The ☯ meaning is Yin Yang. The emoji is also called Taijitu. The typical Yin Yang symbol, which is deposited with a purple background. Through the purple square, which is used as a background, the actual yin yang sign is shown in white. Incidentally, this purple square has not been used in older emoji versions. Meanwhile, it is used in many emoji symbols to make the actual symbol more visible. Ying and Yang are two philosophical terms from China. They represent opposing and yet interrelated forces. The black part of the symbol is Yin and the white part is Yang. This emoji was added to Unicode 1.1 in 1993 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.