Chinese Symbols and Meanings

Chinese Symbols and Meanings



Common Chinese Symbols and Meanings

Chinese symbols and meanings infiltrate the cities and landscapes of the region. From art to architecture, clothing to kitchenware, symbols of luck, prosperity, and abundance are sure to be found.

The Chinese believe that incorporating positive symbols in their lives will inexorably lead to positive results in their existence. This is a valid belief, as it has been proven that whatever one focuses upon inevitably makes its way into one's life.

Below are some common Chinese symbols and meanings are included....

Common Chinese Symbols and Meanings

Chinese Symbol for Luck Five Fortunes Surround Longevity:
Five bats grouped together create the extremely auspicious and popular motif of the "five good fortunes." These five good fortunes are: Wealth, Health, Longevity, Love, and Virtue. Red bats are especially lucky omen because red is believed to be the color that wards off evil. The embroidered bat motif around the symbol of longevity is a hugely powerful symbol. For more great information on bat symbolism, check out mybat meanings page.

For more information on the Five Fortunes, got to my blog post via this link.


Chinese Symbol Meaning of Longevity
Longevity Symbol
Longevity is the most highly esteemed value of the five-fold happinesses. The desire for long life is embodied many Chinese traditions. Longevity wishes are inscribed on scrolls, engraved in bronze, and embroidered. See more Chinese symbols for longevity here.


Chinese Symbol and Meaning for Longevity & Love
Longevity and Love Symbol
This symbol increases its favor with the beholder as it also includes the presence of the butterfly. The Chinese symbol and meaning of the butterfly is that of young love, specifically undying love. Story has it that a young male scholar was deeply in love with a rich man's daughter who returned his love. Being a poor scholar, the young man was rejected by the young woman's father. The father separated the couple, and forbid them from seeing each other. Heartbroken, the lovers die, and are reunited in death. Reincarnated as butterflies, the two are together forever.


Chinese Sun Symbol
Chinese Sunset Symbol
The sun is the most potent symbol and source of Yang energy. It purifies and energizes at the same time. Also a symbol of balance, the legend states that there were originally ten suns, making the world too hot. The Divine Archer Yi had to kill nine of the suns to restore cosmic balance and harmony.

Links to More Information on Common Chinese Symbol Meanings


chinese writing symbols Chinese Symbol Writing
Learn a little about the Chinese writing style. Chinese symbol writing is shown on this page in the medium of embroidery with English translations for each word or phrase.

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chinese writing symbols Chinese Yin Yang Symbols
Discover the symbolism of the ancient Yin Yang symbol. View beautiful designs of the symbol, and how each one impacts our lives.

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chinese dragons Chinese Dragon Symbols
The Dragon has been put on the pedestal of symbolic power in the Chinese culture for centuries. Find out why, and view beautiful dragon pictures on this page.

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chinese flowers Chinese Flower Symbols
What flower represents the Chinese symbol for love and happiness? What flower symbol represents luck? Find out the answers to these and other flower meanings on this page.

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chinese longevity symbol page Chinese Symbol for Longevity
We all want long, happy lives. The Chinese symbol for longevity can enforce our affirmation for attaining our best life. Here are a few common Chinese symbol meanings for longevity.

I hope you enjoy browsing through these pages on Chinese Symbols and Meanings. Continue your journey by visiting in-site pages on Chinese symbolism, and symbolic meanings in general via the links listed at the end of this page. Thanks for reading!




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