Ancient Symbols & Signs

I Ching Trigram Li

i Ching Symbols: I Ching Trigram Li

King Wen of the Zhou Dynasty has been accredited with the following philosophical description of the source of I Ching.

“When the world began, there was heaven and earth. Heaven mated with the earth and gave birth to everything in the world. Heaven is Qian-gua, and the Earth is Kun-gua. The remaining six gua are their sons and daughters”.


Li represents seperation (fire and lightening) but in the context of divination it signifies beauty and firmness.
Family Body Part Compass Point Element Season Natural Element
Middle Daughter Eye S Fire Summer Sun