📷 My photos | #1 - Yin & Yang
The symbol of yin and yang, also known as the symbol of Tai Chi, is a circle divided equally into black and white sectors in the form of S. In the black sector there is a small white circle, in the white there is a small black circle. Each of the individual aspects of the yin and yang symbol has a significance significance as does the entire yin yang.
The theory of yin and yang and things in relation to their whole. It is based on two basic components, which are neither material nor energy. They combine in a complementary way and form a method to explain the relations between the objects. Gradually, this logic is found in a system of thought that is applied to other areas. Traditional Chinese Medicine is an example of an area where theory is used to understand the relationships of the body.
The concept became popular with the work of the Chinese school of Yintang, which studied the philosophy and cosmology of the third century BC. The main theorist of the theory was the cosmologist Zou Tan who believed that all life had five elements - fire, water, metal, wood, earth - which continuously change according to the principle of yin and yang.
Yin points out the feminine, black, dark, north, water (transformation), passive, moon (weakness and the goddess Changxi), earth, cold, even numbers, valleys, poor, soft and gives spirit to all things. The Yin reaches its peak of influence in the winter solstice. The Yin could also be represented by the tiger, the orange color and a broken line in the trigrams of the I Ching (Book of Changes).
Yang refers to the masculine, white, light, south, fire (creativity), active, sun (strength of the god Xihe), sky, warm, young, odd numbers, the mountains, rich, hard, and shape all the things. The Yang reaches its maximum influence in the summer solstice. The Yang could also be represented by the dragon, the blue color and a solid line trigram.
Yin and Yang is a theory that has been part of the philosophical current of Taoism, as well as Chinese philosophy in general for thousands of years but also, recently, has been incorporated into western pop culture and beliefs. New Age
Whenever I can, I deepen my studies on this knowledge, as well as the vision of its schools and postulants. In my opinion, they are very interesting and enriching contents that would be nice to consider dusting off.
As you may realize, the last one is the original photograph. It was taken in San Antonio de los Altos, specifically in the courtyard of the house of Jonathan Gambito, a great person, fun friend, musician and exceptional musician.
I was lucky to meet Gambito, a few months ago he had to make the tough decision to leave his daughter to look for better life opportunities in Portugal, specifically in Oliveira do Bairro. Hopefully one day we will meet again friend. Do wonders in your way.
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Alberto J. Tang H.