## What does I Ching teach?

Essentially, the I Ching is a system that has always been used to predict the future. More importantly, though, is its use as a book of wisdom. Because the readings it gives are simple, yet elegant, profound, and intuitive, it is often consulted for its advice and insight into human nature.

## What are I Ching sticks?

I Ching divination is a form of cleromancy applied to the I Ching. The text of the I Ching consists of sixty-four hexagrams: six-line figures of yin (broken) or yang (solid) lines, and commentaries on them.

## What does a hexagram mean spiritually?

It symbolizes God reaching down to man and man reaching up to God, the union of Heaven and earth. It may also symbolize the Tribes of Israel and friendship and their affinity towards the Jewish people.

## How do you make your own I Ching sticks?

Casting The Hexagram

1. Remove one yarrow stalk from the fifty stalks, and put it in front of you, in a direction parallel to your body.
2. Randomly divide the remaining 49 sticks into 2 piles.
3. Pick up a yarrow stalk from the pile on the RIGHT, and put it between the little finger and the ring finger of the LEFT hand.

## What is a hexagram look like?

A hexagram (Greek) or sexagram (Latin) is a six-pointed geometric star figure with the Schläfli symbol {6/2}, 2{3}, or {{3}}. Since there are no true regular continuous hexagrams, the term is instead used to refer to a compound figure of two equilateral triangles. The intersection is a regular hexagon.

## How is the I Ching divination method used?

I Ching is an ancient Chinese divination method. They use a series of coin tosses using 3 identical coins with identifiable heads and tails to determine an I Ching hexagram.

## What do the lines in the I Ching mean?

That means there are 2 6 = 64 possible combinations of lines into hexagrams. In I Ching, each hexagram has its own particular meaning in divination. So do the lines of it. They represent yin and yang, the basic polarities of Chinese cosmology and philosophy.

## What does a trigram in the I Ching mean?

A trigram is a combination 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 represents a basic natural force. The meaning of a hexagram is decided by what two trigrams are paired in it, one above the other.