The Golden Elixir Taoism Pictures and Tables

The Eight Trigrams: (1) Main Associations

 

Eight Trigrams

The eight trigrams (bagua) and their main associations. Top to bottom: elements in nature, family relations, and directions in the cosmological configurations "prior to Heaven" and "posterior to Heaven" (xiantian and houtian).

See also a table of the spatial arrangement of the eight trigrams.