The hexagrams reflect how they combine, read about the Hexagrams here.
Both Trigrams and Hexagrams are made with unbroken “yang” lines and broken “yin” lines to form the 8 or 64 possible combinations.
(Read about the Hexagrams here)
The 8 Trigrams
坤 KÚN The Receptive, field
In nature: Earth 地
Qualities: Weak, Yielding, Dark, Nurturing, Responsive, Receptive, Passive, Adaptable, Accepting, Submissive, Devoted, Charitable, Protective, Even-tempered, Frugal, Fertile.
Attributes: black, southwest, mother (consort), belly, early autumn, night, soil, matter, devoted, yielding, receptive
Miscellaneous: Cloth, Kettle, Pregnancy, Level, Balanced, Impartial, Large Wagon, Form, Ornament, Multitude, Shaft, Tree Trunk, Square
Animal: 牛 cow
Action: To Exist
Virtue: Self Control
Bjørndals analogies: Malkuth, Earth, The Perfectionist Type 1, The Peacemaker Type 9
坎 K´AN The Abysmal, gorge, danger
Attributes: Scarlet, north, second/middle son, ear, Midwinter, midnight, dangerous, in-motion
Miscellaneous: Ditches, Ambush, Bad luck, Bent and Straightened, Bow, Wheel, Sick Heart, Earache, Blood, Stumbling Horse, Wrecked Chariot, Moon, Thieves, Hardwood, Toil.
Animal: 豕 pig
Action: To Have, To Do (Power)
Bjørndals analogies: Iesod, Moon, The Child, The Helper, Type 2 & The Peacemaker, Type 9
巽 SUN , xùn The Gentle, ground
Miscellaneous: Guideline, Work, Long, High, Advance and Retreat, Odor, Gray-haired, Broad Forehead, White of the Eye, Close to the Grain, Threefold Return.
Attributes: White, southeast, early summer. midmorning, first/eldest daughter, thigh, penetrating, gentle entrance
Animal: 雞 fowl
Action: To Feel
Bjørndals analogies: Hod, Mercury, Young Boy, The Achiever, Type 3
離 LI The Clinging, radiance
Miscellaneous: Clarity, Coat of Mail, Helmet, Armor, Lance, Weapons, Big-bellied, Dryness, Tortoise, Crab, Snail, Mussel, Shell-bearing, Creatures, Tree Dead at the Top, Firm Without, Hollow Within.
Attributes: Yellow, south, midsummer, noon, second/middle daughter, eye, light-giving, dependence, clinging, clarity, adaptable
Animal: 雉 pheasant
Action: To Love
乾 CHIEN (Qian) Heaven, the Creative, force
Qualities: Creative, Strong, Will, Active, Light of Day, Firmness, Spirit, Inspiring, Power, Aggression, Completion Consistent, Circulation, Fertilizing
Attributes: Purple, northwest, early winter, daytime, father, head, strong, creative
Miscellaneous: Round, Prince, Jade, Cold, Ice, TreeFruit, Upper Garment, Word, Prehistoric, Flesheater.
Action: To think
Virtue: Correct (Saint)
Bjørndals analogies: Tipheret, Sun, Master, The Observer, Type 5
震 CHEN (Zhen) The Arousing, shake
Qualities: Arousing, Rising, Active, Action, Motion, Excitement, Growth, Expanding, Initiative, Impulsive, Provocative, Adventurous, Surprising, Experimental, Tension, Vehement, Influential, Persuasive, Seductive, Decisive, Manifest.
Animal: 龍 dragon
Action: To Say
Bjørndals analogies: Geburah, Mars, Mature Man, The Questioner, Type 6
兌 TUI (Dui) the Joyous, open
In nature: lake, marsh 澤
Qualities: Satisfied, Fulfilled, Excessive, Open, Pleasing, Enjoying, Joyous, Happiness, Magical, Elfin, Mischievous, Attractive.
Attributes: Blue, west, Late autumn, dusk, third/youngest daughter, mouth, pleasure, tranquil (complete devotion)
Miscellaneous: Sorceress, Tongue, Smashing, Breaking Apart, Dropping Off, Bursting Open, Hard Salty Soil, Concubine, Ripe Fruit, Goat, Gypsy.
Animal: 羊 sheep, goat
Action: To see
Bjørndals analogies: Chesed, Jupiter, Mature Woman, The Adventurer, Type 7
艮 KEN (Gen) Keeping Still, bound
Attributes: Emerald Green., northeast, late winter, dawn, youngest/third son, hand, resting, stand-still, completion
Animal: 狗 wolf, dog
Action: To Be
Virtue: Heroic, Courage
Bjørndals analogies: Binah, Saturn, The Old, The Asserter, Type 8, The Perfectionist, Type 1
Read about the Hexagrams here