Compass Symbolism

October 5, 2015 1:42 am Published by

The compass symbol is a popular one on Etsy, and for good reason! Not only is it a beautiful, symmetrical symbol, but it holds a variety of meaning and significance.

The compass points in four directions; North, South, East and West, harkening back to sailors and ships traversing the stormy seas on their way home from a long journey. The compass holds meaning for a traveler, being a symbol for guidance, the ability to point you in the right direction. One thing that I find interesting is the Latin root behind the word itself. Compass is derived from “corn,” meaning “together,” and “passus,” meaning “way” or “route.” Fitting for the adventurer, no?

Get lost in the right direction Sterling silver leather bracelet

Get lost in the right direction Sterling silver leather bracelet

We also use the compass symbol on our jewelry pieces (actually, we have two different ones!) Does the compass hold special significance to you? Anyone out there have a compass tattoo? I would love to see it!

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Cassie Uhl is the founder and owner of Zenned Out, a jewelry company that handcrafts jewelry with meaning and provides a community that inspires a mindful and spiritual lifestyle. Cassie grew up with a open minded, astrology obsessed grandmother and a father that would take her and her sister star gazing in the wee hours of the night. These experiences shaped Cassie and Zenned Out into what they are today by bringing spirituality and astrology into the forefront. Cassie hopes to give spiritual souls a place to feel at home on the Zenned Out blog and offers handcrafted jewelry with meaningful symbols, powerful gemstones, and mindful quotes to enable people to wear jewelry that aligns with their souls purpose.

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