Ying-Yang Symbol

The notion of yin-yang, commonly known in the West as (yin and yang), is used in Chinese philosophy to express how polar or seemingly opposing energies are interrelated and interdependent in the natural world, and how they give rise to one another. As a result, opposites only exist in relation to one another. The concept … Read more

Masonic Star

One of the most important symbols of Freemasonry is the Masonic Blazing Star, which is not to be confused with the 5-Pointed Star. “The Masonic Blazing Star, or splendor in the middle, reminds us of that terrible time when God gave Moses the two tablets of stone with the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai, when … Read more

Ivy Symbol

Symbol of rebirth, life, eternity, friendship, family Ivy is a plant that survives the death of its host plant. It is a symbol of rebirth because of this. Pagans used ivy to make wreaths for Yule. The masculine was represented by the ivy, while the female was represented by the holly. Wreaths ornamented with both … Read more

Yule Candle Symbol

Symbol of light, warmth, prosperity, protection, fertility, generosity, togetherness. In ancient times, the Yule candle was known as a Yule torch. The Yule torch was used to light the Yule log before being used to light the supper. The torch was replaced with a candle as people stepped inside. The Yule log was used to … Read more

Gingerbread Symbol

Symbol of warmth, fertility, health. It wasn’t until the Middle Ages that ginger became widely available. It became a Yule custom as soon as it became accessible. Gingerbread was regarded as a specialty bread that could only be cooked at Yule. Ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg, the spices used in gingerbread, were thought to be warming … Read more