Symbolic Meaning of Crossroads

I see crossroads, and thus I’m compelled to explore the symbolic meaning of crossroads.

When I see them, Eric Clapton’s voice and ax come cutting through my mind with “Crossroads,” and I wonder what prompts the passage “fall down on my knees and ask the Lord for mercy please” in the song.

Of course, my ruminations produce some symbolic thoughts on this….


It is fabled that if you simply must make a deal with the devil, do so at the crossroads because you have four times better chance of outrunning devilish clutches with a choice of four roads (I guess the devil can’t predict which road you’ll choose).

Setting superstitions aside, I have to answer my deeper ruminations about crossroads thusly…

Ultimately, the symbolic meaning of crossroads deals with choice, consequence, making a selection about the direction in which we want to go (both physically and philosophically). 

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2 Comments on “Symbolic Meaning of Crossroads”

  1. I believe that I am in a sort of crossroads in the desert mountains. I’m an empath & have had very heavy spiritual battles starting at a very young age. The spirit activity here is active & bad. Dark not light so thank you for the enlightened blog.

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