I had an idea for my next tattoo. I wanted a yin-yang that had fire and water in it. I found this on the internets:
That was the right idea, but it didn't resonate with me. I talked to friends and they referred me to another friend who they thought might be able to help. Well, she did! This is what she came up with for me:
That resonated with me (plus I had her add some mountains to represent earth).
I feel strongly drawn/part of both water and fire, as well as earth. Earth is where my Zodiac sign falls. So this is how I represented it.
"Water personalities tend to be emotional, deep, nurturing, sympathetic, empathetic, imaginative and intuitive..."
"Fire personalities are believed to have good leading qualities, and also tend to be extroverted, rebellious, passionate and enthusiastic..."
Fire represents the creativity and passion that all intellectual and emotional beings have. It is an active force that has the passion to create and animate things. The element is also very rational and quick to "flare up" as is the personality of many "fire-children."
"Fire in many ancient cultures and myths has been known to purify the land with the flames of destruction; however, it is also capable of the renewal of life through the warmth and comfort of those very same flames."
"Earth personalities tend to be calm, practical, hard working, wise, stable, patient and sensual..."
Yes, I do have some of the negative qualities of each of these signs as well, but I'd rather focus on the positive aspects.
And just to be complete (and because I also am made of air): "Air personalities tend to be kind, intellectual, communicative, social, and helpful."
So that's the story of my new tattoo. (Earth is oriented so it faces down.)
(I'll get a better picture in a week or so. The swelling has gone down since last night and it's must less sensitive to touch, but it's clear that SOMETHING HAPPENED THERE and my wrist lets me know if I bump it accidentally.