Yin Yang Symbols and Their Meanings
Yin Yang Symbol Meanings
In a nutshell, Chinese Yin Yang symbols represent perfect balance. Seemingly, the whole of
Chinese philosophy stems from the concept of Yin and Yang - opposites interacting and
supposedly the seed of all things. For example, evil results from an imbalance in Yin and
Yang, and good comes from the two being in harmonic balance.
To aid in understanding the properties belonging to each side of the symbol, I have included the following table. Each property is beneath its corresponding Yin or Yan energy.
Yin and Yang Corresponding Energies
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
The following Yin Yang symbols and brief descritpions are shown for your reference and symbolic enjoyment...
Various Yin Yang Symbol Designs and Their Meanings
Classic Yin Yang Symbol
This is the basic Yin Yang symbol embroidered. As mentioned above, this symbol
represents the primal opposing but complementary forces found in all things in the
universe. Depicted as it is, it also outlines the necessity of balance in all things. Check out circle symbolism here.
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.
More about Lotus meanings here.
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 expresses your vision for peace and balance. More about eye symbolism here.
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. More about heart symbol meanings here.
I hope you enjoyed these artistic yin yang symbols to get your creative energy flowing. Check out the links at the end of this page for more symbol meanings and symbolic portents. Thanks for reading!