Families of trigrams and hexagrams

The hexagrams in families, father and mother, three sons, three daughters
Put side by side they have a common theme.
The families of complementary trigrams (like heaven and earth) have complementary themes.
Families of lower trigrams

Heaven above (for opposite: see 'earth above')



1



12

1-12, drought, the laws of heaven are severe


25


6


33
25-6-33, going my own way, not the road of people, but of universal laws


44


13


10
44-13-10, how to be versus others, the laws of connections

Earth above (for opposite: see 'heaven above')



2


11
earth is nurturing, open and wide


46


36


19
dealing with the other people I share this earth with


24


7


15
24-7-15, joining in without ego

Thunder above (for opposite: see 'wind above')



34


16
34-16, the birth of your life happens in your mind


51


40


62
51-40-62, shake wishes and opinions off


32


55


54
32-55-54 go after your life and make it happen

Wind above (for opposite: see 'thunder above')



20


9
20-9 feel the wind


57


37


61
57-37-61 my seal, my place, my truth


42


59


53
42-59-53 I live my fate, till death us part

Water above (for opposite: see 'fire above')



5


8
5-8 what you need on earth (from heaven, from earth)


3


29


39
3-29-39 meeting the hard sides


48


63


60
48-63-60 meeting what life offers

Fire above (for opposite: see 'water above')



35


14
35-14, use the gifts of earth or heaven, bring them to form


50


30


38
50-30-38 discerning the building stones of life


21


64


56
21-64-56 being open for how things really are and acting accordingly

Mountain above (for opposite: see 'lake above')



26


23
26-23 the truth of heaven and earth in who you are


27


4


52
27-4-52 substance or essence of growth-soul-self


18


22


41
18-22-41 a life is not good just-like-that, it has to be looked after, made healthy

Lake above (for opposite: see 'mountain above')



45


43
45-43 sharing/exchanging earth (space) or heaven (law)


28


49


58
28-49-58 change, exchange, life has to progress


17


47


31
17-47-31 connect to what you need