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trigram1kan element water element water fengshuitime
Flying Star Number 1 • Name: Kan • Element: Water • Direction: North • Family Member: Middle Son
trigram2kun  element earth element earth fengshuitime
 Flying Star Number 2 • Name: Kun • Element: Soft Earth • Direction: SouthWest • Family Member: Mother
trigram3zhen  element wood element wood fengshuitime
Flying Star Number 3 • Name: Zhen • Element: Hard Wood • Direction: East • Family Member: Eldest Son 
trigram4xun  element wood element wood fengshuitime
Flying Star Number 4 • Name: Xun • Element: Soft Wood • Direction: SouthEast • Family Member: Eldest Daughter
Flying Star Number 5
• Name: None #
• Element: None #
• Direction: Center
• Family Member: None # # This star is assigned the properties of the governing period i.e 8
trigram6qian  element metal element metal fengshuitime
Flying Star Number 6 • Name: Qian • Element: Hard Metal • Direction: NorthWest • Family Member: Father
trigram7dui  element metal element metal fengshuitime
Flying Star Number 7 • Name: Dui • Element: Soft Metal • Direction: West • Family Member: Youngest Daughter
trigram8gen  element earth element earth fengshuitime
Flying Star Number 8 • Name: Gen • Element: Hard Earth • Direction: West • Family Member: Youngest Son
trigram9li  element fire element fire fengshuitime

Flying Star Number 9 • Name: Li • Element: Fire • Direction: South • Family Member: Middle Daughter

Based on the Tai Chi symbol, trigrams are a universal symbol of natural balance and formed the foundations of Chinese philosophy, the I Ching and Feng Shui. These ancient symbols, first discovered by Fu Xi in 3300 BCE, contain great wisdom and incredibly advanced knowledge.

Individually, they teach us about important phenomena that affect life; collectively, they describe how nature works and show us how to live a naturally balanced life.

The eight trigrams can be arranged in two ways: Early Heaven (前天) or Later Heaven (后天). The Early Heaven is the unconditioned, celestial state, distinguished by oneness and true consciousness, when the Original Spirit is present, and the Later Heaven is the conditioned, human state, distinguished by multiplicty and discriminating concsiousness.

The trigrams Heaven ☰, Earth ☷, Fire ☲, and Water ☵ have multiple meanings. Understanding them is not simply a matter of gathering knowledge about them, but also requires that one sees their operation in oneself.

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