The yin yang meaning and symbol date back to ancient China and convey the belief that everything in the universe consists of two forces that are opposing but complementary.
According to yin yang the universe, and everything in it, is both constant and cyclical. One force dominates and then it is replaced by the opposing force. This activity continues constantly and repeats itself over time. Examples illustrating the philosophy of yin yang include:
Life and death
Heaven and earth
Night and day
Dark and light
Health and sickness
Poverty and wealth
Cycle of the seasons – Cold to hot
The Yin Yang Symbol
The symbol of the yin yang, also known as the Tai Chi or Taiqi symbol, is composed of a circle which is equally divided into black and white sections represented by reverse S-like shapes.
Within the black section is a small circle of white. Within the white section is a small circle of black.
Each aspect of this symbol has a particular meaning, as does the entire yin yang symbol.
The Outer Circle
The outer circle of the yin yang sign represents everything in the universe and the universe itself. It encompasses the duality of everything that exists.
The Black Section
The black area represents yin with the following characteristics:
The White Section
The white area represents the yang with the following characteristics:
The Black and White Sections Together
Together the black and white areas represent the interaction of the energies found in all things. They illustrate the cyclical nature of yin and yang and all that it represents.
yin yang charm ankle bracelet by Soulsational Gatherings