I Ching (The Meanings of the 8 Trigrams and 64 Hexagrams)

I Ching   :  is taken from the ancient Chinese "Book of Changes" and it is a form of divinatory practice involving 64 hexagrams (patterns of 6 broken and unbroken lines), which are used in a divinatory way by the throwing of yarrow stalks or coins.

The Sixty-Four Spirits of Time 
Below that is a table showing exactly how the 8 Trigrams in row one and column one, come together to form an individual Hexagram.  To find out what each Hexagram looks like simply click on the number and you should be able to see using this grid how the upper and lower Trigrams make that Hexagram.  To find out the divinatory meaning of each symbol or Hexagram simply click on the symbol or the number in the grid and you will be taken to its meaning.  The meanings for the 64 hexagrams come from "Sacred Books of the East, vol. 16 (1899)" translated by James Legge.  The explanation of the entire figure is by: King Wăn and the explanation of the six individual lines are by: the Duke of K´┐Żu.

I Ching Meanings - Force - Ch'ien 
Ch'ien
I Ching Meanings - Shake - Chen
Chen
I Ching Meanings - Gorge - K'an
K'an
I Ching Meanings - Bound - Ken
Ken
I Ching Meanings - Field - K'un
K'un
I Ching Meanings - Ground - Sun
Sun
I Ching Meanings - Radiance - Li
Li
I Ching Meanings - Open - Tui
Tui

Ch'ien
I Ching Meanings - Force - Ch'ien
1
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 01 - Force/Persisting, Ch'ien
34
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 34 - Great Invigorating: Great, Ta
5
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 05 - Attending, Hsu
26
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 26 - Great Accumulating: Great, Ta
11
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 11 - Pervading, T'ai
9
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 09 - Acculmulating Small: Small, Hsiao
14
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 14 - Concording People: Concord, T'ung
43
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 43 - Resolution/Parting, Kuai
Chen
I Ching Meanings - Shake - Chen
25
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 25 - Without Embroiling: Without, Wu
51
I Ching - Hexagram 51 - Shake, Chen
3
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 03 - Sprouting, Chun
27
 I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 27 - Jaws/Swallowing, Yi
24
I ching Meaning - Hexagram 24 - Returning, Fu
42
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 42 - Augmenting, Yi
21
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 21 - Gnawing and Biting: Gnaw, Shih
17
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 17 - Following, Sui
K'an
I Ching Meanings - Gorge - K'an
6
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 06 - Arguing, Sung
40
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 40 - Loosening/Deliverance, Hsieh
29
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 29 - Repeating Gorge: Repeat Hsi
4
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 04 - Enveloping, Meng
7
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 07 - Legions/Leading, Shih
59
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 59 - Dispersing, Huan
64
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 64 - Not Yet Fording: Not Yet, Wei
47
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 47 - Confining/Oppression, K'un
Ken
I Ching Meanings - Bound - Ken
33
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 33 - Retiring, Tun
62
I CHing Meaning - Hexagram 62 - Small Exceeding: Small Hsiao
39
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 39 - Limping/Difficulties Chein
52
I Ching - Hexagram 52 - Bound/Stabilising, Ken
15
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 15 - Humbling, Chien
53
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 53 - Infiltrating/Gradual Advance, Chien
56
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 56 - Sojourning/Quest, Lu
31
I Ching - Hexagram 31 - Hsien
K'un
I Ching Meanings - Field - K'un
12
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 12 - Pervading, T'ai
16
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 16 - Providing For/Responding, Yu
8
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 08 - Grouping, Pi
23
I ching Meaning - Hexagram 23 - Stripping, Po
2
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 02 - Field/Yielding, K'un
20
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 20 - Viewing, Kuan
35
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 35 - Prospering, Chin
45
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 45 - Clustering, Ts'ui
Sun
I Ching Meanings - Ground - Sun
44
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 44 - Welcoming/Coupling, Kou
32
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 32 - Persevering, Heng
48
I ching Meaning - Hexagram 48 - The Well, Ching
18
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 18 - Corrupt/Renovating, Ku
46
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 46 - Ascending, Sheng
57
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 57 - Ground/Penetrating, Sun
50
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 50 - The Vessel/Holding, Ting
28
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 28 - Great Exceeding: Great, Ta
Li
I Ching Meanings - Radiance - Li
13
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 13 - Concording People: Concord, T'ung
55
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 55 - Abounding, Feng
63
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 63 - Already Fording: Already, Chi
22
I ching Meaning - Hexagram 22 - Adorning, Pi
36
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 36 - Brightness Hiding: Brightness, Ming
37
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 37 - Dwelling People: Dwell, Chia
30
I Ching - Hexagram 30 - Radiance, Li
49
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 49 - Skinning/Revolution, Ko
Tui
I Ching Meanings - Open - Tui
10
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 10 - Treading, Lu
54
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 54 - Converting the Mainden: Convert, Kuei
60
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 60 - Articulating, Chieh
41
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 41 - Diminishing, Sun
19
I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 19 - Nearing, Lin
61
I Ching meaning - Hexagram 61 - Center Accord: Center, Chung
38
I ChingMeaning - Hexagram 38 - Polarising, K'uei
58
I Ching Meanings - Hexagram 58 - Open/Expressing, Tui

Sources
Sacred Books of the East, vol. 16 (1899) -  translated by James Legge.  For the whole article please see: Sacred Texts.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Divination - Stephen Karcher - Element Books Limited (1997), Shaftsbury Dorset, SP7 8BP -  ISBN 1-85230-876-1

The I Ching, Discover the Secrets of the Plum Blossom Oracle - Lillian Too, Hamlyn, division of Octopus Publishing Group Ltd. 2-4 Heron Quays, London E14 4JP - ISBN 0 600 609170

See also: Tarot Card Meanings, Runes

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