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The Hexagrams

The text of the I Ching describes each of the 64 hexagrams, and later scholars added commentaries and analyses of each one; these have been subsumed into the text comprising the I Ching.

01. |||||| Force (乾 qián)
02. :::::: Field (坤 kūn)
03. |:::|: Sprouting (屯 chún)
04. :|:::| Enveloping (蒙 méng)
05. |||:|: Attending (需 xū)
06. :|:||| Arguing (訟 sòng)
07. :|:::: Leading (師 shī)
08. ::::|: Grouping (比 bǐ)
09. |||:|| Small Accumulating (小畜 xiǎo chù)
10. ||:||| Treading (履 lǚ)
11. |||::: Prevading (泰 tài)
12. :::||| Obstruction (否 pǐ)
13. |:|||| Concording People (同人 tóng rén)
14. ||||:| Great Possessing (大有 dà yǒu)
15. ::|::: Humbling (謙 qiān)
16. :::|:: Providing-For (豫 yù)
17. |::||: Following (隨 suí)
18. :||::| Corrupting (蠱 gǔ)
19. ||:::: Nearing (臨 lín)
20. ::::|| Viewing (觀 guān)
21. |::|:| Gnawing Bite (噬嗑 shì kè)
22. |:|::| Adorning (賁 bì)
23. :::::| Stripping (剝 bō)
24. |::::: Returning (復 fù)
25. |::||| Without Embroiling (無妄 wú wàng)
26. |||::| Great Accumulating (大畜 dà chù)
27. |::::| Swallowing (頤 yí)
28. :||||: Great Exceeding (大過 dà guò)
29. :|::|: Gorge (坎 kǎn)
30. |:||:| Radiance (離 lí)
31. ::|||: Conjoining (咸 xián)
32. :|||:: Persevering (恆 héng)
33. ::|||| Retiring (遯 dùn)
34. ||||:: Great Invigorating (大壯 dà zhuàng)
35. :::|:| Prospering (晉 jìn)
36. |:|::: Brightness Hiding (明夷 míng yí)
37. |:|:|| Dwelling People (家人 jiā rén)
38. ||:|:| Polarising (睽 kuí)
39. ::|:|: Limping (蹇 jiǎn)
40. :|:|:: Taking-Apart (解 xiè)
41. ||:::| Diminishing (損 sǔn)
42. |:::|| Augmenting (益 yì)
43. |||||: Parting (夬 guài)
44. :||||| Coupling (姤 gòu)
45. :::||: Clustering (萃 cuì)
46. :||::: Ascending (升 shēng)
47. :|:||: Confining (困 kùn)
48. :||:|: Welling (井 jǐng)
49. |:|||: Skinning (革 gé)
50. :|||:| Holding (鼎 dǐng)
51. |::|:: Shake (震 zhèn)
52. ::|::| Bound (艮 gèn)
53. ::|:|| Infiltrating (漸 jiàn)
54. ||:|:: Converting The Maiden (歸妹 guī mèi)
55. |:||:: Abounding (豐 fēng)
56. ::||:| Sojourning (旅 lǚ)
57. :||:|| Ground (巽 xùn)
58. ||:||: Open (兌 duì)
59. :|::|| Dispersing (渙 huàn)
60. ||::|: Articulating (節 jié)
61. ||::|| Centre Confirming (中孚 zhōng fú)
62. ::||:: Small Exceeding (小過 xiǎo guò)
63. |:|:|: Already Fording (既濟 jì jì)
64. :|:|:| Not-Yet Fording (未濟 wèi jì)
The hexagrams, though, are mere mnemonics for the philosophical concepts embodied in each one. The philosophy centres around the ideas of balance through opposites and acceptance of change.


Exerpt from Wikipedia

September 2004