The Zoroastrian symbol shows a human with eagle-like wings, representing our potential to rise towards our ultimate state.Here's what each aspect of the symbol signifies:
Wisdom of Age: The face represents an elderly individual who has gained wisdom, looking forward to growth and freedom while leaving ignorance behind.
Three Principles of Zarathustra: The upper wings consist of three layers representing Zarathustra's three principles: good thoughts, good words, and good deeds.
Three Opposing Forces: The lower part of the symbol represents three separate elements, symbolizing wicked thoughts, wicked words, and wicked deeds. These are associated with negative paths leading to misfortune and unhappiness.
Positive and Negative Forces: The loops on either side of Fravashi represent positive forces (Sacred Wisdom—Spenta Mainyu) and negative forces (Wicked Force—Ahriman, Satan, Angra Mainyu). The positive loop faces forward, signifying progress towards goodness, while the negative loop at the back signifies turning away from wickedness.
Immortal Spirit, Eternal Universe: The central circle around Fravashi's trunk symbolizes the immortal nature of the spirit, reflecting eternity without a beginning or end.
Choosing the Right Path: One of the elderly figure's hands points upward, representing the human effort needed to grow and fulfill their potential.
Path of Loyalty and Faithfulness: A ring is present, symbolizing a covenant for faithfulness and loyalty to the path of goodness and wisdom, much like a wedding promise.