Where does the Yin Yang Symbol come from

November 15, 2005

The Origin of the the Yin Yang Symbol
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By rotating the Sun chart and positioning the Winter Solstice at the bottom. The light color area which indicates more sunlight is called Yang (Sun). The dark color area has less sunlight (more moonlight) and is called Yin (Moon). Yang is like man. Yin is like woman. Yang wouldn’t grow without Yin. Yin couldn’t give birth without Yang. Yin is born (begins) at the Summer Solstice and Yang is born (begins) at the Winter Solstice. Therefore one little circle Yin is marked at the Summer Solstice position. Another little circle Yang is marked at the Winter Solstice position. These two little circles look like two fish eyes. >> More (Link)

http://www.ung.com/ung/yin_yang/Yin_Yang_History.htmlAllen Tsai

An intro to Yin Yang

November 14, 2005

An interesting Link for the study of Yin Yang.
Yin and Yang

The yin and yang represent all the opposite principles one finds in the universe. Under yang are the principles of maleness, the sun, creation, heat, light, Heaven, dominance, and so on, and under yin are the principles of femaleness, the moon, completion, cold, darkness, material forms, submission, and so on. Each of these opposites produce the other: Heaven creates the ideas of things under yang, the earth produces their material forms under yin, and vice versa; creation occurs under the principle of yang, the completion of the created thing occurs under yin, and vice versa, and so on. This production of yin from yang and yang from yin occurs cyclically and constantly, so that no one principle continually dominates the other or determines the other. All opposites that one experiences—health and sickness, wealth and poverty, power and submission—can be explained in reference to the temporary dominance of one principle over the other. Since no one principle dominates eternally, that means that all conditions are subject to change into their opposites.

Richard Hookerhttp://www.wsu.edu:8080/~dee/CHPHIL/YINYANG.HTM

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