This lovely necklace is centered around a Yin Yang pendant of black and white howlite and brass. It is strung with black and white howlite and brass beads in the shape of ovals (30mm), rounds (14mm), triangles (20mm) and teardrops (10mm), with 10mm black onyx beads for contrast. The necklace is 22-1/2 inches around, with a pendant drop of 2-3/4 inches, and fastens with a large brass hook clasp.
A starting definition for Yin Yang is two halves that together complete wholeness. Yin and Yang are also the starting point for change. When something is whole, by definition it is unchanging and complete, so when you split something into halves (Yin/Yang), it upsets the equilibrium of wholeness. This starts both halves chasing each other as they seek a new balance with each other.
Yin Yang is the concept of duality forming a whole (night/day, female/male). The symbol for Yin Yang is called the Taijitu. Most people in the West just call it the Yin Yang symbol, so now you can impress your friends and family with your newly acquired knowledge. The Taijitu has been found in more than one culture, and over the years has come to represent Taoism.
Sidebar: at present, many countries throughout the world are holding ceremonies to bring balance to the female and male energies. Male energy has been allowed to dominate for so long that it is necessary to bring female energy to the fore.
Thank you for visiting the school of Yin Yang today.