In the ancient geomancy of China, eight diagrams ☯ is the foundation. When using geomancy knowledge in reality, the acquired eight diagrams are usually used to speculate some unknown things. The acquired eight diagrams are called King Wen eight diagrams.
Acquired Eight Diagrams
According to records, when King Wen of Zhou was still a prince, he was imprisoned by King Shang of Shang Dynasty. King Wen of Zhou completed two famous events in prison, one was drawing the acquired eight diagrams, the other was compiling the book of changes. The acquired eight trigrams evolved on the basis of the congenital eight trigrams. It is a term of ancient Yi ology and a law of sublimation from the development of all things.
The acquired eight trigrams is a planar graph, each of which represents an orientation. There are eight orientations in total. The starting point of the acquired eight trigrams is Kan trigrams, which are arranged in a clockwise order, namely Kan, Kun, Zhen, Xun, Qian, Dui, Gen and Li. Each trigrams has its own corresponding symbol table, which are: ☵、☷、☳、☴、☰、☱、☶、☲, and each trigrams represents different directions Position, character, human organ, event, earth branch, five elements, color and other information. An acquired eight diagrams map is divided into 360 degrees, known as "360 degrees circuit". Because the acquired eight diagrams contain rich information about people, it is said that the acquired eight diagrams are important diagrams for the forecast of things in the book of changes.