Are all Celtic Mandalas the Same?
No. There are many types of Celtic mandalas. All Celtic mandalas contain a central point with Celtic symbols contained inside an outer circle. Patterns are typically repeated around the circle to create an attractive design. Celtic mandalas are typically in shades of green but may contain yellow, blue, brown and red with splashes of nearly any color. Some common Celtic mandalas used for meditation include:
- Celtic Knots: The Celtic knot symbolizes the timeless nature of spirit and speaks of birth and rebirth in both the physical and spiritual realm. When included in a mandala the Celtic knot enhances the ability to see how life decisions and actions affect those around you. It also sharpens understanding of your connection to your ancestors.
- Celtic Spiral: The Celtic spiral represents spiritual awareness and understanding. It is also thought to enhance positive energy and your desire to share that energy with others.
- Triquetra: This three- cornered symbol represents the holy trinity. It is believed to bring you closer to God and to help you become one with his power. New age supporters equate this symbol with the unity of the mind, body and spirit.
How are Celtic Mandalas Used?
Celtic mandalas are typically used during meditation to focus the mind and set your intentions. They are also used as decorative or artistic reminders of Celtic origins or the desire for spiritual growth. They can be framed and displayed as artwork, adapted to quilt and applique patterns, used as the base of mosaics or any other art form.