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Yin Yang design Incense Holder. Length 30cm
Light an incense stick inside the box. Close the lid and the smoke curls seductively through the carved holes in the lid. Includes a secret compartment to hide your sticks.
The aromatic resin of incense has been burned since ancient times. It has been used as purification before the entrance of an important visitor. Today, it may be used during meditation or simply for the aromatic pleasure!
The Basic Philosophy of Yin Yang
The two forces of the universe, yin is a cooling and passive force and yang is an active force of energy. In Feng Shui, the yin yang meaning and symbols represent the belief that everything in the universe consists of two opposing yet complementary forces. 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.
Some examples include -
Heaven and earth
Night and day
Dark and light
Cycle of the seasons
The Yin Yang Symbol
This is also known as the Tai Chi symbol and consists of a circle equally divided into black and white sections by a reverse S-like shape. Within the black section is a small circle of white. Within the white section is a small circle of black. They each have their own meaning.
The Outer Circle represents everything in the universe and the universe itself. It encompasses the duality of everything that exists. The Black black area represents yin with the following characteristics: Feminine, Passive, Intuitive, Moon, Dark, Cold, Submission, Downward seeking, Downward movement, Night, Soft, Stillness. The White area represents yang with the following characteristics: Male, Active, Logical, Enlightenment, Bright, Sun, Light, Creation, Dominance, Upward movement, Strong, Hot, Expanding, Hard, Movement.
The black and white areas together represent the interaction of the energies found in all things. They illustrate the cyclical nature of yin and yang and all that it represents. The small black and white circles located in the areas of their opposite colours, show that nothing is absolute. In each of the opposing forces there is a small part of the other. In all yin there is yang and in all yang there is yin. Nothing in the universe, is simple like black or white. Each exists in the other and each needs the other to exist.
The S-like shapes of the two areas divide the two halves. The line is soft with flowing curves rather than harsh straight lines. Both sides depend on each other in their never ending cycle.