritual attainment and leadership, which completes the
cycle of life. It also represents leadership and
(10) is Unity: the whole picture, or entire symbol,
representing the unity of all beings. It is also the
opportunity to begin a new cycle with awareness and
hope. It represents Joy Unfolded and shining through
on the ankh are two more symbols:
on the lower part of the cross is the symbol of the
healer, as shown by modern and traditional medicine. It
represents growth, awareness, health and joy.
Eye of Horus,
between the Caduceus and the lowest jewel on the cross
represents the all-seeing and all-knowing aspect of