It is very complex character. Ambivalence, because it symbolizes and heavenly perfection and earthly passion, time and eternity, life and death, fertility and virginity.

In the West rose and lily took place east of lotus, mystic rose - its closest analogue in symbolic significance.

Rose - this is perfect, pleroma, completeness, the mystery of life, its center, unknown, beauty, grace, happiness, but also voluptuousness, passion, combined with the wine - sensuality and seduction. Symbolizing the heart, Rose took a position at the center of the cross - a point of unity.

As a flower of female deities, rose means love, life, creativity, fertility, beauty and virginity.

Wilting roses symbolize death, death and grief, its thorns - pain, blood and martyrdom.

In funeral rites, it symbolizes the eternal life, eternal spring, the resurrection.

Rose is also a symbol of silence and secrecy - something referred to sub rosa (literally "under the rose", ie, private, and therefore will not be divulged). Rosa hang or paint in the rooms for meetings, which symbolizes the secrecy and caution.

Golden Rose is perfection, the red - a desire, passion, joy, beauty, completeness (the flower of Venus, Adonis, and the blood of Christ), White Rose - a "flower of light, innocence, virginity, spiritual disclosure, charm, red and white roses symbolize Union fire and water, the connection of opposites; blue roses - the symbol of the impossible and unachievable. Chetyrehlepestkovaya Rose embodies quaternary division of space, a five - a microcosm, a shestilepestkovaya - macrocosm.

Socket - this picture roses (or lotus) when looking from above.

"Wind Rose" is drawn as a circle covering the double cross, which symbolizes the four corners of the world together with the interim directions, thus it shares the symbolic value of the circle, center cross and rays of the sun wheel.

"Rose Garden" - a symbol of paradise and a place of mystical marriage, the unity of opposites.

In alchemy rose - this is wisdom, and rosarium - a "Job" is also a symbol of spiritual rebirth after death perishable.

In China, means fragrance, sweetness in the desolate, prosperity. Her metaphysical symbols associated with the lotus.

In Christianity, the rose - the flower of paradise thanks to its beauty, perfection and fragrance. White roses - innocence, purity, chastity, the Virgin Mary; red - charity and martyrdom, it grew from drops of blood of Christ on Calvary. Garland of roses - a symbol of heavenly bliss as the Mother of God and Heaven Roses, Rose of Sharon - this is the church. Thorns roses - a sin that began with the fall, and rose without thorns, "or mystical Rose - is the Virgin, the Immaculate Conception liberated from the consequences of original sin. Golden Rose - the emblem of the Pope, has also meant a special papal blessing. Rose is also the emblem of the holy Angela, Kekilii, Dorofei Kappadokiyskoy, Elizabeth of Hungary, Rosalia, Rose of Lima and Rosa of Viterbo.

In Egypt, roses were dedicated to Isis, symbolizing pure love, liberated from the fictional characters and used in the mysteries of Isis and Osiris. The symbolic significance of a lotus.

In Greco-Roman tradition Rose - triumphant love, joy, beauty, desire, the emblem of Aphrodite (Venus).

Roses grown in gardens in the crypts as a symbol of resurrection and eternal spring.

They were brought to the festival Rosalia and scattered on the graves. Roman Emperor wore a wreath of roses. Red Rose has grown from the blood of Adonis. Rosa - the emblem of Aurora, Helios, Dionysus and the Muses.

Jewish tradition (Kabbalah): the center of the flower - it is the sun, the petals - the infinite, to the harmonious diversity of nature. Rose comes from the tree of life.

Hinduism: parallel to the mystical symbolism of Roses is the lotus as a symbol of a spiritual center, especially the chakras.

Islam rose symbolizes the blood of the prophet, and his two sons Hassan and Hussein, his two "eyes" or two "roses".

In Baghdad Rose first circle symbolizes the Law, the second - the way, the third - the knowledge, and all three - the truth, and the names of Allah.

Rozenkreytsery: Rose and the Cross - this mystical Rose of the wheel and the cross, rose - it is the divine light of the universe, and the cross - transitory world of suffering and sacrifice. Rose growing on the tree of life that symbolizes rebirth and resurrection. Rose in the center of the cross - so the four elements and the point of unity.

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