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The yin-yang symbol and the seasons

In order to draw the yin-yang symbol this is measured by the seasons and the length of the days and nights.

The attached diagram shows six concentric circles (with six intermediate circles), and this group of circles is divided by 12 lines (with 12 intermediate lines) marking the beginning and ending of the signs. The two thicker lines show the winter/summer solstice and the autumn/spring equinox. The thicker third circle marks a halfway point.

See how the curved line begins at the solstices, then the curve exactly intersects all the centre points and the exit points through each sign. When the curve reaches the third circle it is exactly halfway between day and night at the equinoxes where there is half white and half black.

The two small circles, one white and one black, are positioned upon the line of the solstices. The white circle shows where there is white within black when the days of increasing light begin at the winter solstice, and the black circle shows where there is black within white when the days of decreasing light begin at the summer solstice.
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Re: The yin-yang symbol and the seasons

Thanks for sharing the information. Being a Chinese myself, I had never taken serious research on the Yin-Yang symbol.

Yin Yang is everywhere in our universe though
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Re: The yin-yang symbol and the seasons

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Yin Yang is everywhere in our universe though
That's for sure, poyi.

opposites might dislike one another at times but that is how they grow... they reflect one another in their opposition. (sort of how us humans reflect the stars...)

Thanks for sharing, charmvirgo.

It's a truly beautiful thing to break down a symbol and see how it works in a scientific way. Sacred geometry, in a way.

No wonder symbols are so richly embedded in our psyche...

like jung said in "man and his symbols"

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The sign is always less than the concept it represents, while the symbol always stands for something more than its obvious and immediate meaning. Symbols, moreover, are natural and spontaneous products. No genuis has ever sat down with a pen and a brush in his hand and said 'now i am going to invent a symbol.' No one can take a more or less rational thought, reached as a logical conclusion or by deliberate intent, and then give it symbolic form. No matter what fantastic trappings one may put upon an idea of this kind, it will still remain a sign, linked to the consious thought behind it, not a symbol that hints at something not yet known."
Phew, that has some very heavy implications for us astrologers......

Maybe later i'll go search for what he said about the yin yang and then come back to the thread.
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Re: The yin-yang symbol and the seasons

Interesting and highly suggestive illustration-thanks!
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Re: The yin-yang symbol and the seasons

this is neat! hmm.
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Re: The yin-yang symbol and the seasons

I wrote "Where does the Yin Yang Symbol come from? "
at http://www.chinesefortunecalendar.com/yinyang.htm more than 10 years ago. That article contains more detail explanation about Yin Yang symbol.

If you can read Chinese, You might be interested to read
http://www.worldofmastermind.com/?p=1752

This Chinese page is written by Dr. Tsai, Harvard PhD in Physics, retired from JPL. He emphasizes the explanation.

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In order to draw the yin-yang symbol this is measured by the seasons and the length of the days and nights.

The attached diagram shows six concentric circles (with six intermediate circles), and this group of circles is divided by 12 lines (with 12 intermediate lines) marking the beginning and ending of the signs. The two thicker lines show the winter/summer solstice and the autumn/spring equinox. The thicker third circle marks a halfway point.

See how the curved line begins at the solstices, then the curve exactly intersects all the centre points and the exit points through each sign. When the curve reaches the third circle it is exactly halfway between day and night at the equinoxes where there is half white and half black.

The two small circles, one white and one black, are positioned upon the line of the solstices. The white circle shows where there is white within black when the days of increasing light begin at the winter solstice, and the black circle shows where there is black within white when the days of decreasing light begin at the summer solstice.
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