Wondering what the spiritual meaning of a double yolk egg is? There are a number of interesting spiritual meanings and superstitions related to double yolk eggs; good luck, the birth of twins, and new beginnings are just a few of them.
If you’ve cracked up an egg to find it had two yolks, you can certainly count yourself lucky. Fewer than 1 in 1,000 eggs contain two yolks, so it’s incredibly rare.
In this article, I’m going to take you through some of the most well-known spiritual meanings and superstitions, as well as explaining why and how double yolks happen.
What Does a Double Yolk Egg Symbolize?
I for one am always interested in what rare - or sometimes even everyday - occurrences in my life symbolize in the eyes of others.
I’ve cracked open eggs to find a double yolk on more than one occasion recently, and I have to admit it’s been on my mind as to what this may symbolize to me.
I’ve done some in-depth research into the topic, and it really comes down to three main symbolisms and superstitions:
You’ve got some good luck coming - This is the most well-known belief behind finding a double yolk. You can look at it as being very lucky in itself. Cracking open a double yolk is believed to be somewhere in the region of just a 1 in 1,000 chance.
On a deeper level, it’s believed that it’s also a sign that you have some good luck coming your way in real life, so that’s something to keep an eye out for!
Someone close will be having twins - There is an old folklore that it means either you or someone close to you will be having twins in the near future.
This is a fun one. If you know a friend or family member that is pregnant or you find out in the coming days that someone is pregnant, you can certainly suggest they’re having twins and see how they take it.
New beginnings - There are also some ties in Christianity to double yolks being associated with new beginnings of some sort.
I couldn’t find much more than that on the topic, but that just adds to the air of mystery surrounding it. I guess you can keep this in the back of your mind and either use it to fuel a change, or see what comes your way.
Related - Found a triple yolk? Here’s a look at the spiritual meaning of finding a triple yolk.
Is a Double Yolk Good Luck?
Yes, this is the foundation that most of the meanings behind finding a double yolk is based on.
If you find a double yolk, you can both consider yourself lucky to have found one - and if you choose to believe it, assume that some good luck is coming your way in the future.
Either way, it’s a great way to start the day if you were having eggs for breakfast!
How Rare Is a Double Yolk Egg?
The most reliable information I could find states that you have a 1in 1 cracking open a double yolk egg.
That obviously means it's pretty rare.
It's not quite as simple as that though, as some hens are more prone to laying double yolk eggs than others.
This is why sometimes you will hear about people opening several double yolk eggs in a row that came from the same farm and/or hen.
Some farms also have ways to identify double yolk eggs, and they will stop them from making it to the shelves. This may explain why you've never had one if that's the case.
However, if we are talking about eggs from the same hen, then 1 in 1000 is the ballpark figure.
Why Do Chickens Lay Double Yolks?
Hens have thousands of tiny over ‘ova’ in their ovaries, which are what become the yolks as we see them when you crack open an egg.
When the egg creation process starts, a hen releases an ova into its reproductive system. For a double yolk to happen, a hen simply releases to ova instead of one, it’s that simple.
For a triple yolk egg, a hen releases three, and so on. As to why a hen releases more than one ova, that much we don't know for sure.
We do know that is more common in young hens they have just started laying. It’s also a little more common with older hens near the end of their laying days.
This suggests that is likely due to a hen’s reproductive system not being fully mature or in its prime.
Other Superstitions and Spiritual Meanings Around the World
Some of the other spiritual meanings and superstitions I was able to find around the world about finding a double yolk include:
- Meaning an event is going to happen twice
- It’s symbolizing regeneration and revival
- Some believe it might actually be a warning of death
- I even read that some people think it might mean you have a long-lost twin!
Is It Safe to Eat a Double Yolk Egg?
It is perfectly safe to eat a double yolk, yes. In fact, it's the yolk that has a lot of the best nutrition, so you’re getting twice as much of the good stuff!
It's also the yolk that gives an egg most of its flavor, so some people find the taste too strong with two yolks.
I can understand that, but personally, I’m always super happy when I crack open a double yolk egg!
Related - Read more about the nutrition in a double yolk here.
Now you know, if you find a double yolk in an egg you can consider yourself lucky. Not just lucky to have found a double, but it is also supposed to symbolize good luck in your future.
On a spiritual level, it's also supposed to bring you good fortune, suggest that someone is expecting twins, and symbolizes a New Beginning.
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