Apple

352px-lucas_cranach_the_elder_adam_and_eveApple is related to knowledge conferring immortality or distinctive knowledge causing the fall. In Alchemy, the Golden apple is a symbol of sulfur. Apple contains in its center a five-pointed star or pentagram, that’s why it was considered as a symbol of knowledge and freedom. Being spherical in shape, the apple signifies totality. It symbolizes earthly desires, the warning to Adam and Eve not to eat the forbidden apple in the Garden of Eden, came from the God, as a warning against materialistic desire. The intellect or the thirst for knowledge is an intermediate zone between earthly desire and pure spirituality. Continue reading Apple

Peacock

Peacock was considered as the bird of Hera (Juno), wife of Zeus (Jupiter) and had the meaning of solar disk.

In Christian tradition it has the same meaning: solar disk represented by the circle of Peacock’s tail symbolizes immortality; it’s tail pictures the starry sky as well. Peacock is called an animal with hundred eyes and stands for the eternal beatitude. Sometimes it appears on the both sides of the Tree of Life symbolizing the incorruptible soul and the duality of human psychic. It is also considered as a symbol of spiritual rebirth and resurrection.

In esoteric traditions the Peacock is the symbol of totality because it reunites all the colors in it’s tail. It indicates the nature of all the manifestations and their fragility through  the appearance and disappearance of the magnificent tail.