The Ankh is one of the most well-known and widely used symbols of ancient Egypt. It is in their myths, hieroglyphs, texts and art. What is the Ankh symbolizing? Mainstream ideas are “life”, “breath of life”, or “death and resurrection”. As you will see, they are all way off base. The Ankh has to do with you, your higher self to be exact.
The Ankh is pure Egyptian. It is found in different civilizations, but only because they originated from Egypt. The Christians stole the symbol and used it for their cross. If you understand the true meaning of the christ, you will see why they stole the symbol. Who the hell would worship the symbol that killed their god or prophet? You don’t see Hindus worshipping an arrow. The arrow being what killed Krishna. Mohammed was killed by a wild boar and is the reason why muslims will not eat ham or pork. So why do christians venerate the cross? Christianity is Egyptian and the cross is just a stylized Ankh.
What is the true meaning of the Ankh? I have heard that it is the girdle of Isis. No, the Tarot is the girdle of Isis. I have heard it is the Knot of Isis. The Knot of Isis or the Tjet is the symbol of the goddess. The Ankh pertains to gods and goddesses. I have even heard that it is part of a sandal. What??? Who ever came up with that is grasping for answers. The sandal does have and occult meaning in Egypt, but the Ankh is not it. That will be for a future post.
To find the answer to this symbol we have to see what it is associated with. In Egyptian hieroglyphs and art work, almost all the gods and goddesses are associated with the Ankh at one time or another. They are usually holding it, bearing it or it is in their vicinity. Sometimes the goddess or god is extending the Ankh to the Pharaoh. Other times they are pouring Ankhs over the Pharaoh and sometimes it is at the end of sun rays. Quite often the Ankh is associated with the Djed pillar and the Uas scepter. These symbolize stability and contentment. The final piece to the puzzle is that the word ‘ankh’ meant a mirror. Yes a hand-held mirror.
What does a mirror have to do with your higher self? If you read Medusa, you know the ancients could tell how enlightened a person was by the way they perceived their own reflection. If you truly are enlightened, you see yourself as perfect. The ancients saw their own reflection as their higher self. I have even read stories of them talking to their reflection. This is why the ancients were fond of mirrors or using water as mirrors. They may not have been the greatest of mirrors, but it was still a reflection. To the ancient Egyptians a person had five forms. Those five forms were name, shadow, ankh, ka, and ba. The ka was the life force of the body. The ba was your higher self or soul. The ankh was sometimes the physical body, but was the union of the ka and ba. So the ka and ba were the two forces that make up a living person. The life force and soul force and together they formed the living Ankh. When you had the Ankh mirror in hand, the earthly person(physical body) was seen together with the higher self(reflection).
This is why the gods and goddesses are associated with the Ankh. They are all aspects of you, your divine self or your higher self(See Gods of Egypt). So of course they have the Ankh. As I showed you in God(s), the ancients knew the energy of the sun and cosmos were the same as the divine energy in you. This is why they are associated with sun rays or the moon-god Thoth pouring Ankhs on a Pharaoh. The goddesses or gods bearing it to the Pharaoh is a symbol of his enlightenment. The Pharaoh would be anointed, probably with very expensive spikenard or crocodile fat, and become the messiah(anointed one) and christ(king). The Pharaoh was a representation of the gods here on earth, but the secret was that everyone is divine. An enlightened person is the messiah or christ. This is why the christians used the cross. They have taken the power away from you and put it outside of you. So you will never know your true power. If they would just tell the truth that the cross is the Ankh, venerating this symbol would make a hell of a lot more sense. This world does not want empowered individuals. They want mindless drones.
The Ankh is the symbol of the enlightened person or enlightenment. Being associated with the Djed pillar and the Uas scepter is symbolizing that when you become enlightened your mind is stable and content. We are the Gods and Goddesses of today! We are who we have been waiting for!