Known as “The Clinging”, this trigram is of heat and light. It is also of representation of intellect and illumination. Li tells of awareness and clarity, of how one is subjected to the influences of the earth. The fire trigram is in relation to liberation of the self, of one’s true nature.Health wise, Li is of the eyes, tongue, heart, small intestines and the circulatory system. Its specific sense is smell while flavour bitter. All birds that fly, along with animals with hard shells and specifically the peacock are animals of the fire trigram.
The maple tree, cherries, roses and hollow trees in general are plants of this trigram. Noon is its time of day, while midsummer the season. Its direction is south in the Northern Hemisphere and north in the Southern Hemisphere.