The Tri-grams of the Chinese Tao Portray the Tree of Life : a Universal Tradition
It is extraordinary to find how precisely the tri-grams of the Taoist I-Ching, the Book of Changes, reflect the elemental characters of the Sephiroth, the Shining Ones, on the Tree of Life. These elemental definitions depend on putting the planets in their ruling Signs, which gives the true Kabbalistic character of each Sephira. The elemental characters of these Signs coincide precisely with the traditional elemental definition of the trigrams.
The Abysmal, the Moon, Water the Fishes, Water, the ocean
Keeping Still, Mountain the Goat, Earth, the mountain
The Joyous, Lake the Scorpion, Water, the lake
The Receptive, Earth the Virgin, Earth, refined earth
The Clinging, Fire, the Sun the Lion, Fire, the Sun
The Gentle, Wind the Balance, Air, the breeze
The Arousing, Thunder the Archer, Fire, lightening
The Creative, Heaven the Water-Carrier, Air, the heavens
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