The Singapore flag is an icon proudly acknowledged by all Singaporeans. Come every August, we can see the familiar red-and-white flag appearing at housing estates and sailing along the highways on cars. Most of us know the symbolism of the flag elements; the RED symbolising universal brotherhood and equality of man while the WHITE symbolising purity and virtue. The CRESCENT MOON represents the ascent of a young nation while the 5 STARS embody Singapore’s ideals of democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality.
The abovementioned is a common interpretation of our national flag. Today, using theories of colours and I-Ching hexagrams (64 Gua), we shall analyse the Singapore flag and share further ideology. Taking into consideration the upper red and lower white of the flag, we can deduce the corresponding hexagram as the Da You Gua [Great Possession Hexagram].
Da You Gua is an extremely favourable hexagram that indicates promising wealth, progress and success. It denotes different forms of abundance (including financial prosperity and rich relationships) but its best virtue lies in its humility. Such a description fits our young nation well. Although Singapore has slowly evolved into a metropolitan city, gaining wealth and worldwide fame, we remain humble and maintain great relations with other countries.
Do you agree with the above analysis? We hope you enjoyed this short insight. Do share with us your thoughts or more information on Singapore (if any!). Till then, perhaps you can don a red and white attire to enjoy the positive influences of the Da You Gua too!