In I Ching, a trigram is three yin (broken) and yang (unbroken) lines drawn on top of each other. Each trigram represents one of eight elements: heaven, thunder, water, mountain, earth, sun, wood, and lake. Two trigrams together compose a hexagram.


The eight trigrams (kua) of the I Ching:

Ch'ien  Creative : Heaven
*********  Father
*********  Attribution: Lingam
*********  Sephirah: Daath

Tui  Joyous : Lake
***   ***  Third Daughter
*********  Attribution: Water
*********  Sephirah: Chesed

Chen  Arousing : Thunder
***   ***  First Son
***   ***  Attribution: Fire
*********  Sephirah: Geburah

Li  Clinging : Fire
*********  Second Daughter
***   ***  Attribution: Sun
*********  Sephirah: Tiphareth

Ken  Keeping Still : Mountain
*********  Third Son
***   ***  Attribution: Earth
***   ***  Sephirah: Netzach

Sun  Gentle : Wood, Wind
*********  First Daughter
*********  Attribution: Air
***   ***  Sephirah: Hod

K'an  Abysmal : Water
***   ***  Second Son
*********  Attribution: Moon
***   ***  Sephirah: Yesod

K'un  Receptive : Earth
***   ***  Mother
***   ***  Attribution: Yoni
***   ***  Sephirah: Malkuth

Tri"gram (?), n. [Pref. tri- + -gram.]

Same as Trigraph.

 

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