Spiritual Symbols: Whirlwind

A whirlwind symbolizes energy, especially solar energy.  It also symbolizes supernatural forces.  Witches, wizards and other magical beings are often seen traveling in a whirlwind or tornado.  In China, Japan and in the Vedas, whirlwinds are associated with thunder and thunder gods.  Whirlwinds also can carry a soul to the next world.  A whirlwind is odten depicted as a spiral so the symbolism of a spiral can also apply to a whirlwind, so a whilwind can represent creative forces, waxing and waning of the moon, cycles of the sun, growth, expansion and death.  Spirals and whirlwinds symbolize the weaving of the web of life.


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