Friday, March 16, 2012

Yin Yang Tattoo Symbolism

Chinese Yin Yang Meanings

Chinese Yin Yang symbols represent perfect balance. It seems the whole of Chinese philosophy stems from the concept of Yin and Yang – opposites interacting and supposedly the seed of all things.

Yin and Yang Corresponding Energies:

Yin  -  Yang
Dark - Light
Matter - Spirit
Earth - Sky
Female -Male
Passive - Active
Tiger - Dragon
Down - Up
North - South
Water - Fire
Winter - Summer
Shade - Sunlight
Receptive - Creative
Valleys - Mountains
Even Numbers - Odd Numbers
Moon - Sun
Cold- Heat
Death -Life

The meaning of the characters for yin and yang, has more than just one connotation. Basically interpreted, yang means "sunny", so it corresponds to the day and more active functions. Whereas yin, means "shady", and corresponds to night and less active functions.

Classic Yin Yang Symbol
This is the basic Yin Yang symbol as mentioned above, this symbol represents the primal opposing but complementary forces found in all things in the universe.

Yin Yang Lotus Symbol
The Yin Yang enclosed in the legendary lotus is a particularly powerful and balancing symbol. The Buddhist's all over the world recognize this Lotus as signifying the holy seat of the Buddha. To the Chinese it symbolizes ultimate purity and perfection because it rises untainted and beautiful from the mud. The sacred lotus combined with the balancing acting of the Yin Yang make this a perfect point of focus for the body, mind and spirit. 

Yin Yang Eye
An artistic spin on the traditional Yin Yang, this symbol represents our focus or view of balance – both internally and externally. This is a beautiful symbol that expresses your vision for peace and balance. 

Yin Yang Heart
Balance in our hearts and love in our lives is truly what makes the world go 'round. This traditional Yin Yang symbol in the form of a heart reminds us that love is one of the truest and dearest of virtues. 

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