Plum Blossom Divination (梅花易数)

賁卦 (Grace Gua) 癸丑 (Upper Number 6, Lower Number 8)

賁卦 (Grace Gua) PinYin: Bēn, meaning energetic. This is also referred to as ‘Beauty’ Gua. The formation is upper Gen (艮) Trigram on lower Li (離). This Gua gives the image of mountains covered in grass and woodland Gen (艮) and the Li (離) Trigram a fire burning at the foot of the mountain. The light from the fire give the mountain in an ethereal light. It creates the illusion of something magical, but actually in real fact is nothing special, its all fakes.

賁卦 (Grace Gua) invites us to reflect that good behaviour (at times) may be a facade and not an accurate reflection of what someone truly feels. Positive attributes like patience, kindness, politeness, attentiveness and modesty may be adopted for the sake of adhering to social convention and putting on a show.

賁卦 (Grace Gua) therefore, reminds us that we should always give careful thought to those we place our trust. Only when in depth observations and discern what is real vs that is superficial; can a true judgement be formed about a person, things or event.

賁卦 (Grace 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 Metal Ox (辛丑), Wood Rat (甲子), Fire Rat (丙子), Fire Goat (丁未).