We essentially are all molded from flesh and bone, 98% water and all that stuff you already know about the human anatomy.
But from a core level we are mostly very different and unique in our own way’s. For centuries though astrologers and spiritualists have been able to point some of our unique traits to the time that we we’re born, calling this our star sign.
The Chinese went by the year and called this you’re ‘Chinese zodiac’.
When you correlate these and understand your strengths it becomes easier to identify your natural born opportunities to work on within yourself.
For many year’s I’ve always been drawn to the symbol of the Yin Yang and wanted to understand the concept of the Chi energies.
The Yin Yang is Male-Female energies represented by the Chinese zodiacs Dragon and Tiger.
These opposing forces when brought together bring harmony and complete understanding of each other, however I’ll let Wikipedia do the exact explanation;
In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang (also yin-yang or yin yang, 陰陽 yīnyáng “dark—bright”) describe how seemingly opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they may give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. Many tangible dualities (such as light and dark, fire and water, expanding and contracting) are thought of as physical manifestations of the duality symbolized by yin and yang. This duality lies at the origins of many branches of classical Chinese science and philosophy, as well as being a primary guideline of traditional Chinese medicine,and a central principle of different forms of Chinese martial arts and exercise, such as baguazhang, taijiquan (t’ai chi), and qigong (Chi Kung), as well as appearing in the pages of the I Ching.
Duality is found in many belief systems, but Yin and Yang are parts of a Oneness that is also equated with the Tao. A term has been coined dualistic-monism or dialectical monism. Yin and yang can be thought of as complementary (rather than opposing) forces that interact to form a dynamic system in which the whole is greater than the assembled parts. Everything has both yin and yang aspects, (for instance shadow cannot exist without light). Either of the two major aspects may manifest more strongly in a particular object, depending on the criterion of the observation. The yin yang (i.e. taijitu symbol) shows a balance between two opposites with a portion of the opposite element in each section.
In Taoist metaphysics, distinctions between good and bad, along with other dichotomous moral judgments, are perceptual, not real; so, the duality of yin and yang is an indivisible whole. In the ethics of Confucianism on the other hand, most notably in the philosophy of Dong Zhongshu (c. 2nd century BC), a moral dimension is attached to the idea of yin and yang.
The tiger and dragon beautifully symbolize the yin yang (duality) of the universe. These two symbols of the male and female energies of chi energy have very specific meanings.
The Tiger and Dragon Are Celestial Companions
Infusing these celestial creatures into the traditional yin yang serves to articulate some of the basic meanings expressed in the T’ai Chi. The tiger and dragon are extraordinarily complimentary companions according to Chinese astrology. These celestial creatures are fairly opposite in character with the dragon boldly leading the offensive charge and the tiger expressing a more defensive nature. However, they make a well-rounded whole when they come together. To better understand this concept, it’s important to consider their characteristics separately before bringing them together.
According to Chinese astrology, the white tiger carries yin energy. This animal has always represented the admirable qualities of courage and patience. After all, the tiger must stalk its prey secretly and steadily in order to avoid scaring away its dinner. Tigers know when to lay low, but they can also spring into action when it’s beneficial to reveal themselves.
Along with being a yin creature, the white tiger also represents the cardinal direction of west in feng shui and its element is metal. In landscaping sit inside your home and look out onto your front lawn. The white tiger is located to the right side of your house. This land configuration should always be lower than the left side (green dragon) of the house.
The green dragon is a noble creature of good fortune according to Chinese astrology. That’s quite a different viewpoint from the one held in western culture. The Chinese dragon is strong, adventurous and very outgoing. Its energy is typically yang unless you happen to be dealing with a white yin dragon.
The dragon’s cardinal direction is east, directly opposite to the tiger.
So how did all of this relate to me finding myself on a soul level?
Well after separating from ex spouse I often said to myself, “I’d just like to find the Yang to my Yin”.
3 year’s later I indeed found the opposing yet complimentary force to myself and the absolute irony here, his name is Yang! The universe on occasion has to be very literal with me.
In every sense this man is my other energy, born under the Tiger zodiac and I, under the Dragon.
Intuitively my life was changing, everything about who I thought I was suddenly changing, I was challenging myself. It wasn’t until a few month’s into having this mans presence in my life that I started connecting the dot’s.
All of a sudden everything made sense, this energy in my field had sparked me into finding myself and better understanding of my natural born opportunities, to finally accept understand and work with them rather than to allow them to challenge me.
We compliment each other on many levels and the time together has been unreal, we often do strange things that reflect what’s going on in the other’s life at that exact moment.
It’s because I chose to explore this connection that I have been able to grow and develop, I am grateful that I have this person who is essentially a mirror, A reflection of what I need to work on and a confirmation of my strengths.
Whether long term or short term, seize every opportunity to grow, develop and appreciate the moment for what its worth.
Everything happens for a reason!