Part 3: The Cross Symbols

These symbols confused me for over a year. I tried everything I could think of to make some kind of a mathematical pattern out of them that made sense. The objective, was to make the short strings on page 6 say something meaningful. What I finally did, was to recreate every symbol of this symbol set onto a single sheet. After awhile, I noticed that there were similarities between some of the symbols, so I rearranged them into groups as shown in the illustration called Cross Symbol Worksheet. It also appeared to me that the symbols I had rearranged into the various containers, were actually the same symbol flipped horizontally, vertically, or both.

After further study, it occurred to me that there was never more than one crescent shape in any of the cross symbols. I then created the chart shown in the illustration called Cross Symbols. This is the numbering system associated with these symbols.

There is vertical and horizontal flipping involved with these symbols in the HCB, and the short strings on page 6, so in the illustration called Variable Cross Symbols, I've made a chart to simplify calculating the values for these particular symbols.

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