Hexagrams

no2DO - a western approximation to

The hexagrams are formed by two trigrams, with the movement going upwards, just like plant growth: the The hexagram is built from bottom to top (for example when doing the oracle) and later read accordingly.

Upper Trigram
Element


Lower Trigram
Element
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Kun
Earth
EARTH
ST, SP
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Dui
Lake
METAL
LU
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Li
Fire
FIRE
SI
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Sun
Wind
WOOD
LIV
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Qian
Heaven
FIRE
HE
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Zhen
Thunder
HOLZ
GB
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Kan
Water
WATER
BL, KI
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Gen
Mountain
METAL
LI
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Kun
Earth
EARTH
ST, SP
02 45 35 20 12 16 08 23
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Dui
Lake
METAL
LU
19 58 38 61 10 54 60 41
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Li
Fire
FIRE
SI
36 49 30 37 13 55 63 22
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Sun
Wind
WOOD
LIV
46 28 50 57 44 32 48 18
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Qian
Heaven
FIRE
HE
11 43 14 09 01 34 05 26
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Zhen
Thunder
HOLZ
GB
24 17 21 42 25 51 03 27
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Kan
Water
WATER
BL, KI
07 47 64 59 06 40 29 04
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Gen
Mountain
METAL
LI
15 31 56 53 33 62 39 52
01 Determination  qián
02 The Receptive  kūn
03 Difficulty at the Beginning  chún
04 Youthful Folly  méng
05 Waiting  xū
06 Conflict  sòng
07 The Army  shī
08 Holding Together  bǐ
09 The Taming Power of the Small  xiǎo chù
10 Treading  lǔ
11 Peace  taì
12 Standstill  pǐ
13 Fellowship with Men  tóng rén
14 Possession in Great Measure  dà yǒu
15 Modesty  qiān
16 Enthusiasm  yù
17 Following  suí
18 Work on What Has Been Spoiled  gǔ
19 Approach  lín
20 Contemplation  guān
21 Biting Through  shì kè
22 Grace  bì
23 Splitting Apart  bō
24 Return  fù
25 Innocence  wú wàng
26 The Taming Power of the Great  dà chù
27 Providing Nourishment  yí
28 Preponderance of the Great  dà guò
29 The Abysmal  kǎn
30 The Clinging  lí
31 Influence  xián
32 Duration  héng
33 Retreat  dùn
34 The Power of the Great  dà zhuàng
35 Progress  jìn
36 Darkening of the Light  míng yí
37 The Clan  jiā rén
38 Opposition  kúi
39 Obstruction  jiǎn
40 Deliverance  xìe
41 Decrease  sǔn
42 Increase  yì
43 Break-Through  guài
44 Coming to Meet  gòu
45 Gathering Together  cùi
46 Pushing Upward  shēng
47 Oppression  kùn
48 The Well  jǐng
49 Revolution  gé
50 The Caldron  dǐng
51 Arousing  zhèn
52 Keeping Still  gèn
53 Development  jiàn
54 The Marrying Maiden  gūi mèi
55 Abundance  fēng
56 The Wanderer  lǔ
57 The Gentle  xùn
58 The Joyous  dùi
59 Dispersion  huàn
60 Limitation  jíe
61 Inner Truth  zhōng fú
62 Preponderance of the Small  xiǎo gùo
63 After Completion  jì jì
64 Before Completion  wèi jì

Trigrammes can be categorize according the the Five Elements Theory. Herefrom specific relationships within each hexagram result:

 

Sheng-Cycle, Cycle of Generation (Mother-Son) Cycle of Sedation (Son-Mother) Ko-Cycle, Cycle of Control (Grandmother-Son) Cycle of Rebellion (Son-Grandmother)
 
  • Wood feeds Fire
  • Fire creates Earth (ash)
  • Earth bears Metal
  • Metal creates Water (condensation)
  • Water nourishes Wood
  • Fire burns Wood
  • Wood absorbs Water
  • Water rusts Metal
  • Metal breaks up Earth
  • Earth smothers Fire
  • Water extincts Fire
  • Fire melts Metal
  • Metal splits Wood
  • Wood controls Earth (nutrients; roots)
  • Earth kontrolliert Water
  • Water erodes Earth
  • Earth suffocates Wood
  • Wood blunts Metal
  • Metal absorb Fire (Heat)
  • Fire evaporates Water