Yin yang

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Emoji Meaning

This emoji represents the yin-yang symbol and is often used to symbolize balance, duality or the philosophical concepts of Taoism.

Meaning and explanation


The ☯️ emoji represents the symbol of yin and yang. The symbol is a circle divided into two curved, drop-shaped halves: one half is black (yin) and the other half is white (yang). The line dividing the two halves is a soft S-curve, meaning there is no direct or hard transition between the two.


The yin-yang emoji is often used to symbolize duality, balance, harmony, or the philosophy of Taoism. It can also be used to refer to Eastern philosophies, meditation, or spiritual practices in general.


The Yin-Yang emoji ☯️ was introduced as part of Unicode 1.1 in 1993 and later added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.

The yin-yang symbol has a deep history and meaning in Chinese philosophy, particularly in Taoism and Confucianism, where it symbolizes the duality of the natural world and the balance of opposing forces.

How to use

This emoji can be used in a variety of contexts. Here are a few examples:

"Find balance in your life. ☯️"
"There's always a dark side and a light side. ☯️"
"It's time for my daily meditation. ☯️"


✡️: The Star of David emoji, which symbolizes Judaism, has a similar religious or spiritual connotation to the yin-yang.
☸️: The wheel of dharma emoji, which symbolizes Buddhism, is also used in spiritual contexts, similar to yin-yang.
☮️: The peace sign emoji can also symbolize harmony and balance, similar to the yin-yang, but it is more associated with the peace movement.

Compared to these emoji, the yin-yang emoji ☯️ has a more specific meaning and is mainly used to symbolize duality, balance and harmony, or to refer to Eastern philosophies and practices.

Other names

The emoji is also known by the following names.

  • Yin Yang

Popular name:

Yin Yang

Emotional Classification

First, we take a look at the basic emotion, the core of the emoji's nature. Then we will look at the secondary emotions that the emoji can evoke in us.

Basic Emotions
  • Joy
  • Love
Secondary Emotions
  • clear
  • balanced
  • calm

Examples and how to use

In this section, we examine the emotional impact of emojis. We will use examples to show how emojis can evoke different emotions in the reader depending on the context.

Basic emotion example

Good times and bad times are part of life. ☯️

Associated feelings
  • accepting
  • saddened
  • thoughtful

Basic emotion example

Life is full of contrasts. ☯️

Associated feelings
  • attentive
  • surprised
  • thoughtful

Basic emotion example

My search for inner peace leads me to meditation. ☯️

Associated feelings
  • clear
  • curious
  • calm
General Information
Unicode-NameYin Yang
Apple-NameYin Yang
Category Symbols




KeywordsDaoism, religion, yang, yin, yin and yang
Unicode-Version Unicode 1.1
Emoji-Version Emoji 1.0