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Understanding the I-Ching

Hello everyone, hope you are all having a great day today, sorry today’s post is late. I was at the doctor’s office with my nephew all morning then had to do a few errands. Today I am going to explain the I-Ching, starting with the trigrams.

There are eight trigrams, they are the basis of the sixty-four hexagram. Each trigram is made up of three lines. The lines are either yin (broken) or yang (solid). The eight trigrams, numbered zero to seven, are formed from all the possible combinations of yin & yang. Each one represents one of the living forces of the universe. Fu Hsi saw these eight symbols as a way of entering into communion with the living powers of our world and of understanding the human condition. Each symbols represent the different qualities of the outer & inner worlds. He saw then what we are now rediscovering, that all that parts are necessary to the whole.

0 — The Earth, generous, supportive and forever giving

1 — The Thunder, wild, shocking and exciting

2 — The River, calm one moment, a torrent the next

3 — The Lake, fruitful, where animals drink and plants grow

4 — The Mountain, steady and grounded

5 — The Sun and Fire, brilliant, illuminating and burning

6 — The Trees and Wind, gentle, yet penetrating every nook and cranny

7 — The Sky, vast as the canopy of celestial power

Everything that we know is made up of these elements, including ourselves. Our bones are the mountains, our blood is the river.  Our passions burn with the Sun, and our imagination flies on the breeze of the wind. They are the universal & spiritual qualities that unite the natural forces with the human worlds & the realms of the heart & mind as one.

Come back tomorrow for the qualities of each of the trigrams. If you have any questions feel free to email us at miraclesnmagic@comcast.net

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