Plum Blossom Divination (梅花易数)

歸卦 (Maiden Gua) 癸卯 (Upper Number 8, Lower Number 7)

歸卦 (Maiden Gua) pronounce as Guī (pinyin) or in full – 歸妹卦. 歸卦 (Maiden Gua) can also be referred to as the Gua of marriage and it carries a core idea that one cannot control the other in marriage, both husband and wife we must be faithful, soft, yielding and gentle.

歸卦 (Maiden Gua) carries an upper Zhen (震) Trigram and a lower Dui (兌) Trigram. Zhen (震): eldest son of a family would generally hold a higher status in the family and suggest a powerful marriage. Yet, Dui (兌): young maiden is making the moves and taking charge of the relationship (behind closed walls). The middle 2nd, 3rd, 4th vs 3rd, 4th, 5th yao (爻), given an image of water on fire.

歸卦 (Maiden Gua) elements (五行) belongs to Wood (木); if the facing / sitting / door of the house or apartment is this Gua (卦), it is suitable for resident with annual pillar Wood Dragon (甲辰), Earth Rabbit (己卯), Metal Rabbit (辛卯), Earth Snake (己巳).

Plum Blossom Divination (梅花易数)

漸卦 (Gradual Progression Gua) 癸酉 (Upper Number 2, Lower Number 7)

漸卦 (Gradual Progression Gua) prounced as Jiàn (pinyin) as in the verse 逐渐 – Zhú Jiàn is form by an upper Xun (巽) Trigram over a lower Gen (艮) Trigram. This means the fields, forest and vegetation that we see is not growm overnight; but took years for the trees to become strong and for the shrubs / grasses to cover the plains (as natural growth always takes time).

漸卦 (Gradual Progression Gua) reinforce the thinking that its easy in modern times to become impatient and hasty. While people start to believe that everything should happen immediately (becoming forceful and aggressive), Gua suggests the story of the tortoise and the hare – slow and steady will win the race. Be patient and diligent, make sure to perform our tasks in the proper manner and never be tempted to cut corners.

漸卦 (Gradual Progression Gua) 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 Metal Rooster (辛酉), Wood Dog (甲戌), Metal Pig (辛亥), Fire Pig (丁亥).

Plum Blossom Divination (梅花易数)

艮卦 (Mountain Gua) 丙戌 (Upper Number 6, Lower Number 1)

艮卦 (Mountain Gua) is formed by double Gen (艮), meaning the mountain. This indicates a resistance, obstacles or stoppage to progress.

艮卦 (Mountain Gua) is asking us or reminding us that sometimes, what we needed is simply to stop and take a moment. More often than not (in life), it is easy to get caught up in our own emotions, fears and regrets. Our action(s) become a habit that we act without much thinking and this is the time we need to stop, ponder and bring our thoughts back to the moment, the act of being presence.

艮卦 (Mountain 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 Earth Dog (戊戌), Water Pig (癸亥), Wood Rat (甲子), Metal Dog (庚戌).

Plum Blossom Divination (梅花易数)

震卦 (Thunder Gua) 壬子 (Upper Number 8, Lower Number 1)

震卦 (Thunder Gua) is formed by double Zhen (震), meaning the rumbling sound of thunder can be an ominous sign.

震卦 (Thunder Gua) is represented by the Eldest Son of the family. More often, interpreted as earthquake or thunder, fearsome and wreak destruction. It can also meant irrational, rash and outspoken.

震卦 (Thunder Gua) reminds us to remain calm during adversity and be mindful of our capacity to learn from our mistakes. Therefore, the sound of distant thunder is less of a threat but more of a call to action.

震卦 (Thunder Gua) elements (五行) belongs to Wood (木); if the facing / sitting / door of the house or apartment is this Gua (卦), it is suitable for resident with annual pillar Wood Ox (乙丑), Metal Rat (庚子), Earth Tiger (戊寅), Metal Horse (庚午).

Plum Blossom Divination (梅花易数)

鼎卦 (Cauldron Gua) 戊午 (Upper Number 3, Lower Number 4)

鼎卦 Cauldron Gua) is formed by an an upper Li (離) Trigram above a lower Xun (巽) Trigram. In Gé 革 Gua speaks of reform, the Dǐng 鼎 Gua speaks of renewal and re-energise.

鼎卦 Cauldron Gua) is a feminine, beautiful and auspicious gua. A closer look at 3rd, 4th and 5th yao (爻), we would notice Dui (兌) Trigram. In ancient China, or The Cauldron would be used (not just) to serve and prepare food but also to make offerings to the Deity (which could be seen in the hidden Qian (乾) Trigram at 2nd, 3rd and 4th yao (爻). The designs and cravings on The Cauldron is believe to have the ability to ward off evil.

鼎卦 Cauldron Gua) elements (五行) belongs to Wood (木); if the facing / sitting / door of the house or apartment is this Gua (卦), it is suitable for resident with annual pillar Metal Horse (庚午), Wood Goat (乙未), Water Horse (壬午), Wood Ox (乙丑).

Plum Blossom Divination (梅花易数)

井卦 (Well Gua) 乙未 (Upper Number 7, Lower Number 6)

井卦 (Well Gua) is formed by an upper Kan (坎) Trigram and a lower Xun (巽)Trigram. As the chinese word suggest 井 – pinyin: jǐng meaning a well and a source of water for a village. The image of a well also meant storage and accumulation.

井卦 (Well Gua) is an indication of good fortune. It also suggests the ability to accmulate wealth, property and obtain financial stability. This implies prosperity that gives a family a strong foundation for growth.

井卦 (Well Gua) also reminds leaders that the ability to make use of a wealth in the form of talents. Thus, bringing together of minds and resources who may have the skills necessary to navigate through the headwinds or situations.

井卦 (Well Gua) 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 Water Horse (壬午), Metal Horse (丙午), Earth Horse (戊午), Earth Rat (戊子).

Plum Blossom Divination (梅花易数)

革卦 (Reform Gua) 庚寅 (Upper Number 4, Lower Number 2)

革卦 (Reform Gua) is formed by an upper Dui (兌) Trigram on a lower Li (離) Trigram. 革 in pinyin ‘gé’ meaning animal hide or leather. But, the process of turning an animal hide into leather is not an easy one, it take skills and consume time.

革卦 (Reform Gua) a represent that a negative situation can be turned into a positive situation if the right methods are employed.

革卦 (Reform 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 Water Tiger (壬寅), Fire Ox (丁丑), Earth Ox (己丑), Wood Horse (甲午).

Plum Blossom Divination (梅花易数)

困卦 (Trap Gua) 癸未 (Upper Number 4, Lower Number 8)

困卦 (Trap Gua) is formed of an upper Dui (兌) Trigram and a lower Kan (坎) Trigram give an image of being trap or cornered with no clear exit.

困卦 (Trap Gua) reminds us that there is danger at every crossroads and sometimes we lost our way. And, the key to with this situation is to be patient and determined. Keep goals modest, mind resilient and attitude humble.

困卦 (Trap 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 Metal Goat (辛未), Fire Horse (丙午), Wood Horse (甲午), Fire Ox (丁丑).

Plum Blossom Divination (梅花易数)

升卦 (Ascend Gua) 己未 (Upper Number 1, Lower Number 2)

升卦 (Ascend Gua) comprise of an upper Kun (坤) Trigram on a lower Xun (巽) Trigram. This gua in pinyin is know ‘shēng’ which means pushing forward against the headwind or rising up to the competition.

升卦 (Ascend Gua) speaks to an individual’s call to action and their own capacity to climb the ranks and achieve greatness. And to achieve greatness, this gua reminds us to be in harmony with fate, yet making effort against the headwind by pushing on or bending around obstacles.

升卦 (Ascend 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 Fire Goat (丁未), Wood Rat (甲子), Fire Rat (丙子), Water Monkey (壬申).

Plum Blossom Divination (梅花易数)

萃卦 (Gathering Gua) 壬戌 (Upper Number 9, Lower Number 9)

萃卦 (Gathering Gua) is formed by an upper Dui (兌) Trigram and a lower Kun (坤) Trigram. This means, any gathering is a time of potentially great power, which can be either positive or negative.

萃卦 (Gathering Gua) refers to groups of people working together toward the same goals. It also implies the existence of a leader or figurehead who unites them and directs their efforts.

萃卦 (Gathering Gua) a is auspicious gua. It indicates good luck and fortune in all areas of an individual’s life. There are indications of advancement and promotion to positions of
power.

萃卦 (Gathering 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 Metal Dog (庚戌), Fire Pig (丁亥), Water Pig (癸亥), Wood Rat (甲子).

Plum Blossom Divination (梅花易数)

姤卦 (Liaison Gua) 甲午 (Upper Number 9, Lower Number 8)

姤卦 (Liaison Gua) or Gòu in pinyin; is made up of an upper Qian (乾) Trigram on a lower Xun (巽) Trigram. This gua somewhat has a negative connotation as it give an a traditional image of a young woman using her charms to gain influence and benefit from someone in a position of power.

姤卦 (Liaison Gua) suggests that danger or evil is lurking in the background (waiting to strike), we need to identify and prevent its negative influences. As leaders in today’s society, one needs to be impartial in thinking, take a step back and avoid being influence of emotions or irrational
thought. Instead, it is necessary to be level-headed in order to make logical choices/ decisions.

姤卦 (Liaison 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 Fire Horse (丙午), Earth Ox (己丑), Fire Ox (丁丑), Water Tiger (壬寅).

Plum Blossom Divination (梅花易数)

夬卦 (Decisiveness Gua) 癸巳 (Upper Number 4, Lower Number 6)

夬卦 (Decisiveness Gua) read as Guài in pinyin. In life, some resolution points or need a breakthrough, but decisive action will be necessary. It reflects the need to take action to remove threat. 夬卦 is also known as ‘Determination’ or ‘Elimination’ Gua.

夬卦 (Decisiveness Gua) also reminds us to diligently held on to our grounds and belief, warding off negative tendencies and bad influences. In short, do not compromise with corruption; misdeeds and shameful actions must be identified and eliminated.

夬卦 (Decisiveness 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), Fire Dragon (丙辰), Earth Dragon (戊辰), Water Pig (癸亥).

Plum Blossom Divination (梅花易数)

益卦 (Increasing Gua) 庚子 (Upper Number 2, Lower Number 9)

益卦 (Increasing Gua) is form by an upper Xun (巽) Trigram and a lower Zhen (震) Trigram.

益卦 (Increasing Gua) reminds us that it is necessary to share the rewards of our labours rather than keeping them all to yourself. In helping and giving others, we are indirectly building up our reputation and relationship. As a leader, 益卦 encourages us to reward our friends, family and colleagues for their loyalty and in so doing ensure that this loyalty continues.

益卦 (Increasing Gua) 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 Water Rat (壬子), Earth Rat (戊子), Water Horse (壬午), Metal Horse (庚午).

Plum Blossom Divination (梅花易数)

損卦 (Wearing-Off Gua) 丁卯 (Upper Number 6, Lower Number 9)

損卦 (Wearing-Off Gua) the word 損 sǔn is translates as ‘Decreasing’. Hence, sometimes known as ‘Decreasing’ gua. The formation here is one in which an upper Gen (艮) Trigram meets with a lower Dui (兌) Trigram.

The chinese folk phrase “吃虧就是占便宜” literally sums up the essence of 損卦. Therefore, A wise and benevolent leader should not gain his wealth and assets at the expense of his citizens or supporters; to give means to benefit. In warfare, this means necessary to accept tactical losses in order to be able to move forward.

損卦 (Wearing-Off 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 Wood Rabbit (乙卯), Water Dragon (壬辰), Metal Dragon (庚辰), Fire Dragon (丙辰).

Plum Blossom Divination (梅花易数)

解卦 (Relief Gua) 丙申 (Upper Number 8, Lower Number 4)

解卦 (Relief Gua) or otherwise know as ‘Deliverance’ Gua. Forms by an upper Zhen (震) Trigram on a lower Kan (坎) Trigram. Zhen (震) = Actions while Kan (坎) = Danger. This means, taking actions before danger becomes disasters.

解卦 (Relief Gua) is an auspicious gua that represent the power to resolve problems and the journey / path then become smooth again.

解卦 (Relief Gua) elements (五行) belongs to Wood (木); if the facing / sitting / door of the house or apartment is this Gua (卦), it is suitable for resident with annual pillar Wood Monkey (甲申), Earth Monkey (戊申), Metal Monkey (庚申), Earth Horse (戊午).

Plum Blossom Divination (梅花易数)

蹇卦 (Obstruction Gua) 甲戌 (Upper Number 7, Lower Number 2)

蹇卦 (Obstruction Gua) or otherwise know as ‘Obstacles’ Gua. Forms by an upper Kan (坎) Trigram against a lower Gen (艮) Trigram. Representing danger in the waters and obstruction from mountain.

蹇卦 (Obstruction Gua) is an indication of rather poor luck; plans are unlikely to develop as planned and there would certainly be significant obstacles to overcome. This Gua reminds us to go slow and develop solution; any aggression would be unwise in this case and that hasty decision making could make matters worse.

蹇卦 (Obstruction Gua) 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 Water Rooster (癸酉), Metal Rooster (辛酉), Earth Rooster (己酉), Metal Pig (辛亥).

Plum Blossom Divination (梅花易数)

睽卦 (Separation Gua) 甲辰 (Upper Number 3, Lower Number 2)

睽卦 (Separation Gua) or sometimes known as ‘Opposition’ Gua. Trigram refers to Fire while Trigram refers to Water; Fire rises to the top while water flows below unable to cool the flames. represent a middle daughter while represents the youngest daughter. In this case they are as different as fire and water and although they may both be living under 1 roof, but struggling to see eye to eye.

睽卦 (Separation Gua) is deem as rather inauspicious as it is a warning Gua that arguments / conflicts. With arguement, this may have an impact upon a family relationship or family businesses.

睽卦 (Separation Gua) elements (五行) belongs to Wood (木); if the facing / sitting / door of the house or apartment is this Gua (卦), it is suitable for resident with annual pillar Water Rabbit (癸卯), Metal Rabbit (辛卯), Earth Rabbit (己卯), Metal Snake (辛巳).

Plum Blossom Divination (梅花易数)

家人卦 (Family Gua) 丙寅 (Upper Number 2, Lower Number 4)

家人卦 (Family Gua) is commonly know as 风火家人. This Gua comprise of an upper Xun (巽) Trigram and a lower Li (離) Trigram.

家人卦 (Family Gua) reminds us to recognize the family unit as the primary building block of society. A loving and healthy family is the roots of a successful nation. In short, family life and parenthood are important building blocks. And that parents should always work as a team, standing shoulder to shoulder to share the pleasure and the pain of the family.

家人卦 (Family Gua) 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 Tiger (戊寅), Metal Tiger (庚寅), Wood Tiger (甲寅), Earth Rat (戊子).

Plum Blossom Divination (梅花易数)

明夷卦 (Dimming Light Gua) 辛丑 (Upper Number 1, Lower Number 3)

明夷卦 (Dimming Light Gua) is formed by an upper Kun (坤) Trigram against a lower Li (離) Trigram. This is the exact reverse of the formation for the Jin (晉) Gua. The sun have fallen beneath the earth, this means the sun itself has sustained injury and that it is wounded, fallen and needs time to heal. The word 夷 ‘Yi’ means wound.

明夷卦 (Dimming Light Gua) reminds us that sometimes it is necessary for us to be gentle with ourselves; when we are weakened due to physical or emotional pain, we need to respect that the body and mind by giving it time to recover.

明夷卦 (Dimming Light 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 Ox (癸丑), Wood Rat (甲子), FIre Rat (丙子), Fire Rabbit (丁卯).

Plum Blossom Divination (梅花易数)

晉卦 (Progression Gua) 乙亥 (Upper Number 3, Lower Number 3)

晉卦 (Progression Gua) or sometimes known as “Advancement” Gua. The formation of this Gua presents an upper Li (離) Trigram with a Lower Kun (坤) Trigram. Giving an imagery of the rising sun, which at first appears dimly through the mists; this light will radiate with powerful clarity once the sun has reached its high position in the sky. It represent a new day dawning and also of light chasing away the shadows, removing doubt and allowing clarity of vision.

晉卦 (Progression Gua) is an auspicious Gua, as the imagery of the sun also indicate that although there might have been uncertainty, the way ahead will become clear as time (sun) progress forward. The key concept about forging ahead and take actions in order to accomplish great things and rewards.

晉卦 (Progression Gua) elements (五行) belongs to Wood (木); if the facing / sitting / door of the house or apartment is this Gua (卦), it is suitable for resident with annual pillar Fire Pig (丁亥), Earth Pig (己亥), Metal Pig (辛亥), Earth Rooster (己酉).