"A haven of Crete" that the master of the ship in which Paul was being taken to Rome tried to reach in order that they might winter there; but they were driven out of their course by a storm that arose, and were shipwrecked (Acts 27:12).
Meta. Crete (carnal, fleshly) signifies the material, sensual, worldly consciousness in man as opposed to the spiritual. Phoenix, a haven of Crete (palm tree, purple, blood-red), would signify a degree of conquest and power, also of renewal of life activity, expressing in the carnal consciousness of the individual. (See PHOENICIA.)