Xx: Support and protection

The archetypal hieroglyph of the letter “Xx” is post or a pillar. The nature of a post or pillar is that upon which you can lean on, rely upon, trust in, or count on. When you give attention to the design of the letter “Xx,” you note that there are two posts crossing each other. Symbolically, the two posts represent the two expressions of yourself, feminine and masculine.

From an intuitive understanding of the letter “Xx,” the meeting point of these two aspects of yourself is the heart. Support and protection come from the inner heart. From this center of yourself, you learn about courage, kindness, giving and receiving, and the importance of wisdom and guidance that you may be a wholesome member of the world community.

You can rely upon, trust in, count on the wisdom and knowledge that is made available to you when you connect to that unknown Source of yourself. In relying upon this inner Source, the post or pillar, you create an aura of support and protection around you. That is the grace and the gift of the letter “Xx.” Support means that you are given the grace or assistance to accomplish what is your desire or intention.

The nature of support involves both, giving and receiving. Support then also includes supporting others as needed or desired. Support may take many forms, such as, words of encouragement, temporary financial support, directive guidance, or, helping another to find their own strengths to accomplish their desires. In any form of support, the intentions must be pure, compassionate, and genuinely helpful to have any long term value.

The archetype of the letter “Xx” poses several questions. It asks you, how are you supportive to your body, mind, and spirit? How are you supportive in friendships and relationships? How are your supportive in your local and world community?

This letter of support and protection also asks you, are you aware of the support you receive from your greater Self? Are you aware of all the ways nature supports you? Are you aware of the ways your friends and community support you? In what areas of your life would you like to have support? Are you willing to receive support?

The home is the first teacher of support. The bonding power of a family is in direct relationship to the presence of this grace-filled quality. When the mutual exchange of support is experienced in the family, then it can be extended to the outside world. The archetype of the letter “Xx” concludes its teaching with the reminder: remember support and protection begins in the heart.


Angeline Welk of Princeville is a professional handwriting analyst. She writes this regular column for The Garden Island and maintains a Website at http//ourlivingalphabet.com She can be reached at alefangel@gmail.com


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