Can mean hope, steadfastness, salvation, stability, and/or tranquility. In sea-faring nations, the anchor is a symbol of good luck, of safety, and of security, and thus of trust and confidence. In the early Christian era, the anchor was used as a form of the CROSS, because of the physical resemblance. Often seen as SERPENT twined, with the crescent moon symbolizing female, vulva and the mast representing male, around which the serpent, fertility and life, is wrapped.

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