Symbols' meanings can be culturally specific—rich with history and meaning—while others are universally recognized. Regardless of the origin, symbols are immensely important because not all things can be wholly described by words or language. Symbols transcend language providing significance and meaning that only our deepest subconscious can comprehend.
Wherever we are, we are surrounded by symbols. If we choose to recognize the symbols that are all around us, we gain a better understanding of our world and ourselves.
Wherever we are, we are surrounded by symbols. As the book Signs & Symbols suggests, “the use and recognition of symbols enriches our lives. Once we see objects as representing truths or deeper issues, we begin to develop a realization of the dual nature of existence—the inner and outer life—all around us." If we choose to recognize the symbols that are all around us, we gain a better understanding of our world and ourselves.
What's more, once you understand the meaning of symbols you can begin to consciously use specific symbols to express who you are and who you want to be. Read more about symbols' meanings and how to work on a symbolic level.
Symbols transcend language providing significance and meaning that only our deepest subconscious can comprehend.
Feng shui symbols:
Learn about the different types of feng shui symbols and how to use them effectively.
Read about different animal symbols' meanings including mammals, birds, reptiles, mythological creatures, and more.
Symbolic meaning of flowers:
Here you'll find information on what each flower symbolizes.
Read about the meaning of different plants.
Meaning of colors:
Discover what each color symbolizes and how each affects you physiologically and psychologically.
Numbers and their meaning:
Find out the different meaning behind numbers.
Meaning of shapes:
Learn what each shape symbolizes.
"Nature speaks in
symbols and in signs."
- John Greenleaf Whittier