Plum Blossom Divination (梅花易数)

否卦 (Stagnant Gua) 庚戌 (Upper Number 9, Lower Number 9)

否卦 (Stagnate Gua) is often use with “否极泰来”. Complacency and abundance have lead to indolence and indolence moves into weakness, disorder and lack of drive.

否卦 (Stagnate Gua) denotes a Qian (乾) Trigram appears above a lower Kun (坤) Trigram, this in reality is rather less auspicious than Tai (泰). Heaven rising above Earth means there is no synergy between the two. The inspiration and energy of Heaven is absent and there is no movement (对应). There is no harmony between Yin (阴) and Yang (阳) and this lack of interaction is deem as disharmony or inauspicious.

否卦 (Stagnate Gua) elements (五行) belongs to Metal (金);if the facing / sitting / door of the house or apartment is this Gua (卦), it is suitable for resident with annual pillar Wood Horse (甲午), Wood Rabbit (乙卯), Wood Rat (甲子).

Plum Blossom Divination (梅花易数)

泰卦 (Harmony Gua) 庚辰 (Upper Number 1, Lower Number 9)

泰卦 (Harmony Gua) is sometimes know as ‘Unity’. The Gua name is derive from the perfect synthesis of Yin and Yang that can be seen in its Yao. This Gua is a representation of peace and prosperity, Start of Spring (三阳开泰) – “spring has come at last and life is in abundance”.

Earth-Heaven Tai Gua (地天泰卦), with 3 Yang Yao (阳爻) and 3 Yin Yao (阴爻) denotes that the situation has matured and that stability and security have been found. This Gua (卦) sees a Qian (乾) Trigram below and a Kun (坤) Trigram above, trying to exchange places.

The Yang (阳) remains at the core internal of this Gua (卦) while the external influence is Yin (阴). This structure indicates that although there is strength and determination at the heart of a person, the communication and presentation is soft, gentle and yielding.

This is an auspicious Gua (卦) because aggression has receded and giving way to harmony, kindness and gentleness.

Tai Gua (泰卦) also represent equality, an indication of positive relationships, both at home and in the workplace. There is a harmony between individuals, conflicts and disagreements are a thing of the past. Leaders and workers are in accord and family members live in an environment of warmth and trust. Inspiring Success in both personal and professional growth requires ongoing effort to be maintained and should not be taken for granted.

Tai Gua (泰卦) 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 Wood Horse (甲午), Wood Rabbit (乙卯), Water Dragon (壬辰).

Plum Blossom Divination (梅花易数)

履卦 (Fulfillment / Implement Gua) 戊辰 (Upper Number 9, Lower Number 6)

Lu Gua (履卦) is an indication that all may be coming to fruition (but that nothing should be taken for granted). It reminds us that even at the peak of success one must always remember to be polite, courteous and to treat others with respect.

Lu Gua (履卦) is made up of a lower Dui (兌) Trigram and an upper Qian (乾) Trigram. Dui (兌) represents kindness, happiness and peace while Qian (乾) represents strength and firmness. The path to success requires confidence and conviction but one would achieve more when one embrace or approach it with courtesy, modesty and sincereity.

Lu Gua (履卦) elements (五行) belongs to Metal (金);if the facing / sitting / door of the house or apartment is this Gua (卦), it is suitable for resident with annual pillar Wood Horse (甲午), Water Snake (癸巳), Fire Dragon (丙辰).

Plum Blossom Divination (梅花易数)

小畜卦 (Small Savings Gua) 丁巳 (Upper Number 2, Lower Number 8)

Xiao Xu Gua (小畜卦) is also known as Small Livestock or Small Influences in western translation of iChing. What it used to meant is after war, things are destroyed and need rebuilding at the time of peace. Resource and Time are 2 ingredient needed in order to rebuild. This not only applies to physical aspect but also the human aspect of things – such as winning back the trust of the citizen.

Xiao Xu Gua (小畜卦), the word 畜 on its own means ‘accumulation’ and 小 means ‘small’ or ‘little’. The combination of these two words suggests that progress is small and patience is required to see the process through to end. Therefore, discipline, committment and focus are keys to success.

Xiao Xu Gua (小畜卦) 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 Snake (己巳), Metal Snake (辛巳), Wood Snake (乙巳).