22 Love Symbols & Signs
There are a surprisingly large number
of symbols that represent L-O-V-E and we
love to share this beautiful sentiment with those who are important to
Whether you need an idea for a love tattoo, or wish to decorate a love
letter with beautiful images, the following is a long list of 22 modern
and ancient symbols we have used to represent love - from signs,
goddesses, animals, stones, scents, flowers, ancient symbols, and a lot more, with a history given on
each symbol. Enjoy.
Modern Symbols Of Love
- This is the modern
shape of love used to symbolise the heart, and as we know,
is the center of
Think of your heart chakra and the love that flows from it. We use this
symbol everywhere, from jewellery, to chocolates, to candy for
day and of course on many cards, pictures or even clothing. The winged
heart is also popular. The heart shape is said to come from the
combined aura of two people in love (the two bumps on the top are their
- This is a small,
chubby angel with wings and carrying a bow and arrow. He was actually
named Eros, the son of Aphrodite. This is both an
old and modern symbol of love which we readily recognise. The story is
that cupid may randomly shoot us with an arrow causing us to fall in
love. He is sent from heaven.
Pink & Red Colours
- Both of these are romantic colours that we associate with the heart
and with love. Red can symbolise passion also with a deeper red, and means
heat and intimacy. Lovely pink is often a little girls colour and we
know they love hearts or anything in this favored hue. These are the
colours of Valentines day, although this is more of a commercial day of
- The hands grow
out of the heart literally (from when the fetus is forming) and are
extensions of the heart. We often use our hands to heal as well. Both
our hands and heart contain healing chakras and can emanate purest
love. The hands can also form a heart symbol.
Stones That Symbolise Love
- The diamond has become synonymous with love in today's world and
women are usually given a diamond ring by their husband when they are
married. The diamond itself is a highly pure stone, the strongest of
stones, and can bring spiritualness and purity to the wearer.
- This is another love
stone that can appear in any kind of jewellery given by a husband or
even a good friend to a woman. Green is a colour of the heart chakra as well as pink.
There are many stones that represent love, for example gentle rose
quartz or rhodochrosite which is said to attract love, however the two
stones described above are the most well known and most
commonly found in jewellery. Find out more in detail about 25 love
stones in All Love Stones
- Greek goddess of
Love, Beauty and Eternal Youth. She is said to have had many lovers who
were both Gods and men. She was involved with the Trojan War on
the side of Paris. Paris had awarded her a Golden Apple as the winnr out of a
contest between her, Hera and Athena.
- This was the Roman goddess of Love but also Beauty, Prosperity, Fertility, and Victory. The Romans thought she was the same
as the Greek goddess Aphrodite. She was seen as the mother of Rome and
was depicted in paintings for hundreds of years. Venus was also the
mother of Cupid (Eros), and while we may not have festivals in her honour
anymore, most of us have heard of Cupid. The planet Venus was named
Animals That Represent Love
- This bird represents
both Peace and Love. Doves mate for life
and are often released at weddings to represent a lasting and stable
marriage. The dove symbol is well known, especially one that may have
an olive branch in its beck representing peace. Doves have represented
love since ancient times and still hold this symbolism even now. Read
about the Symbolism Of Doves
- Swans too are a
representation of love since they are connected to Aphrodite/Venus, who
traveled in a swan-drawn car that flew through the air. They are also a
symbol of Grace, Purity, Beauty, Sincerity and Chastity. The swan has
also been used as a symbol of the Virgin Mary.
- Again associated
with Aphrodite/Venus. In ancient times dolphins were symbols of Protection
on the water, Transformation, Charity and Love. These days the dolphins
may represent the star system Sirius and are considered active
guardians of the earth and perhaps many are fully conscious beings. Are You An Incarnated Dolphin
Flowers Representing Love
- We can't go past roses
as a strong symbol of Love and Romance,
especially pink, red, and apricot roses assembled in a beautiful bunch and
given as a gift of pure love. Many other flowers may be favoured by
beaus to impress their lovers, like lilies, but the rose is
quintessential for lovers. Grown in the garden, these bushes keep
giving during warmer months. Read about the Symbolism of Roses
- Tulips represent true
love in a romantic sense, especially the red tulips.
- Associated with the
goddess Venus who often wore it as a wreath. It was a favourite of
hers. Today this plant still symbolises Love, as well as Marital Fidelity, Chastity and Good Luck in marriage.
- Again associated
with Aphrodite/Venus who is thought to have planted this tree
originally. One of the oldest cultivated fruits, there is a long
history to do with Love, Marriage, Fertility, Birth, Rebirth, and Prosperity.
Perfumes Of Love
In ancient and modern times, certain natural perfumes symbolise love
such as Rose or Orange/Neroli essential oils. Natural scents are healing and can
balance emotional states within us, calming us down. For romance I
would also go with Ylang Ylang, Jasmine (very floral), and Rose
Forget the synthetic chemical perfumes which contain up to 200 chemicals that are untested and
unsafe to use (throw them away). Today we have modern, natural
brands that make the most of the heavenly scent of nature. What can
Love 'Signs' From Nature
- To see
butterflies around you can mean that love is coming your way soon.
Often angels, or even passed love ones, use different insects to convey
meanings or messages to us. There is a whole world around butterflies so read more on Butterflies here
- This insect is also
another sign that love is around us or soon to enter our life. If a
ladybug lands on you this is a great sign from the universe. If you wish to receive
signs from your angels, simply ask them to send you a message and you
may soon have symbols popping up all over your life.
Ancient Love Symbols
- This is an ancient
symbol that represented love and apples were given to lovers and shared
between them. Is associated with Aphrodite/Venus who received a golden
apple as a prize from Paris of Troy.
- Angels are often seen
playing harps and the music they produce is divine, often reminding one
of softer or feminine things. Often we see harps in "heaven", the realm
- Traditionally, the
shell represented the Protection of Love and in paintings women were
often depicted standing on a shell. It was a symbol of romance or love in olden times.
- Pink pearls can mean Romance. We often
use pearls in wedding ceremonies but they have been around a long time.
Of course they also symbolise Protection, coming out of a shell where
they were formed.
Lace & Ribbons
- Traditionally, women would carry lace handkerchiefs and when a single woman of marriageable age spied
a man she was interested in, she would deliberately drop the lace. If
the man was interested, then he could pick it up for her and give some
indication of his feeling. I love this because it's so old-fashioned and romantic seeming.
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