Order, connection, pooling, similarity, symmetry


Usually three coin are used for divination. 3 is assigned as a value to the front of each coin, the 2 to the back. By tossing coins, the total value is 6, 7, 8 or 9, with 6 and 8 representing a broken line (yin) and 7 and 9 representing a solid line (yang). This process is repeated six times until the hexagram is complete.
The values 6 and 9 are regarded as changing lines, i.e. they change into their respective opposite: 6 (Yin) becomes 7 (Yang), 9 (Yang) becomes 8 (Yin). This transforms the original hexagram into another of the 64 hexagrams.

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The philosophy of Confucius. Emphasizes personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice, kindness, and sincerity. Confucianism, along with Buddhism and Daoism, has shaped Chinese culture and society for many centuries and influences everyday life in China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Vietnam and Taiwan.

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core character

Lines 2, 3 and 4 form a hexagram’s first core character, line 3, 4 and 5 its second core character. Both core characters highlight the hexagram’s internal dynamics by showing how the two trigrams are linked together and interact.