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The Ba Gua pattern

1. GROWTH or IDEAL - WIND
How it comes about in your mind, how your intuition shows the way. The larger context. Mental and social aspirations, explorations, resonance and exchange. Spiritual value.
2. MANIFESTATION - FIRE
It becomes conscious, visible, tangible. How will it affect your situation or vv. How can you use your intelligence. […]

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Fu Xi

Fu Xi was born on the lower-middle reaches of the Yellow River in a place called Chengji (possibly modern Lantian, Shaanxi or Tianshui, Gansu).
According to legend the land was swept by a great flood and only Fuxi and his sister Nüwa survived. They retired to Kunlun Mountain where they prayed for a sign from the […]

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Yin Yang

Yin-yang are Opposing

Yin and yang describe the polar effects of phenomena. In viewing any one phenomenon (or the comparison of two phenomena), yin and yang describe the opposing qualities inherent in it. For instance, winter and summer would be the yin and yang, respectively, of the year.

Yin-yang are Mutually Rooted

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According to Wu Xing theory, the structure of the cosmos mirrors the five elements. Each “element” has a complex series of associations with different aspects of nature, as can be seen in the following table. In the ancient Chinese form of geomancy known as Feng Shui practitioners all based their art and system on the […]

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