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   I have seen the bigrams described as old yang and young yang, old yin and young yin. The idea is that each line is always changing into its opposite. The real world is one of change and our symbol oriented mentality wants to discern objects. Objects as such do not exist, everything is a rapidly melting ice cube. Or rapidly freezing. Now water, now ice, soft and hard alternate but are one.


   So young yin is the change in stuff from recently broken old yang. Old yin is young yin changing but still recognizably yin. Young yang is old yin recently coalesced. Old yang is about to break from excess rigidity.


   The bigrams represent the states of change of each line, each place, in the hexagram.



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