BY STEFAN STENUDD
I'm a Swedish writer and aikido instructor. In addition to fiction, I've written books about Taoism as well as other East Asian traditions. I'm also a historian of ideas, researching the thought patterns in creation myths. My personal website: stenudd.com
Get the hexagram that answers your question online.
The 64 hexagrams and their meaning in divination.
The eight trigrams and how they combine into the hexagrams.
The basic polar opposites of the I Ching explained.
A few of the English versions of The Book of Change reviewed.
If you want to comment the I Ching or this website, please go here.
My Other Websites:
Taoism, the old Chinese philosophy of life, based on Tao, the Way.
The old Tarot deck of cards for divination. How to use it and what each card means. Free online spread.
How predicitions are done by classical astrology and the complete horoscope, with many examples.
The ancient Chinese life energy qi (chi) explained and simple instructions on how to exercise it.
Books by Stefan Stenudd:
The Taoism of Lao Tzu Explained The great Chinese classic, translated and extensively commented by Stefan Stenudd. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
This book presents an imaginative reading of the divination cards, which is the most appropriate for the Tarot since it consists of symbolic images. Several spreads are introduced, as well as the meanings of all the 78 cards and their pictures. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
I Ching Hexagrams
Their names and divination meanings
I Ching is one of the oldest books of Ancient China. It contains 64 hexagrams and texts on how to understand them in the case of divination. You find links to all of the hexagrams and their divinatory texts below.
Based on Eight TrigramsThe I Ching hexagrams are based on trigrams, which are figures consisting of three lines that can either be whole or broken in two. That makes a total of eight possible trigrams (2 x 2 x 2). Each trigram has its symbolic meaning. They are then combined in pairs, one above the other, which makes up the 64 hexagrams. More about the trigrams here:
The 64 I Ching HexagramsAn I Ching hexagram is composed of two trigrams. Each of the 64 hexagrams has its own name, meaning, and divinatory text. Here they all are, in the traditional order. Click on the image of an I Ching hexagram to get to its webpage.