925 Sterling Silver Taiji Bagua Yin Yan Ring
The Bagua is eight symbols used in Taoist Cosmology to represent reality's fundamental principles, seen as a range of eight interrelated concepts.
The octagonal trigram template is a common symbol for the term Bagua. The template has eight (ba)areas (guas), connecting two neighboring corners of the octagonal trigram towards the center to form one gua. The center contains the yin and yang symbol, or Taijitu, as per Taoist philosophy.
Each of the ‘guas’ shows three Yao symbols, stretching in three rows from the center to the outer side. Each single Yao symbol (line symbol) is either yin (陰 (阴); representing the receptive (female) force of nature, or yang (陽 (阳); representing the creative (male) force of nature.
On each of the eight sections of the Bagua is a trigram. Each trigram is a series of three lines, called Yao symbols. The lines are in various combinations and symbolize the following:
- Heaven: Quian or Chien
- Earth: Kun
- Fire: Li
- Water: Kan
- Lake: Dui
- Wind: Xun
- Thunder: Zhen
- Mountains: Gen
The Meaning of the Trigrams
The lines of the trigram are either a long solid line or two short lines. The solid line represents yang or male energies of nature, while yin, the female energies, are represented by two short hyphens. The Yao lines are put together in a grouping of three, placed one over the other.
The trigram symbol for heaven is three solid lines, showing male energy that is strong and undivided. Heaven is the king or father. The translation for heaven is Quian, Chien, or Chyan. Heaven is the creative celestial force from which everything occurs. Its direction is northwest, and it represents helpful people and travel on the Bagua map.
The translation and for Earth is Kun. Its trigram is three yin lines as it is receptive and open to natural forces, such as sun and rain. Earth is the compliment of heaven and represents the feminine as mother earth and the origin of life. On the Bagua map earth's direction is southwest, representing love and marriage.
The trigram for thunder consists of a solid line below two broken lines. Representing strong movement, thunder is full of vitality and activity as it develops and grows. The translation for thunder is Chen. The Bagua direction of thunder is east representing health and family on the Bagua map.
Translated as kan, the trigram for water is a solid line above and below a broken line. Water represents challenges, mystery, and deep meaning. The trigram for water is the opposite of the trigram for fire; just water and fire are opposites. The direction of water on the Bagua map is north, representing the life aspect of a career.
The translation for the mountain is ken or gen, and its symbol on the Bagua is two solid lines above a broken line. The Bagua direction is northeast, and it represents the life aspect of knowledge and cultivation.
The trigram for wind is a broken line below two solid lines. It represents the life aspect of wealth and prosperity, and its direction is southwest. The translation for wind is xun.
Translated as li, fire's direction on the Bagua map is south. It represents the life aspect of fame and reputation, which is often called the illumination area. The trigram for fire is a broken line between two solid lines.
The lake's trigram is two solid lines below a broken line, showing that a lake is receptive and open on the top and solid on the bottom. It represents happiness and joy. The lake's Bagua direction is west. It represents the life aspect of creativity and children. The translation of lake is tui or DUI.
According to Feng Shui's belief, the positive chi energy in one's life and the environment should be balanced. Off-balanced areas or aspects of life can be readjusted with corresponding items and symbols in corresponding colors, leading to a harmonious and balanced chi energy flow. The chi energy is supposed to improve life while one is living in harmony with nature.
In Feng Shui, the Bagua template or map is used to stabilize, protect, adjust or restore balance in one's life by analyzing or structuring any given space.
Each section of the structured space is believed to relate to various aspects of life and is divided into categories concerning, i.e., physical and emotional aspects of life like family, career, etc.
If you need health support, the energy that attracts wealth, and achieves overall balance in your life, you may want to wear a Bagua ring. Wear this ring to protect yourself and attract auspicious chi energy into your life. You may also combine Bagua with another FengShui symbol best fills your current energy needs.
THIS RING WILL HELP:
● Repel the negative forces and allow only positive blessings to enter
● Help you assess, improve, and enrich every aspect of your life and assist in self-discovery
● Improve your physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being