I Ching Astrology Character Star

I Ching Astrology Character Star

9 Star Ki can be used as a numerology system to find out who you are, your strengths and weaknesses, the dynamic in your relationships and what influences each year holds for you.

Character Star: Your Inner Child

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This article looks at the month calculation, known as the character star. This is the second star out of three. This is your inner child, who you are from birth to 18 years old, who you are below the surface, who you become when you are upset, angry or under pressure, your behaviour and traits. The character star is the link into your health and the link to your personal and professional relationships. You can calculate your character star using this method. Like the year star, the month stars do not follow the same dates as the Gregorian calendar. Take care not to calculate the incorrect month as this will give you a false reading for both the 2nd and 3rd stars.

1 Water Star

Trigram K’an
Symbolism Water
Family member Middle son
Element Water
Colour Black or blue
Direction North

  • They can go with the flow in good times and bad.
  • Deep, philosophical and reflective thinkers.
  • When expressing themselves to the fullest they appear glamorous and passionate.
  • Can appear withdrawn and disengaged, when they need time alone and become insular.
  • Can come across indifferent, shy or holding back.
  • Keep their cards close to their chest.
  • During challenging times, they may lose their cautious nature.
  • Has strength in gentleness, generosity, calmness, silence.

Health Weakness

  • Kidneys.
  • Bladder.
  • Adrenals.
  • Reproductive system.
  • Fear, isolation, insecurity.

2 Earth Star

Trigram K’un
Symbolism Earth
Family member Mother
Element Earth (yin)
Colour Black
Direction South West

  • The mother earth and feminine star.
  • Nurturing, caring and supportive.
  • Down to earth.
  • Has a need to help.
  • Has a desire for everyone to succeed.
  • Thoughtful and considerate.
  • Family centred.
  • Seeks the good in all people.
  • Seeks a vocation in life, often to serve others.
  • Hard working and self sacrificing.
  • Can be under acknowledged for what they give to others.
  • Wear their heart on their sleeve.
  • Can be too detail oriented and unable to see he bigger picture.
  • Women can be relied upon when under pressure to be stable and loyal.
  • Men will be the mothering and nurturing type.
  • Has strength in openness, justice, fairness, trust.

Health Weakness

  • Stomach.
  • Brooding, mistrust, worry, anxiety.

3 Wood Star

Trigram Chen
Symbolism Thunder
Family member Eldest Son
Element Wood (yang)
Colour Bright Green
Direction East

  • Must be on the go all of the time.
  • Likes to do plenty of varied activities.
  • Youthful, inpatient, reckless, rash.
  • Good stamina, drive and momentum.
  • Assertive and straight forward.
  • Tends to speak freely without thought, can alienate others from this.
  • Likes to rant.
  • Creative thinker.
  • Likes to initiate projects.
  • Dislikes finishing projects.
  • Can sometimes miss the details.
  • Easy to excite.
  • Can be self centred.
  • Can be easily bored if not stimulated.
  • Can become ungrounded and burn out.
  • Very resilient and get back up from setups easily.
  • Has strength in kindness, generosity, patience.

Health Weakness

  • Liver.
  • Anger, jealousy, frustration, envy.

4 Wood Star

Trigram Sun
Symbolism Wind
Family member Eldest Daughter
Element Wood (yin)
Colour Green
Direction South East

  • Gentle and kind.
  • Sensitive to people and their environment.
  • Caring and affectionate.
  • Stubborn and slow to progress/move.
  • Can be too trusting and naive.
  • Can be influenced by others, can be influential.
  • Can appear too laid back.
  • Can be a people pleaser.
  • May be taken advantage of.
  • Observers, they use their eyes to listen.
  • Can be overlooked as a person.
  • May have difficulty making decisions.
  • Has strength in kindness, generosity, patience.

Health Weakness

  • Gallbladder.
  • Anger, jealousy, frustration, envy.

5 Earth Star

Trigram None – The centre T’ai Chi
Symbolism The centre
Family member None
Element Earth
Colour Yellow
Direction None

  • A 5 earth star in the middle will always have the same number on each side e.g. 6.5.6.
  • This star acts like a mirror that enhances the dominant characteristics of the surrounding stars, e.g. 6.5.6. becomes 6.6.6.

6 Metal Star

Trigram Ch’ien
Symbolism Heaven
Family member Father
Element Metal (yang)
Colour White or metallic
Direction North West

  • The alpha male star.
  • Leaders, stoic and powerful.
  • Stands up for authority.
  • Hard worker, committed, reliable and loyal.
  • Organised, pragmatic and logical.
  • Considerate and fair.
  • Has high morals and principles.
  • Literal in thinking and speech.
  • Good communicators.
  • Practical and straight forward.
  • Good at seeing projects through to completion.
  • Straight talkers.
  • Can be self-righteous, rigid and inflexible.
  • Black and white thinking.
  • Has the last word.
  • Has strength in courage, righteousness, bravery.

Health Weakness

  • Lungs
  • Skin
  • Grief, sadness, depression, loneliness, sorrow.

7 Metal Star

Trigram Tui
Symbolism Lake
Family member Youngest Daughter
Element Metal (yin)
Colour Red
Direction West

  • Enjoys life to the full with a cheery persona.
  • Good communicator and negotiator.
  • Good listeners.
  • Likes to talk and can chat for hours.
  • Seeks independence.
  • Organised.
  • Can be very charming, playful and fun to be around.
  • Humorous and witty.
  • Can be easily bored.
  • Under pressure, moves away from a situation quickly.
  • Quick to quit or give up.
  • Can be irresponsible.
  • Good style sense.
  • Good eye for colour and textures.
  • Sometimes not taken seriously.

Health Weakness

  • Large intestine.
  • Colon.
  • Grief, sadness, depression, loneliness, sorrow.

8 Earth Star

Trigram Ken
Symbolism Mountain
Family member Youngest Son
Element Earth (yang)
Colour White
Direction North East

  • Seeks independence and self sufficient.
  • Protective, standing up for justice and fairness.
  • Knowledgeable and wise.
  • Hard worker.
  • Must do things their way, often seeking the hard way.
  • Strong family values.
  • Strong character.
  • Can be stubborn and inflexible.
  • Perfectionist and single minded.
  • Likes to have space from others.
  • Can appear to be moody.
  • Can be in-communicative and withdraw from speech and people.
  • Slow to progress/move.
  • When the mountain star is under pressure they can erupt like a volcano.
  • Will speak their mind.
  • Has strength in openness, justice, fairness, trust.

Health Weakness

  • Pancreas.
  • Blood sugar.
  • Brooding, mistrust, worry, anxiety.

9 Fire Star

Trigram Li
Symbolism Fire
Family member Middle daughter
Element Fire
Colour Purple
Direction South

  • Illuminating, warm and light.
  • Can be the centre of attention in a room.
  • Inspiring, fun, spirited, energetic, intelligent.
  • Their light can draw attention and draws others to them.
  • Insight, clarity and vision.
  • Creative artistically.
  • The light/fire can be hard to sustain.
  • The light/fire can cause burn out.
  • The light/fire can die out if not fed (supported).
  • Can be up and down as people.
  • Likes to be the centre of attention.
  • Sometimes unable to commit.
  • Can come across like a headless chicken.
  • Likes to show off.
  • Has strength in love, joy, happiness.

Health Weakness

  • Heart
  • Small intestine.
  • Impatience, cruelty, arrogance, hate