Symbols For Twins
As is the case with all symbolism, there is no one single item used to identify any given idea or theme. Rather, there are an infinite amount that span across all cultures throughout time. The same applies to symbols for twins. Although they are somewhat of a rarity (or at least not the norm), they still have a variety of symbols that can be associated with them.
However, twins are a tricky concept when we view it from a spiritual perspective, as they are simultaneously separate and together. For accurate symbolic interpretation, we must consider both their duality and their unity equally. The symbolic explanations below do just that: exploring the closeness that seems inherent in twins while not neglecting the dualities that they express. Typically, twins are the ultimate indicators of connectivity, affinity, sharing and understanding. However, it is important to remember that symbolic values and interpretations differ between groups.
Gemini Zodiac : The Twins Symbol
In astrology and the Zodiac, Gemini is the sign associated with twins. The emblem and picture paired with Gemini is even the Roman numeral “two”, for fitting and obvious reasons. In addition to twins concerning two people, the number two is also connected to the concept of duality, which occurs naturally in this sun sign. In this perspective, people with this sign are thought to experience duality of thought, which causes irritating contradictions in character and behavior. However, the symbol has also been implicated in the concept of adaptability. Geminis tend to have the ability to “twin” (or alter) their personalities in order to fit in no matter what the circumstances or social setting.
Twins Symbol In Chinese
A highly spiritual and symbolic people, the Chinese also have a symbol connected to twins. However, it is only considered a symbol in Western cultures that cannot read Chinese, as the symbol is merely the characters that combine to mean the literal word, “twins”.
More literal than other twin symbols, a genogram is an efficient way to illustrate the physical bond between twins. There are two types of genogram symbols for twins: one for identical and one for fraternal.
An identical twin genogram is symbolized as a triangle with two circles on the base/foundational line of the shape. This is particularly fitting, as a circle is a symbol of unity and oneness – identical twins come from the same fertilized egg.
The fraternal genogram, on the other hand, differs slightly. While the identical twin symbol is a fully triangle, the fraternal symbol lacks a foundational connecting line on the bottom. This was done specifically. While identical twins come from the same egg, fraternal twins result from two separate eggs, thus lacking the deep foundation. Additionally, the circles of identical twins are replaced with squares.
Navajo Twins Symbol
As a general group, the Native Americans were highly spiritual and symbolic people. Regarding twins, though, it was the Navajo that developed a particular symbol. Known simply as the Navajo twins, this symbol pictures diamond-shaped twins of differing colors and with different items portrayed inside the stomach area. In Navajo culture, these twins were thought to represent the Mother Earth and Sky Father twins (or brother twins) of legendary tales. These twins were powerful Native American symbols of creation and evolution. They symbolize the perfect balance that occurs throughout nature.
Marasa Twin Symbol
The Marasa is a popular Haitian symbol of twins. Specifically, they symbolized the Sacred Twins, who are believed to represent life and the abundance that comes with it. It is often tied with infants, as they are the true representatives of the divine light and purity that we are all born with. The Marasa is also commonly used in ceremonies involving newborns with special needs.
Lastly, a study of twin symbology cannot leave out the Tao. More commonly referred to as Yin and Yang, the Tao is a perfect symbol for the nature of being a twin. One side is black, while the other is white, both with a complementary circle within their side. This denotes the symbiotic nature of twins. Although they share a duality and are connected, they are also unique and have separate identities.