Table of contents:
- From ancient times to the present day
- Male and feminine signs
- Mars and Venus
- Male and feminine in the Yin-Yang symbol
- Gender start in the modern world
- Gender Symbols
2023 Author: Henry Conors | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 12:05
The sign "Woman and Man" is an ancient symbol that has a rich history and is even currently used as a designation of male and female principles.
From ancient times to the present day
For a long time, people have tried to reflect the feminine and masculine essence with the help of special symbols. It is worth noting that such images conveyed the distinctive features of the sexes, as well as their unity. The most common masculine and feminine signs include "Yin and Yang", as well as the symbolism of Mars and Venus. Each of them has its own history and designation.
The sign "Woman and Man" is the emblem of two completely opposite principles: the Moon, water and earth for the female essence, and the Sun, heat, fire for the male. The masculine principle symbolizes the creative, social and active principle, and the feminine symbol is the personification of a soft, passive force connected with nature.
Male and feminine signs
The first symbols of Mars and Venus appeared in ancient Greek and Roman mythology. The well-known and recognizable signs were taken from astrology, and they gained popular scientific fame thanks to the botanist Carl Linnaeus. Of course, he used them to indicate the sex of plants. Almost from that moment on, the symbol of a man and a woman began to be used as a sign of gender difference between the sexes.
The symbols of male and female principles are absolutely opposite, however, they have similar features. In their essence, they somehow resemble binary oppositions of opposite types, such as life and death, up and down, moon and sun, earth and water, right and left, etc. They can be collected into a single whole and characterize the masculine principle as the south or east, the Sun and the landowner. Also, under this definition, the following concepts are suitable: day, house, elder, strong, male. But the female essence will be the complete opposite - west and north, female, younger, weak, Moon, etc.
Mars and Venus
The symbol of Venus is displayed as a closed circle with a cross pointing down. Sometimes there is another name - "mirror of Venus". This name was given to the symbol because of the external similarity. This sign represents beauty, femininity, warmth, care and love.
The male sign - the symbol of Mars - is the same closed circle, but with an arrow pointing up. If you imagine the dial, then the hand should point to two hours - this is a characteristic designation of the power of the god of war. "Shield and spear of Mars" is another name for the male sign.
The combination of these two characters has several interpretations. First of all, it is worth noting one of the most common interpretations - this isthe embodiment of heterosexuality, that is, love between members of different sexes. It is worth noting that this symbolism is also used to denote bisexuality, only in this case the signs can be located in different ways (today there is no single designation).
Interesting fact: transsexuals also have their own symbols - the male and female signs are superimposed on each other, forming a circle with a cross and an arrow. The connection between a male and a female sign does not have a clearly defined interpretation. So, this symbol can mean love, friendship, strong affection and passion.
Male and feminine in the Yin-Yang symbol
The philosophy of ancient China says: almost everything in the world happens under the influence of the feminine and masculine. "Yin" is a female symbol, which is the personification of passivity and humility. The male sign - "Yang", in turn, acts from the standpoint of intensive development and activity. The laws of Chinese philosophy can describe any phenomenon or event in nature, object or action, from the point of view of the male and female principles. The laws of "Yin-Yang" obey all living beings on the planet Earth, as well as heavenly bodies. For example, the signs of the zodiac begin with a male symbol, and then they alternate.
Gender start in the modern world
Most representatives of the strong and weak half of humanity fully share the ideas of Chinese philosophy. For example, almost every man likes to demonstrate his superiority, remarkablestrength and even the smallest victory in the form of a repaired stool. Women, in turn, are distinguished by softness and well-developed intuition. However, in the modern world, there are more and more women who have a strong and strong-willed character, that is, they have masculine features. Or, on the contrary, the character of a man is distinguished by excessive softness and even cowardice. These are, of course, individual characteristics that have developed under the influence of psychological traits of character and life circumstances. Nevertheless, the union in which the sign “Woman and Man” is harmoniously combined is considered the most successful and lasting.
Symbols of male and female essence have a variety of interpretations in different religions and cultures. Moreover, there are some not very common theories that offer a completely different interpretation of all recognizable signs. Nevertheless, circles with an arrow and a cross still remain characteristic and most famous. The sign "Woman and Man" is the simultaneous embodiment of difference and unity, a symbol of love between members of the opposite sex and a sign of their immediate essence. Gender symbols are simple signs that hide a very deep meaning of male and female essence.
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