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Symbols #7: Caduceus

This spiritual symbol is represented by two snakes spiraling around a winged figure. Often confused with the symbol Rod of Asclepius (symbol of medicine), Caduceus is the traditional symbol of Hermes. It dates back to both Greek and Egyptian Mythology and represents the planet, Mercury.
Both the snakes in this spiritual symbol represent the masculine and feminine energy in life which when intertwined, the person is filled with life energy and develops the wings of a new life. In this way, it also symbolizes the primal forces of life energy.