Li (The Fire Symbol)
Li (离) is one of the eight trigrams, represented by the diagram . It is also one of the 64 hexagrams and composed of two trigrams like this . Li symbolizes fire, which implies drying up all things. Since fire depends on combustible material to spread, it implies a relationship of dependence. The term is composed of one broken line and two unbroken lines. It is considered a yin trigram and symbolizes the female. The broken line lies in the middle, therefore it stands for the middle daughter of a family.
Li means dependence. (The Book of Changes)
Just as the sun rises and turns all things bright, so a man in a leading position should constantly extend virtue to all. (The Book of Changes)