The infinity symbol is one of the simplest shapes with so many meanings. It is known as eternity, union and everlasting love. The infinity symbol is a never ending loop that also symbolises forever, always, limitless and never-ending possibilities. It also stands for wholeness and completion.
In ancient India and Tibet, it represented perfection, dualism, and unity between male and female.
In history, the infinity symbol was introduced by 17th century English mathematician John Wallis. This simple infinity image, which looks like a sideways number eight, was originally referred to as the Lemniscate, meaning “ribbon” by ancient Greek mathematicians and philosophers. Wallis reintroduced this symbol to represent the mathematical concept of infinity, a quantity that’s bigger than any number. The word infinity comes from infinitas, which in Latin means boundlessness.
On the more spiritual side the infinity symbol in the tarot can connect us to the ‘infinite’ and ‘eternal’ nature of our spirit and our thinking and thought processes. Infinity represents all time – past, present and future, centred in the present moment of ‘NOW’. Everything that ever happened is occurring now and everything that will ever happen is also governed by the collective actions taken now. Therefore, we create our present from our past and our future from our present and the action taken now represents our Karma (Karma, in any case in Sanskrit means “Work” which can also be interpreted as “Action taken” or “contemplated to be taken”) and will shape our destiny. It is a symbol of oneness and divine balance – the union of divine masculine and feminine.
I love the infinity symbol and what it represents. I like to wear an infinity symbol such as Lady Fox Infinity Bracelet, reminds me to be in the present moment, all we have is now and now is the best place to live.
Love Penelope x