9 Everyday Symbols You Didn’t Know The Meaning Of

8. Female and male symbols

Perhaps most popularized by horoscopes and dating services the symbols for man and woman are two of the most common that we find in our daily lives but very few people actually know where these symbols come from in reality. They find their roots in alchemy an old form of mystical science that was concerned with astrology and chemistry the male symbol represents the astrological sign for Mars and in earlier forms had a dot in the circle that stood for the sun or gold many think the circle and arrow denote a shield and spear signifying the God of War which was Mars the female symbol, on the other hand, is thought to have been inspired by a mirror or by a necklace that would have been used by women during the time the astrological symbol was known as choices where we get the word copper from and signified Venus who was the dominant female deity to the Greeks