# I Ching/Core Hexagrams

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## Core Hexagrams

The Core Hexagrams (Core Gua) are constructed from the middle 4 lines of a non-core Gua, by taking lines {2, 3, 4} as the lower trigram of the Core Gua, and lines {3 ,4, 5} as the upper trigram of the Core Gua. Lines 1 and 6 of a non-core Gua are ignored. The Core Gua is also called the Mutual Gua. In Chinese, the term "Gua" is written as 卦. A Core Gua provides another level of understanding about a person's current situation.

The Core of the Core Hexagrams are constructed from the Core Hexagrams, using the middle 4 lines of the Core Hexagrams. All the 64 Hexagrams can be converted into 12 Core Hexagrams which in turn, using the same process, can then be converted into 4 Core of the Core Hexagrams.

Core of the Core Gua Core Gua Non-core Gua
01 ䷀ (乾 qián)
28 ䷛ (大過 dà guò)
30 ䷝ (離 lí)
55 ䷶ (豐 fēng)
56 ䷷ (旅 lǚ)
62 ䷽ (小過 xiǎo guò)
43 ䷪ (夬 guài)
14 ䷍ (大有 dà yǒu)
32 ䷟ (恆 héng)
34 ䷡ (大壯 dà zhuàng)
50 ䷱ (鼎 dǐng)
44 ䷫ (姤 gòu)
13 ䷌ (同人 tóng rén)
31 ䷞ (咸 xián)
33 ䷠ (遯 dùn)
49 ䷰ (革 gé)
02 ䷁ (坤 kūn)
23 ䷖ (剝 bō)
03 ䷂ (屯 zhūn)
08 ䷇ (比 bǐ)
20 ䷓ (觀 guān)
42 ䷩ (益 yì)
24 ䷗ (復 fù)
04 ䷃ (蒙 méng)
07 ䷆ (師 shī)
19 ䷒ (臨 lín)
41 ䷨ (損 sǔn)
27 ䷚ (頤 yí)
29 ䷜ (坎 kǎn)
59 ䷺ (渙 huàn)
60 ䷻ (節 jié)
61 ䷼ (中孚 zhōng fú)
63 ䷾ (既濟 jì jì)
38 ䷥ (睽 kuí)
05 ䷄ (需 xū)
09 ䷈ (小畜 xiǎo chù)
48 ䷯ (井 jǐng)
57 ䷸ (巽 xùn)
40 ䷧ (解 xiè)
15 ䷎ (謙 qiān)
22 ䷕ (賁 bì)
36 ䷣ (明夷 míng yí)
52 ䷳ (艮 gèn)
54 ䷵ (歸妹 guī mèi)
11 ䷊ (泰 tài)
18 ䷑ (蠱 gǔ)
26 ䷙ (大畜 dà chù)
46 ䷭ (升 shēng)
64 ䷿ (未濟 wèi jì)
37 ䷤ (家人 jiā rén)
06 ䷅ (訟 sòng)
10 ䷉ (履 lǚ)
47 ䷮ (困 kùn)
58 ䷹ (兌 duì)
39 ䷦ (蹇 jiǎn)
16 ䷏ (豫 yù)
21 ䷔ (噬嗑 shì kè)
35 ䷢ (晉 jìn)
51 ䷲ (震 zhèn)
53 ䷴ (漸 jiàn)
12 ䷋ (否 pǐ)
17 ䷐ (隨 suí)
25 ䷘ (無妄 wú wàng)
45 ䷬ (萃 cuì)

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