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July 12, 2023

Using a Moon Gate As a Symbol of Eternity

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The circle is one of nature's most beautiful symbols, symbolizing wholeness and continuity. In some cultures, circles have come to represent protection or are considered divinely significant symbols.

To build a stone moon gate, first cut out a half-moon shape from plywood. Nail two 2-by-4s onto either lateral side of this frame as legs for support.

Circles are a symbol of perfection

A circle is an enduring universal symbol, representing wholeness, oneness, original perfection, eternity, timelessness and cyclical movement. Additionally, it serves as the sign of new beginnings: in astrology it represents the sun; while for Christians its circular halo serves as a representation of holiness. Additionally, Native American culture holds great value in these universal signs that have multiple interpretations.

Moon gates are circular passageways that form an intimate transition between garden and home, or one world and another, often found in Chinese gardens. Moon gates can serve to promote meditation and reflection by opening up space between life's two worlds; their circular form encourages contemplation and introspection. Constructed with various materials - usually freestanding structures although occasionally attached to walls - moon gates may offer contemplative opportunities and foster contemplative moments for reflection and contemplation.

One can build a stone moon gate in many different ways, each design boasting its own special aesthetic. An arch of granite blocks can add Oriental flavor to a landscape; ceramic tile adhered to a form will produce modern effects; while metal left to oxidize will add rustic charm. For something more natural looking you could staking together multiple rough and sharp-edged stones in an arch shape; alternatively you could force PVC pipes into shape and anchor each end as needed.

They are a symbol of marriage

Moon gates are attractive round openings in garden walls that attract the eye, first popularized in China as an effective symbol for welcoming guests to private areas. Moon gates can be made out of wood, stone or metal and even integrated into arbor designs to form striking focal points in gardens and outdoor spaces.

This stone moon gate serves as an example of an iconic moon gate design, and its round form and intricate details add a distinctive Asian-inspired landscape element. Its sloping roofs represent half the moon during Chinese summers while its tile tips may feature decorative talismans for added symbolic meaning - here it stands as a reminder to cherish one's partner throughout eternity.

While most moon gates are built into walls, this stunning freestanding moon gate adds a touch of mystery and magic to any outdoor space, providing a quiet place for reflection or meditation.

To create a stone moon gate, begin by building a temporary wooden arch for support. This will enable you to shape its half-moon form. With that framework in place, cut two pieces of plywood that correspond with the diameter of your gate's opening and lay them one on top of another to complete this half moon shape.

They are a symbol of wealth

One of the key design features of Chinese gardens is the moon gate - a circular opening in a wall which serves as a passageway and often decorated with ornamentation that symbolizes spiritual meanings or brings good luck - it is believed that those who pass through it will have all their wishes come true.

A gate is designed to maximize a view with its graceful enclosing frame, similar to how a telescope intensifies field of vision. Furthermore, its addition adds visual interest and makes the garden appear larger; often times being framed by larger structures or water features which balance scale of garden as a whole while also reflecting in moon gates further enhances this effect.

There are various types of moon gates, from those attached to walls or freestanding to this garden's stone one - which blends perfectly into its Asian-influenced surroundings and features the Maneki Neko cat, symbolizing wealth and fortune.

Moon gates make an elegant addition to any garden. Though not as culturally significant as Chinese moon gates, they still stand as symbols of serenity and mystery. By using the appropriate support frame and building it yourself at home, it's possible to build one yourself!

They are a symbol of eternity

Moon gates add beauty and symbolism to your garden, while simultaneously serving as a signpost of eternity. Moon gates are circular openings in stone walls with circular arches supported by short "feet", often featuring keyhole shapes resembling keyholes. Moon gates serve as an intermediary between enclosed and open space environments and may possess contemplative properties.

Stone moon gates make a striking focal point in any garden, adding Asian influences that add visual interest and define pathways or gazebos in any design. While typically associated with Chinese gardens, such a feature is popular across cultures - you don't have to live there to appreciate its beauty! A coursed-stone moon gate like this one requires expense and skilled labor from home DIYers but will certainly pay dividends with the right materials on hand.

This unique moon gate marks the path leading up to this garden gazebo and creates an exotic, Asian-influenced setting in its unique design. It provides an inviting entryway into this backyard oasis.

This moon gate is a modern take on traditional Chinese gates. Its simple form and vibrant colors blend in beautifully with any surroundings while adding an air of mystery to the home. Rusted metal adds rustic charm.