Yin and Yang is a Chinese Taoist concept that describes how apparently opposite or contrary forces are actually complementary and interdependent, and how they give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another.
Everything has both yin and yang aspects: shadow cannot exist without light, loud without quiet, cold without hot, etc.
The Small Black and White Circles in the opposite color remind us that nothing is absolute. In yin there is yang, and in yang exists yin. Nothing is simply black or white. Each exists in the other.
The symbol for Yin Yang is called the Taijitu, but we know it as Yin Yang in the West.
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