Above is the flattened octahedron of the trigrams.  Instead of
splitting an octahedron open on its edges, we have cut it open at
the flux vertex and stretched it onto a square frame.

Above is a field of Clarkia flowers (farewell to spring).  Populations
of flowers like this have been studied extensively by Harlan Lewis
and his students at the University of California Los Angeles program
in systematic botany and cytogenetics.  Harlan Lewis served on my
guidance committee while I was completing the course work on the
doctorate at UCLA.  I took a graduate course in evolution from Dr.
Lewis and his work on the genus Clarkia, on populations of flowers
like those seen above, is one of the sources for the ideas reflected
in the genetics aspect of the octahedra shown above.
The goose makes
extensive use of a part of
the brain called the
striated bodies, or the
basal ganglia.  Humans
do much of their thinking
with the cortex, the outer
wrinkled covering of the
cerebrum, the top
section, largest section
of the human brain.  The
basal ganglia, the
striated bodies can be
found down inside the
cerebrum below the
cortex.  In this area are
structures responsible
for groups of movements
and for pleasure and
pain, reward and
punishment.  This area
has extensive
connections to the motor
control areas in the
cerebral cortex and the
cerebellum, the structure
at the back of the head
below the cerebrum that
is responsible for motor
coordination and motor
skill learning.

The goose is a
herbivore, it eats plants.  
Both plants and animals
are made of systems
controlled by genes.  A
gene is coded
information stored in
DNA in the chromosomes
in the nucleus of the cell.
RNA copies of the genes
go out to the ribosomes
where they attach and
are responsible for the
assemblage of various
combinations of amino
acids to make various
kinds of enzymatic and
structural proteins.

The source of the energy
for all of this is sunlight
falling on the cells of
green plants.  The
chloroplasts of these
green plants capture
energy from sunlight and
use it to make sugars out
of carbon dioxide and
water.  Here we see a lot
of energy stored in the
sugars and cellulose
made by green plants.
Just like the goose, these
plants carry genes that
tell their cells how to
make the unique proteins
that cause them to be
the kind of plants they

Below is an interpretation
of the brain and
astrological symbolism.  
Right Hemisphere at the
top of the flattened
octahedron and Left
hemisphere at the
bottom with frontal lobes
on the left side:
An octahedron can
be shown in various
ways.  It can be split
into sections as you
would cut the skin of
an orange.  The
octahedron of the
trigrams is shown slit
open in such a way
on the right.  The
trigrams are shown
on the faces of a cut
open octahedron
using the Early
Heaven sequence of
the trigrams that
cycles around the
whole pole of the
octahedron from
Lake to Heaven to
Wind to Water Pit to
Mountain to Earth to
Thunder to Flame,
Mountain to Earth to
Thunder to Flame
doing a cycle about
the Part Pole,
opposite the Whole
pole on the
octahedron of

We have put the
genetic systems
aspect of this
sequence in red on
these diagrams.  
Where you see
"Ground," read gene
pool and OLD YANG
and where you see
"Purpose," read gene
based regulation and
"Form," read
morphology and
phenotypic traits and
OLD YIN, and for
"Action," read
competitive exclusion
and YOUNG YIN.  
These are the four
cause of Aristotle:
material (ground
teleological (goal,
end), structural (form
and shape), and
efficient (motion).
on right, octahedron
of personality
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