Chinese symbol meanings

Chinese Symbols And Meanings

Last Updated on April 9, 2023 by Avia

Exploring 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.

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Chinese symbols and meanings

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Common Chinese symbols

Common Chinese Symbols and Meanings

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

Longevity Symbol and the Five Bats

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 my bat meanings page.

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Longevity Symbol

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 Butterfly Symbol of Longevity in Love

Longevity in Love – Chinese Butterfly
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.

Sun Symbol

Chinese Sun 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.

Yin yang symbol meaning
Yin yang symbol meaning

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 Dragon Meanings

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.

Chinese symbols for a happy home
Chinese Flower Symbolism

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.

Chinese symbol for longevity
Chinese symbol for longevity

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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Chinese symbols for good luck

Chinese Symbols for Good Luck

The Chinese have a saying that underscores these lucky gods that goes something like: “There are three lucky stars in heaven. On earth, these stars are called fu (luck), lu (prosperity) and shou (longevity). Get more about Chinese symbols for good luck here.

chinese animal symbols and meanings

Chinese Animal Meanings

Certain Chinese animals hold incredible powerSo it should come as no surprise that some animal themes and motifs are found in every square inch of rich Chinese culture and heritage. Get more about common Chinese animal meanings here. (WYS) is a trusted Etsy affiliate & Amazon Associate. We also promote certain products we've tested and approved. As such, the website features sponsored products for Amazon or Etsy or other afiliates. Should you make a purchase from a link on this website, WYS may receive a small commission. This website also hosts advertisements. Please see our policy page for further information. Thank you for your purchases, as it contributes to keeping this website online and running.