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HEXAGRAM, 63RD OF MOONDIAL, 59TH OF KING WEN
As we see from the numerical values mapped around the hexagram, Wind over Water, from 59, 5, and 2/2, to F6, 19, and 63b, the entire history of I Ching is speaking numerically here. It is as if we see the numbers of birth and death on a gravestone. So let us take a quick look at those six different numbers.
59 is what King Wen had given or assigned to the hexagram of Huan. After going through the first two stages of I Ching, Mountainous Pyramid, and Earthly Housing I, which represent the dawn of humanity and matriarchal culture, respectively, King Wen was able to see and formulate a new pattern of 64 hexagonal arrangements. By placing Heaven, which contains six solid lines and the highest numerical values of 14, in the beginning, and Earth the second, he was able to sequentially arrange the patterns of opposition, such as changing from Heaven to Earth, and inversion. Why he placed eight virtuous hexagrams into 1, 2, 29, 30, 51, 52, 57, and 58, accordingly, only he knew for sure.
So in his arrangement, there are 12 hexagrams run through oppositional changes, 1 and 2, 27 and 28, 28 and 30, 51 and 52, 57 and 58, and 61 and 62. The rest 52 are through inversion, meaning flipping from one hexagram 180 degrees. For example, when 3rd of Water over Thunder is inverted, it becomes 4th Mountain over Water. The beauty of inversion is about the power changes between Mountain and Thunder, and Wind and Lake, both structurally and numerically. When Mountain trigram flips 180 degrees, its structural formation becomes Thunder, and its numerical value of 1 becomes 4; or vice verse.
I contrary, Heaven, Earth, Water and Fire, change not their structural values, but numerical ones. For example, when Fire flips 180 degrees, the top line becomes 4, and bottom line 1.
In all, 59, as a whole, represents what King Wen has consciously assigned upon the 64 hexagonal structures. Like a price tap, 59 as a set of numerical value, has nothing to do with the mass or the weight of a consuming good, in this sense, a hexagram. What I have found is the power of age behind the number. For example, taking 1, 2, 29, and 30, of these four universal wheels, out of a 60 year-cyclical loop, 59 becomes actually 56 year age old value. Without taking these four out, 59 is 59th year of working labor.
5 represent the basic
vale of Huan hexagram, with top line 1, fifth line 2, and second line
also 2. When I discovered the map codes of Mountainous Pyramid I,
entire 64 hexagrams would range, horizontally, from zero of Earth to 14
of Heaven, and vertically from zero and 14 as the foot of a mountain,
to 8 of the summit of the mountain.
This means zero value has only one hexagram, which is earth, and 14 ends with one hexagram, which is Heaven. This is the bottom 14 hexagrams. The summit has one hexagram. In all, Mountainous Pyramid I contains 7 columns, and 15 roles. The middle column contains the numerical of 8 with 7 roles or 7 hexagrams. The bottom left and right contain zero of one hexagram, and 14 of another hexagram.
This set of numerical value represents the Sundial order, or six day of 265 day-loop. The first 2 represents February, while the second 2 represents the second hexagram, ranging from 7th to 12th days of that month.
F6 represent the 6th hexagram of the Fire House, in the Earthly House I. The Earthly House I, rooted in the matriarchal lineage, arranges 64 hexagrams within 8 houses beginning with a virtuous hexagram. A virtuous hexagram is a doubled hexagram, where the top trigram and the bottom trigram have the same structures. Its power point is top line. When this power line as the representing form from the universal outlet, as if we see the light that has been traveled many light years, it starts to manifest at the bottom line, by changing that existing line into opposite. As the change progresses from the base line to 5th, it stops, because none can manipulate the powers of the eight universal mechanisms, called eight virtuous hexagrams. So from the 7th hexagram, the sixth of line changes, it backs down to the 4th line, and finally finishes up at the 3rd line in the 8th or final hexagram. The bottom trigram of the eighth hexagram represents what has already begun from the top line of the upper trigram of the virtuous hexagram. So the patterns of any given house are:
With this pattern,
the universal trinity represented from a star, a planet or a moon is now
digested line by line, cell after cell, and form upon form. The Earthly
House I becomes the most detail revealed structure, where each line
in a given hexagram along its housing order speaks for the minute and
divine power, as if its infinite power and beauty are vividly presented.
The Earthly House Order is the most beautiful version for me. As
I studied, meditated on it, the power and beauty is beyond any perceived
notion. And I cherish this version wholeheartedly.
This number is the expansion of triad formation from 0 to 7. As the third dimension of 4 continues to expand, the 4th line, from top to bottom, represents the numerical power of 8, 5th line the power of 16, and 6th the power of 32. The example is when the top trigram of Wind as 3 and bottom trigram of Water as 16 are added together, 19 is the result. This numerical map ranges from 0 (Earth Hexagram) to 63 (Heaven Hexagram), where King Wen's version begins with 1, and ends with 64.
In this numerical order, 63 represents the 63rd hexagram in the Moondial Chart, the fourth version of I Ching, and the global version expanded from the traditional ethnic Chinese versions, namely, the Mountainous Pyramid I, the Earthly House Order, and King Wen's version or the I Ching of Zhou Dynasty. In the Moondial Chart, there are 28 lunar-day cycle, and each day is represented by two hexagrams or 12 lines, except the four gate hexagrams. Even there is only one hexagram in each gate, all the four hexagrams are working together as a team, either with neighboring ones or the opposite one.
In terms of mapping, West, Middle, and East form 666, with each section 12 hexagrams, while the north and south sections demonstrate the power of 77. In detail, West speaks for the power of sunset, East reveals the power of full moon, and Middle the kingdom of heaven. North demonstrates the cycle of animal world, and the behavior of soul, while South completes the vegetation cycle, or organic matter.
b behind the 63 represents the 2nd order of the four genetic codes. When the two hexagrams from the north and the two from the south teach together, counting from bottom to top, because vegetation cycle is ahead of and gives birth to animal cycle, there are four existing hexagrams, and each line has four detailed coding powers, ranging from 0101, 0011, 1001, to 1010, 1100, and 0110. When I stack these six fours, from top to bottom, eight trigrams are completed inside.
Now if we place 63rd of the Moondial Chart together with its neighboring hexagram, the total numerical image would be like this:
Trigram Value (Heavenly Stems)
Each hexagram is a combination of two trigrams structurally, which comes from the Mountainous Pyramid I, the oldest and legendary map of I Ching. Basically, each trigram contains one of the eight numerical values. For example, Earth is 0, Mountain 1, Water 3, Wind 3, Thunder 4, Fire 5, Lake 6, and Heaven 7. In total, there are four 1s, four 2s, and four 4s, a sum of 28, runs inside eight trigram formations, and 12 solid line representations. Among the eight trigrams, Mountain, Wind, Fire and Heaven share the same value of 1 on their top lines. Water, Wind, Lake and Heaven share the value of 2 in their middle lines. Thunder, Fire, Lake and heaven share the same value of 4 in their bottom line. Earth carries through all zero values, where Mountain, Water and Thunder have two zero values, and Wind, Fire and Lake have one of zero each. All 12 broken lines represent 0.
Thus, in terms of trigram formation, there are four numerical values, 0, 1, 2, and 4. This is maybe, numerically, what Tao gives birth to 3, or God creates the first 3 laws. Sequentially, 0 represents space, 1 represents light from a star, the distant viewing dot. In this realms, we see only shining stars within the space of galaxy, or a constellation. And it only occurs at nighttime, unless someone's eye power sees through the casting sunlight of the day.
2 is the color derived from or reflected with light, the actual visible world. Now we have daytime of sunlight, and nighttime of moonlight; or the colors shining through the Sun or Moon, such as red, gold or entire rainbow colors. This 2 thus represents the line, without knowing or questioning where the line begins from or ends with, why the Sun shines and the Moon changes her faces. It is almost as if seeing the smiling from a person's face, feeling the tender warmth from a speaker's voice, and sleeping under the protection of a comfort, where this comfort is a relaxed or exhausted mind, a green blanket of grass, a cozying house, someone's arms or legs.
4 represents afterwards time (second, minute, hour, and day), heat (the range from frozen to boiling temperatures), sound (from thunder, tide, earthquake, tornado, and all voices of animals, birds, or humans), motions (a passing sun, car, passenger, or a shadow), and all related manners (such as watching the interactions of stars, glancing the traffic lights at night in the space above the ground, watching the interactive grids, and enjoying what is relative in motion or stillness, such as the waving leaves and standing tree.
Or backward, from an ideal or thought, to motion, to the targeting object or grasping surface where nothing in the end happens, 4, 2, 1, finalize into empty zero once again.
With the numbers assigned in the Mountainous Pyramid I, the mathematic formulas begin, to relate time and space, dot and line, angle and degree, mass and weight, and all useful calculations in between. With this, the first numerical application is for direction. In the Moondial Chart, Mountain trigram tops on the north while Lake stops at the south. Because the actual vertical space of earth surface is between the shoreline of oceans and highest peak of mountain. There is no such thing as heaven is above and earth is below, because this description does not work in the opening space of sky. Water stands on northeast while fire lures at southwest. This signifies actual orbiting axes of the earth, and how earth is going to shit her water surface in the future. Wind begins in northwest while Thunder ignites from southeast. With wind begins the night or fall, Thunder awakes the sleep and opens for the spring. Finally, instead of vertical line between Earth of north and Heaven of south, Heaven locks the west and Earth ferments the east. In this way, humanity honors masculine power and feminine force equally with no biased notion.
As the numerical power remains the same, the zero of earth trigram represents 8. To expand the mind of the traditional Chinese view on the I Ching, moon-landing began a new time from historical imagination to actual practice. This is why the Moondial Chart becomes alive, whether to forecast what has been finished from Maya Calendar, or agree with what the mother earth is going to re-balance herself.
With the above numbers given, elemental power steps in as each trigram is assigned an element value, traditionally called heaven stem. 1 and 2 represent wood, 3 and 4 represent fire, 5 and 6 stand for earth, 7 and 8 represent gold, and 9 and 10 stand for water. The example of Huan is that Wind trigram is 2, and Water trigram is 10.
Line Values (earthly Branches)
Each line of a hexagram is given an elemental earth's branch value. Like 12 zodiac powers or meridians, each yang hexagram has six odd numbers, and each yin hexagram has six even numbers.
Hereditary Value (ancestral power)
1: Beginning with the bottom line, if it is yang, it is paternal grandfather, and if yin, maternal grandmother. The fourth line is the matching partner from the first line.
2: If maternal power takes over, between first and fourth line, paternal power holds second and fifth lines; or vice verse. Also, if the second line is Yang, it is the masculine side; and if it is yin, it is the feminine side.
3: If the third line is yang, it is assigned to father, and if it is yin, mother takes over. The top line is the missing match for the third line.
Destined or Energetic Value
There are five different sets of family, social, political, economic and health values. With self or siblings as the center, parents or bosses are the birthing element for the self, and self or siblings are the birthing element for children, students, and employees. Those three run the creative cycle of five elemental theory. For example, in the Huan hexagram, the hexagram comes from 6th hexagram of the Fire House. So self/siblings represent fire element, which is absent because there is no line of fire element. When this happen, the individual lacks for fire, passion, and will. Not a type A personality for sure. Since wood produces fire, fourth line of 4, or yin wood, becomes parents/bosses image. Also, since fire produces earth, the second line of 11 or yang fifth line of 2 or yin earth, represent children, students, or employee element.
Second comes to destructive cycle. Officials which represent governmental or religious power and ghosts which represent ill health or back luck, destroy self or siblings. And love for passion and relationship, and money for economic power, work side by side. Are you going to sacrifice yourself, or devoting your passionate love and born gift for loved ones or professional advancement, which is the money aspect? The balance is good, but very difficult to maintain. So self or siblings can destroy love or money for personal freedom. In the example of Huan, since water destroys fire, 3rd and top lines represent officials and ghosts. Since fire destroys gold, love and money elemental value is assigned to the bottom line of 9 or yang gold.
Since I was able to
finalize how the alphabetic values relate to the basic binary lines of
I Ching, mystic seven of triple consonants, and five sacred vowels
of mystic apple, are returned to the original temple, human body. Why
and how it came about is in another book going to be written, I can state
here the actual replacement the binary lines with vowel and consonant.
As soon as the lines are replaced, the anatomic components are also given.
How alphabetic and anatomic values rule the healthy is another subject
to be discussed. With the information, the best is to meditate on yourself.
Next article in this issue: 120 Year Cycle of Destiny - Huan