Lemniscate: The infinity symbol

SabrinaFrenzel braceletThe infinity symbol also known as lemniscate, is a mathematical symbol representing the concept of infinity in numbers, time or space.

In modern mysticism, the infinity symbol has become identified with a variation of the ouroboros, an ancient image of a snake eating its own tail that has also come to symbolize the infinite, and the ouroboros is sometimes drawn in figure-eight form to reflect this identification, rather than in its more traditional circular form.

Normal human consciousness cannot quite comprehend endlessness, but if you trace the figure eight with a finger you always come back to the same points. It was a simple visual way of explaining the infinite nature of reality.

In ancient Asia, it represented perfection, dualism, and unity between male and female. In the tarot it’s linked to magic and represents equilibrium or the balance of various forces.

It is Egyptian in origins, its meaning indicates that this period of time is the nexus point of intersecting periods of the past and future. In summary we are living in infinity.

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