How is Yin and Yang represented in the Gua?
Yin is represented by a broken line while Yang is represented by a solid line.
What are the two States?
Out of Wu Ji (nothingness) comes two primary energies called Yin and Yang.These two energies are also known as Two States.
What are the Four Appearances?
The Two States further interact with Yin and yang energies again to create fourenergies known as Greater Yang, Lesser Yin, Lesser Yang and Greater Yin. Thesefour states are also known as the Four Appearances.
What is the Wu Ji?
The ancient Chinese believe that in the beginning there is nothingness or a void.This is called Wu Ji. Then out of this nothingness comes two primary energiescalled Yin and Yang which continue to interact with each other to create a myriadof things.
What is the Tai Ji?
From Wu Ji (nothingness or void) come two primary energies which areopposites called Yin and Yang. These primary interacting energies is called theTai Ji and is commonly represented by the familiar twin fish (white fish with black eye and black fish with white eye) like pictograph or the Yin Yang symbol.
What are the names of the 8 orBa Gua?
They are Qian meaning heaven, Dui meaning lake, Li meaning fire, Zhenmeaning thunder, Xun meaning wind, Kan meaning water, Gen meaningmountain and Kun meaning earth.
What are the characteristics of the Qian Gua?
The Qian Gua symbolizes Heaven. It also symbolizes the creative that is evermoving. It is also the father and is associated with the direction NW. Its elementis metal and is associated with the color white (or gold and silver) and the seasonof late autumn and early winter.