Yin and Yang
You’ve seen the symbol, the circle comprised of two equal parts of black and white. It was even popularized by a clothing brand in the mid-1980s. I’m dating myself.
But that symbol is much more than just a fashion statement. It represents Yin and Yang, which in Traditional Chinese Medicine, everything is represented by two distinctly different halves, with independent core elements to form balance and harmony. The two halves come together to form something in its entirety. Each side, represented by black and white, has a small piece of the other, which is represented by the small dots.
Neither is superior to the other, they are in fact equal. Neither Yin nor Yang is absolute. Nothing is completely Yin or completely Yang. The correct balance and harmony between the two is not static. They’ll ebb and flow with time and the environment. Think of day and night. During the summer months, the days are much longer than night. In the winter, it is opposite. Stress will definitely impact the balance of yin and yang and the physical effects will show up in a myriad of ways.
Yin is represented by the black side of the circle and it’s related to the moon, receptive, feminine, dark, downward energy. Yang is represented by the white side of the circle and it’s the active, masculine, light and fire energy.
Bottom line, everything is connected. Even opposites. Yin and Yang Harmony FTW – am I right? Drop a ☯️ below.