Bagua is also translated as eight-Gua. Each of the Gua is consists of three little Yao symbols. A Yao can be a Yin or a Yang symbol. Read from the bottom to top. This sequence represents the Change occurs from the hidden bottom location.

kun 000The image on the left is called Kun (000). It contains all female or Yin Yao, it is the first of eight Gua. It represents the extreme female, mother. It represents the direction of southwest. It has the character of earth.

zhen 001The image on the left is Zhen (001) Gua. It represents the direction of east. It has the character of wood. 

Li 101This is the Kan (010) Gua.  It represents direction of north. It has the character of water. 

dui 011The image on the left is Dui (011) Gua.  It represents direction of west. It has the character of metal.

gen 100 The image on the left is Gen (100) Gua, shows the Yang raising all the way to the top with Yin only at the hidden bottom. Like a mountain with strong Yang outside and Yin inside. It represents direction of northeast. It has the character of earth.

Li 101The images on the left is Li (101) Gua. It represents direction of south. It has the character of fire. 

xun 110The seventh of Eight Gua is called Xun (110). It has strong growth of Yang yet not completed. Although non of the Gua is better than others, many people favor this Gua and believe it is related to wealth. This Gua represents the direction of south east. It has the character of wood.

qian 111When the change from Yin to Yang is completed, we come to the last of Eight Gua that is called Qian (111). It has strongest  Yang and total opposite of Kun. It is the father, the king, the emperor, the boss,  the Alfa male. Opposite to western common belief, the Alfa male is very vulnerable. This is because it has all Yang character. There fore, it is very important for powerful people to be modest. This Gua represents the northwest. It has the character of metal.

all eight GuaNow that you understand all eight Gua and the stories behind them. Do they still just look like little short lines to you? Again, the most important concept is change. Change is the only thing that is constant is the universe, life, and everything.