Plum Blossom Divination (梅花易数)

比卦 (Alliance Gua) 辛亥 (Upper Number 7, Lower Number 7)

Bi Gua (比卦) represents peace and understanding rather than going into war; hence also known as ‘Alliance’.

The formation of Bi Gua (比卦) is one in which there is a lower Kun (坤) Trigram and an upper (坎) Kan Trigram. The water is above the earth means rain that comes to dampen the soil. This natural marriage is an indication of love, harmony and dependence.

Bi Gua (比卦) elements (五行) belongs to Fire ( 火);if the facing / sitting / door of the house or apartment is this Gua (卦), it is suitable for resident with annual pillar Earth Pig (己亥), Fire Pig (丁亥), Wood Pig (乙亥).

Plum Blossom Divination (梅花易数)

師卦 (General / Official Gua) 壬申 (Upper Number 1, Lower Number 7)

Shi Gua (師卦) is also know as ‘The General / Official’. Military campaigns in ancient China is also known as Chu Shi (出師). This Shi Gua (師卦) and Bi Gua (比卦) are often seen hand in hand when it comes to seeing iChing as a philosophy, 師憂比樂.

Shi Gua (師卦), the 2nd Yang Yao (二爻) is in sync with the 5th Yao (五爻), that represents a decisive general. The Yin 5th Yao represents an emperor appointing his general. This symbolism is of the Emperor making the call to arms and ordering the general to step up to take charge of the troops. The Yin and Yang combination between 2nd (二爻) and 5th Yao (五爻) means the general is an extension of emperor; he/ she is fully compliant and never revoke.

師 (General / Official Gua) elements (五行) belongs to Water (水);if the facing / sitting / door of the house or apartment is this Gua (卦), it is suitable for resident with annual pillar Water Goat (癸未), Water Monkey (壬申), Earth Goat (己未), Metal Tiger (庚寅), Earth Ox (己丑), Metal Goat (辛未).