Tuesday, 17. April 2007
What’s your sign? Your Guide to Symbols and Signs
|What's the difference between signs and symbols anyway?|
Normally, the two terms are interchangeable - but here's a basic run-down:
These are objects or ideas that point to something clearly. Examples: An advertisement, a road sign, the weather showing portents of rain.
These are linked to signs (hence the tendency to interchange the meaning of the two terms). However, their meanings are deeper. Symbols are reflections of something more profound than itself. Example: The sun is a symbol for something more than itself – it "symbolizes" warmth, creativity, and power.
Some signs and symbols speak strongly to us, and represent powerful attributes we want to ascribe to ourselves. Such signs and symbols - ones that come to us by our sheer personal needs or preference, are often more important than those assigned to us at birth
When these and other signs catch our fancy, we should pay attention. Upon learning the symbol meanings, we find our symbol preferences reveal much about our psyche and personalities.
Whether you're looking for Celtic symbols, Native American symbols, or curious about animal symbols, or maybe you want to learn about some old fashioned good luck symbols, you'll sure find the information you seek right here.
Discover the world of signs, symbols, and their meanings: What's your sign? by A.Venefica. (Must be a Nickname, I didn't found her real name...)
She is also an embroiderer, and incorporate symbols into every-day life through the use of embroidery. She designed many of the Symbolic Embroidery designs you see on her website. Almost all the symbols on this website are available for embroidery on shirts, wall hangings or as patches. Nice!
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