Many years back, when I first started dabbling with the I – Ching, I stumbled on to this trigram, and it seem to resonate with my person. It stuck with me, and for some reason it is still with me. The name of the Tri-gram can be translated in many ways, “Fidelity”, “Inoncence”, and “The Unexpected”. Recently, I stumbled onto it again, as I saw a comparison of the Tai ji forms with the I – Ching. Actually many of the basic moves are contrasted to the Wu-Xing, the Five movement, or Phases. Positioning and action are characterized by the five movements in the Tai ji symbol position. As larger forms are mapped out, some have drawn I – Ching correspondences. As sifting through the forms, I noticed “my trigram” pop up, corresponding to a move. Not one of my favorite moves, but nonetheless it was there.
INNOCENCE. Supreme success. Perseverance furthers. If someone is not as he should be, He has misfortune, And it does not further him To undertake anything.
Actually the move looks far from innocent but breaking down the symbol, it consists of Thunder, supporting Heaven. It maybe a difficult move for beginners and the like, since it is a spinning turn on one foot while the other is held at a high kick. Balance is the key to this movement otherwise one will fall.Thus practice would make it perfect, if one cannot concentrate on the move they are sure to loose rhythm and balance, and may even fall.