There is an old symbol, much older than anyone can remember, beyond Christianity, beyond Rome, Greece and Mesopotamia.
It is known as the Vesica Piscis symbol..
Looking like two circles overlapping one another, it has been called the symbol of the ‘fish’ (because it is shaped like one where the circles overlap) or ‘the eye of God’, because it looks like the shape of an eye, as well.
Used almost exclusively today to denote membership in the Christian religion, the symbol once held a very different meaning.
The Vesica Piscis is easily one of the most profound geometrical images of ancient and modern times.
The pointed oval is a universal symbol of the Divine Feminine, and in this context the Vesica Piscis is the vulva of the Goddess, surrounded by the crescents of the waxing and waning moon.
A medieval hymn calls Jesus “the little fish in the Virgin’s fountain”.
The Christ child is often shown inside a mandorla, superimposed over Mary’s womb. Mary herself can be equated with the Goddess Aphrodite Marina, who brought forth all the fish in the oceans.
On Cyprus, Mary to this day is worshipped as “Panaghia Aphroditessa”. The connections are many: the Vesica Piscis illumines the common heritage of Christianity and the Goddess traditions it absorbed.
The intersection of two, overlapping spheres, the Vesica Piscis represents, among other things.. the uterus of the Goddess.
As such, it is also a doorway or portal between worlds, and symbolizes the intersection between heavenly planes and the material plane.
The shapes of arches in gothic architecture is based on the Vesica.
The shape of the Vesica Piscis is a mystical symbol of the intersection of the world of the divine with the world of the matter and the beginning of existence.
When a Vesica Piscis is viewed horizontally, it looks like a vagina or a womb which is why the Christ child was often pictured inside of one.
When viewed vertically it looks like the shape of a fish.
The Vesica Piscis is an ancient symbol used in Pagan culture, Christian symbolism and Sacred Geometry, as well as various other belief systems.
This enduring symbol is so old that I would suggest it was present during the age of Lemuria, the first world upon Earth.
In the earliest traditions, the supreme being was represented by a sphere, the symbol of a being with no beginning and no end, continually existing, perfectly formed and profoundly symmetrical.
The Vesica Piscis motif (and its derivatives, the Flower of Life, Tree of Life, Fruit of Life) has a history of thousands of years and easily predates virtually all major religions of the current era.
Every medieval church in Europe uses the Vesica Piscis as a standard motif.
The Goddess of any and all religions which recognize her power and significance invariably use the Vesica Piscis to identify her. From the overlapping pools of water and the chalice well cover in the Goddess’s garden in Glastonbury (aka Avalon) to any number of representations of the Tree of Life, the Goddess and her ability to generate and birth life are celebrated.
Also... there are many Crop Circles in the shape of the Vesica Piscis. Its been reported that anyone stepping into the inner portion of the two circles intersection could feel a sudden rush of energy:
More dramatically is the Hubble Space Telescope photo of the “Hourglass Nebula”, in the center of which is a dramatic colorful object.. supposedly the remnants of a dying star.
The green spot is assumed to be larger than our entire solar system.
the Vesica Piscis represents:
The joining of God and Goddess to create an offspring
The uterus of the female Goddess
A symbol for Jesus Christ
The basic motif in the Flower of Life
An overlay of the Tree of Life
The formative power of polygons in mathematics
A geometrical description of square roots and harmonic proportions
And a source of immense power and energy