Symbols

Egg · World Egg · Easter Egg

蛋 · [ dàn ]

Since the earliest times the egg serves as a symbol – in addition to its biological aspect and its importance as a food. Especially in the form of the world egg it is of fundamental importance. Formally, the egg is an oval; symbolically, it is a close relative of the circle. In many religions and myths around the world, the egg was considered to be a symbol of becoming and creation, due to the bursting of the shell and the new life it brings. The diversity of the cosmos unfolded from a single germinal. 

In many different creation myths (including Indian, Persian, Egyptian, Greek, Scandinavian and African myths) the world egg was the egg from which the world, the universe or some kind of primordial deity hatched into life existence. It represents infinite, creative power and the feminine, fertile principle. So the egg became the epitome of fertility, spring and new beginnings and a central symbol for the cosmic, human and divine birth (or rebirth). Not only in Egyptian temples, Mohammedan mosques and Christian churches people are decorating with colorful eggs in springtime  – it is almost a global phenomenon.

 

> Usage of the symbol

The symbolism of the egg is so “charged” worldwide, that you shouldn’t use it for decoration purposes at Easter only. The health corner (Bagua n° 3) and also the spiritual and intellectual areas in your apartment (Bagua n° 5 and bagua n° 8) can benefit from this simple, yet very powerful symbol. 

For more information about symbols based on circles please refer to the following article:

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