Grand Cross
For the astrological term see Grand cross
Grand cross
In astrology, a Grand Cross is said to occur when four planets are all separated from each other by Square aspects . A Grand Cross can also be viewed as two oppositions separated from each other by a square...


The phrase Grand Cross is used to denote the highest grade in many orders of knighthood. Sometimes the holders of the highest grade are referred to "knights grand cross" or just "grand crosses"; in other cases the actual insignia itself is called "the grand cross".

Alternatively, in some other orders, the highest grade may be called the "grand cordon", "grand collar" etc. In those cases the rank of grand cross may come after another rank (e.g. the Portuguese Order of Saint James of the Sword).

See also

  • Order of chivalry
  • Grand Master (disambiguation)
  • Order of the Phoenix (Greece)
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