Earlier this month at the request of Kim Gould, I posted a discussion about Hexagrams 63, After Completion and the issue of why did it come before Hexagram 64, Before Completion. I received a comment from Luis Andrade in which he said, “It can be argued ‘why then 64 isn’t the first hex in the sequence?’ Because 64, in a sense, represents primordial chaos. But it isn’t a linear concept. It is circular. When the wheel continues turning, it starts with the seeds of a new order in the form of Heaven and Earth hexagrams.”
Then when Luis said that he would love to see what I would create for a circular graphic I took his comment as a challenge and created such a diagram of the Hexagrams. Looking at them that way makes a lot of sense to my visual mind.
I remember seeing such a diagram somewhere on the Internet and thought I would find it. But I didn’t. So I’m posting the one I created. I turned in into a poster that can be bought at Zazzle in various sizes. If you click on the image here it will take you to the page where you see it more closely.