Blessed Bracelet in Moonstone
moonstone • 24kt gold vermeil cross
The sideways cross is believed to be a new and unique take on a respected, traditional symbol. It And while some wearers do not infuse this accessory with any symbolic meaning, there are many associated with the side cross.
Some see the sideways cross as a symbol of Jesus finishing his work. Having obtained his peoples' salvation, he has laid down his cross. Another symbolic view is that a cross lies horizontal when someone is carrying it on their shoulders. As well, the side cross can show one’s readiness for the coming of God, with the cross facing Him at Final Judgement.
Others take a more secular view on the sideways cross. They believe that the sideways cross is a new and artistic spin on a symbol that is highly religious. To some, turning the cross sideways makes it more humanistic. Aligned with this mindset, the horizontal cross symbolizes religious representation on earth and this is where life is lived. This sideways nature is often perceived to be more humanistic and diffuses of some of the stark religious meaning it is often infused with.