The Eight Trigrams
Trigram No. 1 “Chien”: The Heaven
Yin/Yang: Yang; Direction: Northwest; Five Elements: Metal; Family: Father; Animal: Horse; Body Parts: Head, Face, Heart, Blood Pressure; Lunar Months: September, October.
Special Traits: The Heaven, Sky, King, Leader, Father, Husband, Mentors, Helpful People, Authority, Creativity, and Strength.
Trigram No. 2 “Tui”: Lake
Yin/Yang: Yin; Direction: West; Five Elements: Metal; Family: Youngest Daughter; Animal: Sheep; Body Parts: Mouth, Teeth, Throat, Chest, Breast, Lungs; Lunar Month: August.
Special Traits: Lake, River, Talking, Eating, Foods, Harvest, Romance, Joy, Happiness, Wedding, Hobbies, and Leisure Activities.
Trigram No. 3 “Li”: Fire
Yin/Yang: Yin; Direction: South; Five Elements: Fire; Family: Second Daughter; Animal: Fowl; Body Parts: Eyes, Eye Sight, Blood, Brain, Mind; Lunar Month: May.
Special Traits: Fire, Heat, Light, Energy, Brightness, Clinging, Fame, Prestige, Status, Power, Recognition, Wise, and Foresight.
Trigram No. 4 “Chen”: Thunder
Yin/Yang: Yang, Direction: East; Five Elements: Wood; Family: Eldest Son; Animal: Dragon; Body Parts: Feet, Liver, Gall Bladder, Vein, Hair; Lunar Month: February.
Special Traits: Thunder, Actions, Movements, The Rising Sun, Initiative, Invention, Innovation, Youth, Ability, Talents, Wishes, and Hopes.
Trigram No. 5 “Sun”: Wind
Yin/Yang: Yin; Direction: Southeast; Five Elements: Wood; Family: Eldest Daughter; Animal: Rooster; Body Parts: Thigh, Hip, Legs, Intestines, Nerve, Artery; Lunar months: March, April.
Special Traits: Wind, Follow, Penetrate, Marriage, Career, Trade, Credit, Skills, Wisdom, Education, Travel, and Honest.
Trigram No. 6 “Kan”: Water
Yin/Yang: Yang; Direction: North; Five Elements: Water; Family: Second Son; Animal: Pig; Body Parts: Ears, Kidneys, Reproduction Organs, Tear, Sweat; Lunar Month: November.
Special Traits: Water, Danger, Deep, Darkness, Subordinates, Sex, Children, Sensuality, and Hardship.
Trigram No. 7 “Ken”: Mountain
Yin/Yang: Yang; Direction: Northeast; Five Elements: Earth; Family: Youngest Son; Animal: Dog; Body Parts: Hands, Fingers, Joints, Bones and Muscles; Lunar Months: December, January.
Special Traits: Mountain, Stillness, Sibling, Relationship, Wealth, Savings, Reform. After the long night, the Sun will rise and shine again; At the end of dark tunnel, there is a bright hall.
Trigram No. 8 “Kun”: The Earth
Yin/Yang: Yin; Direction: Southwest; Five Elements: Earth; Family: Mother; Animal: Ox; Body Parts: Belly, Waist, Abdomen, Digestive System; Lunar Months: June, July.
Special Traits: The Earth, Land, Soil, Real Estate, Property, Mother, Wife, Parental Love, Friendship, Docile, Devoted, Jobs, and Diligence.