Feng Shui Kua

Yin and Yang are represented symbolically by a broken line and a single solid line respectively.

If you take two Yang Lines, place it at the bottom and then add a Yang Line and a Yin line on top, you get a combination known as Greater Yang and Lesser Yin. Do the same with the Yin Lines and you get another two combination known as Greater Yin and Lesser Yang as shown below.

Finally if you add a Yin or a Yang line to each of the symbols generated above you get eight different symbols each known as a Kua.

Gua or Kua refers to the same thing. This is due to translation from the different Chinese dialect resulting in different pronunciation and spelling. A Kua is also frequently called Trigram.

Notice that there are eight Kuas. Collectively they are known as Pa Kua or Eight Gua. It is also written in many text as Ba Gua which means the same thing. In English it is known as the Eight Trigram. Each kua is given a name. They are Qian, Dui, Li, Zhen, Xun, Kan, Ken and Kun.

Formation 8 Guas
Formation 8 Guas

Like Yin Yang and the Five Elements, the Pa Kua is pervasive in Chinese Metaphysics and is reputedly invented by China’s first legendary emperor who live around 2800 BC!

Historian belief that the Kuas are symbolic representation since written text most likely did not exist then. But what do they represent? More the Pa Kua here.

(Feng Shui Kua Trivial: Kua or Gua, the same)

Feng Shui Buy House Guide
Click here to Download

More from my site

  • Dreams Intrepretation – Chinese Style There is a section of the Tong Shu or Chinese Almanac on interpreting dreams. It is called “Zhou Gong’s Book of Auspicious and Inauspicious Dreams”. Sleep Zhou Gong is believed to […]
  • The 12 Day Officers Pt 2 The fourth in the list is the Balance Day. The Balance Day is suitable for activities that have a win-win outcome. It includes marriage, starting construction or commencing on a trip. It […]
  • Feng Shui House Selection – A Layman’s Guide Introduction How do you know if a house has good Feng Shui? It is usually determined taking the location, facing (or sitting) direction of a house, the surrounding landforms and the […]
  • In-depth look into Master Killing Days by Master HC Hung There is a widely held belief within the fengshui fraternity that if a master opens his luopan on certain days, ill fortune will befall him, even sudden death. I was […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *