Today (or maybe the last few days) I drew a picture. I often do this, but usually I don’t tend to like them, but this one is different. I will explain my thoughts and the backgrounds after showing it to you.
Here it is:
Now, as you can see, it consists of four smaller scandinavian swastikas and one bigger basque cross, or lauburu (basque: four heads), which is a kind of round swastika where each of the four hooks/heads consists of one bigger half circle and two smaller ones.
Now to the meaning of the whole thing:
The hooks/heads of the lauburu stand for:
The black background stands for the universe and the small white swastikas for the stars (that you see to, when you look into the universe at night, apart from the black background.).
Regarding the directions, you may have noticed, that I structured them in a pretty unconventional way, with east up and west down, but even if you would turn the paper 90 ° to the right, so that east is in the right and west in the left, it would appear that north would be down and south up, which may seem strange.
I will try, to explain, why I did this. I drew East on the upper side and west on the down side because the sun travels/falls from east to west and things tend to fall from up to down. But then north would be left and south would be right and here it is the other way. This is because I drew it not from the perspective of looking from the sky to the earth, but the other way: looking from the earth to the sky. Imagine lying on the ground face up, looking into the sky/stars, with your head in the east and your feet in the west. For you, up will be east, left will be south, down will be west and right will be north, just like in my picture.
So after all, the meaning of the picture can be put in following words: Our world is eternal, but finite, everything moves in circles and repeats, 4 is a special number in this regard, as there are 4 phases of life, 4 directions, 4 seasons, 4 main deities and 4 ancient elements etc.
Maybe the most important meaning is something else though: Do not only look to the ground, instead look into the sky or into the stars, to find knowledge. Or in a metaphorical sense: Do not trust dark mainstream ideas of the vast mass, but instead look into the stars, into the few little white lights within the big black mass. Do not believe in what you can easily find on the ground, in what you almost automatically get to hear, but become strong enough to raise your head to the sky and skilled enough to search yourself for the truth there and wise enough to decide if what you find there is true or not.