We all have very similar fears, but some of our fears play a bigger role in our lives.
While you may have an idea what your biggest fear is, shamans believe symbols have the power to reveal what your subconscious is thinking.
Looking at the image above, which symbol stood out to you the most? Was it the eye on the top left? The wheel on the top right? The lotus flower on the bottom left? Or the tree branches on the bottom right?
Go with your first feeling, and then scroll to read your biggest fear, and how you tackle it.
We all know the value of an eye-catching logo. The more a product sticks in your mind, the more likely you are to think of it.
But some companies hide secret messages, special symbols, and double meanings in their logos. Here are 15 really common designs with meanings you probably never knew about.
Now that we turn to the almighty Google for all our answers, we’re used to seeing this logo everywhere. But did you notice that one of the letters doesn’t fit in?
While the Gs, Os and E are in red, yellow, and blue (primary colors), the L is green. This is on purpose. As graphic designer Ruth Kedar explains, “we put a secondary color on the L, which brought back the idea that Google doesn’t follow the rules.” Such rebels!
This social media app’s users know that it works like a digital cork board, where you can “pin” recipes, projects, articles, and anything else that interests you. To fit that theme, the capital P is actually drawn to resemble an old fashioned push pin.
There’s all kinds of hidden meanings behind the H on the front of your Hyundai. Slanting to the right is meant to make the letter look “aggressive,” but there’s a soft touch to the design too.
The logo is meant to be a silhouette of a Hyundai representative shaking hands with a satisfied customer.
See anything in this chocolate company’s logo? Here’s a hint, Toblerone comes from Bern, Switzerland, which is called “the city of bears.”
Yes, there’s a bear nestled into the negative space of the mountain. Now you’ll never be able to “unsee” it.
The TV network had tried a handful of logos before settling on “the bird,” a bright and colorful peacock meant to remind people about the channel’s lineup of programs in color (a novelty in the 1950s).
The original peacock’s tail feathers were paired down to six in 1986, representing the network’s six divisions. From left to right: news, sports, entertainment, stations, network, productions.
There’s a lot of special meanings packed into this one car company logo. The three ovals are meant to represent “the unification of the hearts of our customers and the heart of Toyota products,” while the background “represents Toyota’s technological advancement and boundless opportunities ahead.”
Meanwhile, the clever design also spells out “Toyota” with just one shape. See how it’s done:
This electronics giant wants you to remember “life’s good,” but the letters also stand for the company’s original name, Lucky-GoldStar.
But did you realize the logo is a winking face? The L and G created a friendly face meant to make the company seem more inviting.
It’s easy to forget when you’re playing your millionth game of computer solitaire, but the standard pack of playing cards is an ancient and mysterious object.
Decks of cards have been used in China since the 600s, and gradually spread to Egypt. The standard deck of Egypt’s Mamluk dynasty, with swords, batons, cups and coins, eventually traveled into Italy and later the rest of Europe.
While some countries like Italy and Greece still use the original Egyptian card suits, most decks have adopted the four French suits that evolved in the late 1400s. There’s no exact origin for the designs, but each suit is connected to a distinct part of society:
Clubs are associated with peasants, laborers and work.
Diamonds are connected to merchants and wealth.
Hearts are usually compared to the clergy, and the search for happiness and love.
Spades are tied to warriors and also nobility.
The French also gave us another very familiar part of the modern deck: the aces.
While a “one” card has always existed, the French Revolution, which saw the French people overthrow their King and Queen, turned the lowly ace into a “trump” card that could defeat the King and Queen cards.
But it turns out even the number of cards in a deck has a special meaning.
Big brands have been famously hiding symbols into their logos and packaging for decades now. From when FedEx hid an arrow inside of its name and we never noticed, to a Hershey’s Kiss hiding in the Hershey’s logo, these little sneaky marketing techniques continue to blow our minds.
This winter, Coca-Cola has decided to have a little fun too. They have incorporated a few clever images into its classic polar bear design.
One Reddit user was able to spot the hidden designs, are you?
People put a lot of thought into what goes onto the tombstone of a departed loved one. Often times they try and pick a symbol that represents the person who is being laid to rest. But as with many symbols, meanings and origins have been misconstrued over time. Here are some traditional symbols for tombstones and their meanings.
Alpha and omega are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, representing the beginning and end of things, all things come to pass etc. It is also symbolic of God as the beginning and end of all things.
Much like scales have been adapted into a symbol of justice within the courtroom, they symbolize much the same on the tombstones of those departed. Originally a Chaldean mystic symbol for justice, it has been used on tombstones for ages as a symbol of guilt and punishment.
An iconic symbol of time, the hourglass has long been a symbol carved into tombstones representing that time has stopped for the person buried beneath it.