Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Derivation of the Natal Hexagram

Sample Natal hexagram construction:


An individual desiring to derive their own natal hexagram would simply use their birth horoscope to fill in the middle two columns of the chart.  The contents of the final column are determined by the following schema*, which maps the astrological elements to the Chinese xiang (symbols):
: Dynamic YANG = AIR
: Dynamic YIN = EARTH
: Stable YANG = WATER
: Stable YIN = FIRE

Once the final column is completed, the three symbols are simply copied line-for-line to form an hexagram.

Resulting Natal Hexagram (from sample data above)

⚎        (MOUNTAIN)
==>   =============  
==>    #41 (DECREASE)
⚌        (LAKE)

**Corresponding Tarot trump: XX (JUDGEMENT)

This presentation is derived (with minor modification) from the works of:
Charlie Higgins, “Mensionization Complementation: Construction of an I Ching/Astrological Natal Hexagram” (1997)

**Steve Krakowski's, “An Ancient and Occult Genetic Code” (1996) provides the mapping between Tarot trumps and I Ching hexagrams.

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