TrigramsOriginally, the characters come from the Chinese practice of the Yarrow Oracle.
The continuous lines are fixed and light and the broken lines are soft and dark. Solid lines represent yang, expansion, the masculine aspect, light, life, ungraded numbers, penetration and mountains. In India it is represented by a phallic object. Its symbol is the dragon.
Broken lines symbolise yin, contraction, the feminine aspect, darkness, night, death, graded numbers, resistance and water courses. In India it is represented by the Yoni. Its symbol is the tiger.A trigram emanates from drawn numbers, throws or originally arranged yarrow stalks. From two combined trigrams, a hexagram is formed. This gives the oracle’s answer and can be interpreted.
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