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What does the yin-yang symbol stand for?
Answered by Discovery Channel
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  1. The yin-yang symbol represents opposite chi energies that can't exist without each other. The black curve, with its white dot, stands for femininity, cold, night, matter, softness and passivity, while the white curve represents masculinity, spirit, heat, day, hardness and activity. The black, or yang symbol, is shown on top because heat rises.

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