5 fold Symbol Meaning:
• 5 elements (earth, air, fire, water, spirit/universe)
• connectedness/ unity
• east(top circle), south(right circle), west(bottom circle), north(left circle), then centre.
• balance of human nature
An interesting interpretation of the Celtic 5 fold symbol reflects on how the spirit connects to the other 4 elements, and how we interact with the world around us. The 4 circles can mean the elements, the 4 directions, etc., and what brings them all together is the spirit circle in the middle. I love this interpretation, personally. It begs us to ask the bigger, philosophical questions in life that every culture asks. Why are we here? What is our role? It also shows us how interconnected the great cycle of life is, and how we are a part of the universe, and it is a part of us.
It is very similar to the seed of life – with 6 circles instead of 5.