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What is meaning of two koi fish?
Koi jump out of the water for a variety of reasons. They may just be playing and having fun or they may be being chased by another fish. Sometimes koi will jump out of the… water to get oxygen, especially if the tank or pond has poor water quality.
No it means good luck on your struggles
Koi fish are a symbol of good fortune. The direction they are swimming has to do with the wearer's personality. Upstream means that one has an outgoing personality, whereas do…wnstream symbolizes more introverted. Cherry blossoms symbolize life, and how it is ever changing. When done properly, there will be blossoms of varying sizes, and varying stages of life, from tiny buds to full blossoms. There will also be petals floating in the wind, symbolizing death, whereas the buds symbolize new life.
Well koi fish symbolise strength and courage, and the legend and myth behind the koi fish is that it swims upstream to turn into a dragon. The Dragon symbolises the end of a j…ourney and overcoming the obstacle you faced. Therefore a Koi swimming upstream symbolises faceing a problem and being on a quest to put an end to it. A Koi swimming downstream symbolises that it has allready overcome the problem, people often get this to symbolise the end of an ordeal.
It means peace and harmony
Direction of a Koi Tattoo Here are opinions and input from FAQ Farmers on whether the direction of the koi fish is significant: SOMEONE ACTUALLY SAID THIS: "Yes - when a koi i…s swimming up on a tattoo it means that the person is either very sexual and/or homosexual. If the koi is swimming down it means the person is either wanting to give or receive oral (based on if it is a man or woman that has the tattoo)." I have a traditional koi fish tattooed on the side of my stomach. It does not in any way, shape, or form, represent being horny, or being gay, or wanting to preform/receive oral sex. I actually laughed out loud when reading this answer. This is a perfect example of why you should not go to a site to find the symbolism of a tattoo. A tattoo is whatever it means to you. Many traditional tattoos do have historical symbolism, such as the koi fish, but in all reality the symbolism is unique to every person - or just isn't there. However, I am very, very, very sure that there is in no way enough of a belief that koi fishes mean you're horny to be it's "symbolism." I'm going to take an educated guess and say that every single one of the answers below will answer your question with 2938592859 times more reliability than the above quoted answer.My best friend has a koi fish tattoo. She's half-Japanese and she says that if the koi is swimming down, it means that you're trying to overcome hardships and if it's swimming up, you have already overcome them.It would make more sense if it were the opposite. Up = Overcoming Hardships (example - swimming upstream in a battle against the current). Down = accomplished the goal (example - swimming downstream...finally succeeding through the hardship). This is my vote. *edit* I would like to disagree, i believe that if the koi is swimming upstream it has gained strength (by overcoming hardships) and can tackle the wheight of the current. If the koi is swimming downstream then it has not yet gained the strength to swim against the current rendering it weaker. According to Japanese legend, if a koi succeeded in climbing the falls at a point called 'Dragon Gate on the Yellow River' it would be transformed into a dragon. Based on that legend, it became a symbol of worldly aspiration and advancement.There aren't any specific or concrete meanings for certain tattoo symbols. For example: A cross to some may be just be a cross. But to others, there's a religious meaning. Remember, sometimes a rose is just a rose. It doesn't mean or symbolize anything!Actually, in traditional Eastern tattooing, especially the Japanese art of Horimono, the symbolism is important in the direction of travel of the koi and the items with it in the water or subsequent background. The koi that has been surrounded by late season fauna such as maple leaves, etc. and is pointed downwards is intended to denote the fall. A koi pointing upwards surrounded by cherry blossoms or other early blossoming things denotes the spring. You'll note that many fish travel those directions up and down rivers and streams based on those pesky seasonal changes.As a general rule you almost never want to get a tattoo that faces towards your back. If you notice almost all of the arm or side tattoos that you will see will be facing the front. There is always an exception. Whether the fish is swimming up or down I am not sure. But really it doesn't matter what it means to anyone else, just what it means to you. There is some confusion about the legend of the Koi swimming up the waterfall at the dragon gate on the yellow river. I have heard both that it is Chinese and that it is Japanese. I'm not sure which, perhaps both. *edit: Koi do originate from China and were later introduced to Japan in the 1800s. So, I see why there would be mixed messages.* - Koi's swimming downstream are considered bad luck. The legend is a koi swimming upstream turns into a dragon. It is good luck. as far as upstream vs. down upstream means that you are still fighting or struggling downstream means that your hardships have been overcome and no longer fighting the current also if there is a dragon incorporated into your tat it signifies that the dragons gate falls have been successfully achieved also meaning that you have achieved your goals or overcome your hardships traditional ink holds to this criteria, however most who now get this tat just go with what they think looks cool and forget about the meanings of what they get. i have a koi backpiece and hold true to the traditional and laugh at some people who have chosen colorwise, whiskers, and other elements incorporated into their ink because they sometimes don't realize how screwed up the meaning of it is the direction of the koi, being toward the head or toward the foot is not as important as the direction of the water it is in... the koi facing up stream, regardless of the directionality toward the head or foot is a sign of determination and endurance.. the continuing battle to overcome adversity... the koi facing down stream does not signify failure and giving up.. it is a sign peace with tranquility.. the same way fish gather in still water to feed.. i hope this helps..
Koi generally are ornamental fish whose only purpose is to be admired for their beauty. Dreams represent the feelings of the dreamer. So this dream might express the dreamer's… feeling of being valued only for his/her appearance rather than being respected as a full person.
Answer In Ancient Chinese legend, a tale has it that any Koi fish that overcame the turbulent,dangerous waters of the falls at Dragon gate would be transformed into a …dragon. The Koi fish in tattoo imagery is said to show courage and the ability to overcome difficulty with strength and determination to achieve one's dreams. It is a popular tattoo to obtain after a significant moment or occasion in life, such as achieving a lifelong dream, or, at the start of a long and hefty battle, acknowledging the fight that lies ahead, such as starting up a business or starting a new life in a new country. it means NOTHING. stop looking for meaning in all tattoos. many tattoos are simply whimsical and fun or aesthetically pleasing. they don't all mean things. also, different designs mean different things to different people. there isn't an end all answer. try asking the person it's on what it means to them.
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Both the moon and the koi have rich varieties of symbolic meaning, so the dreamer of this specific dream will need to discern how the metaphor in this dream applies to his/her… life. > Among other things, the koi represents determination and strength, particularly the ability to "go against the flow," that is, to maintain personal integrity even against popular opposition. In Japan, the koi is associated with masculine traits, and often appears during Boys Day celebrations. > The moon is also viewed as a masculine force in Japanese mythology, in contrast to Western cultures that view the moon as feminine. Because the moon has no light of its own, but reflects only the light of the sun, it is considered subtle and tends to represent spiritual or mystical qualities. > The image formed by the moon and koi seems to have a strong masculine force, combining subtlety and spirituality with determination and and strength. (That brings to mind the Asian martial arts.) > The dreamer should keep in mind that any dream is specific to the dreamer, so the Asian or Japanese associations apply to this particular dream only in so far as the symbols are meaningful to this individual dreamer. If the Asian or Japanese associations are irrelevant, the moon would represent the Divine Feminine (Mother Nature) while the koi might denote fluid grace and beauty. The subtle mystical and spiritual qualities would remain. > Other elements in the dream might be significant, such as whether the fish are swimming around the moon in a clockwise (positive, conventional, growing) direction or counterclockwise (negative, unconventional, diminishing.) The color of the koi, the moon's phase (full, waning, waxing) and the overall emotional tone of the dream should also be considered.
Koi is a domesticated carp and looks more or less like a wild carp. Koi, however, are generally smaller than wild carp and have been bred so that they are most well viewed fro…m the top. They tend to be not so deep from the dorsal to pectral fins as wild carp. Neither koi nor wild carp stop growing, but the smaller environments (ponds and the like) in which koi are kept limits size somewhat. Koi varieties include both single-color fish and multicolored, generally mottled, fish. Frequently seen colors are white, black, yellow, and a spectrum of reds tending most often toward the orange and of the range.
yes, depending on its size and the size of the other fish.
The black koi fish is representative of the male gender, the sun and evil. Where the white is representative of the female gender, the moon and goodness
I have an incomplete answer for this. I just got a tattoo of a koi fish that I designed (without the spot). I got it done in Japan and the tattoo artist decided to add it. He …explained to me that it when a koi fish gets older...something something...and that it was very japanese. I has something to do with the aging or wisdom of a koi fish.
The koi fish swimming up stream means the person is currently in a battle or struggle and are still fighting obstacles but wont give up. They have overcome obstacles and h…ave now gained the strength they need to continue against the current. The koi fish swimming down stream means they don't yet posses the strength to make it against the obstacles to move towards success. They have already achieved their goals, overcoming their obstacles and no longer fighting the current.
Two koi fish symbolize yin and yang according to feng shui.Yin andyang complement each other. This creates balance, harmony andhappiness. Thus two koi symbolize harmony, balan…ce and happiness, asymbol of good luck for marriage.