Expression of the two principles, the masculine and the feminine

August 22nd 2011
A cross, in outline, is merely the meeting point of a vertical line with a horizontal line. These two lines represent two opposing forces and directions, which meet to achieve the union of the two principles – the masculine (the vertical line) and the feminine (the horizontal line). The cross is an expression of the union of the two principles. To understand the cross, therefore, means knowing how to put the masculine and the feminine, the positive and the negative, into action. You will say, ‘But how can the two principles be put into action? And is it that important?’ Yes, as important as knowing how to use fire and water, which also represent the two principles, the masculine being fire, the feminine water. Imagine if you didn’t know – how many possibilities you would be deprived of! Think of everything you are able to do because of knowing how to use water and fire. It is the union of the two principles that creates movement. And consider the wheel… What is a wheel? A cross in motion.