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AUTHOR'S NOTE Confucious asked, "Is not the I Ching the perfect book?" This is not merely a clever, rhetorical question. Confucious was moved by the relevancy of The Book of ChangesThe I Ching. Other books may have temporarily fascinating, mysterious, or sensational appeal, but the I Ching is about your life and its changes. Read and study your own life story as it happens before your eyes. You won't get tired of the plot. More than once the I Ching has given me timely advice and a lifechanging quantity of food for thought. The poems I have added to my HEXAGRAM interpretations are meant to capture a kind of modern TAOist feeling--quiet, thoughtful observations on the flow of bittersweet feelings life shows to me. My dream would be for the reader to appreciate it as art, and that the reader might find some ideas to enrich the texture of life. I dedicate "The Modern Poet's I Ching" to time.
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Inner Truth 62 .Collapse 24 .The Deep 30 .Minor Restraint 10 .Biting Through T (C .Conflict 7 .The Month of March 35 .Limitation 61 .Youthful Ignorance 5 .The Foundation 38 .Flaming Beauty 31 .Seriousness 52 .Yin 3 .The Taming Power 27 .Opposites 39 .Attraction 32 .Late Summer 56 .Seeing Trouble 40 .Treading 11 .Master of Retreat 34 .Conduct 20 .Soldiers 8 .True Freedom 29 .Seasons 50 .Following 18 .The Well 49 .Gathering 46 .Returning 25 .The Long Enduring 33 .The Cauldron 51 .Yang 2 .The Chariot 48 .Enthusiasm 17 .Wealth 15 .Fixing 19 .Darkness 37 .The Marrying Maiden 55 .Society 14 .After Completion 64 . Penetrating 58 .) 43 .Peace 12 .YANG .Keeping Still 53 .Spring Fever 60 .Gentle.Cooling Out 63 .The Wanderer 57 .Thunder K'an Water K n Mountain Sun Wind/Wood Li Flame Tui Lake 6 7 40 29 4 59 64 47 33 62 39 52 15 53 56 31 44 46 32 48 18 57 50 28 13 36 55 63 22 37 30 49 10 19 54 60 41 61 38 58 H 1 .Waiting 6 .Advance 36 .Propositions 45 .Decrease 42 .Growing Pains 4 .Disjunction 13 .Gradual Progress 54 .Beauty 23 .Pushing Upward 47 .Increase HEXAGRAM #1 .Before Completion 22 .Seeking Union 9 .Release 41 .Modesty 16 .The Simple 26 .The Rapids 44 .Nourishment 28 .Contemplation 21 .Joy 59 .
Top O This is a time in which you will be very self-absorbed and self-aware. you have begun to be noticed as someone with something to say. but you must not rush out to battle. From the outside your world will offer little comfort. every day of your life. Your experience has been vast and deep in a way no one could understand. L 1 This is a line which counsels close examination of self. You will have all too many battles yet to fight and the work you put in now as self-improvement will make all the difference later. Something important is on the line and you will have to make the stand of your life in order to handle the karmic flow. Now is the time again for you to take up a challenge. you are still learning. Even though you haven't consciously been advertising yourself. You are proud of yourself and the character you have developed on the hard roads of life. but you have made use of every scar. For the final success you will balance power and humility--you are a true leader by example. It was my own. you will look inside yourself for strength and guidance. Your situation is critical. You are gifted now with creative magic.SELF-CREATED PATH He gave me an emergency Telephone number to call. Time is your ally and friend as you spend it well in putting your character together. The battle is in you. there is no pain or pleasure which you have overlooked in your life-study. Your strength comes from the self you have created from the raw events given to you. but you have accepted the challenge of life and survived--you are not unscathed. In motion and struggle you will make your own peace. . Others may fall and bring ruin upon themselves. Once again you are on lonely and magical roads--the destination is the future. You will sense progress at this time and perhaps even find a good person who could help you see as you have helped others. In faith and confidence you can carve the future you truly desire. particularly now. People will look to you for strength and guidance. but your words have meaning in many situations--meaning which helps others see themselves more clearly. The truth is. L 2 You aren't just another face in the crowd. Perhaps you are basically quiet.
You've seen hard work and hard roads. All your preparation and action has led to this point and now your inner voice decides the way. but the peace will flow inside. but be sensitive to and guard against burnout. but in the end your destiny will find you. From this day forward you will find a new life. This will be a time when there will be temptations for you to say too much.L 3 There is no question that there is danger around. Be sensitive to the hearts of men--there the magic lies. You should think this over because it is also likely that you will be swept up in other's problems. Be careful not to assume too much and try to mold the world into your own shape. Many of the personal goals you set long ago have come about and your character is recognized by all who know you. they will become your problems. Hard work outside and an increasing quest for peace inside is the order of the day. HEXAGRAM #2 . Out the window he saw himself in lovers On the street. This is a good time to go your own way. When the spirit prompts you to action now. Circumstances will pull you and currents will sweep you. you have a definite aura of magic about you. You have got quite a bit together. There may be strain outside. L 4 The crossroads have been reached. but in its excess comes death. Your strength and energy will push away the people you care for most as you reach for illusions of power and dominance. Top . Water in and of itself is good."YIN" LONELY IN A CROWD OF THOUGHTS Everything crossed the poet's desk. L 5 You are riding the crest of fate and fortune right now. L 6 You are going too far. but this time is yours. You have held too much negative inside and now it bursts forth like a spring flood. In his room he built the pyramids.
and time and again your horizons will be expanded. Not that you believe "time heals all wounds". You are always alone with your thoughts and gather strength from the distance from others you establish. but you know a wound is a time phenomena. You don't have to travel to reach solitude. should have known what was right there in front of us. For all your pride in your awareness. In the end we should have seen. you welcome the chance to see beyond the momentary phenomena of the everyday. you are out of touch with your nature. You experience confusion and are misunderstood at points. L 2 Just being yourself is your greatest strength. but you remain an observer. You don't seek material or psychological rewards--you seek only to know yourself and to learn about life. still and forever. Last year's cut is a red line. In face. You examine the great chain of events link by link. There are times you wonder at the endless flow and the meaning of all that has gone and the mystery of all yet to be. You are made to be a patient observer of the human condition. and events. You want to see straight to the heart. even and especially from the creative and unstable people to whom you react. You solitary ways cause an internal alchemy and magic brings you good fortune and understanding in direct proportion to your apparent stillness. Life speaks clearly but softly to you now. The shape of your days become the shape of your undreamed dreams. L 3 . but today is. To you many answers seem to be time itself. L 1 Even someone who is attuned to most of life can miss the gathering of negative karma. The grace you exhibit in dealing with challenging events wins you praise and respect. but usually you make the best of a situation if you follow your intuition. Shocking hard times can come from such oversight. if you still yourself completely. If you listen closely enough to the rhythm of life. You are a master of the fluid plan. Waking and sleeping your heart is open to life. You feel the coming and going of seasons. At times your own fate comes to your door--surprising but not unwelcome. people. now a time distant broken bone aches from the darkened sky above. you can receive clues to the destinies all around you.O You are at home in time. all that matters. Our gaze is turned and preoccupied and the small events and small signs of the day slip by. Other people defeat themselves with excessive tension and blind effort in the quest for worldly goals.
Possibly a long standing friendship will be rekindled. Use your wisdom to avoid a painful retracing of steps. HEXAGRAM #3. You need to let the world pass you--even underestimate you. Slowly. You'll have to differentiate between creative inspiration and the longings of your ego. MERCHANTS WEPT and Some went out of business in shock. when you step from the shadows with your gift of life in hand. L 4 In order to avoid the inevitable overreaction with those around you. You've been down the dark road before. You live with good timing--as right and natural as the timely arrival of spring after winter or light after darkness. Before that moment. then tested by familiar stresses. You should redefine your role in this relationship and deal directly with any hidden negatives. Good fortune comes from a conscious holding back in the face of potential praise and flattery. All your personal evolution will be tested at the appropriate time. Day by Day The printers' hands healed from cut and stain. You are completely at home with the way you have chosen and have no need to put yourself on display. you must be free of the entanglements which come with superficial social interaction. you must cultivate detachment. .You are very passive about the world's ego rewards."DIFFICULTY AT THE BEGINNING" THE PRINTING PRESS WAS BROKEN No Bibles. You have a very charismatic personality and the influence you have now is extremely volatile. L 6 Trouble and conflict won't disappear overnight simply because of apparent changes. No Phone Books . . Use your extra senses to detect potential threats and step carefully among the masses. Although it may be strangely appealing to you to be the center of attention. . A clash of egos is indicated by this line. L 5 This is the line of natural success. . your truest road lies within. Everything you say and do has a subtle and profound effect upon the people closest bind attract good fortune to you. Supporters and enemies come from thin air and all share a basic misunderstanding of your true nature.
L 2 Chaos swirls around this line. This will help you to realize the responsibility which is facing you. A new person may be on the scene--this produces negative feelings in you--leave the feelings behind. You are in the midst of dramatic and fast moving changes. calm walk in the park. if you remain steadfast. It is not a peaceful. Your actions reflect sensitivity. and chaotic times by making you feel that you are understood and appreciated. This could manifest itself in many ways. Be positive about putting order and routine in your life and. you must gain assistance in your goal. Use your energies to serve others and make your actions toward the world reflect your own needs. Let this person go his way while you strengthen your own character. You must be determined to out-wait the storms of confusion which surround you. to pursue friendship and support for your inner beliefs is a better way. L 3 . You could make it alone. You've got to get some friends or people who will care enough about you to help you. Perhaps this road has chosen you rather than you choosing it. a new road has opened up for you. Look for a clearing up of details after a particularly intense outburst. expect success. right now. The faint of heart will suffer and even small courage will be rewarded. The ability to endure helps now. For instance. Obviously. its importance will grow more and more in your day-to-day life. but you must be cautious and meticulous at every turn. or be aware that what is begun now may have effects ten years hence. difficult. they are moving in the right direction. even though their road is difficult. but. Several things will aide you in your new road. Your power in facing it is in humility rather than projecting uncertain images of your own power. Look for a ghost-like recurrence or culmination of something done or desired then years ago. but others may seek spiritual guidance which enables them to realize that.Top O As you are probably feeling. but nevertheless. If you are lax or lazy in your actions and reactions. your difficulty will thicken and grow. though. Women are especially fortunate at this time and benefit particularly from determination and the patience to wait for the right time. L 1 Some obstacle is blocking even the very beginning of your venture. Cares are many and peace of mind is hard to find. your true friends could help you through the dense.
You must see clearly what you really want. you need help.In a manner of speaking you are lost. All people are different and some fold-up under the pressure. Not only are you thwarted from your desires. Be discriminating in your choice of anyone to share your inner thoughts. It is natural for the mind to be discouraged after repeatedly unsuccessful trials. This line is a good omen for marriage and is especially favorable for women who wait selectively for the right man. Look at the passage of time with more humility and understanding. but blind endurance will enable the faithful to see beyond their immediate circumstances. L 5 You want things to be right. but many of your actions are being misunderstood. in your heart. Waiting and working are the way. Things will work to your advantage eventually if you let them. You may feel or see someone who feels like giving up. . L 6 Beware of a subtle deception. If what is inside you. L 4 Going forward is very favorable right now. Instead of self-pity. Nothing to fight about. Rash action won't do and you must build your character so that you can muster the quiet resolution to remain aware of the feelings of the people for whom you care. your eagerness could lure you on to trouble. HEXAGRAM #4 . realizing that the world doesn't necessarily conform to our wishes. and you shouldn't be afraid to reach out for people who can really see you for what you are. but your goal escapes you. But our relationship became A startled fire alarm. Also. Get away. Go for a walk in the fresh air and set your spirit on small things. Don't let things worry you. This concern may be most helpful in the area of your parents. whose health is questioned in the omen."YOUTHFUL SPIRIT" LETS NOT TALK ABOUT IT NEXT TIME There was no reason to argue. Like the hunter who wants to enter the forest without a path-finder to help him. things will be easier for you. All your energy should go toward understanding yourself. All signs say that you must realize that there is no lack of courage or power in waiting or even dropping back to reevaluate the situation entirely. use your power to remain humble and concerned. and you may even be experiencing hassles which you feel you don't deserve. is linked up with your will.
The experiences you needed and sacrificed for are now part of your personal history. If you were willing to accept the pleasure and excitement of your recent experiences. Although you don't have wide experience with great numbers of people over long years of life. Continued indulgence and lack of discipline now will jeopardize the natural good fortune you have been experiencing. At times you seem to others to be the epitome of "cool". but fluid enough to fit your changing circumstances. You have been open-heartedly. You will experience a shifting teacher/student role for yourself at this time. as you delve into the depths of human nature. dazzle of these days. but the lingering anxiety of a near-disaster and the haunting complications remain at hand. thoughts. and intentions. Nothing flusters you and you gain respect as you calmly take each new change in stride. yet confusing. following your instincts in order in gain the experience and self-awareness to which you are committed. You are a good-hearted person basically.Top O You are lucky right now. Be strict about your diet. You have. You encourage and explain at the right times for others. You have wanted to grow and now you are challenged down to your roots. You must gain control of the wayward child in you and dedicate yourself to a constructive program designed to encourage the person you wish to become. One moment you may find yourself explaining life's secrets to someone close to you--the next moment you will be puzzled and reaching out for a bit of wisdom to help you through. you have probably been through a decidedly unsettling period in your life. Probably you wonder in amazement at moments on some possibly devastating mistakes in the recent past. A positive and thoughtful attitude will ensure you of gaining the most from the magical. although you may not see it clearly. even carelessly. feelings. This is an attractive quality to those who need . however. L 1 It's good to be exuberant and progressive. L 2 One of the best things about you is your natural ability to deal with the bizarre behavior of the people around you. Your improvement plan must be ambitious. you have a talent for understanding which sets you apart from most people. who likes to meet life head on and give back a solid measure of what you take. Be patient as summer and gentle and wise as rain. In fact. emerged relatively unscathed. Now is your time for learning and true growth. you must be equally willing now to recognize the depth and meaning behind your actions. but you must strive to conquer a more childish (less child-like) part of your character.
Your major task is to build an appropriate and practical vision of your life-this does not mix well with the self-defeating worries. This would be a good time to channel enthusiasm toward forethought and timely action. L 5 This line fulfills the positive promise of the hexagram. Be an uncompromisingly honest friend. but your openness and willingness to face the truth of life will protect you time and again. In your restless search for yourself you will make mistakes. Don't let your childish side use the situation to exploit someone else's weakness to swell your ego. but don't expect your advice to do much obvious good. or you might be about to combine those both. but you must now realize the dangerous path you travel.to merge karma with a stable figure like you. A child could be expected to reach out for every shiny new toy in its path. you must be generous and wise. Dedicate yourself to learning from all you see and listen intensely to the song of life. You may find yourself in disbelief at something you have said or done. fears."WAITING" . L 3 This is the line where your natural good luck could run out. L 6 This line burns with potential embarrassment. HEXAGRAM #5 . You have been so rooted in the material world hassles that you may need a shock to shake you back to reality. How many times can you make the same mistakes with people while you neglect your own development? You have been lucky so far in life since you've absorbed hard times and come back stronger. In pursuing illusions you may miss the simple and beautiful gifts life has placed before you. If you find yourself in a situation where others need your guidance. you may be about to say something which will cause you regret. and pointless romantic illusions you have been so wrapped up in of late. You embody a spark-oflife type personality which guides you through difficult situations with optimism and faith. You must find maturity in this line to avert misfortune. but you must expect more from yourself. You have merged karma with too many people and become too involved in too many things which drain your life force. L 4 Your life is lacking the detachment which could help you see more clearly.
You must believe in yourself enough to pull yourself out of a foolish position. Because of the circumstances of your life. L 1 Let the clouds gather over your head as you go about your earthly business. Neurotic nervousness has passed away from the scene and this has become a time to nourish your physical and emotional centers. You understand that now. Your destiny is moving toward you at this time and the problems you will not impetuously seek will find you and rain on you like a storm. Top O You are looking to the future and wondering how to accomplish certain goals. danger is a part of the situation. In this way you are practically ambitious. You must wait to see Who walks into the room. or be prepared to deal with the problems you bring on yourself. but caution is advised. there is a truth in the everyday routine. Be detached from gossip as you let difficulties move away from you like a storm moves away toward the sea. . You have the power to turn yourself around. You cannot foolishly wade into the thick of unknown difficulties. You nourish yourself best by making the most of daily opportunities. Realize that. Even as this happens. so you build yourself a fortress inside your heart. forsaking empty dreams while you build on all at hand. even though you cannot change the difficulties in your immediate world. more than ever. Come and go freely in your world and let laughter and goodwill rule these days. L 3 This is a good time to gain strength and common sense from within. Just as if you are dreaming. no good will be effected if you react emotionally. as you see the strain taking its toll on those around you.VOICES IN THE HALL Voices in the hallVoices like flashlights On a dark night. you will be calm and resolved to lead others by your confident example. It is likely that you are drawn toward making a move of some kind out of frustration. L 2 Temptations to get involved in the oncoming problems make it doubly important for you to keep your head now. even though you would like to gain some end.
Take yourself and your friends out for a light-hearted meal. You have begun to think of yourself as a sort of central figure-one whose will is weighed seriously by others. Then why did my reflection in the mirror Reach out to slap my face? Top O Although you are not particularly inclined toward introspection at this time. It doesn't really matter why this trouble has come. Spread some of your temporary peace around and everyone will benefit because first. All the calm you are capable of projecting will be needed to get through this time of stress. which will be so important in the near future.'CONFLICT' PUNCHES AT MYSELF If things are as they seem. take advantage of this time by living it to the fullest. if not followed absolutely by them . Just when you think things have gotten out of hand. look around for unexpected help or a sign of some kind for which you have been waiting. You are a strong person or a person who as passed through a long time of testing with his character increased. L 6 A dark mood sets in. deep. . it would be wise to take some time to look inside yourself. Good comes from bad. but it does matter that you face it with grace and intelligence. Don't waste time in self-pity or self-indulgent brooding. relaxation will sharpen your sense of timing. Since the direct threat to your peace has temporarily lost its power. HEXAGRAM #6 . Treat all surprise entrances into your life with respect and unconditional. but this is a dangerously self-deceiving notion. and second. and hidden optimism.L 4 Any conscious effort will be counterproductive in this serious time. you will lift peoples' hearts. but you don't completely give yourself over to it. L 5 Right now you should let the storms come and go over your roof. realizing that there might be a bit of magic for you to find in it all.
Pass into the shadows. but the gains would be losses instead. err on the side of caution-be conservative in travel and enterprise. so would it be foolish to become embroiled in someone else"s wrong-headedness. L 2 Good sense is your savior. Rise above the clamor of the masses and show good will to all those who touch you. L 5 . use your talents to foresee trouble and avoid it. Realize that others follow their inner voices. L 1 Avoidance is the order of the day. Likewise. Also. trust that all things will come to a fair conclusion and go on in peace. more accepting mind-set. Retreat. A world of conflict comes upon you from without and passes you by as a summer thunder squall. Your competitive and argumentative side must give way to a healthier. Using your gifts of willpower and discrimination humbly to help yourself will help your passage through days of conflict. L 4 In a way you could gain quite a bit through argument and struggle. and they will feel negatively about you if you judge them. and humility put you ahead of the rest who compete for smaller prizes. Relax and wait for your fortune and luck to guide the way. Try to be flexible and fluid in the face of changes as rock-steadiness will work against you. Do you want someone to be your judge now? Instead of wasting your time becoming involved in struggles. not because you are richest or most fashionable. While the gossipers and malcontents waste their time on you. like you do. search your circle of people for a wise adviser when difficulties intrude. if you think with a peaceful heart. good values. but because there is something inside you which is exclusively yours-a positive personality. L 3 Your world will move and flow more smoothly if you let all things go their own way. Just as it is foolish to be emotionally attached to the weather in its daily changes.Conflict is around you and exaggerated self-righteous feelings are the last thing you need. Should the number 300 be involved. and go beyond the disruptions of the time. You are fortunate now. survive. exercise special care and consideration. Transform and regenerate your outlook! Turn away from limited and ignorant influences and look inside yourself. You will learn from observations about life. A transformation is necessary. Don't start anything that you see will be a problem to you. you must take time to think.
The right person is on the scene. or this person could be someone you know who has the power to help you. enjoy your prizes. Realize the important part inspiration plays in lifting you above the tired cycles of the world. So."THE ARMY" RIGHT HAND LEFT HAND Right hand shows the way. If you have followed through in your beliefs. On the purely spiritual level this hexagram means that you must harness and direct raw energy of your thoughts and feelings. Not being the General Patton. You need to gain command over yourself through tireless examination of the workings of your mind. L 6 Beware the hypnotizing serpent of the ego. Remind them of your original goals and the values which bind you together as a group. but keep listening for the footsteps of your actions coming back and realize the only permanent conflict is with the self. Get your friends thinking about the nature of their own commitment and those individuals will produce the self-discipline needed for success. forceful kind of "blood. This influence will come as you draw on the hidden powers of the spirit in those around you. fortune will now run in your favor. but this brings you a dark harvest in return. Inspire the people that important things can be accomplished. Get out some things you"ve been holding inside and you"ll see who really cares about you. perseverance. and dedication. You can have your way for a timeacting out some of your more aggressive feelings. guts and aggression type. Top O Material and psychological levels are explored in this hexagram. and if the beliefs will sustain you through the trials of life." you seek a gentler means to influence the minds and hearts of your associates. In the material level you might be part of a group project or effort of some kind which requires the effective cooperation of many different kinds of people. See what you believe and why. You may find yourself the leader or central figure in this effort because of your outward appearance or simply because you are a natural leader. only through mutual respect. It could be you are called upon to solve a problem between friends. L 1 . HEXAGRAM #7 . Left hand invents the way.
and if you experience a temporary advantage. or advantage. L 6 If you have come into power. honor all who make your success possible. If you are a leader. Hidden power can then be transformed through good timing. Now is the time for intelligent spiritual withdraw (duck)-not in cowardice. Make "good" the standard to which all must adhere. You would be best served by believing that your day is coming. victory. Believe in the flow of your life. Simply because you have built up your forces doesn't mean you are ready to take on the world. Get yourself together here and now and the future will take care of itself. Restore order by burying old negative feelings and look through the ghosts of unfulfilled wishes. Evoke good sportsmanship. the fate of the project hangs in the balance. in turn. you need to straighten out your values and get a clearer picture of why you want what you want. Be in touch with your friends and treat situations with total fairness. Rise above the petty corruption around you or in yourself. don't let the group feeling disintegrate into isolated individuality. It probably calls for you to cultivate your faith in yourself and friends. You haven't exercised your leadership or brought out the leadership in others properly and now. Your status as a leader is rewarded and you. It is at this time when everyone's commitment to the goal upon which all agreed will face its sternest trial. L 2 You have worked hard at a certain task and you shouldn't be too humble to accept some praise. don't let anyone use it to bully or intimidate others. in its own good time. That course will backfire and all will be lost. L 3 The true leadership of your project has been grabbed or lost by people who rely more on their egos than the finding of proper direction. but in confidence that your time will come. L 5 There is a test coming-not only a physical struggle but an emotional and spiritual one. share it with deserving . This will make you the example everyone wants you to be. More than physical power is needed.Don't be too hasty in getting a difficult project started. Don't be lured by false bravery-drop back and look at the situation. L 4 In order to be victorious you must know when to punch and when to duck. to reveal the best in you and those around you. as a result.
Together your forces will be greater than the sum of your parts.!UNION" THEN I LOOKED UP I was biding my time. All your luck depends on your natural approach to people and situations. L 1 You are the best example of positive thinking right now. Reading out loud. She walked into the room and sat down Then I looked up. This is the time to be the person you desire to be. At times you feel at odds with the world because it is so apparently different from what you desire. The hard work you have done on your life has given you a natural confidence which draws success to you magnetically. This is a time to flow naturally to other people who seem to be on a similar path. Don't hesitate to follow your fate. By temporarily renouncing your isolation you will find clues and signs which show yourself in the world. Other people will emerge unexpectedly to shower you with benefits. L 2 If you are seeking too actively outside yourself. Good outshines the last remnants of corruption and important directions are shared. you have forsaken your path. Others will recognize you as wise and trustworthy and give you the help you need. You are a leader. This stability is based largely upon your distance from the world's petty concerns." . and in your present clear state you will easily turn your good fortune into help for all.friends and associates. Everything you have gained materially is a reflection of your inner "rightness. Let good values and actions flow like healing water to wash away negative people and negative results. People look to you as a potential guiding spirit because you are stable. looking down. Perhaps you have knocked on the door at the right time. Much of what satisfies you is personal and individual. HEXAGRAM #8 . It is suggested that you cast the coins again at this point in order to find some very timely information. Top O There is a strong need for separation and solitude in your nature. use this next hexagram you receive to deepen and expand your view of the situation.
L 6 Things would have been so much different if you had been more active in finding a way through your problems. but in order to maintain social equilibrium you have submerged you true feelings and become a member of the very group you dislike. Others look at you and shrug because they don't have the inclination or will to help you. although this seems a loss at first. however. This is a natural time to leave them all behind and suffer through the last traces of karma from this unfortunate period."SMALL THINGS" TWO BEGGARS Me and you Hands out for love . since you not only are free of troubled individuals who never really cared about you. Unsympathetic people have jumped to conclusions about you and have deserted your friendship. it is really a gain. Get to know the mystery and magic of your own deep waters. L 3 So many times you have felt at odds with the values of those around you. HEXAGRAM #9 . You are fortunate because some of your friends are dynamic and creative individuals who help you get out of the ruts which dull your senses. any gain will be a burden and a loss. Everything works to your benefit because you are sincere. Remember. but be yourself. Resign yourself to confused and chaotic times until the floodwaters have receded. L 5 You are in tune now. So many times you have wanted to withdraw from the superficial scene. correctly believing they were your business exclusively. use special people as examples. without your values. Recently you have kept certain areas of your life to yourself. but are left with those who like you for the freedom you exemplify. you are not them.Resist the lure of greed and its accompanying insecurities because. Actually. L 4 You must strike a balance between being positively influenced and misguided. and you have lost respect because you haven't been determined about helping yourself. There is more true wealth right in front of your eyes than you could find through behind-the-scenes dealings.
You are what you do. Tempted to go on when it is wise to turn back. This mistake will be easily corrected by moving to a suitable course of action. L 1 You have good fortune in the midst of bad. Set yourself straight and try to put more energy toward good causes. you realize that being sensible is stronger at times than willful action to satisfy the pride. The darkness has lifted but your heart has not lightened. Top O You are in the opening days of a new time. but now a tide seems to be turning slightly in your favor. on the people around you. L 4 . so you must strengthen your character in humble ways you might ordinarily overlook. L 3 Be careful. L 2 Now you must follow the examples of your good friends. The way they feel is the way you should feel. You shouldn't. but gracefully dodging and adapting to changing situations. Rushing ahead before you were ready is having its effect on you now. you are wondering if you should be more aggressive. Confusion is the order of the day. you have pushed too far. Since you feel some power renewed in you. positive or negative. Make your actions reflect your true personality. If you find that surprising resistance obstructs you. but each passing day spent in gathering and planning will bring you closer to the success you have desired. In this time of reaching out for you. now you must make your stand for the small things. not stubborningly plodding onward. Don't be surprised if you find yourself at odds with your friends. Problems beleaguered you in the recent past.In the emotional famine years. you will fail at this time to ensure success later. Already you are moving toward it. you will feel strong inspiration and good fortune. At other moments doubts will weigh heavy. You can't go anywhere by force. Realize that even your outward appearance might have some possible effect. Reach out to help children or people whose outward appearance suggests trouble. Begin with yourself.
Sometimes you look at the people and situations of the world as troublesome and nerve-wracking. Top O If you were to have the problem of getting past a sleeping (or walking) tiger at close range. and to you they are at times. If you harness the good feelings at your fingertips."TREADING THE TIGER'S TAIL" JUST KEEP SLEEPING I don't want to wake up To an argument. HEXAGRAM #10 . You have attained something. and you are just the person to do it. In my dream I'm breaking branches Off the red thorn bush Around the mailbox.This is the time to use your power to influence someone else. You must be trustworthy and loyal to move the hearts around you. You are fortunate in that good people like you. depending on your attitude. then you will find the source of the positive powers swelling inside you. Awkward or unnecessary moves would be immediately distinguishable from the quiet. and now your true loyalty will be shown. All life is like tiger and his tail. Gather your courage and do what you know you have to do. and treat the worrisome entanglements you seek to avoid with good will. They may come to you for advice. and not necessarily everyone or anyone else's. seek to understand what you have before you conspire to get more. The situation is serious! L 5 Friendship flowers. The small things got you where you are. You mustn't go ahead now simply because your ego wants more. Show that your . do what you feel important with style and concentration. graceful moves you would employ in order to survive. you would be forced to seriously consider every move you might possibly make. This distinguishes you from the masses of people who do not try to find their own way and become progressively more self-destructive and angry as time goes by. Best to realize that this is your karma. right now. L 6 Watch out for the full moon because mysterious forces are about you. or you might have to risk their displeasure as you make your point of view known. So it is in living.
That's what it's all about. L 1 You are in a world of your own.values are not born out of egotism. Basically. you will be bitten by the tiger. Get in touch with yourself-now! L 4 This is the essence of treading. Your intuition is clear and strong and secrets are revealed to you. Danger lurks on every side. timewasting values it complete. You will pass through your troubles like a wind in the tall grass. Your headstrong attitude could only be understood if you were taking a chance to help another to whom you feel responsible. yet still experience the unexpected subtleties all around you with a feeling of quiet joy and freshness. If you can view life as treading the tiger's tail. Have faith! L 5 . you aren't a hero-type ready to die for your cause-you want to live for it! So you practice extreme care with every moment and every moment carries you forward. yet you go on. L 2 You are nearly invisible. or has it given you freedom to be self-indulgent? Simplicity (no scheming or pretension) is your best protection and direction. but from a personal vision which you hope will help you through life. there is no guarantee in this omen that you will pass the tiger without waking him up. which has grown inside you. Even so. You were meant to be yourself and to temporarily conceal your wisdom from the people who wouldn't understand anyway. You may have an exaggerated opinion of yourself which will lead you into serious complication. However. This is exactly where you have longed to beaway from the pressures and trials of the outside world. guide you. Now is the time to let your inner strength and resoluteness. L 3 You are living in a dangerous world of illusion. there will be no need to be dragged down by the guilt and frustration of others. and propel you on your true course. The future and the past are living in your every moment. The only challenge you face is with yourself. Has your distance from others given you freedom to be yourself. You are especially lucky since you can succeed easily in your chosen area. The whole concept of "treading" is very serious and should be done with maximum preparation and realistic analysis of your limitations. You seem ready to leave that behind to chase some phantom your ordinary mind has created. The detachment you sought from worldly.
you are treading the tiger's tail. There will be a slight awkwardness in your initial attempt at unraveling a problem. but if you have invested yourself sincerely and completely in all you have left behind. but you will have a deep impact on another person who will come to see your point-this is when peace will start. The effects of this tranquil period could be very far-reaching and significant to your life. The harmonious flow you have begun is timely for all involved. Dangers seem to be less a factor than a short while ago. Be prepared for hassles and keep a light touch about your affairs. if you are willing to take on a challenge. Look over your journey and examine the current state of you karma. There will be trouble and all the plans and strategies you have developed should be put to use to your advantage. you have left too much up to fate-this is a mistake-this is time to tell others what you really are all about. I was comforted to see She was transparent."PEACE" SHE WAS TRANSPARENT When the fortune teller Took off her Many-colored memory. Reach . and a feeling of accomplishment or relief begins to comfort you from the hard road you have traveled. If you have employed a "end justifies the means" mentality. Because of your need to be mellow. Inner and outer strength can join for you. You will need them! Remember.It looks like you have made up your mind to go ahead. Your will is strong and your powers are all collected and ready to be put to use. You probably have been gong through some mind-muddling changes where triedand-true values you once depended on have disintegrated leaving pretty squabbling and time-wasting hassles. you could be dragging some chains. Old ghosts won"t haunt you and you will learn why you came to this crossroad. L 6 Your time of treading should be coming to an end. HEXAGRAM #11 . Top O Good things are there for you. Teach yourself to enjoy this time and make the most of every golden moment. Others may have come to inaccurate conclusions about your personality and it is time to set the record straight. Actually the problem is that you haven't asserted yourself and put your cards clearly on the table. you will experience true freedom. peace is best savored in relation to the periods of conflict (war) which preceded. By exerting your will you have fused energies which would have been wasted otherwise. Just like good times can only be understood in relation to hard times.
Be a healer. L There are certain "rules" of conduct (personal behavior) which can bring order and harmony to even the most strained and potentially exasperating situation. good things will happen. As you come out confidently and show the people you care. a feeling of life. Recently you have encountered situations which have shown you a sad misuse of human potential-perhaps people are involved in petty arguments and misunderstandings of each other's personality or motivation. L 4 Part of your personal magic is your ability to put people at ease-not just the people to whom you relate most naturally. L 3 Keep your head in the face of changes. you have the power to straighten things out. You may even be surprised at the vein of humanity you tap into as unexpected human riches may be yours for the taking. Now is the time for faith in your fortune and a calm. ultimately. Live the golden rule. Your even-minded approach is very soothing in a pressurized and dehumanizing world. While this may leave you talking to yourself for a short time. Don't try too hard. however. Be willing to share a moment. cooler heads will prevail. Forget the "Why is this happening to me?"' attitude and realize that it's just your time for hassles. L 2 You are a strong person who has the power to see things clearly. you learned a long time ago that when things get chaotic and crazy you cant make the situation better by being chaotic and crazy yourself. Now. You've been through it all before-just when you feel some progress is being made. Be a clear mirror in which others can see themselves. unguarded part in the other entities you encounter. Go with the flow-remember. . Your close personal relationships and your general approach to life are guided by the same concepts of fairness and positivism. Your greatest strength now is treating every person with respect. There is something open about you and it makes contact with the human. L 1 You honestly care about others.out with faith and confidence to do what you might have thought was impossible. measured outlook. the rug is pulled out from under you. but anyone crossing your path. People depend on you for a certain attitude-a unique outlook which seems to regenerate them.
if emphatically stated and backed by your energy and commitment. L 6 There are some hassles coming our way. You will know the truth about yourself. they are more like ideas. with the outside world. they will only work against you now. One compromise with your values now will lead to another until your life . the more you talk. could positively influence others at the right time. You have earned this problem with some old. if worldly temptations strike the vein of weakness in your heart. Old ideas and feelings have given way to a new time in which you will be the center of some negative attention-remember not to fight the new threats with your old strengths. and transform yourself into someone new and improved. than go on with your prepared outershow. frustration will result from your attempts to right things."STANDSTILL" LOVE IS NOT NO PHONECALL Love is not no phonecall. Petty arguments block the way to true communication. In fact. shed it like a tattered coat or old skin. especially reflected in your dealings with the people around you. as if you were embroiled in a legal battle. You may find yourself explaining over and over some insignificant remark you make. if you are a serious seeker of truth and self-knowledge. unfinished point of karma-so develop your equanimity and put up your psychological umbrella. Obviously. Love is hung-up on yourself. You will notice that no matter how rational and logical you become. You would do better to realize your need for building character strength and for retiring from the worldly arena. HEXAGRAM #12 . a point of stagnation. then you will see the true nature of the character you have developed. If flatterers appear to cloud your spirit with ego temptation. This is a good time to remove the craziness. Peace is finished.These "rules" aren't necessarily commands waiting for you to issue them. which. no progress will be made in this situation. Learn to love the rain. Love is not never hearing the truth. When the irrationality around you grows. Others know you as a leader and give you respect and loyalty. Top O You will be at a standstill. You will notice a rising tide of small irritations. this will be a good time to gather up your personal forces and retreat to the shadows. the more troubles you will have. Good fortune will follow you now-you have had the courage to come "out front" with the right idea.
It is against all your values. Don't fight the flow. while a superficial side of your nature was being gratified. even now when your intuition tells you the time is not yet free. Retreat from the storm and take care of personal business. the new days will again bring the spirit of progress and movement to your life. L 4 The block of ice which has encased you is beginning to melt away.becomes a standstill. Eventually you will be respected and your wisdom sought after. When the clouds have passed away and you have had a long talk with yourself. L 2 You will now see how easy it is for people to trick each other. and. Now you stand in a dark spotlight-the center of gossip. outwardly. The flatterer and the one he flatters have an unspoken agreement. In a troubled time you have found the current in a swollen stream which carries you to safety. Loyalty is the key now. L 1 This line suggests a karmic gift. to someone with whom you share a feeling about the flow of life. L 3 You are in the wrong place at the wrong time. nothing real happens and everyone goes unfulfilled. You speak openly though you wonder at the ultimate result your revelations will produce. The friend to whom you are loyal must be helped now. There is no future for you in this kind of scene. to yourself and the values you have adopted in moments of clarity. Of course. the deeper elements of your character were starving. and inwardly. as if he were another incarnation of yourself. go on alone without hesitation to your place of safety. As you lead him to safety through the storm of hard karma. You needed a lesson about wasting your time and energy on negative worldly values-go beyond the twisted feelings of the moment and grow past this sorry moment in your life. but the gaudy material world-show holds the center of attention. you will be deepening an alliance with yourself. You continue to stand by your principles. Trust to your deepest instincts now and demonstrate to others the personal freedom which will surprise even yourself. Perhaps it has been affected by the warmth of your sincerity and the generosity of your spirit. Temptations of the ego have subtly seduced you over time. whispers of scandal-caught in a trap laid for you by your own subconscious. even if the flatterers reject you. This hexagram has a feel of rainy karmic weather about it. This is the key to changing times and the departure of standstill. . You must be faithful to what you believe now. When your help doesn't get through.
however. Somehow you have risen to many of life's challenges. Be careful with each step and make sure you act from strength combined with self-awareness. You have learned a great lesson of life as you have seen the time of hardship pass into the mist. On the outside. The dark times and the intimacy with yourself you experienced will not leave your memory now. Wizard on the wall You see in the dark mirror The Brotherhood of Day and Night.L 5 Curious breakthroughs are happening all around you."THE WIZARD" BROTHERHOOD OF DAY AND NIGHT Wizard. Its song reminds you of home. L 6 Nothing in life can remain static. but with a good-natured intensity backed up by self-control and positive thinking. this contrast is pleasing yet somewhat perplexing. Top O You must be a wizard now. After the time you have spent turned inward. The pettiness and the contention has turned to relative peace. you remain physically shell-shocked. You found a shell. not as an angry warrior or greedy competitor (though you have been through bouts with both those attitudes). Be what you really dream of being and only your inner heart will know the gain and loss. The heaviness of heart has prepared you well for the passing weather and changes. HEXAGRAM #13 . You seem to be getting chances to express and explain the circumstances of your life and the trials which have forged your values. Even though you have pulled yourself up from the long bondage of the past. The hard times you have passed have left you slightly weak and weary. you may encounter initial resistance from others. this is not a time for rest and you search for new currents of inspiration to get you on the right track. but open-hearted waiting and gentle speech may enable you to use your magical gifts to inspire and uplift others. by forcing you to examine the signs around you. Let your total strength accumulate gradually and face the new days with an open heart. Be a wizard! . Your straight-up honesty with yourself is making it possible for you to go beyond your imagined limitations.
L 3 The old ways are strong in you now. L 6 The path of life has led the wizard deep into solitude. good fortune has come to you as a psychic flash or premonition. You are washed up upon the beach in this sea of stars. sometimes there is a recognition. You see how foolish you have been and claim a fresh start for yourself based on realistic good sense. There is a breath of life strongly moving in you and it is as invigorating as the coming of spring. Be wary of secrets at your door. but this time is a time which demands and honest outward representation of the soul within. but be careful not to lapse back into your secretive. If you resolve to show some initiative on all fronts of your life. . Try to see your reflection in the sea of faces around you. nevertheless. yet. L 4 Your dumb luck is working for you here. You were burned and consequently you keep your true self concealed as a means of self-protection. even though you have let yourself be guided by some rather bizarre thoughts and opinions. Now comes the real testing of the spirit. Love and honesty can turn away the coldest shadows. Find happiness and peace in your melancholy. Manufacture a positive attitude from thin air of your prayers. Lift your eyes up from yourself and realize there are no supermen. The wizard sees in the dark. sometimes self-destructive ways. Who would begin to unravel the riddle of the past or see into the puzzling present moments we live? There would seem to be a towering gulf between each soul. you will benefit-if you fall into the shadows you will find trouble waiting for you. You could be the kind of person who beams with good will to all and is a living example of brotherhood. What at first seemed like a happy destiny has become a kind of timeless wait. L 5 Life isn't easy for anything. Dumb luck in the sense that. Your suspicion of people in general comes from your shell-shocked past.L 1 Let your light shine on the outside now. L 2 Some of your wizardly power is being lost in your ego's search for an elite group of people.
Look around you closely. More likely. It forecasts abundance and riches. Take the opportunity to build yourself up from the inside out. but now you must be more careful and try to anticipate coming problems. Whatever you do. You probably feel something lacking-like a distant feeling you can't quite catch or a need for more worldly success. Probably you are not the type of person who lusts after material objects or ornamental relationships with attractive people. You are not weighed down by what you possess-your most basic philosophy is pragmatism. . but humility and sensitivity in the possessor of them. You are a magical person who probably knows this already. you are service-oriented and sincere in your approach to your work and social responsibilities. L 1 Take advantage of the quiet abundance of this period. You have a natural and relaxed attitude toward making mistakes."WEALTH" CHRONIC HUNGER I lost time At last night's banquet Fretting over A breakfast I missed Last year. you will experience the wealth of friendship you have cultivated. Do not hesitate to reach back into your seldom used pool of resources for the extra help you need. You've got to realize that you are already fortunate and it would be much more advantageous for you to appreciate what you have rather than to long for the unknown. you will experience an extreme accumulation of personal or material wealth. as you prepare to meet life on its own terms. You cannot afford to be lenient with your values. Top O This is a strange hexagram. Maintain your natural humility in these days when you will see your light reflected in the faces around you. L 2 When you meet with complications and difficulties.HEXAGRAM #14 . Because you are a different and unique person. enjoy these days because they have the golden beauty of Autumn. Try not to feel the coming chill of winter or remember the warm summer skies. Something is valuable if it is useful-this keeps you free to find yourself in everyone and everything around you.
L 4 You are an intelligent person and your mind is your greatest asset right now. Your actions must reflect the hard path you have traveled and the struggles with yourself you have lost and won. your inner sense tells you material wealth brings heavy burdens. Perhaps your individuality is your greatest wealth. and they have their allure. Show others your empathy and sympathy-this will best serve your own developing character. and power. Others have much less than you. the more you repel it from your truest heart and understanding. HEXAGRAM #15 . You are free of the past and in a balanced harmony where you stand. Other people see you as a free entity because they feel burdened by their own desires and expectations. All around you are the material symbols of status. and this person will enrich you with his understanding of life.L 3 You don't believe in ownership. look carefully at the people who cross your path. L 6 You have gone the right way. wealth. . a fallen leaf. Remember that now you are in your golden days. As you reach out and expand. You must be careful in your actions now. Seeing your own truth through other souls has been your key to wealth all along. and you are sad for them and thankful yourself-be yourself and resist temptations to long for more things."MODESTY" A MAN. You will find a person who others have overlooked. A TREE. No one could sort them out From a million miles in space. because you desire something. You feel it is a sad illusion to think that. It is time to be creative and helpful. Some have more than you and they must spend great energies to keep their material place. Let your fate find you and be generous with everyone and everything attached to you. L 5 You are an unusual person. Fortunately. Don't be insensitive in your freedom. a tree. Your freedom from greed and jealousy is the source of your greatest wealth. A FALLEN LEAF A man. and you will never lose what you don't want to own.
a willingness to be changed by time. Since you are free of tricks. At critical times you are completely transparent. You should have fun and make your human interaction suit your needs and moods. but if you are truly modest about life. In "Modesty" things take time-one of your greatest strengths is a humility connected with time. because you have faith. Don't get hung-up on words and whether everything you say is modest in the human ego sense. L 1 Go for it. Be modest enough to love yourself. You are a person who can deeply effect people and situations with a timely word or emotional sharing. with your gentle and determined guidance.Top O This is a fortunate hexagram. You are advised to make a journey -this will increase your chance for good fortune and truly reflect the great journey of the soul which you have already traveled. and circumstance. L 3 . it will radiate through and people will feel the who that you are. or faith in other entities or inspirational sources-these make the true miracles of life happen. L 2 Others will be effected strongly now by your words and actions. This is modesty. You have come a great distance in life. and prejudice you will shine like a star-brighter still because you don't care that much about it all. Perhaps you will be caught off guard. whether they are related to people or projects or whatever. Consequently. There is something "true" about you which works a heady magic on people in a world where complex dishonesties seem to rule the day. Faith is another sign of modesty-faith in your talents or personal gifts. subterfuge. revealing your inner depths to the world. but go with the flow. fate. There is a sincerity factor in this hexagram. You see life as a learning experience. action will totally carry the day. a certain openness. you are open to the powerful lessons of the material plane. You will be called upon by fate to reveal the simple and truthful feelings about situations. No words will bring home the success you desire. Sometimes you may present yourself in an assertive way. You believe that what should happen will happen. in years and your road has been the right one for you. These will come naturally at the most appropriate moment. and they will get done. You probably have some long term goals. Perhaps you have gone through a time of selfimposed seclusion or isolation which will now be broken with a purposeful mission in society. Your natural love of life will bring you blessings.
This is you. L 5 This is a line of leadership. There is nothing stopping you from being the person you know you can be. People's hearts must be penetrated in order to determine the depth of their loyalty and commitment. on your material plans. This line speaks of work-on yourself. L 4 You believe you talents are a gift which should be developed and used-this is an important expression of modesty. In giving yourself over to the powerful creative forces of the universe. and this will validate your modesty in the eyes of other entities. Of course. to blame others for the troubles you have brought on. but you won't be pulled far off your humble path. on your relations with others-the kind of work which has the power to set you free. It is possible that you achieve worldly success easily.You are a special person and most everybody seems to know it. and it will be difficult to maintain the strict societal image of modesty. but in the end your dedication will show your true motivations. View yourself as a kind of spiritual connection through which inspiration flows freely. but fair. You will turn outward success into inward encouragement. You've seen it all your life in others and battled it in yourself-that tendency to point the finger outward in times of stress. There is magic in life for you to feel and touch-it is everywhere and will transform your spirit-modesty is the key. There are decisions to be made. Any leader is well served by the reputation of being hard (tough). Get yourself together and magical things can happen. You may initially put off some others with the intensity of your actions. Material and spiritual responsibility is a great expression of modesty. People may treat you deferentially. you fulfill one of the highest human callings. As you take your fate squarely on your shoulders. possibly for the directions of a group and many important steps lay ahead. HEXAGRAM #16 . or just that your whole approach to life in general seems successful-in either case the only danger is being swept away in the ego-flood. any troubles can only be fought from the inside out."ENTHUSIAM" LOOKING BACKWARD IN A CRYSTAL BALL In the daytime we say we are glad To have traveled difficult paths in becoming. you demonstrate a kind of worthiness to accomplish great things on whatever level you are expending energy. L 6 What makes you a truly strong person is your willingness to accept your own karma. In the crystal ball of night we see clearly .
L 2 You are as solid as a rock. but you must treat each person who is important to you in a special and individualized way. L 1 Don't be over-involved with your ego. Be serious about the music you hear and the feelings which your heart shares with all others and peace will come about. Possibly you are involved in something which has you spellbound in its ups and downs. In your greatest effort you have probably overlooked the feelings of some people who depend on you for special consideration. One of the most important messages of this hexagram is that you have the power of leadership to make your will a reality. Open your to refuse the friendship of someone who is be entering the picture in the near future. which is actually "clearsight". makes it possible for you to protect and develop yourself and those closest to you. This foresight. As you lose yourself in the past. you seem physically aware of the events before they happen. Be freely in the directions shown to you by your . You see through events clearly. Your mind continually works on all the details and possible outcomes which face you. Stop kidding yourself and figure out what you really want out of life. Actions alone will show what you really are. If you can't lead by example. Your ego is under control and your mind doesn't easily deceive you. and future of the human race. The free melodies inside you will help you learn about yourself. not only beneath the surface. Words don't fulfill your needs or the needs of others. you are determined to do the right thing.How much could have been avoided. but more of a trancelike frame of mind. Whether or not anyone is paying attention to you is less important than your integrity. Go out of your way to make everyone see that. although you sometimes make mistakes. you will experience a time of rest-not a physical resting. but. compared to those around you. you are just another hypocrite. Let your enthusiasm carry you along and others will follow. Top O A great task is suggested in this hexagram. Old standards or a blanket philosophy just won't be enough right now. present. Thoughts of guilt and regret will help you to see where your course of action lies. L 3 You are the center of attention heart and do not be too quick either now known to you or will open to your intuition and move and people are attracted to you. listen for your own internal music. When you are confident about the path you have chosen.
even in a crowd because others seem to be more easy in their adjustments. This situation is not as desperate as it seems if you use it for growth. but you have gone too far. What you are waiting to see won't help you now. The lemonade was too strong. You support the growth in those around you by listening to them without judgment and by being quiet about some of your own knowledge."FOLLOWING" I YAWNED AS THE BOAT APPROACHED THE CLIFF I yawned as the boat approached the cliff. L 5 This is a line of illness. whether the illness is actually physical or symbolic it will not last long. You must believe that you are learning about life and giving out good as you wait for healing. even you. Snap out of it and realize that at some time all people act like fools. The limitation you will feel will give way after a time. . But the afternoon mist Was perfect viewing for a disaster. Often it is less important to be right than to treat someone with respect. only a renewed effort at being lively and aware will begin to shift fortune back to your favor. You have let opportunities go by which will never return. L 6 You have been on a kind of ego trip-far too caught up in the changes of your life. You ask no more from anyone than you are willing to do yourself. Top O Two great principles are working in your favor: Determination to do right and humility. While you have been mindlessly immersed in the continuous flurry of activity you have taken on yourself. you have missed out on the necessary sensitivity to maintain your position of leadership.mind and heart. L 4 You believe in waiting for the right time. HEXAGRAM #17 . You are humble in that you accuse and blame no one else. Possibly you feel alone or isolated. This makes you a soft-spoken leader who has the loyalty of people's emotions.
you must realize that it lies within your power to see through flatterers and select some people for friends who would enable you to try out a more refined version of yourself. Storms may come. but they will quickly go. Look in unexpected people and places for the answer you need. Try to bring out the best in everybody and you will be the respected center of good events. You fight to remain free of secret motivations and you see the power of your personality as it works on others. Possibly. That is fortunate since you are making some changes. Your positive power increases dramatically as you take a wider look around.You move with the time realizing that those who ignore the demands of changing events often fail in bringing about peace. Make your values happen. Life is larger than you realize. Now is a good time to turn to a spiritual source. Your strength lies in your ability to balance public and private worlds. Believe in the good inside each heart and be tireless in your confidence in the people closest to you. as you broaden your scope or extend more sympathy to those outside your usual circle. L 5 Blessings are coming to you because you successfully live your beliefs. Then you will feel progress. Beware of being a hypocrite. and you keep your life in balance by giving yourself the relaxation needed for the soothing of your nervous system. L 4 People are attracted to you and they gratify your ego. Even though you might be weak to egotism. L 1 A change of heart is indicated. L 3 Your values are strong and attainable right now. but don't actually help your life to move forward. or the intuition you feel. during this time. You may find yourself busy. Listening to good friends will be to your . There is a possibility that you are passing over some good people in favor of some other people who feed your ego. in one way or another. You are right to want the best from your life and in order to get it you hold fast to the principles by which you steer. and believe that guidance will come. L 2 Look at yourself and your relationships very carefully right now. you will see results. There may even be second thoughts or melancholy about new directions and old.
now as confusing. but the plain truth is that you must start living the truth inside you. but this is inappropriate since you haven't made the change with the times. If you go on giving less than your share to yourself and life in general. Express yourself as frankly as you can. lay back and enjoy some time by yourself. Your charisma comes from your inner values. so how can you go on endlessly holding back? Is it laziness. Duty calls and at first you are reluctant. Probably you are still trying to protect yourself. and . Be honest. it is time for a new way of doing things-travel. and the situation will get better if you want it to. When conflicts are thick. The door is open for you . give up a bad habit and most of all. if you get a little old-fashioned work-ethic about yourself. and vision to move people's hearts. think about them before and after you make them. Recently you have had a powerful effect on your immediate circle by coming out strongly in favor of action and clear thinking. The problem is that when the storm is over you still don't come out. you are going to have a hard time. A long period of hard work seems to be behind. If you prepare yourself for changes while giving as much as possible to others. but then you take it upon yourself to exercise your will. character. you will be ready when the time of movement comes. On the other hand. or don't you really know yourself at all? This hexagram is a good omen since the difficulties around you are exactly equal to your ability to meet them. You can go on blaming this or that. You should take your own speech to heart. you go into a kind of hiding to outwait the storm. you can straighten things out. Your life isn't as simple as it seems sometimes.advantage. Get things in order without pushing. Top O Many of your current problems have been produced by your own lack of direction. L 6 You want to rest."WORK ON WHAT HAS BEEN SPOILED" AUTOGRAPHED BEFORE TIME BEGAN Each grain of sand Falling through my fingers Falling through the hourglass Was multi-colored And autographed before time began. get in touch with those closest to you. HEXAGRAM #18 . Put all your energy into making good decisions. practical. but the world needs you and one person in particular can benefit from your friendship and philosophy. You are blessed with the strength.
L 5 It is time to face yourself and those involved with you. L 2 You may think you live a charmed life. You might grate on some nerves for a time. Plant your seeds in your life. Don't delude yourself into thinking that you are going in the right direction or that things will magically work out-they won't. Give up the memory of the twisted events behind you. Watch out for the "Blues" and weakness of the will as warning signals telling you that you are misguided.realistic. and take an involvement in your life. It may be because you are over-tolerant with your own weakness or because you are too past conscious. or inspiration) for the direction you need you are going to experience a difficult time. There may be difficulty getting your concentration together at this time. This will bring good fortune. You are lucky because people really care about you. Somehow you've got to wipe the slate clean and remedy the mistakes around you and in your past." Cultivate your sincerity because it will partially deflect the negative feelings your bluntness might be causing. L 3 Your electricity is very active at this time. Stay humble. The present is your puzzle to solve. To show you how mistaken your former path was-you probably felt that . You can't go on dodging your karma-it is in front of you. unless you put some energy into contacting your higher-self (intuition. "Today is the first day in the rest of your life. but it isn't true. You can not waste time clinging onto ideas which served you in the past. You are lagging behind as the changes go on all around you. This may be related to your immediate family. but you can't even stop to explain. Now is the time for saving. Your changes have startled those around you. You are headed for a fall. prayers. and. Keep in mind the old saying. L 1 Get in tune with the time. L 4 This is a bad time for you to be resting or feeling self-satisfaction. The change you have undergone of late is reflected in your extreme behavior. Lately fate has shown you that there are many foolish things that you have done and some people don't trust you. This is the time take the hard line and keep yourself straight-forward in your dealing with your people and yourself. but your intense movement will be understood and appreciated in the future. and you might find yourself paying back mysterious debts for other people.
At this point you welcome responsibilities as potential building blocks on the road to self-expression. as you are shown access to roads usually outside your focus. The problems plaguing people's hearts today are as old as the race. HEXAGRAM #19 . Pretend you are sleeping. The restlessness and upheaval will haunt individuals forever. and only your own misjudgments lead you to be the center of strife and confusion. Your motivation is not necessarily that you have a specified goal in mind-some distant flesh of gold you desire. Be generous. like a storm moving out to sea. The thinking and planning you have been loosely organizing will now come to its destiny as a new emotional/karmic year begins for you. but that is very suitable to you. You must do today what cannot be postponed until tomorrow." Top O For some time your thoughts have been on getting things in order and making some progress. Ride the crest of these waters to the fullest possible extent. Wish society well and go on your way-then you will have much to give through development of your individuality. and they will have a long future."JANUARY" SAID THE JACK O'LANTERN TO THE PUMPKIN "When they come to carve away your youth Into a nightmare smile. Al that is past now and you are willing to own up to your shortcomings and reach out for help to the people who truly care for you. What you have is needed by nearly everyone-the more you give the better this . Your role is to get reacquainted with your spirit and to begin a new openness with more universal values. You realize the absolute importance of "now"-this moment you are in-the only one like it in all the wide passing of time. You will have power and the charisma to profoundly effect your immediate circumstance. when in reality they were confused by contradictions in your character and sought to resolve them. L 6 The turmoil of changes has passed you by.people close to you were persecuting you. This was a difficult time for you because the contradictions were part of changes you needed to go through without the strain of misunderstandings. You have realized that the endless turn of human events will continue. Humility is a strength for you now. Now your vision will be expanded. and you have become aware that to be over-involved in human nature is ultimately a waste of time. A tide is rolling in your favor now-past the sorrows and joys you have previously experienced-a tide which is as strong as the character you have carved for yourself. Things will never be the same for you. You have prided yourself in your round-the-clock dedication to those who earn your respect.
You would have to almost work overtime to destroy this natural. Fortunately. In fact. Draw in the cold. courage) in your dealing with others and you will have people who are "jewels" revealed to you. When and if you really need a more obvious direction. Savor a new beginning-a fresh start-a January. Power is sparking everywhere now-the currents are flowing. Remember this time-you have found. positive "approach" to the world. your clear vision will prevent a lessening of your all-important determination. L 1 Look for a hopeful." This book of changes has no hexagram more earthy and melancholy. L 2 You will now experience the benefits which have grown from your selfsufficiency. "Something changed. one will emerge and reaffirm your good karma. yet so deeply in love with life. You'll naturally turn away from the success and social gratification which might once have fascinated you. Bury the past in dark December-you're a year wiser now with a whole green spring to spend on your life. the world spins on with its complex patterns of life and death. L 3 The attitude you have waited for has come at last. Time has changed you for the better. the current disposition of your mind is more balanced and positive than you could have hoped. January signals the ready-or-not-here-comes-the-future flight of time. positive period in your life. L 4 Your intuition about people runs a strong current for you now. They are deep-they teach you of life. in January. This is a good time to be worldly-wise and philosophically sophisticated. Show some "heart" (warmth. Far below you. generosity. a true beginning. Things may be like a circus at times and the currents of enthusiasm may well up all around you tempting you to get lost in the sea of material considerations. but energies can be constructively channeled into looking after yourself and your life.time will be. You were made for these days-your perception is deep and your intuition is true. . as you nourish them in return. Frustration may result from the lack of a specific goal. Be alone in your self and at one with the world. Remember to take others as seriously as you take yourself-be sensitive and responsible. L 5 You have good people around you. clear air from a lofty height.
HEXAGRAM #20 . Simply considering your situation will reveal more than your share of truth. You have no secrets-but you are aware of yourself and some things are better kept inside. There is a world inside you to live in and a world outside you to live in. Keep them separate and excellent.L 6 Everything you do is right. Luck comes with selfconfidence."LOOKING DOWN" FISH IN BLACK WATER In the rain In a dark pool I saw the future hiding. Develop your spiritual side since it is an inextinguishable source of strength for you. if you want it that way. you have fallen on good fortune. and you get the answers you seek. Let your mind be free to explore all your thoughts and the meaning behind worldly events. Somehow. but you positively effect those around you by being your best self. Right now that is just as well. Darting and Drifting silently out of sight. though you see right through the world's games. and you feed your own growth through watching the natural world happen. You long to delve into the mystery of things and people. Ask for the higher inspiration you need to solve all your complexities and answer people with meaningful thoughts and feelings. Top O This is a time when feelings and intellect can work together. Your life is in a deep in-between stage and the stillness between the past and future allows you a time of inner and outer clarity. This time of depth travels beyond a passing worry to the realm of deeper and higher values. Other people need your strength now and will be watching closely as you keep your word among men as well as your own bargain with life. Not only do you strengthen your own character. Already you sense the power which the mind possesses. the world can't see into you. L 1 . If you have a problem or question.
Keep all your energy riveted to a single situation. Don't kid yourself. Use all thoughts and energies to get and keep your life moving on a helpful and improving track. Think about it. which at this time is accessible to you. L 2 You are only as wise as you make yourself. What effect are you having on others? They need you to help and contribute with your originality. Life is so much larger than the day-to-day . look at the motivations behind the actions of people and the underlying principles of nature. This is happening because you aren't looking between the lines or at the wider picture.It is clear that you may be experiencing confusion. Your intuition and special abilities are at their quiet peak and you must direct them carefully. In this way you won't waste your knowledge and feelings on someone who won't understand what you have to offer. If you are satisfied with limitation and routine. You also benefit from inner vision about your future and important decisions are clear as they come up from within. Judge yourself without prejudice. be patient and try to find what you need to do. Don't waste your energy on pointless talk. If you desire more freedom. If this over-involves you in the lives of others. Beware of dangerous illusions and prejudices which could lead you onto an unproductive path. Gone are the times when you evaluate everyone else and ponder their motives. step back and look at the whole flow of your life. L 5 Keep your sense of perspective as you contemplate your life. Fantasy won't help you now. Take some extra time to see if your positive first impressions were correct. All you have ever done has truth about your life. Women-be tireless in your observation of situations. A clear view of the past and mental picture of the future will suggest the best course for you to follow. open your mind to all of life. then you have no need to open your mind. It is on you to determine the end results your actions produce. If you have a decision to make. In your heart you probably feel what your mind must learn-that life is larger than the cares in which you absorb yourself. There are some things you must do as only you can do them. L 4 You need to find the right person to appreciate your insights and observations. L 6 Rare clarity comes now as you think deeply about your life. L 3 This is the best time possible to think about your own life.
ups and downs of a single life. if you are in the right. If you are being wronged. attack the stronghold vigorously. Expect difficult beginnings which eventually clear up for you. If you are tricking yourself or letting yourself be confused. If you are fortunate enough to find out where the dishonesty lies. now look at yourself and live it! While you can channel some good your way. and you could find yourself in a serious position of disadvantage. This could be in the form of a liar who is consciously attempting to slander you. You preach humility. L 2 . and if you are deceiving yourself. you will succeed in winning your case. but you aren't so far gone that you can't pull yourself out with some true humility. or the deception could appear in a more subtle form such as self-deception." I said to the assassin. don't hesitate to own up to your shortcomings." Top O An aura of deception surrounds you now. You have been off course slightly and have suffered some disquiet. you will need hard work to extricate yourself from problems. The mouth is extremely important to the inner meaning of this hexagram. L 1 The full negative power of your situation is not yet in effect. don't be spiteful or vengeful. The basic difficulty is that lies and half truths will seem truer than reality. Keep a good attitude for extra help. you remember that part of your strength was tested recently as you gad to stand up for yourself against unfair pressure from an outside source. When you defend yourself."BITING THROUGH" COME CLOSER "Come closer. Be clear and fair while using your strength in a modest way. possibly a friend or someone close to you. There are mentions of legality here which seem to suggest that if you go to court. work diligently to right yourself. HEXAGRAM #21 . Be careful what you put in and send out of it. We'll draw a red circle around my heart. "Let me tell you my secret fears. Control your temper and develop balance in all things.
This will be a time when you will have to make a stand for your inner beliefs. Stop speaking and listen to everything around you. you often let manipulative or destructive people do their worst and pass out of your life. there is no future in bad temper or bad humor. you have been misunderstood and mistrusted. L 5 You are a gentle person who dislikes coercion and confrontation. You are caught in a confrontation which you would rather have avoided. You are no hero. The storm will shock and subdue you. Others try to reason with you. You'll get through. HEXAGRAM #22 . again. L 4 You've got to show your strength. and troubles your present. Troubles will delay you. In a way you are lucky because."GRACE" CHINESE ACCORDIAN . The greatest fight has come at last and your enemy is no one but yourself. Don't tolerate your uncultivated side. but for some reason you won't hear. In trying to get things in order. but it will pass quickly and leave you startled but none the worse for wear. Usually you are quite accurate in your analysis of events. You hold the key to the situation and everybody knows it. No one sees the future and the true demands of building that future like you. everyday tasks must be your beginning point. They aren't looking deep enough to see. Knowing your own heart. but you must rise up and cast the negatives (even if they are people) out of your life. your good fortune allows you to make your strong and clumsy stand at just the right place and time. L 6 Look inside yourself for the source of troubles. Your stand won't win you praiseprobably more disapproval will be heaped on you. The past haunts you. You have lost the sensitivity of your days and true life is passing you by. though your highest perception is absent. but now a fog has settled over your vision and small. No proud willfulness and arrogance can help you now. but if you let bad values steamroll you now. a great deal will be lost. but you won't go under in the currents.You may go too far in protecting yourself now. L 3 A flare-up of bad luck burns on your doorstep. You are mistrustful and put up strong defense mechanisms which are a bit overpowering.
Be true to yourself. A problem accompanies this. You may need to conform. all the more satisfying because of the beauty of its brief duration. I might as well have been Playing a Chinese Accordion. and no one will get in your way. Things come to you. Top O There is magic around you now in some ways. and pleasant expectation occupies your mind. others might not be totally in tune with you. You might be willing to sacrifice your principles for approval. While you are very in touch with yourself and your own forms of expression. Don't lose sight of your values and ideals. You've got to get away. the less you will accomplish. Resist temptation and vanity. The ironic part is that the more self-conscious you are. You might have to turn your back on someone offering an easy way at this time. Beware of . In fact. L 4 Right now you are basking in the power and influence of this hexagram. L 2 Watch your ego. employ a simpler outlook. Keep on to the end. You realize you must be your easygoing and nonjudgmental self in order to achieve the grace you desire. It is probably better for you to regard any relaxation or lessening of pressure as a refreshing oasis. At times life is harmonious and musical. they may be looking at you as something you are not. The danger is being intoxicated with your own life and oblivious to the world.I tried so hard to please you. L 3 You are in a good situation. Fortune is generous and you indulge yourself with pleasure. L 1 There is a hint of dishonesty in this line. and set free some of your more meaningful thoughts and feelings. The time is so strong that you may even feel a little lost in a superficial tangle of social responsibilities. Positive intuition speaks to you of change and variety.
Fuel your own regeneration by cultivating a more disciplined acceptance of life. You are balanced between philosophy and action. self-doubts disappear and fortune smiles with the joining of some people who have an intuitive understanding of each other. I forget not follow The water on its way. Stress and anxiety may have sapped your emotional strength and recuperation is necessary. The trouble outside you isn't as aggravating as it seems-you are irritable. L 5 A serious mood could lead you to destructive self-criticism."LOSS OF BALANCE" A SPIRIT IS TRAPPED IN THIS ANIMAL A spirit is trapped in this animal. Because your inner world is clear and sincere. complications obstruct your path: too many people. Even if it is within your mind. positive phenomena are occurring all around your life. too. Your world closes around you and events tax you to your limits. You need to withdraw and get away. you will stand. Even if the world comes down. The nights are quiet and the days. Temporary. One after another. Stopping to think. You may hear the clattering of dishes and the paroxysms of . responsibilities. It's as if the world and its confusion are a room away. You are simple. You might even look foolish to someone or yourself. and distractions. Top O A hard time is indicated by this hexagram. Bending to drink.misunderstanding someone's motives. pressures. L 6 Things are together. in your heart and at one with the happiness of life. Refine your outer appearance as you leave nothing to chance. naturally. I remember Restless hunger pangs. HEXAGRAM #23 . You can't be hurt now.
this someone can and will help you to the relative freedom you so desperately need." L 1 This line is not a good omen. The discord in your life has caused you to be difficult to the people you need most. you might find yourself without their support at a critical time. you have some positives going for you. you are safe in "Collapse. Keep a minimalist approach. L 3 Even though you are in a complicated situation filled with conflict. If you are true. You are liquid. taking this current storm away from you. Your intuition and will are joined now and you must trust them and believe in your ability to get through difficult situations not just surviving. Take three bits of advice and let them govern your every action. There is someone you can turn to. People may talk behind your back because of your decisions. You will find that you will be more satisfied later if you put some distance between you and the dangers you . Think about your faith. Things may not come easily and in the best possible sense. but that is unavoidable. but growing as well. You must work overtime to show them love because. they cannot understand some of the negative changes you go through and consequently. L 2 Trouble at home. If you look deep in yourself. Let the world collapse. The difficulty of Hexagram #23 reaches its height here and the only thing to do is work on your heart. Trouble swirls about you like a storm and everything you do seems to go wrong. No circumstances can control your mind. A stroke of luck comes to you at a moment of need and you see an opening to escape. You are under an avalanche of just plain bad luck and if you temporarily run for cover. falls. it would be wise to operate with a simple mantra. but your fate now is to be alone. This is what a world does-rises. L 5 A loophole is found in the dark times. Things haven't gone as you'd like them to and you are knocked around by the winds of fortune. Govern is the world. ignorance will be bliss. you will see the truth. although they love you. There will be a conscious exertion of the will now. Take advantage of opportunities even if a nagging voice doubts. time will pass.laughter. Strategically. You are not a world. L 4 Bad luck and bad feelings in control. sliding between worlds.
You have seen the dead laid to rest and the hope in new children. I was. you will have even harder times coming. you have been open to the lessons of your own life and its returnings. your ability to . L 6 This is the future line. Top O Something has turned with the season. I was dangerous and cold. All you have gone through has now become the past. Most importantly. Right now you could learn a great deal about your general direction in this life. you needed to pull back from a world which presented too many conflicts. If you have treated people from your heart. but you have been in an extended period or withdraw and consolidation. It's not that you have been stagnating.have been in. and many times the cycles in an individual life are complex and turn strange patterns as karma is worked out. HEXAGRAM #24 ."RETURN" I WAS A WOLF I was a wolf Prowling and starving For your love. no good can come from clinging to it. On the other hand. You see that people can only free themselves as they successfully reconcile unfinished business on the material plane. if you have compromised with the dark side. Lately you have been extraordinarily aware of the cycles of karma as you perceive them. You are acutely aware of this now from the simplest levels to the most abstract. you will harvest good times. The beauty of this understanding is that it is natural. let the past be past. Since that time you have gone a solitary path and learned life-changing lessons about yourself and the world from which you exiled yourself. All your actions and thoughts will produce your fate. Perhaps when you began your last phase. seen the gold and red leaves fall and new buds break with the spring. You are a gentle person and now this will help you as you must completely control your desires and the illusions they create. Often this unfinished business comes from past lives-please investigate your own psychic history. Either way. You have observed the changing with the seasons. Your withdraw has given way to change-don't try to force analysis. Your truest talent.
painful road you have wandered. however. You seem to get into the same kinds of situations which test you and make you rise above them. After you have discovered your mistakes. You have become someone special. Everything you have become is highlighted now as you remember the long. There will be temptations to compare yourself with others and long for more status. will flower at the best possible moment. Fortunately for you. You may find other people unaware of your needs and the changes you are going through. Now enjoy the smell of spring on a winter night somewhere. They set themselves up in such a stone fortress of insecurity that they can never admit to mistakes. and it should. You will be alright. You are lucky because you are no stranger to being alone and self-sufficient. you'd be in real trouble. You don't hide from your insecurities . L 5 Some people believe strength lies in stubbornly clinging to a path. L 3 Sometimes you have trouble controlling yourself. In this intense time when heavy vibrations seem to fill the air. money. The seeds of future success are beginning to grow in the fertile ground of this time. etc.interpret events. An admission of a mistake would make their whole life a lie. That is not now. However. Cultivate your total personality. you see other people's needs and work unselfishly to help. This makes you feel good about yourself. L 2 You have character. you dramatically reverse your direction. You may have your own special needs fulfilled now as a by-product of your care and support for others. Be humble now and wait for the whisper of fortune to be heard and you will hear it. the energy you spend compensating for your weakness might be better spent on consistency. L 1 You must be your own guide and guardian through the thick forest of material world confusion. security. L 4 This is a good time to be your own best friend. those phantoms will haunt you for a short time until you realize that you have fought this fight before. you have chosen a path which depends on facing your faults. but trouble will collect around you for sure. especially the good parts which have been asleep for a time. even if it is obviously the wrong one. You will realize that your path must be an individual one-as free as possible of empty desires and goals. for if you couldn't come back from adversity.
In this case you have no choice but to live by the promptings of your inner voice. On the other hand. You might think you are doing the right thing. If you follow the direction of your thoughts. Will you even recognize that you have brought trouble upon yourself? How many lessons in life will you need before you face the fact that you can control your own fate? The world isn't out to get you. That is why this hexagram suggests inaction-don't risk letting your ego pass itself off as your intuition and lead you into danger. L 1 This is a strong line. HEXAGRAM #25 .THE SIMPLE NUCLEAR WINTER A premature ice age Is nature's way Of cooling us down. you could be fooling yourself about your own motives and intentions. This time we'll survive By feeding on our intentions. Even small acts of self-knowledge and selfdiscipline will count for much now. You know that you can't fool yourself. then you will probably be looked up to by others for your spontaneous and original way of dealing with situations. you will find people amazed by your . but see others dissatisfied with you. They will see you as a sincere leader free of the hang-ups that dominate most people. and you must begin to rehabilitate your outlook and values immediately. Top O This is not a good time to trust absolutely to your intuition. This is your greatest strength.because you realize there is no future in hiding. This should show itself in the world around you. Your intuition and inner integrity are very strong. The ghosts of your mistaken actions now come to haunt your life. and you will show it now as you freely apologize to people you wronged. if you have gotten off the track and don't know it. L 6 You are in for some hard times now. If you are free of ulterior motives and the desire to manipulate others. You could get sick or injured through no apparent fault of your own. The situation might even be physical. Rather. look around and see how the world is responding to your actions.
This is not time for plans and strategies. it probably means you have to have a talk with yourself. Bad luck has befallen you and people may talk about you or falsely accuse you. L 4 Outside pressures are weighing on you. but will pass as you outwait it. Your freedom depends on the faith that situations will resolve in your favor when they are ready. Bad luck may have befallen you by illness or accident. L 2 You are advised to live openly and honestly for the moment. and acceptance of the situation is your best means of graceful recovery. Perhaps this is because you are out of touch with yourself. Look to see your needs and the needs of others. If it seems that they don't understand you. simply concentrate on the tasks at hand. Stop acting out of habit. You may be expected to act in a way which does not suit your character. L 5 This is a line of health-physically or emotionally. Take a simple look at how the people around you are responding to you.fresh outlook and the strength of your will can bring you what you want. particularly if you have gained something at the expense of someone else. There is no medicine for what you have. HEXAGRAM #26 . Your sense of who you are will guide you now. L 3 Things may not be going well. Regardless of circumstances. You realize this pressure on you is strong.THE TAMING POWER OF THE GREAT BORED WITH BEING EMPEROR Every day he spent distracted . that will only intensify the negative. but you have the power to remain yourself. Don't struggle to correct a situation outside your power. L 6 Your best efforts are going unappreciated. don't dwell on your misfortune. Times will change and as they change you will experience the opposite of the negatives you feel now. You may lose something or even have it taken from you.
it will guide you now. L 4 . but all-in-all. and you are no stranger to the spotlight and pressure performance. Someone in the crowd will yell this as the top athletes perform. Obviously.On his throne. Since you are in a class by yourself. Another jewel fell from his crown. Seers in the far provinces Believed they could read his will. Friends have appeared or are about to. Travel determinedly onward toward them. you embody a "total package" of attributes. there may be few challenges to spur you onto a greater evolution and transformation. Top O "You da man!" is an expression of exclamatory enthusiasm which is usually associated with athletic achievement. Two considerations: The unflagging pressure can have a deadening. numbing effect on your inspiration. L 1 Obstacles block your path. You must go to the mystical sources of your talents and become one with the heart center inside you. look at your world intensely. and the person to whom others turn for many reasons. L 2 You are being forced to hold back and it is not your fault. this is an enviable position in many ways. turning you into a kind of "show pony" who does great tricks on command for the sake of applause. Listen to your intuition. Wait for the power inside you to find the right outlet. Let the inner voice direct your development. Watch out. Some people may venerate you for individual talents. This may be a way nature gets you to look at your life and store up your personal reservoir of energy for a future time when a way is made clear to you. they come for a reason. Drop back. if you are going in the same direction. and store up energy for a later and better time to act. L 3 Things are moving. Use your power not to make any mistakes. There are times you can't do anything. In #26 you have ascended to the plateau of "top dog." You are first among equals.
you must be alert and conscientious about keeping on the right path. should you let them out. Progress is possible as you let out stored energies which now find a way to work. even when you speak of serious matters. Even though your mind is teeming with ideas and your heart is seeking to be understood. Fasted from lies And thirsted for another way. You maintain a positive frame of mind which you pass on to the people around you. Usually people need something specific from their interactions. temptations may appear. Be confident that your modesty and gentle generosity can put past difficulties to rest. However. Try to ascertain what this need is and how you can meet it. if you aren't ready-don't do it. Situations may even be better now than before your troubles occurred. will backfire on you. Look closely at other people to see what they are doing with themselves. Top O You should be choosing your words carefully at this time. HEXAGRAM #27. this is not dishonest or secretive. They listen to you because you are sincere and gentle. L 5 The time of difficulty is passing. L 6 Things are very favorable to you at this time. Keep your deepest feelings known to yourself alone. Regard yourself as a gardener who nourishes his plants with care and careful control. you must control what you let out. wait until happiness is apparent. Cultivate character by tactful compliments and criticism. Choose high quality people to help you through.Tables are turning in your direction. Use the minimum action to make the greatest effect. What are they trying to be and what do they spend their time thinking about? . The times are not right for you to be understood. However. Use your power to brush aside obstacles. Tell people what your intuition says will help them grow. as your inner world is stronger than your outer world. You may be able to foretell the outcome of situations.NOURISHMENT YOU ARE NOT WHAT YOU DO NOT EAT I refused gossip. but merely sensible in the face of prevailing conditions. Fight with yourself to remain silent because the same intensity which drives you to release your true opinions.
L 4 Fortune is smiling upon your desires. and understanding will aid you more than emotion or reaction. go inside yourself to your source and balance your forces. There is a good chance that you have the blind "wants. they will recognize your greed and you will be unmasked in all your foolishness.Are your findings about others compatible with your inner nature? This is a fairly difficult time for light and frivolous friendships. L 1 Beware of senseless greed. Everything is working for your . but what you learn today will nourish you tomorrow. they want to assist you and merge with you fused by the mutual "hunger" for more out of life. A dark tide sweeps you upward into the light of friendship. Naturally the changes in food consumption could help you lose some weight if you need to. Certainly everyone goes through periods where they desire more." If you truly need something. Pull your physical and spiritual selves together from the inside and get on with your life. L 2 You are an unusual person whose life is a puzzlement mostly to yourself. Whatever teaches and advises you must be examined carefully because everything in this world is of this world and cannot absolutely guide your thinking-look carefully. you will regret errors you are making at this time. Don't fall for the lure of luck-it will be sweet and bitter. and. Is it really nourishing your body or is it satisfying the physical hunger? Assess your eating habits and make some attempt to get them in line. On the physical side. this is a good time to limit intake of food and drink. Look at your food. People help you at every turn and this appears beneficial on the outside. L 3 You are not tending properly to your own nourishment-whether it be physical or spiritual. No one can do it for you now except yourself. Don't let what is given take away your ability to uplift yourself. People come toward you drawn by your inner magnetism. what's more. The world and its illusory tricks has temporarily taken over your direction and a long cycle of repercussions is inevitable." You may even be resentful of others you should be sorry for. but be serious with yourself. appreciation and reward. They are greedier than you. This is more effective route to your solutions. or just increase your general health. You have got an idea which is depriving you of the growth you desperately need. Realize that no good can come from all this public "hunger. Think as to whether you have withdrawn from the world in some way in order to feed your hunger for eccentricity.
From this humble fusion with another soul you learn the wordless lesson of sharing. At times blessings seem to come to you from nowhere or from down ancient karmic roads. The well is dry. HEXAGRAM #28. Now all you imagined you could be is close around you. Sacrifice your energy for the good of others as you pave the way of the present and the future. Naturally. you will feel the silences and spaces in life. worn paths of guilt and illusion will seem vivid. and only the most perceptive of your friends will sense the gifts you are accumulating . You cannot continue in the light-hearted social vein you have been enjoying. Take time to sit down by yourself and feel the powerful currents from which you draw your power. Old ways will be shed naturally as the seasons. and new dreams will materialize in quiet moments. The mixed blessings of self-awareness and personal dedication fall into perspective as passionate extremism gives way to functional normalcy. Secrets and visions will inspire your fantasies. You vision is clear and you see the duties and dreams toward which you should be applying your energy. Push pride aside and let an unlikely figure in your circle of circumstances come to your aid. Humility is telling you to be ever-mindful to the dramatic changes possible with fate. and you'll find new and important directions occurring to you. Like the dark green shadows of a tall forest. what day. Old. people will drift along their own paths away from you. L 5 You big ideas and self-absorption aren't helping you now. Deflate your ego and listen to enlightened advice. L 6 Power to help and willingness to give motivate your actions in this strange time. what year When I stopped being who I was And became who I am? Top O You are deep in your own Tao in this time. and you can't fulfill your needs alone. Your need to give is the most intense light burning for you now. there is a lurking feeling of something not quite right. Though good fortune shines upon you at every turn. Your freedom is complete.benefit because you are not seeking to hoard or selfishly devour. but distant.TRUE FREEDOM DON'T BREAK A BROKEN HEART Exactly when was it. however.
You use your influence to better people's lives. Be careful of the "Fall of Rome Syndrome"-that is. Do the little things that show the world you are for real. Perhaps your greatest strength has been your deeply intuitive nature and how you pride yourself in finding a creative solution. Keep cool and get yourself under a little more control. If you doubt your situation. the "cooler. Old feelings have been awakened and the pathways look similar-part of a wizard's wisdom comes from his deep knowledge that all paths are the same. Your power is healing as the wind after rain. isn't it time to calm down and get some things together. you are to this line. Until you get the feel of this time. Be confident-you are of the earth-as free as the day the world began and as open-hearted.quickly inside. don't let everything waste away on the grand scale until it inevitably destroys itself. L 5 You have the freedom to waste your time. strip down and get a little more intense. Sympathy and gentleness will flow. look deeper to see what is really going on. Temptations come and go like spirits in the night. It's time for creativity now. If you want to feel alive. "Do it up!" that is-go beyond your normal paths of action and reaction. you may be awed by the weight and vastness of all you have seen and felt. L 4 This line is the equivalent of the magician in the Tarot. going too far in this case would create problems. L 1 Go out of your way to be imaginative. you should realize now that inspiration and regeneration come by mysterious paths. L 3 Seriously now. Back off. Careful not to chase those old phantoms too hard. You have all kinds of power in people's lives because you gain intimacy in their hearts." What romance is to life. you won't get that by following a prescribed list. We all tend to get lost in the current and that's natural. but. as always. L 6 . L 2 Just when you thought you'd seen it all-you're alive again. You have got character. temporarily exposing your dark soul. Even the cynical trust you. Reach for the higher. There is a fresh wind blowing-you have foreseen it in your imagination already. the better.
psychic and are discovering profound lessons at every turn. you have been taking some risks-emotional.Sometimes you jealously guard whatever security you think you have. where you are true and wise. jealousy. You stand to be revealed at this time for your true character. Why has it come about? What does it teach you about life? And. anything to cloud the spirit would work negative magic-alcohol. We live with the pain. You are a teacher. death. obsessive sexuality. Life. Without strong guiding values you will be like a wanderer lost in a dangerous wood at the mercy of one dangerous situation after another. Looking out You see the falling sun. suffering-it seems so allencompassing that we forget about it. That is. Look hard to see what is really happening. People will be closely scrutinizing your words and deeds. physical. and will hold you accountable for yourself-however. Watch each step. Not simply a person who disseminates information. any over involvement in the material world's desires and distractions could lead to serious mistakes. A time of testing has come and will bring you complicated problems and possibilities for growth.THE DEEP WATERFALL OF PAIN Looking into the falls You see dark spaces. Where are you now? HEXAGRAM #29 . You must know yourself now and follow the source of inspiration on your chosen path. or new temptations will materialize to test your weakest moments. but an example of the philosophy by which you live. Death itself may cross your path. however. forcing swift and certain adjustments. and don't miss anything. This would be a good time to realize that every occurrence in your life has karmic implications. Life is a fast moving river into which you will fall while navigating sometimes. at this time. It goes without saying that. don't fixate on any situation. You've needed to lose yourself a little-and you have. as if what we do . drugs. Lately. L 1 The material plane is a hard ride. Fears and ghostly shadows of the past may haunt you. most important-what is the very best way to handle it? Use your deepest powers of intuition and reason. you will have a lasting impact on those who seek your counsel. Top O This is a very important time for you.
You are lost-no one likes to hear that-but it can happen to anyone. Take a breath in a long. religion. Like a drowning man beating the water to stay alive. wrapped in shredded robes from the storms of fate. education. Don't live by old expectations. dark night. L 2 This line forecasts a true testing of your inner resources. Don't be afraid to turn your back on doomed. Be thankful. you are tempted in many different directions. L 5 Here your leadership characteristics will draw you deeper into danger if you become headstrong. L 4 An unexpected friend will appear. You are normally revered and encouraged for your brilliance. Ambition is illusion. watch out! L 6 This is a hard line. It says that somewhere in your struggle you took the wrong path and now must live out the difficult consequences. It is how we handle them that counts. This appearance will be odd since this person will not be the person to whom you are usually drawn. You will be shown real humanity in its simplest form to reflect your own simplicity. The heaviness of life looms all around you. Everyone can make mistakes. fearlessly fight to set yourself free. but there is cause for hope. Seriously. However. Get your head together. or take wrong turns in life. Therapy. Get to know yourself-surprise yourself with a creative reaction to life. if you are hearing the message of your inner voice. but instead tiring and weakening himself. If you prepare yourself with pride and dedication. if you let yourself be lured by selfprojected desires. you know that you must not directly act. but now you will be a king in exile. don't you have enough to worry about right now? You've got to realize that the period of testing you are in demands that you don't bolt like a wild horse in a lightning storm.doesn't matter. You must wait for exactly the right moment to achieve progress. Don't be surprised if you feel depressed. go into battle against despair. This is the line of drugs and alcohol as substitute for understanding and action. since you are a person who likes to work actively to straighten things out. You will be embroiled in problems for a while now. And it will come. you will be ready when appropriate opportunities come. work. . philosophy. or even hopeless at times. people-find something in life and devote yourself to it. Now. However. and. you must not move from your stillness too soon and waste your energy. Concentrate on each moment to see when your chance for meaningful action will come. self-created illusions. Get down to it.
a business venture. Take time to still your storm-tossed internal waters and make provisions for dealing with a sometimes frustrating human race. L 1 Whether the beginning of a day. Moderation in all your desires will produce solid gold in return right now. Now is the time to understand and realize the secrets of the universal integration of complexities. In a world of wretched and disgusting excesses you have found the middle ground. Recognize the sources of your inspiration and energy as part of a conscious effort to keep universal forces in balance. In fact. but don't get lost up in the ego of it all. you are not an island to yourself and any brilliance you achieve will be closely liked to the people with whom you relate. You will lose your favored status quickly. you can contribute immensely to your own evolution by doing the "right thing" as you see it. beautiful and hypnotic. a relationship. Yes. L 2 Your strength is a balance. Realize you can be only as successful as your opportunities allow. can get lost. even if they are driving you crazy inside.FLAMING BEAUTY THE FIRE NEVER KNOWS ITSELF Flames danced and leaped Into cold. if you show weakness now. Inspiration. This is a good time to command the spotlight with ease and nonchalance-you will accomplish much. etc. One way to hold your ground is to decide in advance that you will strive to show an outward acceptance of people for what they are. a bright twin to your own shadows.HEXAGRAM #30 . but now it is yours. Keep calm and keep moving. one of life's dearest magics. you are a fine creature. Who is giving you the chance to shine? Where is the source of your energy? Acknowledge these helpful phenomena. Step lightly through the minefield of life. Follow a positive and productive course with rigorous determination-this will be an appropriate show of perspective about yourself and circumstances in your life. any first steps must be considered seriously. and even if the wider picture escapes you. Particular good fortune will come to you if you are being creative. empty air Away from the dying wood Which gave them birth. Top O In many ways you are an exciting person with considerable talents and attractive qualities. but you are a swift-burning flame. artistically or . your whole outlook should be very "aware" of the world beyond yourself.. Also.
alcohol. Hold on gently to this brief. you can see the human race engaged in a desperate. neither of those paths will satisfy-you know life is what it is. Observe nature. but the triumphant feeling will quickly fly. and that's enough for you. L 4 Desire is very obsessive and seductive. HEXAGRAM #31 . which ultimately will make you expendable to them. We water the earth with our tears and we help the future grow. L 3 We die a thousand times to be born. but will live longer and be more effective if you keep on a slow burn.interpersonally. Be ruthless in the treatment of the destructive and negative forces inside you. will-power and intuition. Trust yourself. Use the same even-handed temper of mind in dealing with yourself.ATTRACTION A KISS IN THE HALL . sweet interlude. Some even say that sexual intercourse is a death and transformation. You are special-you have feelings and logic. Things won't ever be the same after this. Among other entities. or the tragedy of the human condition into something positive and hopeful. but be understanding and lenient with most other areas of your character. Each day is a birth and death. Your flame wants the sky. The best part is that you are nobody's judge and most people will find you easy to live around. grasping for "good times. your passionate seeking will work reverse magic. You touch people because life touches you. or social sexuality. You might gain something you want because of your charisma and magnetism. For you. Have faith. You will do what you have to do. This is a line of emotional climax. All around you. You will be stronger and the life-long work you have been pursuing will continue at new levels. bad karma." which usually translates into abuse of drugs. Each change we go through is a kind of mortality/immortality gate. Negative and draining people won't want to be around you right now-your radiating vibrations will drive them away. L 6 You have the power of the purifying fire. The violent storm is of relatively brief duration. Others become cynical and hardened to the shocks of life on the material plane. L 5 I suppose the ultimate magic of life is the act of changing hard times. It is our greatest challenge.
They are not really in touch with who you really are. What are you all about? What do you need to do? Mind your own business in the truest sense of the world. The more selfless you become. Events go on. L 2 The water is seeking its own level. Fate has elected you to be the last stop on the psychic highway. Use the distance from the world to strengthen you inner resolve and to clarify your plans. Try not to attach to anything right now. the more benefit you will enjoy. Your strength at this time is your low visibility. They have a mental image of you. as they will. All around you. There is no dark side of the sun. this exchange with the others. It will be easy. even if you know your own secrets of some small lies and furtive betrayals. things are happening. even if you aren't making them happen. They are using you. in the best sense. If possible. This is not a time for doubts. You are clearly a good person. This is the good fortune of attraction. Look for surprises of the heart and flow without action with the spring currents. possibly from a previous era in your relationship. It is likely that you have an illusionary persona for the others. You are unreal now. Top O Your situation is based on attraction between yourself and someone else. but nothing is spoken to the world. Breathe and relax. Everyone finds you to be just what they need. Things rush away from you. Some are curious and want to see you as a kind of museum exhibit. regard the comings of and goings in your space with good-natured amusement. This is the way of breathing. or they might be riding the current of your generosity. Be the caricature of yourself that everyone loves. and they are organizing their actions around that. Possibly you see the course of events and outcomes which might occur. No matter.A kiss in the hall Changed everything. it has nothing to do with you. L 1 Everything is in the thinking stage right now. It is very high energy. They measure their lives in relation to what they thought you were in the past. and you wait to effect their flow. After that she threw away Everything she couldn't keep. The water is . The others will be deep in their Tao at his time. You will do well to expel as much selfishness as possible.
Growth will happen for you when you develop gentleness. You have very strong negative feelings about hypocrites. Practical advice: Lay low. Let yourself be taught from inside. L 4 Much power is flowing through you. Your accumulated karma will show and there could be shocks and amazement. You are impressionable regarding worldly lessons and influential in your position with those around you. Dreams may be intense at this time and their themes may have familiar resonation. Humility grows as you learn to listen to the message of life. A kind of haze has settled over your life right now. You may even trick yourself into believing you are something you aren't. respond with laid-back grace and. Inside. but now you are on the verge of hypocrisy. not much is happening on the surface. Temptations want you to do anything and influence anyone. Wrestle with weakness and don't let false ego claims get in the way of understanding. There will be lessons learned in "Yin. stay philosophical. Instead you will lie back and let subtler forces work. . You can be the kind of person you want to be. L 6 Too much talk and not enough action is the problem. you intelligently and generously assert yourself and you realize freedom doesn't come easy. It begins in the strength each person musters when dealing in matters of faith and patience. get serious about making the attempt to understand your intuition. You purposely hold back in order to gain a more complete view of your relationships. Avoid the world and let the game come to you. Yin is weather. mysterious. Fortunately it won't get you into trouble. When troubles flare. You are on the minds of the others right now and this psychic energy is pervasive. Great tectonic plates are shifting and small geysers all around belie the calm atmosphere. Like a beautiful. L 5 Your power is strong and you continue to hold out for the proper channel. Now.seeking its own level. but this is a time for self-discipline. L 3 You must get control of yourself. This would be a good time to remember that all men are your teachers and that you yourself are your teacher. inside yourself. You are not going to pursue an easy path to popularity. There is no lesson to teach the world that you can't practice yourself. life is complex. lazy Indian Summer day.'. It is the proper focus for the outlet of your strength.
The one great law of this material plane is restless change. appropriate hard work is the only answer to any question you can think of. Top O You are life. Your inner values have long been consistent-try to be strong and generous in actin and spirit. A curious path has led you to now. Take a deep breath. Assistance will come if you spend some time with yourself in deep thought. but be realistic. Expect changes. Now. Expect things to be trying and stressfully draining-this hexagram isn't a ticket to Nirvana.THE LONG ENDURING SHE WASN'T A TREE A tree knows when to shed Its red cloak And when to love itself Through dark winter. L 3 . So many times it has been suggested that the young tree can survive because of its flexibility in destructive storms. more than ever. Be strong. Take an inventory of strengths and weaknesses and logically seek to unravel your position. Don't let the crazies make you crazy. you can be tempted into artificially rigid stance which could set you back. Remind yourself that everything takes time and more time. She couldn't wait For spring's gift of a green heart. Except things to happen you never could have foreseen. Let all you have ever seen reveal the unifying mystery of life. As tumbles kaleidoscopically through its varied forms-change only remains-the breaking down. L 1 You sense strength is the key issue in what you are about to experience. L 2 These will be more confused and scattered times. this is such a case. The days speak to you and the years are your silent teaching masters. sky. the dreams and mind of man all contain something of timeless nature and are the simplest threads of this life. Study a broad spectrum of impressions and be what you will see. now you must heed your own advice. You have told your friend to be cool under the fire of life. near and far-reaching. however. the building up. The land.HEXAGRAM #32 . You are right. calm down and take charge confidently of the passions and insecurities which dart through your conscious and subconscious. You will grow in wisdom as your outdated material and spiritual skin is shed.
If you use psychological turmoil as an excuse to hurt yourself and others. you've got to remember who you are and why you came to this life. they punished me. Naturally. this is not a good time for rational thinking about critical decisions. A well-worn path you have been traveling needs to be abandoned for unexplored territory. even going on a dark path downward. How much abuse will you lay on yourself? Where is the last stand for all your heart knows is right? HEXAGRAM #33 .MASTER OF RETREAT GOODBYE TO HONESTY My parents told me To tell the truth. You might have trouble thinking it all through. Don't miss any detail in the "real world" because fortune and the lack of it ride on the most subtle of clues. Remember who loves you. L 5 The two necessary parts of your nature must be carefully balanced now. yet you might toss away something irreplaceable impulsively and wastefully. No matter what strange forces tug at your heart. Beware of periods when time accelerates and mistakes seem to be multiplying. I learned the wrong lesson well. Look for a thread. coupled with responsibility. Strength and determination are totally integrated in your character. Feel everything and be honest with yourself about what goes on in your heart. then you are treading a path of increasing darkness. You are so strong you think you can survive alone. When I did. Without imagination you have no hope of filling the perennial empty space inside. but they alone won't accomplish anything. Don't do it. Top O . should carry you through the imminent changes around you. L 6 Your endurance is a slow expression of powerful energy. Faith. You have always felt the lack of material roots to make you emotionally secure. L 4 You need to tap the deep wells of creativity at this time.
just when you had spent what seemed to be the last of your precious energy. sometimes the path to safety becomes hard to see. and find the clean. L 3 Stressful times produce strange associations with people. Help others grow. self-control. Be consistent and loyal (in subtle ways) to the values which have brought you this far. and that fear weakens us and pulls us down. Follow their example. Someone to whom you have become close is heading in the direction you must go. seek their help tenaciously and demand the secret. but this person can help you. fresh water that comes with respect and sympathy for your fellow man. These individuals who usually respect your ground will be so lost in their own changes that you become the target of ill feelings. exhausted though you may feel. Someone has joined with you out of blind loyalty. You have been caught by the advancing storm. L 2 When the struggle of life gets too close for comfort. Still your mind from worry. Even if you know you are right (you usually think you are right anyway). This is not to say you should totally go against your own heart-the little things you do now will provide the distance and defense you need.It seems you are due for a stretch of difficult times. you would be safer lying absolutely still than you would in a hurried flight which could attract the predator. Any attempt at forcing the peace you need will be a pointless waste of your time and energy. hold back. Don't be surprised if those around you get out of hand. L 4 . If you were being stalked by an animal. Just when you thought you had the way cleared for your retreat. The test of your character here is to reach deep into your well of character. Be a master of quiet disguise and camouflage. withdraw and let the air clear. a new problem has arisen. You wont necessarily be bullied or intimidated. You will be the master of retreat when you can channel your energy. but to you may mean everything. Be a master of spirit lighting the path for those who need you. Possibly. even more than one person at a time will be difficult. but you will profit from retreat. L 1 Trouble is too close. that is what this period will bring out in you. and in many ways. Be master of sight with another's eyes. Like drowning people. You feel weighed down again. we beat our arms and legs frantically in fear. You are a very strong person. To apply strength without discrimination can be a weakness and can topple the strongest power-now you must learn the lessons of choice and the greatest strength of all. Now you must be a chameleon and change colors to suit your surroundings. which is second nature to them.
Now you are the master of the fork in the road. but those who have formed neurotic attachments to you may become difficult. and invariably difficulties will be left for those who. but you will heal many of the wounds around you with the good humor and positive attitude for which you are known. They attempt to make you feel guilty. March is a curious month-when blasts of winter hold the spark of spring hostage. Your success is all but assured in spite of internal and external obstacles which subtly test you. Don't be tempted out before the signs and conditions are favorable. HEXAGRAM #34 . gathering its energy in deep earth. you are in control. So it is now. L 5 You are the master of timing. but it must be released at the right time. depend upon you for their identity. You are the master of freedom. at one with all you see and all you don't see. Not only will you rise above trivial concerns. You have strength-the power to transform and evolve. Shaking with desire. Life's unexpected answer to the dark and death of winter lies. all potentially. It is the same within the lives of men. Laugh at and with the world. Any false start can send vulnerable and premature shoots into a still-freezing world. Painted for mating. We are desperate tricks of nature. Retreat has become a victory since trouble has been left to trouble. The retreat you are in is natural and easy since you are relatively independent.You must follow your inner voice now. Be calm and confident as you choose and begin to travel your path. Let your good luck find you now at the right time. Your way will be different from anyone else's. having lost touch with themselves. and a sea of troubles will be left in your wake as you retreat. L 6 Do it your way.THE MONTH OF MARCH DESPERATE TRICKS OF NATURE Painted for war. Top O There is tremendous generative power in the month of March. On your left and right small entanglements slow your progress away from the world. however. The reward of being yourself and believing in yourself is now. yet at moments that distant scent of spring escapes recognizably in the cold night air. Be master of .
if the world gives you a chance to share yourself. You might examine your outward demeanor to see if you are expressing a healthy amount of warmth toward your fellow man. Now. you will only bring bad karma upon yourself. Look to the small things. L 1 If you wrong-headedly advance into a situation for which you are not sufficiently prepared. Cultivate deep and passionate faith in yourself. There is no need to force the time. the misdirected strength you possess could cause upheaval and loss in your life. but believe it or not. leaves.yourself. Unmistakable revelations reaffirm the coming of spring. Probably. you have been tempted. The need for outward approval is natural to our race. This line indicates a need to be humble. as you make the wise decisions based on lasting principles. Strength has many definitions and many ways of being understood. The omen here is good for those who develop willpower. L 2 You feel the weather beginning to clear. The times have made you hard and conservative. It won't cost you anything to exhibit some humanity. Avoid large and empty promises as they foolishly reveal weakness. Come out a little. It would be better to keep you accumulating energy beneath the surface now. but we needn't be slaves to our psychological inadequacies. as a reaction to your own fear and insecurity. Ask yourself repeatedly-What will best enhance the quality of my life? Who is in control inside me? This is an important crossroads and close examination of every detail of the time is the only way to bring about the positive conclusion you seek. knowing that later you will be rewarded for being conservative now. L 4 You have the power of Spring inside you now. L 3 This is a good time to relax consciously. as well as strong. things aren't as life-and-death right now. Achieve strength through individuality. Only the most undedicated spirit throws away its chance for peace. especially in the area of desires. Grasses. Revel in your silence. more than ever. maintain your integrity. L 5 Ease up a bit. and flowers are simple indications of the more complex power which generates them. Without it. Things are flowing and you are liquid and natural as water. . You will become stronger as you positively influence events and draw little attention to yourself.
but they don't turn your head. This type of person's emotions come so chaotically that a hyperrigid and super-defined stance is a natural response. but this person depends on you as you depend on them. A partnership is seen between two people or forces which are different at the core. Remaining free of ego and manipulative impulses will convince people that you are sincere about relationships. Three visitors.ADVANCE THE PROPHET WAS WRONG He dressed in rags Spoke of peace And was murdered.L 6 You must conquer stubbornness. made convincing by truthfulness and sincerity. In fact. He should have worn gold And spoke of nothing But the gathering storm. You are a person with power and the humility to understate it in your actions. healthy loss of self is potentially destructive. progressive use of your will and a laid-back demeanor. Top O In this hexagram there is progress and growth. L 1 . The problem is that holding back or reaching out done out of time will produce a serious talk with yourself about how to get what you want. You must strike a balance between positive. but cause larger and stronger chain reactions. HEXAGRAM #35 . In this case opposites not only attract. Usually the stubborn person is resistant because he fears that a temporary. the person with whom you should unite might be someone you feel stronger or more capable than yourself. situations. You develop good qualities and rise like the sun for all around you to see. Get yourself in line and people will follow you and admire you. You realize that in the world people are sometimes suspect for their motives. You may receive praise or material rewards. or strange occurrences may appear at this time and you are challenged to react with a positive attitude.
Your power is not strong enough to take on the world. they might be positive if you can have faith that you are moving in the right direction. The problem is that you are a more private and secretive person who will only fall into trouble as the world becomes more aware of your lifestyle. You've got to realize that things won't always work out to fit your expectations. but more likely. Watch the people around you as they watch you. but luckily. You may have to b a bit aggressive. Be open and giving. others will not understand you now and you will look bad in . The obstruction preventing the forward motion with someone reaches a high point. Possibly your mind reviews pathways you feel you could or should have taken. You should also make sure your head isn't turned by success. Someone doesn't trust you and you must be philosophical about it. A quick negative reaction would only decrease your chances to get things under way. you might find the pace of your life accelerated. L 3 Things are moving in this line in spite f difficulties. Consequently. Don't be tempted to do wrong in a time of quick and seemingly easy gain. L 2 There is sorrow in this line. assistance might come to you from a female. It is possible that this positive turn of events comes by chance. Developing your balance will aid you most and help keep you free of distracting attitudes. On the mysterious side. particularly from your own family. This is a good time to think of goals and keep them in mind as you use communal determination to smooth the rough spots. L 4 You are in the right place at the wrong time. particularly to your critics and use generosity as your watch-word until a clearer picture of how to advance appears. Put that in perspective too and just keep moving. The stand-still produces sadness in you until unexpected good fortune occurs. it comes through your own passive gentleness in the situation. look for it. Even so. but only with those closest to you. L 5 This line contains movement and regret.You are all set to move ahead. strong friends will help you hold on. but there is an obstruction. L 6 It is time to start action moving. even if your natural choice would be to wait for a better time. but this is peripheral to the real issue which is whether or not you can develop a philosophical attitude towards the gains and losses of life.
You will be dealing frequently with people and situations outside your normal routine and your best chance for safety is to be good to everyone-though you shouldn't necessarily expect good in return. Don't let revenge or other misguided thoughts push you too far into the worlds of other people. You may experience many different kinds of challenges at this time. Then you will have cause for regret. Now is when you must show the inscrutable outer self. The more you are trying to accomplish something worthwhile. The flute player never Knew you were there. Even with your own people there will be some dangers in being assertive. One of these might be in controlling yourself. you constructively redirect the strain of this time. You have been working hard just to keep things going. Even when you most want to be self-indulgent. As you concentration self-development. HEXAGRAM #36 . but conditions seem to be clouding up. The key is your sense of values and your positive attitude-be fixed on inner truthfulness. Overreaction will only hold you back. the more opposition you will experience. Top O It is a critical time for you right now. hold back. Fade into the shadows and let other people pass by.DARKNESS STEALING COOKIES You are hiding in a temple. since as things will become more confusing for you. absorbed in their on shadow worlds. you will be prone to overreact. but say very little to anyone because. Let the outside world be. Listening like you were Stealing cookies. Watchful wearing cool. gray shadows. listen to everyone. but getting yourself in balance will help. L 1 Unrest has penetrated into the closest parts of your circle. even if you said the right thing. Give selflessly to others who need what . You can't deny that something is happening. L 2 You probably will be taxed to your limit by circumstance. and soon the storm will pass. chances are you won't be appreciated.their eyes. and you'll probably be surprised when you find out you're not getting any support.
You have built a reputation as an unusual person. When you get to see and feel all this. L 6 You outwait the storm. L 5 Be relaxed when things around you start to get out of control. You might wake restless and searching In the middle of the night.THE FOUNDATION WITHOUT YOUR SWIMMING POOL Be careful now. you must remain a man of vision. You need to maintain a balanced attitude toward changing situations. It will come naturally to you-like an actor. and you've got to realize that what you see might weigh heavily on your mood. You are different. and the shock of it all is still fresh. Usually you pride yourself in being realistic. You are durable and dependable under pressure. Top . You know the bittersweet feeling of the human condition. Be loose. make outright peace with events as they pass. HEXAGRAM #37 . Look for a quiet way around and away from obstacles. Though misfortunes befall. people might give you more space at crucial times. As always. You have endured and retained all the scars of weathering. and hold most of what you truly believe on the inside. L 4 You get a rare chance to see life clearly now. L 3 The key is knowing how to deal with people. but now your dreams will be the measure of your character. perhaps unexpectedly. Now is the time to use the cool head you'd like to think you have.only you can give-tireless support and loyalty. and consequently. A difficult time has come and gone. the key is inside yourself-set this time free. you will be changed and your new direction will begin under gray and stormy skies. Got to the mirror to find yourself And be caught without your swimming pool. and you will be in a much better position to figure out your next step.
L 1 There is no way around it-you must be true to yourself. The heart will prompt the action. and we turn off our inner voice and manipulate the outer world to suit our supposed needs.O What are your vales? Have you been bought and sold by Western materialism? Do you repress your true feelings and at the same time climb greedily up the ladder of ego-gratification? Are you as good as your word. within your closest circle and in your societal world. Let some things out and don't be afraid to go through some rough times for the sake of clearing the air. . All things will be inclined to find their right places. Keeping to your path begins with those closest to you. What would you giveaway which you love? L 3 You are a peaceful person and prone to keep negative feelings submerged in the name of peace. Get right with yourself and realize that everyone has temptations. in the long run. The foundation isn't right. Stand up for what you know is right. Anything you want to get out of life will come from the day-in-day-out dedication you demonstrate. It isn't always easy to hold to your path. or do your words only mask your true identity. This is the hexagram which speaks of human values motivated by timeless inner truth. You are powerful on your own ground. Your words can be full of depth and sincerity and will enrich and inspire those close to you. Your life has demonstrated that on many occasions. Very often these desires become obsessions. However as the buildings grow taller and the sky grows more gray. All too often our lives run continuous circles of activity which leave little time for exploration of inner directions. everything seems to have blown-up simultaneously. if you know yourself. Your life will be a challenge for those who feel torn between the way things seem to be and the way things could be. This is no time for hypocrisy. A solid life must have strong foundation composed of truth and balance-balance between forceful action and gentle intuition. You might be caught temporarily by the lure of worldly fascination. It isn't always the right way. L 2 Perhaps you feel desensitized to your daily life and see your chosen path and its responsibilities as dull and limiting. The cycle of empty desires will be broken at last. Others will know you. your postponement of gratification will get you what you want. but only the strong and true can rise above mediocrity and hypocrisy. We feel our time is productively spent because we are pursuing a material desire which attracts us. but. less peace and satisfaction seem to come to the land. particularly when.
you have an easier time facing the world. this is so uncommon that other people are often amazed and inspired by your conduct. HEXAGRAM #38 . L 5 You have the foundation of the heart. Let yourself grow nowstretch to your limits.L 4 At this point your material foundation is strong. Your intuition tells you what you need. In turn. You openly give your love to the people. Others move uncertainly through a troubled world. In facing yourself. you are enriched by the positive attitude which others reflect. or debate or explain in order to generate some kind of defense for yourself. L 6 You have character. Top O A situation confronts you which is extremely disturbing at first sight. Some challenge to your whole nature has arisen. and what you feel possible will come about. Confidence crowns all your efforts and you are appreciated. you react in an extreme fashion to this upsetting of your equilibrium. but you are in an oasis. and you are under suspicion because of your very nature. You are an alchemist changing the dark times you have endured into the gold of sincerity and truth. You might want to rant and rave at the outward object of obstruction. I've got the library window To look out And a candle flame to keep me warm. since you are usually respected and honored for your efforts and opinions. It comes from your willingness to face yourself.OPPOSITES YOU'VE GOT THE STAR MAP You've got the star map Given by the constellations Which speak to you at night. Very probably it comes disguised as a people-problem. People see you as strong and you radiate peace and love to those open to your magic. . Not being used to this state affairs. You admit when you are wrong in order to grow and change for the better. and your will power gets it in order.
Be disarmingly sincere and the true self for which you would like to be known. Misunderstandings happen in the world. and the spontaneous nature of the contact relaxes tensions and serves as a focal point for personal and interpersonal enlightenment. on the basis of what they understand to be your nature. cooperation is the key concept. If you find yourself lapsing into self-righteous indignation. L 1 This is a line of freedom.You must tone yourself down a bit. you must cultivate detachment from the situation. you calmly go your own way. may tempt your "ordinary mind" to insecurity and jealous thoughts. when dealing with opposites. Let it pass. not necessarily fair or positive. as you stop worrying about others'. You realize that people will do what they want. The problem begins and ends with yourself. Help another break through pretensions. You have much to learn and many possibilities yet to explore which pertain to this situation. Don't sever yourself from your Tao. If your responses to the situation seem aggressive and belligerent. Get out your frustrations and sleep on the matter. Walk away from the turmoil with detached calm. Let's face it-you are a strong person known for your particular world-view. you are headed in the wrong direction. You will resist negative feelings and reaffirm your belief in the freedom which has carried you far. During your usual rounds you meet with a person who is estranged from you. Above all. seeking your life in its normal places. You can't be everywhere and everything for all people. Go with it. If you could accept people for what they are. you would open more doors for your own understanding. You understand the necessity for people to be individuals in their dealings with you. Probably you will experience natural peace after the initial storm of static. nothing is accomplished. Don't perpetuate the argument or return the imagined insult. This leads to opposition as an obstruction blocking the normal exchange of ideas and feelings. L 3 Static and hassles go out of control all around you. L 2 People become set in their ways. Go beyond your limitations. Since each person has his role to fulfill. that you cannot compel someone very long to comply with your desires and that often a peaceful acceptance of time and events can build positive karma. Don't mail the nasty letter or jump to the hasty conclusion. This might lead them on a path which is apparently opposite from yours. Realizing this situation. At times others may make assumptions about you. even about someone with your generous character. An uprising of bad karma . Wait actively and patiently for this time of testing to unravel itself.
In this case. you miscalculated the character of someone you will later find is a close companion to you.SEEING TROUBLE . however. This shows you how fragile your relationship is since it can be shaken so severely by suspicion and doubt. You will realize this person has the same type of persevering spirit and loyalty you value so highly. L 5 You aren't an easy person to know. but you've been too busy being detached from life to fully notice and appreciate. This person helps you unearth and express long pent-up feelings which teach you important things about yourself. You have found that many people don't really care what is inside a person. You go your own way and keep things to yourself. Now you meet someone who is like you. This gives a sense of freedom. You don't naturally unite on a deep level with most people because you feel your basic perception of life is different from theirs. Possibly something sincere you have done has been misinterpreted. if any. You feel others are "owned by the world. Don't let past pain cloud the days ahead of you. who seems to feel similarly about the world. Let yourself be touched and you will be pleasantly surprised. and you must let the situation pass. Hard times and changing fortunes of life have made you distant and hard to get close to at times. and he will begin to treat you well again. self-sufficiency which has guided you through heavy changes. and you have achieved the opposite result you would have desired. Your opposite is refusing to cooperate with you. The pressure on your opposite will decrease. Now is a very good time to adhere to your source of inspiration. There is a veil over your own mind which causes you to overreact defensively to many situations. L 6 You will have to see through many veils now. but also loneliness. don't be surprised if the very person who is now so difficult goes out of his for you at a later date. Prayers and psychic insight will help decipher the confusing events of the days ahead." meaning they have completely adopted the social values of the culture. You achieve union with yourself now. In fact. know the real secrets of your heart. L 4 You have a great many acquaintances. and that influences all your other relationships. In this case you must be more human and realize there is someone who has really shown himself to you. HEXAGRAM #39 . Oddly enough. That will be the good fortune of keeping to your path. that you will make this mistake is a positive sign that you are moving in your Tao.invades your life from without from unexpected sources. but few people. Your warm heart is disguised in an outer cloak of steel and ice and you turn people away with the very cool. This is not really your problem.
However. any intuition you have is lost in the shuffle. you also know others depend on you when times are hard. Top O Even though there is a problem you are encountering in your life at this time. This is such a time. Sacrificing your peace of mind and the peace of those who would long to help you is wrong-headed. though you see trouble all around you. when you find a new and more appropriate path. A measure of protection will be yours. L 3 . the outward obstruction is less destructive to you than the negative quality of your inner thoughts. and realize your present condition will soon be past. L 2 Some things are more powerful than personal considerations. you take command and have a philosophy or attitude which brings out the best in you. Since your frenzied mental state is fed by worry.NEW FACE I am the new face With the old problemCan't live with myself And can't live without. In that stillness the new inward and outward direction you need will reveal itself to you. and looking inward with an eye to self-improvement holds the key. two different types of men may seek to gain the confidence of a woman. A health problem might be adjusted by advice from a new doctor or from a more creative approach by your regular physician. if you believe in yourself. and. Someone must advise you that the worry and confusion you feel will be easily dispelled. Action directed outward at this time may only compound difficulties. Let trouble pass with the storms and seasons. Be still and let your worries settle. Whatever temptations you have to gain success by powerful action are manifestations of your ego. This would be a good time to gain counsel from a respected source. fixed ideas aren't working. When your life is flowing smoothly. Let your perception of time become wider. not force. Time. L 1 Hold back. In love. the problem you now face is different and your old. you press onward to accept responsibility. You do not live in an isolated world. Dig in and wait for the revelation which will truly set you free. will open the doors which must temporarily be closed. Don't be like the people who get in bad moods because rain is falling. Knowing this.
Your troubles are compounded. just as you don't feel guilty and responsible. You must be confident yet persuasive-all traces of stubbornness and selfishness must be put behind as you become a model of quiet determination.The call of a distant struggle rouses combative feelings inside. But the wind today won't whisper Of the answer tomorrow. This is not only an illusion. as you gracefully begin to move back the barriers. Others will see. and you let yourself be positively influenced. Like a philosopher I've gone back to the wind.RELEASE THE ANSWER TOMORROW All the work has been done. Women hold some special magic now which should not be overlooked. The strength and humility you show. but inappropriate since now your responsibilities are internal-to those in your family and to your own (often neglected) inner self. yet lose their power because of the good will you exemplify. L 6 Balance is yours because you tend to be physically and mentally healthy in an unhealthy world. All the hard work you have done on the controlling of the ego will now come home. You feel the urge to charge off to meet the obstacle which perplexes you. Ready facts and figures (or whatever convincing arguments you have) for the moment of truth when your course will be revealed. will be your true qualities of potential leadership. L 5 You are the source of magic now. L 4 Whatever you seek to do will depend on your ability to gather support from those closest to you. HEXAGRAM #40 . Top O . You don't point the finger at others in hard-times. by letting others share your burden. Aid comes to you when it is unlooked for and some of your past unselfish actions leave an aura of strength around you. Another person can help you see yourself now. Give the full measure of your spirit to the battle at hand and it will be enough.
Thus we learn the power of the mind. Don't put off making a decision because a later time will not help you. There will be a tremendous response to you. Conditions are not favorable for waiting. Worrying would be a waste of time since you need exercise. is all in your head. The human animal has much in common with every other animal. scars remain. L 2 You must dedicate yourself to the release which is coming. you are wrong in this case. and sleep. The tribulations have subsided and you are enjoying some comparative peace. Everywhere you go. but conditions will quickly ameliorate. Practical advice: Make peace with someone with whom you recently have had strained relations. Your character . Lead by gentleness of spirit. get on with them. Now you will rise above problems as they occur. if you bring a healing vibration. Right now.A stagnant low point is passing from your life. Be uncharacteristically good-natured and watch the world give you maximum respect. Where you feel ungenerous. sometimes harsh and even violent. Perhaps another did you wrong. you will make a difference. The answer lies in going beyond the past to forgive grievances. It doesn't matter now. Even the healthiest souls are familiar with negative conditioning and institutional inhibition. They might be a little chilly at first. Since living is difficult. there is a hunger for anything positive. Open your heart and answer feelings of danger with love and sincerity. you will share. and you must let past bitterness go. Be relaxed and confident and you can be the leader fate has chosen you to be-because of your humility. The bad time which you feel passing was nourished by the darkness in your own heart. if you have things to do. As you let the time nourish and heal you. L 1 This is the line of rebuilding. You contemplate how to reach some goal and become bogged down with details. good nutrition. You must love. This is a blessing in disguise since it keeps you aware and prepared for flare-ups as your hard times fade. or it generated from your own subconscious longings. Whether it came from outside you. The second characteristic you need to develop is forgiveness. Right below the surface. which can be cacophonous with the discord. very probably in the opinion of that person you were the offender. Whatever is holding you back. it is leaving. Many responsibilities and worries are upon you now. Every scrap of sunlight you find. You must lead with a new paradigm. fresh air. Actually your successful release depends on two principles: The first is the principle of timing. Don't trouble your mind with vague worries and anxieties. you will let your natural good fortune increase.
must be disciplined in order to save the storehouse of personal strength necessary to navigate the days ahead. There will be negatives, sub plots, deceptions, and intrigues-possibly in your own heart, but you must keep moving ignoring the temptations inside and outside of your life. The good fortune you are now experiencing is a result of a past good deed. Don't get lost in it. Use it as a starting point upon which to build.
You might have an idea in your head which is inappropriate, making ego the determiner of your fortune right now. Yes, you have come through and seen the bad time pass, but you won't be safe for a while. If you see yourself being too free or vain with the world, you will experience loss. Work hard to develop the inner clarity necessary to prevent the embarrassment forecast by this line.
Sometimes when times are hard, people accept the friendship of questionable characters who later prove to be lacking. Accept the fact that you have fooled yourself as to the identity of your real friends, and begin to look for the arrival of someone with whom you will be very close and productive. Give up on any physical or emotional dead end.
It is down to you to save yourself. Nothing is going to happen that you don't initiate and this is the time for you to take control-not control in the egotistical sense, but control of yourself. Leading by example you will show people where you stand and call upon them to make a stand of their own. Don't be surprised if some friends find it difficult to leave their self-centered natures behind. This means they may leave you behind.
You are freed at last from the negatives which entangled you, not because you blindly charged ahead, but because you gathered your resources and moved at the right time. The troublesome people are seen more clearly now, and you gain strength as you acknowledge the positive omen of the line. The Golden Rule guides you not only to surpass your opposition, but free yourself totally by love and understanding.
HEXAGRAM #41 - DECREASE
ESCAPE THE SHADOW Escape the shadow
By giving away your own. Let the sun see through you. Top
You have lost something, either material or spiritual. In your recent past you may have felt all the pressures of the world on your back and no rest from the continuous forces which tossed you about. Those days have passed and you have been left without the security which was underlying in your busy, but trying times. You may actually experience a reduction in money, property, or something else, which tends to narrow the focus of your life. Spiritually, you may feel removed from your sources of inspiration. Don't try too diligently to re-establish contact with your higher self. Effort will defeat progress. Emotionally, someone may have departed from your scene, or a relationship in which you are involved may have reached a more ordinary plane. The problems implicit in this change will require a straightening out of your values and character. At first, doubts and confusion will disturb your thinking and you may strain against the changes. This may even be ironic because it is possible that prior to your decrease, you may have wished for a simplification to your circumstance. That wish has come true and left you wondering. The way to go right now is a path involving sincerity and generosity. Even though you don't have much (money, patience, etc.), give freely of what you have. Give away all you have. That will be good for you because in time the situation will turn and you will begin to get back the sustenance you need. Your future gains will be equivalent to your present loss. You must control your temper and your willfulness. Anything inside you which frustrates you will destroy the peace you need. Look for the disappearance of a third person in any triangular relationship and the advent of calm but unexciting times.
You have great energy now. You desire to express it in positive ways, and, without excessive praise as reward, you seek honestly to help those around you. Possibly you need to get off your horse and think about the outcome of your help. It is possible that your continuous flow of assistance is an annoyance or hindrance. Realize the difference between making or keeping another individual weak simply because your energy allows you to defend them as opposed to humbly giving aid when it is truly needed. Watch out for alcohol abuse as an energy release. Keep a stern control over your emotions and desires.
Fight for clarity in this time when your mind and heart are playing tricks on you. You seek to martyr yourself in the service of another-to completely give yourself, including dignity and common sense, in the hope of bettering their
life; use intuition. Neither they nor you need you to lose your head. What they really need is the insight that you have used to get yourself together in former crises. Develop your sense of self in the midst of sacrifices.
If you are involved in a triangular relationship, be prepared for one person to depart. If you are alone, expect someone to arrive upon the scene who understands your heart. Basically, you are alone at this time, even in a crowd. Listen carefully to your own heart and savor its messages. Don't thoughtlessly share your deepest feelings-develop them, get to truly understand yourself and save your words. Don't be surprised if your aid in the time of another's misfortune has brought you rewards and praise. If you feel guilty, you will be missing out on deserved appreciation.
Something you have been going through inside you has alienated people who would like to help you. Straighten out your own mind and you will see someone come to your aid who has been waiting for a chance to help you. Put aside your pride and accept another's concern and assistance. Remember, sometimes you can help a friend the most by letting them help you. You will get this help with no strings attached.
This is the kind of omen you wait to hear. Be thankful to the spiritual sources in your life because blessings will fall to you so thick and fast that you will be amazed. Your decrease has helped you develop your own character-the simplicity you struggled for has made you aware of yourself. Complete old projects, look inside yourself for loose ends you can connect and abide in humility at the hour of your most exalted power. Now more than ever, let the world know who you are by your actions alone.
You are a focal point of positive power and generosity guides you. Realizing the more you give, the more you receive enables you to help everyone who is open to you. Your chief strength is that you do not hoard the blessings (spiritual or material) you receive, but rather turn them into a kind of good which is easily accessible to all. The atmosphere is good for work and things less personal. Believe in your intuition and spiritual source of inspiration as it guides you at this time. However, when it comes to your deepest feelings, you realize that this is a time to keep many hopes, doubts, and fears to yourself.
HEXAGRAM #42 - INCREASE
This outward change in karmic weather is an important sign for you. You end up owing debts and handling negative attachments.KIDNAPPED Your body was an ancient map of rocky terrain. and if you could overlook the weakness under your nose. After waiting a long time. The discovery of those problems might be amazing and unsettling to you. but now you will not get lost in negative self-images. Put problems out of your mind and plan to move ahead with a new feeling. you see an attitude shift on the part of someone else. The essence of this line is assistance. Top O You can now gain ground on the situation in question. Like a ray of sunlight in a dense forest illuminates secrets of the dark. Just as a peaceful and illuminating passage of weather must give way to atmospheric changes. now their obvious presence will make them (the faults) easier to uproot. as you have. . Many times aid is given by people with strings attached. You will receive cooperation and blessings from everyone you turn to for help. Your mind was clear to read As the path to treasure Drawn on parchment. You are only human. This is a line of clarity and foresight. so now will you catch fleeting glimpses of the truth about yourself. Reluctant as the new world To show its open secrets. and the quality person you can be. so does your period of Increase give way to other forces. Normally you might blindly overlook your faults or stubbornly cling to them because of some neurotic attachment. Look to others for inspiration which they will provide simply by reacting to you and by seeing themselves. You are a quality person who has fought many battles with yourself for the peace of mind you possess. L 1 You have the magic touch with people right now. you could also miss having a clear view of your strengths. and may have an ultimate meaning for a specific personal relationship. Look with eyes of a seer into your positive future and let important people freely help you on the road. The key to this time is the intensity with which you study the outer and inner signs. for a breakthrough. who you are. You will seize the opportunity for change and begin a new road with confidence based on the Increase of clarity. There will never be a better time to see who you have been. "Increase" brings you a clear view of your positive traits. since they have been so close to you all the time.
In this case and act of personal generosity in your past will now come back to you as in the form of an unexpected blessing. yet this line points to big things done with confidence. Let doubts and fears pass over your spirit as high cloudsgive them no energy or power. as so many in the world are. Your are not selfish and are capable of stirring sacrifices for others. You believe in faith and loyalty. You have realized that your future is forecast in your present conduct. and you accept the challenge of keeping a clear head and keeping control of your ego. These qualities are obvious now for everyone to see-you are valued and bring-true "Increase" wherever you cast you spell. You are humble. L 6 This is the line of "White Magic. as you let good things happen. Your basic giving and consistent nature bring you all manner of benefits. Though you have considerable power.L 2 Your good karma is flowing here. You are blessed by this vision now. L 3 Part of the mystery of life is revealed. qualities which are often undervalued in the dealings of the material world . if you see through daily happenings. Remain true to your path. yet you have . Free from neurotic worldly attachments and free of the heavy chains of egotism. Control hope and despair and continue navigation toward the goal of peace you desire. The good fortune in this line is that you may relax in being yourself. Keep moving outside and in for the sake of freedom. Be at one with your life. The essence of this whole hexagram is cooperation between people. Dismiss your doubts about being a vulture feeding on the misfortune in your path in order to grow. to the heart of the matter. L 4 You pride yourself on your sincerity and freedom in your dealings with others. you realize its source is in the trust people have for you." You must have a talk with yourself. You will use them to help the very people who grant you power in their lives. Your consistency with your values has worked its alchemy for you. Part of your Tao may be to use any hard times in your past as a step to your higher-self. You are gentle and kind. Look past apparent fortune or misfortune. L 5 You are free. Your positive qualities (ones which you feel are often overlooked but mean a great deal to you) are recognized and you are understood and respected. Since you aren't out to manipulate others for the ends of your ego. you get the rewards of intimacy others never enjoy.
Be bold and gentle. But I never could have Predicted you.one which will seem like an attack. You've got to be on guard and ready to change and readjust to every new obstacle. You must demonstrate unswerving strength of character. This strength should manifest itself in selfquestioning. knowledge. you have many exemplary qualities. L 1 Watch your step! If you seek to gratify your ego by an empty show of strength. you never know what you will find. and you must have the strength to face darkness now. skill. Use your sensitivity to feel the proper timing to express yourself in a situation. The self-questioner has a dangerous task. It is your destiny to pass safely through the rapids and to learn the gains and losses of such a dangerous and meaningful passage. this is the time to return what you have gained to other people at just the right time. You are the guide through the rapids and you must use all your talent. since each personality possesses all possible shadings of good and bad. and intuition to identify perils in the water. If you show that you earnestly want to share yourself. Top O The waters of life swirl and foam around you now. Already you have felt stirrings in this direction. Don't think you are so highly evolved that you can't be challenged. Yes. there could be difficulty. You can't plot one course and violently hold to it in white water. power. money. insight-whatever. You have accumulated vast resources-strength. knowing that whenever one is honest. but in reality will be your karma coming back to you. Develop your plan as contingencies arise in the face of constant uncertainty.lost touch with the very people who could help you most. you are going to have trouble. This is a time when you must speak freely about your observations on life. but haven't others assisted you at every critical turn in your life? Isn't your enforced isolation a destructive illusion? HEXAGRAM #43 . You must become Master of the "Fluid-Plan"-a concept most appropriate to consider in a situation such as negotiating dangerous rapids. expect a challenge now-. Your ego is out of control temporarily and you risk losing much of what you have gained. Go only as far as you feel you can go .THE RAPIDS I NEVER COULD HAVE PREDICTED YOU I spent All those years Looking at the stars. When you look inside. In fact. This combination will win you support in the difficult passage of the rapids. Don't hesitate to be generous. others will bond to you and want to share themselves with you.
L 4 Times have made you tough. but there is more to life than blindly crashing along a self-created path. you will look foolish to the very people who need to merge destinies with you. You are following your heart with great resolution and may be involved in a complex personal situation-one which you alone completely understand. probably justifiably so. If that happens. The way of nature is for too much of one thing to produce its opposite-so. sit down in a contingency-planning session. You can't change the world. but nothing you can't handle. There may be some trouble. Once the confused and intense time passes. Let people talk and say whatever they want toward you-it doesn't really matter. then let it all pass. This will all be accomplished more easily if you remain free of egotistical or self-righteous outward actions. be careful not to let your strength become pride and stubbornness. but you cab survive the negative circumstances which try to choke off your energy and humanity. Your problem is that right now you are so sensitive to being "burned" that you won't let yourself be influenced or led. F there is magic for you now. L 2 You are watchful. but there is a survivor in you-a second-nature talent to coexist with the many divergent forces in this world. and thereby pull you down with weakness. the very people who turned away from you will realize what you were trying to do. True humility is your most promising path. L 5 There are many ways to overcome troublesome and dangerous situations. You will see loyalties shift away from you with virtually no one to understand you r actions. Unassuming and subtle work on your life will get you through right now. Go with it. Mostly. Just to be prepared. have confidence that your awareness gives you the needed "edge" to deal with anything that might arise. you will be knocked off balance by opposing forces. You aren't the center of the universe. and getting through is what it's all about. . L 3 There will be misunderstandings of your actions and motivations. This isn't the time to gain brilliant victories or fame. If you go on with a bold exterior and inner doubts. This is the line of determination and quiet dedication. You will feel irritated. It is understandable that you would be shell-shocked by the events you have gone through. it will be in the help others can give you.confidently. Already your intuition has you looking ahead and behind for signs of what is coming next. Go over all the things that might be weaknesses in your general life-plan and be aware of how you might handle the pressure in these areas.
but since the ego is the human weak spot. This problem is between you and yourself. but allowing propositions to control your thoughts and self-image is potentially disastrous. analyzing situations could become complex." These propositions could be financial or sexual. be truthful. Certain unquiet elements in your life have been put to rest-so you think. etc. thereby lowering your concentration on the present. and they could threaten the strides you have made. love life. Flatter the changing sunlight And it is still beautiful And gone. leaving you without basic sustenance to get you through when life and times get really demanding. Males should be on guard for the unexpected arrival of powerful and manipulative lady or an unexpected. Begin to learn from the lessons of life-it's the only way to change the cycle you are in. business. attitudes toward you which swell your ego today could easily turn against you tomorrow. and you will be able to purify and direct that power you possess. . be responsible. or they will accumulate and backfire on you when you need it least. You must be on guard against the shortcomings you have. This is the reason for the title "Propositions. and you must beware of how tenuous your progress is. but it will quickly pass and you will see right through other people's games. It is possible that just when you have begun to look ahead. old problems will surface to pull you down.. and things have been going your way for a time. domineering mood to surface in a usually agreeable lady. You have labored to be a good person. You should be able to see right through the traps set for your ego. You are what you have made yourself-not what others tell you. HEXAGRAM #44 . In the face of unexpected uprisings. Remember. You don't climb a mountain to get careless at the summit. Turn that honesty on yourself and your own motivations. etc. Don't be surprised if you don't have many people to turn to. This may lead you into a squall of disapproval. and gives you a chance to see the Law of Karma at work in your life. The easiest way to be manipulated is to allow flattery to influence your behavior.. Top O Your flight has been to achieve stability within your home.L 6 In the rapids you must watch for every danger in the water. Succumbing to them in the short-term could be profitable. the best tactic to employ is honesty.PROPOSITIONS BEAUTIFUL AND GONE You can't take me with lies.
L 1 This is time for caution within and without. If you are holding negative emotions. When the object of your desire has finished with you. Laugh goodnaturedly at your troubles and shortcomings. or treated shabbily in your pursuit of power and pleasure will desert you. don't give those close to you that you are above having feelings. You will start a series of negative events that larger than you imagine. L 5 . if you maintain control of yourself. but if you can reach deep enough inside you might find the spark to rekindle the respect and the friendship of the very people you once passed over. All sorts of limitations confound you now-some subtle and some more obvious. L 2 You are walking a fine line of balance between protecting those people dependent on you wanting to make them feel a prisoner in your life and will. If you are weak use the thought of others depending on you to get you through. Get back to the simpler aspects of life to enable you to see and feel more clearly. Put it all on the line-be what you say you are. Be kind and compassionate in order to make your point of view realized. L 4 Beware the complications of ego. Don't do something which violates your expressed principles because you will look like a fool to those who believe in you. The people you have used. Be honest with yourself about all that has happened. but don't let them get the better of you. and don't seem distant when someone needs praise or laughter from you. It may be too late. and do the right thing as you accurately see it. you will lose much that you have tried to build upon. they are consuming you. This battle of the will is very important to you because if you give into your darker side. understand that you will lose more than the lost time of a bad mood. passed over. remember. When you get nervous and irritable. What do you really want from life? What do the people around really want from you? The answers come from self-control and open self-expression with other. you begin to see the chain of bad karma you have left behind. then begin to move forward again. Balance is the key to this situation. L 3 In spite of all your dedication and progress you are weak to the temptation which confronts you. Your mind is torn between desire and conscience. On the other hand.
unless you start by carefully observing the people and events in your immediate circle. Part of your good fortune now is the group of friends and acquaintances you have drawn to you over the years. then this is the time to look for a new path. if you believe in your source of inspiration. that the more you sacrifice. and acquaintances all turning to you for inspiration and guidance. you are a powerful person to whom many listen and respect. That includes withdrawing from your social scene if things get too intense.GATHERING TOGETHER WE ARE A BRIDGE Together we are a bridge. Top O Now is the time to gather resources. rushing water of time. Don't be too pushy about philosophy and values. What do you want out of life? If you feel you have been drifting lately. Begin by looking at yourself. the more you will be blessed. lovers. You won't be bothered when others criticize you for your self-imposed isolation because the honest way you have dealt with temptations has given you the freedom to be your own person. but more aware of yourself and your needs. This can be a healthy and productive situation as long as you remember that you are just another person-a lucky one who has the potential to give and receive. L 6 Sometimes you've got to do things your own way. HEXAGRAM #45 . you won't be able to accurately interpret occurrences on the grand scale. Other people's ideas are just as important as yours. Individually we are small stones In the black. stronger. All manner of spiritual insight will be available to you. Basically. Now you will see yourself in other people. Let yourself move . You are in a good a good position now to give of yourself-to go beyond your normal generosity to a higher plane where a more self-sacrificing vibration will inspire you as you learn the magic of true giving-namely. Wherever you find strength and substance. you will learn about the essence of life itself.You have much to gain with your ego under control. You have met temptation and faced it down on your own terms. You have come away wiser. Look for meaningful advice. and lonelier. Your power lies in not forgetting that. In many ways your environment is set up to gratify your feelings of superiority with a circle of friends. Why are they your friends? What do they offer you? What do they offer you? What do they want from life? The point is.
Many times you have had a feeling about a person or a situation and it has proven correct. Gather your many assets to you in this time of beginnings and learning. when you feel the inclination. or hearing laughter fading from a disappearing car. even misunderstandings of character will rise in a swirling storm before someone comes forth to put things in order. Look deeply into them. Another way to look into the future is with the sixth sense of intuition. As always. at families gathered for dinner. Visualize potential problems and work hard to prepare for as many eventualities as possible. You want to blend in and lose yourself in the mindless security of everyday social interchange. You see that magic is not foreign or unusual in life. L 1 People problems are indicated by this line. Your part is to learn the hidden truth in each passing moment. L 3 Sometimes the way to peace is clouded by melancholy and feelings of isolation. Consolidate your strength and make overallowances for strength when the need arises. Look through the rapid changes around you to the heart of all things. Now you must not struggle against the turnings of fate. L 2 The current of life is carrying you toward a new day. but this feels impossible. you are your own best friend. Don't question new feelings as they begin to stir. People appear and effect you immediately on deep levels. Magic is everywhere your heart looks. because they will become familiar guides to you in the days to come. There are faces now clear as mirrors to tell you who are. This is the right time for an intense look at future possibilities. Acknowledge your bittersweet feelings to yourself and gather yourself together by yourself. jumping to conclusions. The . L 4 You are included in the lives of many people. You might even be carried away by the need to belong and find yourself awkwardly present in a social circumstance which deepens your feelings of alienation. Too much confusion. Let your inner voice speak to you now and learn to listen. which is based on health and stability. as you realize your journey is part of a much larger cycle. go with it now. Perhaps all the frustrations are just part of the natural path events must take so that the people of your group can learn who the real leader is. People listen to your advice and philosophy of life. You find out yourself looking through windows. Respect comes to you because you are self-sacrificing and generally encouraging to everyone.with more mystical awareness.
you experience a drain on your psychic resources with each gift of energy you give. HEXAGRAM #46 . the horizons of your ability to help others will become vast and expansive. Meet suspicion with true caring and doubt with simple and honest faith. they even suspect you of being shallow or out for personal gain. People want to be around you because you have a special quality-an aura of leadership or a certain appealing "style" in your approach to life. Some people sense you are more than a public image. but others doubt your substance. From your generosity you receive renewed vitality only to begin the cycle of self-sacrifice all over again. Your simple expression of feeling has backfired on you and fate has you the target of negative feelings. Top O Time and events are running in your favor. Let yourself express your pain naturally-you aren't made of stone with an image to protect. L 5 You have charisma. you are probably stronger than you think. either way. As two people find out Why they came to this blue planet. Your sensitivity is as natural and necessary as the rain. While you gain feelings of self-worth from being consulted. or perhaps you are just experiencing a new-found harmony in your days.lives of others fluctuate wildly away from the balance you seek and represent. You are experiencing undeserved hassles and your feelings are hurt. You will find that the vulnerability you show now will do no more to attract people to you than your original straightforward expression. People are used to complicated psychological games in their interpersonal relationships and come to expect them from everyone. The clouds pass without comment. If you can be true to the identity you have created for yourself. Past weaknesses are lost in a growing strength and vision. take it upon yourself to reveal your true character in a consistent manner. Since you are a leader. L 6 Sometimes your actions are so straightforward that they are misunderstood.PUSHING UPWARD STREAMLINED FRIENDSHIP We won't discuss the weather anymore. Perhaps you have seen a goal toward which you have begun to work. .
Your inner world hungers for progress and perfection. or even someone unexpected who can show you the right path. you need to cultivate humility with regard to your expectations. L 2 You are an enigma. Don't squander precious time which could be used to build your character. The goals you desire are distant yet obtainable through sacrifice. while your outer behavior is sometimes confused and inconsiderate. you will need to live on the fruits of the hours which are now passing. . Simply show your faith by taking advantage of any possibilities open to you. L 1 Luck is with you. L 3 Take care not to deceive yourself. lip service to a goal is not enough to make it happen. you need to pursue a threefold path to gain the natural good fortune implied in this hexagram: First. but beware. challenges and problems.Basically. This person may be a friend. You are fortunate that what you desire is also desired by those you need behind you. doctor. This will reinforce your humility and an intelligent acceptance of life. Just as the small seed becomes the mighty tree. you may even rise higher and faster than you expect. you must consult with someone whom you respect. Third and finally. Your intuition will tell you where to make the appropriate connection. People are open to you. Part of the key to your growing power exists in your ability to get the right idea at the right time. teacher. Don't be lazy in a time which outwardly appears to be running smoothly. Second. and just as significant. These sacrifices may even be small. so do the significant results in life grow from the daily. You could get a promotion or have an emotional breakthrough and you must not hesitate or question the time. People trust you and your will is molding your environment. and if your easy time runs out. since they demonstrate your faith and will. Quiet confidence and faith are the strongest ingredients in the situation and you are probably already experiencing these. You must be bound and determined to promote the natural flow of positive events. You can make the good you desire come about through personal dedication to what you want. Fortune favors you in that the people on whom you depend understand you and let you grow in your own way. you must realize the absolute power of your will at this time. they like you. but important. Begin by smoothing your temperament.
if you remember that every oversight now will hold you back at a later and more intense time.L 4 You are a "star. patience.THE CHARIOT FOOLISHLY BELIEVED The water Running through your hand Gives a quick lesson. L 5 Your goal is in view. and attention to detail. you are something else. However. You are deeply involved in living day to day. You are an entity too complex for your own piercing powers of analysis. The tide of events runs with you and the realistic vision of your desire fulfilled haunts you. Yet for all your frightening. your path lies in the world of calm. You can give the ultimate sacrifice for life-you have secrets and secret innocence. You can experience your dreams." Your honor is increased because they are good people and with their aid you can achieve good beyond your reckoning. L 6 Your values are going to have to lead you now. why so much doom and gloom? You feel the exhausting futility of life-the foolish waste of energy in the relentless turning cycles of birth. immeasurable darkness. . so deeply into the present that your goals seem far distant and doubts creep into your mind. Go on your deepest feelings and stay true to your principles. Top O This hexagram has the spirit of the Great Scorpion in the Zodiac and the tension of "The Chariot" in the Tarot. You are doing everything right in the eyes of some people. death. Indians foolishly believed A circle could contain A rattlesnake." People look up to you and value your opinion because you understand the implications of timing. and all that lies between. the mood of the world will change and you must be a stabilizing force in it. You have all the talent in the world-your spirit is older and truer than stone. among them you are "first among equals. Temptation tells you to increase speed and throw caution to the winds. HEXAGRAM #47 .
You know too well the meaning of melancholy and laziness and maybe an extra-added dash of something a bit more dangerous. You must realize by now that dark weather eventually gives way to clarity and light. Like in "MacBeth" "Foul is Fair and Fair is Foul. . please reconsider. and work with your heart. you will be. selling yourself will be very sad for you in some ways. A person of outstanding character might spark some inner flame and anything might happen. No darkness can hold you though-you are deeper than life. That painful mistake will be corrected in time. Your destiny is to go all the way. Though it feels good to be desired and rewarded. without it nightmares will happen. L 3 If you are about to make a life-destroying mistake. Perhaps you have experienced disappointment or disillusionment and feel the temptation to give up your path and all the ground you have battled to gain. Watch carefully in order to retain protection as your attitude slips. emotional. Take care not to turn against the ones most deserving of your trust. but a critical mistake would lead you to their arms for comfort-there you will discover wolves in sheep's clothing. talents. Your best hope is to avoid serious upheaval is to consolidate your physical. You are more filled with light than darkness. L 4 The obvious entanglements of materialism and ego will be a thick forest for you now. intimacy. money. Attitude is the source of everything now-what you believe. This is a good time to grow strong under stress. Most important -you can always go further than you think you can. and psychic energies.Hard times are indicated here. Every step now will be the future. You go too far in your self-indulgent celebrations. Please meditate on this now. L 1 Hard times are imminent. You have been on a path of public access to your private life." Your vision is not clear right now-you may see people around you who seem attractive and magnetic. The gloom is settling upon you. The future is uncertain with this line. Great changes come in all people's lives-it is not necessary to bring extra sorrow upon yourself. Your only chance for peace is to live life the way you want to. With a good attitude and self-discipline you are powerful and free. L 2 You can't forge your worldly troubles even though you immerse yourself in the pleasures available to you. There is nothing to stop you. or whatever you have to give. but in the midst of your contrived revelry a real opportunity for enlightenment erupts. but with a little thought you can survive even the most complex times. The world wants something from you-it could e your beauty.
The I Ching says emphatically that in olden days a well could not be moved. and. Most important. "The Well" is not a light-hearted hexagram. you will have the peace and good feeling you have always lacked. A moody feeling accompanies all the lessons and you might experience a kind of joylessness at times. Your open heart has brought you considerable fortune. The future will always be in doubt for you and you will know the meaning of uncertainty and fear. We all have done questionable thingsforgive yourself for your self-created disasters. Be honest and loving with yourself. Come out in the light as much as possible. get on with your life. but a city could be moved to the well. You have so much to be. People respect you because you seem to be made of stuff of the earth. you are stronger and deeper than problems you face. You are your own leader-no person can keep you down and bound unless you want it that way. you are a wise person-usually your vision gracefully pierces to the heart of any situation and intimate secrets are revealed to you. Yes. The most unifying theme of your life has been your willingness to learn.THE WELL (EMPEROR IN A KINGDOM OF ONE) NOT QUITE AT HOME IN THE AIR I have always been Standing outside the party In the cool evening Watching city lights or star light Feeling like I'm not quite at home in the air. Top O You are "The Well"-a well of knowledge. L 6 What really has power over you? Don't make the mistake of believing the past can control you. You are such a complete personality that it is unlikely your relationships . However.L 5 There is no easy way out of this one. inspiration and long-lasting values. What does you intuition tell you about life's mysteries? Discipline the mind and the body. but to hear some stirring encouragement in your words or soak up some of your positive vibration. You will attract many hard times and sorrows. if your faith is strong in yourself. HEXAGRAM #48 . Friends come to you-not so much to cry on your shoulder. Fortunately. People come to you-you are honored in your circle.
You can't get back at a basically uncaring world by making yourself weak and dependent. Don't make the mistake of believing you have seen it all before. Many connections can be made. if you get this line. but they do not tarry long. Meditate on what you have. Many missed connections flood the experiences of this material plane. What does your intuition say? L 4 No positive step goes unused or unrecognized. Go on nurturing yourself-give yourself what you need. You must allow new sources of water to replenish the well. problems gather like clouds in summer. So many times in life people don't develop their human potential and gradually become immersed in isolation and frustration. There is no explanation for light and dark. We try to lose ourselves by merging with our loves. friends. will lessen your value to yourself and others. Also. to the surprise and good fortune of the openhearted observer. Life is a trip for one. or other pleasant diversions of the material world. If you dodge your responsibilities. or health in periods of spiritual boredom. we always come back to ourselves. in all ways. There is only wind in tall trees and the passing lives of men. time and time again. L 3 There are wells of pure. Your practical foundations must be the base from which you expand. jobs. clear water which no man has been lucky enough to find. but useless in streams which meander into dry beds. as you give generously to nearly everyone. if you don't take care of business. Relationships suffer where people forget they can change with time and experience. L 5 . Your way has been by keeping an open door. the negative feelings of your childhood will re-surface. you are emperor in your kingdom of one. You know too well that when the serious moments of life come down. Though you keep close monitoring of your attitude. You can handle anything you want to. ultimately. L 2 No one will respect you.are long-enduring-the nomads come thankfully to the well. money. L 1 Take care. and what you wish. Water is life. but it is good advice for you to get serious and grow up a bit. Don't be just another statistic-another all-too-familiar tragic figure. you are on your own. When the future comes to your door. It's not glamorous. you will be prepared. love. Take care not to throw away vulnerable time. but. that will lead to superficial knowledge which.
Life is satisfying-not in the sense that you accumulate great estates of wealth or devastate your enemies-but life is alive in you. all the universe changes into new forms. and you seem to have the supply. must change to fit and embody the soul of the new days in which you find yourself. you will see a clear light when darkness lifts. Your magic is you. as far as your life moves its mysterious currents. In many ways. Realize that all the signs point to transformation for you. and don't forget to enjoy yourself all the way. The history of our world and our individual days teach the irresistible rush of the future. and inwardly your attitude or philosophy. This is a time for personal dedication-a time for looking at the world with a hard and determined eye. Following the hassles and turn-arounds. You help your fellow human beings. but you are not yet fully understood. Al the stress and strain you are currently experiencing is strengthening you for the changes which must come. Forces are flowing together and breaking apart life as you have come to know it. and your vision of life is true and approachable for others. You may even be mistrusted or the center of interpersonal upheaval. You have proven your dedication at every turn and the little things you have done have made deep impressions on the people for whom you have done them. You will lead by example and achievement. others will know you by your deeds. You can be a wizard now as life flows through you.SEASONS THERE IS NO SUCH THIG AS COURAGE There is fear and the reaction to fear Which becomes courage as the ego looks back.You are gifted. possibly your appearance or demeanor. You are the weather of the seasons and you will succeed because you observe closely and learn from all you have seen. Outwardly. just accept the fact that you hold a special place. This isn't a time for pretentious talk and ego tripping-these will clearly reveal the confusion and insecurity which holds you back. but your real successes are among the people. Don't ponder over this mystery. You are in such a time and situation in your own life. Top O As the seasons of time pass. Many come to you for a drink of whatever their heart's desire. You are all the good things you hoped to become. The new forms reflect the spirit of the times in which they are born. HEXAGRAM #49 . you will lead others in the days ahead. . L 6 On your own way you may have accomplished some important things. Freely use your imagination.
three rumors. you spark your inner self. You have patiently turned you ideals (like flowers in a garden) and you have found the courage and direction to challenge strange concepts. three disturbances. L 2 This is the season to change yourself. The magic number is three-after three false alarms. The harsh struggle has come and gone. For now. You have heard the cries and loud speeches and you have continued . Your long struggle within yourself has finally brought you out into the world. Around you conflict swells like a stormy sea. This is your season of strength and all currents have been running this way for some time. L 6 You know the secrets of a season of grace. but the answer will come. There is very little mystery in your situation and many chances for self-expression. Is it time for you to move ahead? Should you hold back? The balance of scales swing in the wind. Listen and observe. L 4 This is a season of truth. It is your season to hear. or by humbly seeking advice a positive source. At the proper time you will release your powers on the situation. and many spirits strain against the time. The revolution begins to rush around you like leaves before a coming storm. but you must resist a nervous explosion. accumulating strength and character through self-control. Either by imitation of someone seems to exemplify the new self you desire.L 1 This is a season of preparation for you. Great changes and good fortune whisper in the swirling air about you. from deep inside you. be steadfast and quiet. You will use your influence and powers for the benefit of others who need to see you in a symbolic way. L 5 You don't need this advice. who from give least L 3 The season of timing is upon you. but. You must unreservedly yourself to this season of change. the time to act will arrive. you are real and know that only faint-heartedness could cause you trouble now. Look for aid and comfort when you expect it. in its own time. however. Magic will come in motion. etc.
Look for the easy expression of hidden talent or some "magic" which draws others to you in silence and faith. get things out in the open. You know better than to push too hard. the more attention you receive. An opportunity may have temporarily passed you or you might feel unappreciated for all you do.THE CAULDRON LIVE AND BURN I should show a poker face. You might even do something out of the ordinary to improve yourself or your position. L 3 You are experiencing obstruction or frustration because of something you have handled incorrectly. L 1 A positive shake-up is favorable now. Even if you are temporarily down on your luck. and creative-naturally. the more you undertake. People may talk about you. Top O You may be sensing physical and mental well-being in your world at this time. but they cannot hurt you because you are solid in your concentration upon your goal. Be creative and unafraid. You must believe in yourself and have faith that things will work out. HEXAGRAM #50 .preparing yourself with dedication. outgoing. but to control your own cauldron-like bubbling. the changes you will make help you achieve some of the success or progress you want. It is a time to listen and watch. You are dynamic. But the key to your situation is confidence. Intuition tells you what is right and you follow with an eye toward humility. Your body benefits from and feels good in exercise and your spirit is reaching towards its strengthening source. . Let your feelings out in gentleness and gracefully let the world touch you. L 2 Because of your position you may consider envy. But excuse me while I unravel on the carpet. not only to sharpen your senses. You will then pass through your bad mood and get the release you need.
once you find When the shock of this hexagram is felt. you will have a strong reaction to an external stimulus. L 6 Things are very favorable to you at this time. HEXAGRAM #51 . During the influence of more down-to-earth in your attitudes. idea. We'll make love On this lightning storm. you must be alert and conscientious about keeping the right path. Possibly you feel someone else is to blame. So turbulence and all manner "Seriousness" you will be unshakable. Be solid and your way. Choose high quality people to help you through. as you let out stored energies which find a way to work. However. Top O The traditional image for this hexagram has been expect intense obtrusions from the outside. etc. Expect of supernatural sightings. You maintain a positive frame of mind which you pass on to the people around you. but you must realize the weakness is in yourself and only you can change things. Situations may be even better now than before your troubles occurred. For a time you will be lost in an imaginary struggle. Progress is possible. Be confident that your modesty and gentle generosity can put past difficulties to rest. fantasy. . temptation may appear.L 4 Things are not going well. L 5 The time of difficulty is passing. They listen to you because you are sincere and gentle. Start with yourself to work out larger situations. the shock of thunder. You have pressures on you which you have not handled properly. You will come to learn that the struggle along was with your own fear. even when you speak of serious matters.SERIOUSNESS EASY TO FOLLOW DIRECTIONS Calmly unplug the television And take off your clothes. whether it is a person. Selfconfidence is the key.
nothing has been gained or lost. L 1 This line carries the shock of this hexagram. No matter what comes down. Look for order and peace to give way to chaos and confusion. The lightening falls somewhere else tonight. This atmospheric change in your life will bring out the best in you. etc. lover. You maintain your distance from the troubled and misguided world and let it pass over you. Be as quick to laugh at the absurdity of life as you are to get hyper-serious about occurrences of imagined importance. security. You seem hung-up in a personal time warp where nothing is happening-the last piece of the puzzle has not been found.? All this is part of the natural cycle which will lead your fate back to you. Look for the disturbing and unexpected. calm down. Whatever you want so badly. There is almost an adrenaline rush from the presence of danger. You will face the storm with sang froid. Will I lose my friend. It passes to the north and south. Don't be surprised if you are called upon to do the unusual.Thunder is hard to ignore. Your good heart and open mind will guide you through brief trouble storms. cultivate a Buddha-calm that won't quit. Go on living your life. The key is to remember that statistics are on your side. Now all your collected wisdom will be called upon to guide you under pressure. based on your perception of a recent happening. L 3 Mellowness is your usual path with everything. Possibly a confused encounter or a misunderstanding will leave you with a sinking feeling and flashes of panic. This dramatic rise in intensity will be answered by your best "clutch" responses. L 2 Now you may feel actively insecure about any area of your life. The secret of "Seriousness" is to be cool. L 4 You are confused. Shock and seriousness will be your guides. and you will magically change the disorder into good times. Your only alternative is to free yourself in order to let things clarify themselves in good time-a time when you will be more able to comprehend and deal effectively with all that happened. will come to you. Hard times have come and gone leaving little clue as to their deeper meaning and implications. Now trouble has come from where (and when) you least expected it. The overwhelming probability is that nothing will happen to you. due to your enflamed insecurities. The threat of concomitant destruction pervades each moment. It strikes to the heart and you can no longer maintain your peaceful equilibrium. .
or tactfully avoid negative situations. Eat good food and enjoy your rest. Watch open-heartedly on your stone sea wall. Consider meditation-not necessarily a good formal kind-but a stilling of the nervous system and clearing of the mind (done simply through breathing). Using your time creatively. You must flow with the times and be a dynamo of direction when you are called upon. you will get closer to peace of mind. HEXAGRAM #52 . try to be aware of everything around you and imagine yourself seeing the secrets of life. but guided by soul and light. Look inside your skin. L 6 Things are going to get crazy. yet hopeful future. You are an observer of the great sea of life. It isn't in your wallet. Frenzy and confusion are giving way to quiet and determination. It's all part of your journey now-like a traveler in a tale of old. Don't depend on others to be pulling with you now-more likely they'll be far into their own paths and might even seem distracted and alienating. Believe in yourself. you can be ready with the vitality to move or the clarity to withdraw. conserving your energy to use later at a more productive time. Rumors are flying-likely you're involved in them in some way. The blitz is on and it will be a good time to plan while on the run. Just give them space and be bold in demanding and defining your own. beset by dark foes.KEEPING STILL LOOK INSIDE YOUR SKIN Can't find it on the highway. Get your head together and batten down the hatches. Use this time to develop your whole self. use this time to replenish physical and spiritual energies. Top O Calm yourself down. Don't see it on the screen. Investigate yoga-an inexpensive book will provide you with simple and beneficial exercises. It will all pass swift as seasons and time. Let it be. As you experience this time in your life. As you get serious about deepening your defenses. In other words. . You have many scars to heal and muscles to tone.L 5 Get very intense about your life. You have come from a turbulent past and are heading to an uncertain.
let them pass into unimportance. L 3 Something is bubbling up within you. They will take paths you know are not good for them. and even though you are easy to get along with. L 1 Your future is a long road before you-the mountains. and doubts fall on your heart like rain. This is a magical time if you are open to the dark and light of it. others are not. Make plans carefully and look closely at the business in front of you. worries. The various ways and paths open to you are clear-that you see them and their outcomes as a gift you have which is well-developed and extremely important to use at this time. Usually you are either very critical or extremely romantic. Possibly you are experiencing sexual frustration or an over-abundance of fantasies. You can't win by fighting. These have nothing to do with your actual. Don't drown in the blues. everyday existence and are actually sidetracking you from more important matters at hand. L 4 The stillness and calm you have been needing is very close. L 2 This is a good time to have blind faith in your luck. You are not comforted by anything except the inner knowledge that you are doing the only possible thing you can by dedicatedly relaxing your body and mind. If you are being limited or irritated by your feelings. Don't get lost in the darker side of your self or make the mistake of feeling that you can force yourself. Your desire for stillness is being disrupted from inside and the harder you work to control yourself the more negative the results will be. Maker yourself flow with events and don't set yourself up for regrets. Don't be surprised if things get out of control at times and have you looking for cover. A wide panorama is visible to you now. and their unrefined actions upset you. but you aren't happy. Just keep in mind that everything is working itself out.A strong balance and harmony are possible for you. seeing beauty and meaning in the commonplace. . Realize that the fog you are in is passing. and the broad plains. but you won't be able to do anything about it. you don't get lost in dreams. Now you will be both at once. You are able to hold back negative and aggressive feelings. but keep in mind that you must eventually act on the decisions now forming inside you. Just be careful that as you experience visions. Questions. Your psychic revelations about the future won't get through to some people around you. That is building for your future. the valleys. Enjoy your temporary peace.
L 5 This is a time to watch your own behavior. the more energy you put into disciplining your verbal expression. But you can take the child inside you By the hand For a walk With the world all around. have unyielding determination.GRADUAL PROGRESS THE CHILD INSIDE YOU You can't control the changes. and the patience to see all matters to the end. L 1 . Feel the sadness and hope. If your outward face is too carefree or glib. Kindness comes from the heart. As always. L 6 It has finally fallen together for you. but with a deep faith that unravels many secrets. All you have to express your true thoughts to the world is words. a key factor is the cultivation of a strong. the more good you will generate for yourself and others. Words sometimes have nearly magical and effective. In an impatient world. In fact. inner life. Your willpower can breathe easier for a time. if you choose them carefully. Hard battles and doubts seem distant as you enjoy the moment's calm. HEXAGRAM #53 . Let life reveal itself in music and harmony-realize that it comes from inside you. patience seems like kindness. All things will move too slowly for you now (especially romance). you will see all you have desired come to pass. You must be in control now of all the power you have. and look for your place in the time passages. them it is a sign that you are troubled inside. Charm and humor can't dispel the difficulties and pressures around you. yet profound. Top O The general meaning of this hexagram is straightforward. Inside your heart is a song. where one inaccurate application of force could destroy all accumulated work. whereas patience comes from the will. Look about you. The diamond cutter knows the difficult discipline involved in concentrated patience. See the world for what it is-look clearly and objectively. You must be clear in your vision. having given so great an effort of late. Long lines of luck from your past have converged in your life now.
particularly material blessings. even inappropriate. there is still something missing in your life. L 2 Your singular path has brought you material success you have not necessarily desired. You realize the transitory nature of all things. try to set some things straight. At last you come to realize that all progress is gradual. and long-standing plans will not come to fruition. but for now you are content to pass the time with close friends in peaceful preparation for future challenges. As the clouds gather and storm. you see more clouds. Trust to the natural movement of events and you will see the realization of your desires. for growth-provoking disillusionments. ready for new realizations. that your ultimate path is a lonely one. This is a time for breaking with the past. ready. L 6 . is the key to survival. Consequently. the one great law of our material plane is change. Understand that life will not get less dangerous or complex. Indulge yourself in confrontations with people who have negatively influenced you. You realize. Just when you should see the breakthrough in the clouds. Examine the signs and omens in your world to find critical mistakes. a traveler in an unknown country. Though you have worked hard. Learn to make the most of the chances you have in a changing world. Remember then. People to whom you have turned in the past will not be there to help. Actually you are going to school on life. so they will roll away toward the sea thereafter. your inner voice prompts you to share your good fortune with others. but that you do have an ally. Believe in yourself and pay minimum homage to artificial social values and morals. Adaptability. and all apparent setbacks are just as temporary. familiar challenges. suffered and sacrificed much. as vultures look for food. sometimes even all-too-fatalistically. You will revel in being yourself and even start to develop a fresh outlook on old. Get it out of your system because any friends you lose will be well lost. All the old rules you have learned and unlearned will seem useless. for your situation. Enemies will be circling your difficulties. Someone will come to remind you of the joys of simple existence. but on your human journey you have struck some luck now. Since you have nothing to lose. even. L 5 One timeless component of the material world and the reaction of human nature to it is misunderstanding. L 4 The danger and complexity of life whirls all about you. it is believed.You are an explorer. L 3 Something is wrong.
Once we breathed clean air and thought about the future. So learn to say goodbye. etc. but I remember others before as well. order and growth. separate. You are lucky to have lived.THE MARRYING MAIDEN ON THE WAY TO SOMEWHERE ELSE Everyone seems distracted. Their spectrum of greens stay in my heart. This year's will be beautiful. Nurturing individuality is a lost art. Now you are yourself-beautiful. Look. We hope that is true. but make the most from all you have in your position. The omen here speaks of a spark of light in a wide. Naturally. time. In the final end-too many. So deep is the spell of the Marrying Maiden. and it smoothes down the jagged edges of personality. No one knows the path of intensity and trials you have weathered. Stone and . You are accomplishing more than you know. There is a sadness to life. which is a relative of water. Top O This is a complex hexagram containing a deep message about the flow of life. There is a time. You're as natural as the day. dark eternity. this is who you have become. HEXAGRAM #54. People move toward you like plants turn their faces to the sun from which they come. L 1 Your part in this play is that of a supporting character. you may entertain higher aspirations-to win the day. and love. As the heavy gravity of life draws itself through innumerable changes. Breaking off bits of happiness Which never seem enough On the way to somewhere else. there will be difficulties. some will be sad. though now people want to share in what you have achieved. It's like trying to find yourself in the mirror. Savor the moment. L 2 You are a beautiful person. like each person at birth. Each spring is different. get the love of the princess. Tread lightly as you learn of harmony. Take a deep breath with an uncluttered mind. Like many in your position. it may be hard to accept this advice. even eccentric. Why do certain melodies or words stir hidden emotions? It is April and snow is falling while a young robin looks out from under a sheltering bush.Recognize good fortune when you see it. Don't wonder now as to when your next cleansing fire will lie in front of you.
earth are the components of your character. Life turns to death before your eyes. The hypothetical imperative (that we go on for no particular reason and do it so passionately) is common knowledge to you. It is puzzling to think if our race could one day see the ever-present threat of peace. You laugh at destruction and hope for peace. if you are interested in having any freedom. The world is lucky to know you. Call it "magic.LATE SUMMER BUT YOUR MIND IS ON THE SEA Someone is coming around the corner On a gray day in spring. the human race seems headed toward an extinct destiny-just another dinosaur in the mud. You see the cycles and some of the changes bring loss. Still." I read once in a story. This heart you have and are known for it. and especially. true heart is the best life can offer. Even. L 6 There is a certain fatalistic feeling to life. Once you were called a seeker. L 4 You have a special quality. there is a certain amount of safety in blending in with the herd. . The struggle in this material plane is so intense that we see progress as related to physical or spiritual aggression. HEXAGRAM #55 . The emptiness the soul feels when experiencing humility is more than filled by currents of power coming from the center of all things. "Truth is a hard deer to hunt. L 3 Compromise with society is absolutely necessary. It is wrong-headed to promote your own individuality for selfishness or cruelty. L 5 There is strength and good fortune in humility. Now you seek for the sake of the search alone. blessings seem to flow through. yet when the gates are opened at the right time. beyond the realm of reason. Yet life is hopeful still." You are not easily understood or forgotten. at this late date. But your mind is on the sea. You understand time. A dog's bark haunts a moving van. A red.
Your life at present has the feeling of late summer. The trees and gardens have given up their recent harvest and a faint and distant gold has come upon the summer green. Life seems to be changing, but the turning is slow and subtle. For so long you have traveled your own path, working for the peace you now have won. Stillness settles over the world, but you are mildly restless. Thoughts of the past surround you in a vague mist of melancholy feelings and the future seems just out of reach. Even though your inner world may be unsettled, you must realize what is going on around you. People respect you. You have become a leader and inspirational figure who has a powerful impact on people. You have suffered in your day and fought hard for the character which seems so second nature to you now. You have had your days of doubt, and they strengthened your heart. Probably you feel the most important moments in your life are personal and involve some test of spirit which you are able to rise up and meet. Be generous with your good nature. Days of storm may be in your future, but now it is time to shine. Like late summer basks in the richness of fruit and flower, so you must enjoy your life with little worry of the autumn ahead.
You are fortunate to find someone who can understand and complete your personality. Good ideas can wither in a vacuum and creative energy can burn itself out, but together strong chemistry results. New heights can be viewed with your climbing partner, as your combined achievements reach their peak. The only way you could allow negatives to creep in would be to forget your individuality. Enjoy this union now, but realize your ultimate path can only be traveled by one-yourself.
Just when you feel like things are going your way, you may meet with disillusionment. In your mood of trust, you are ripe to be used by someone low enough to abuse you good nature. Though you want to forcibly straighten things out, the best path is self-knowledge. Show this person you are an exceptional individual. Be straightforward and warm-hearted and the situation will miraculously clear up in your favor.
What you have now is an abundance of confusion. Things should be going your way, but they aren't. the world has turned upside down all around, and believe it or not, you hold the secret of survival at this time. Don't become negative and self-critical. Most of the craziness around you will pass like a tornado. Try to build your personal strength and don't be surprised if others aren't particularly receptive to you at this time.
You can feel a season of your life passing. The dark mood which covered your days has begun to lift and a fresh wind of hope energizes you. The energy increase which you feel cannot, by itself, help you past this period. What you need is a friend, someone with a level head and new ideas. This person is on the way to kindle the spark within you.
One of the best ways to see the result of your action is to look around you. Do you see decent people, willing to tell the truth for the common good? Does loyalty join with humility in your friends and associates? You are rich in the qualities of leadership, but more extraordinarily, you have "magic" about you. Don't examine good fortune too much. Simply change it into more good fortune. Keep the inspiration flowing.
It is very sad when someone turns his back on an abundance of good people in order to pursue some self-serving dream. Elitist illusions made it inevitable that your circle will narrow only until you remain within it. Unfortunately, your ego is your sensitive spot. This distorts you life-view and makes people valuable to you only as they feed your ego. Wise up! Don't betray your friends.
HEXAGRAM #56 - THE WANDERER
OTHER'S PEOPLE'S DREAMS We live other people's dreams While our life flashes by. They wake to themselves And we can't remember what we dreamed. Top
All is wandering. The planets and stars go their way loosely confederated by
gravity pin the truth of dark, cold space. Possibly you are drifting through these incarnations now. Are you dreaming while awake? Something is happening to you in the hours before morning when you are already up and watching dawn of the new day. You are deep in your Tao, but the stranger is a stranger to himself. Your identity is your lack of identity. Don't be surprised if there are two people in you now-the familiar face that comes and goes through the world, and another face, perhaps one you don't even know yet. The secret of the nomad is that he isn't there at all. He is the sound of horses fading and the smell of towers burning. The nomad is the wind made flesh, the stranger with the changing face. Let the situation coalesce around you. Take something from every moment. It's all you, right now. Another interesting facet of being "the wanderer" is the broad scope of life you will experience. While others tend to root in one spot and fully integrate with their surroundings, you tend to be at home everywhere and nowhere. Many religions, philosophies, moral inclinations, pleasures, and struggles will reveal themselves to you. In spite of the variety with which you are dedicated to spicing your life, there will be feelings of melancholy and dissatisfaction which tempt you to doubt your path. In the end the doubts won't matter. What matters is the positive attitude you must wear like a cloak to ease your journey and to ensure safe passage for "the wanderer."
You can't afford to waste your time in pointless societal squabbles. A person such as yourself will look shamelessly foolish gossiping and playing verbal games. Are you trying too hard for acceptance? What do you really want? If all you think you need is to be one of a particular group, then perhaps you had better evaluate your whole system of priorities. If you sell yourself out, with all the potential you have, won't you seem pathetic to yourself and others?
Your positive attitude has won you friends on the road of life. Day after day you have worked with yourself-trying not to lose the thread of meaning you unraveled so long ago. You have taken it on yourself to ease the world's tensions the only way anyone can-by beginning with yourself. Consequently, people are attracted by the magnetism of your character. Let yourself enjoy a union with another person. Regard it as natural as the seasons.
Watch out stranger. Of all the talents you need to cultivate, discrimination is the most urgent. It is one thing to have a loose group of acquaintances who enjoy you superficially for your charm, wit, personal appearance, etc., and it is
It is natural to apply old thought patterns to new situations. This ability to adapt is surely your greatest talent and is well suited to your nomadic lifestyle. but the people with whom you desire union will realize the heart behind your honest gesture. Your lust for worldly pleasure can lead you to turn your back on the very qualities you need most. Warriors die in bed dreaming bright battles. You'll feel a bit alienated and possibly suffer some awkward moments. All the while. you will feel disturbed and doubtful about this restlessness which your spirit won't let go. inevitably you will go through a period of settling down. but an unfortunate life. HEXAGRAM #57 . And quiet lives gather leaves . leaving you alone and basically lacking true support when you need it most. THE PENETRATING MANIC OPPRESSION Kings come and go. It'll make a great movie. What does loyalty mean to you? Doesn't love and true friendship need a long period of growth and testing? L 4 Since being a wanderer takes you through every conceivable experience. Ironically. if just for the sake of change. You will be materially blessed and experience a period of relative emotional peace. L 5 It takes sometime to comprehend what a situation truly demands.quite another for you to get swept away believing this group constitutes a close group of friends. L 6 There is a harshness about you that all your charm can't conceal. You win the attention of the people you need to help you survive. you see true gentleness and modesty as unattractive traits initially because they can't drown out the dizzying rush of your material desires. but in this case you've got to try another way. You have great talent for most situations in life. That would be a mistake. Lovers hurl themselves off frightening ledges. something inside will be calling out to you for change. it is easy for you to throw away things which have precious value. Since you have put down some roots. Somehow. so it's no mystery that your settled time would have many areas of success. This is sad because your way is to regret what you lost through your own carelessness.THE GENTLE. Those closest to you know what it is to be a casualty of your restless search for yourself.
and you will. however. This is a time to invoke all your mystical powers. Sometimes human nature doubts this in a world where violence and aggression seem to rule the day. Your sixth sense. be yourself. passionate flame. Keep everything on a low. Top O Gentleness has power to change and effect others. You will be trusted because you are unfailingly kind. subtle intensity is irresistible. attractive qualities and must resist your desires to be a flashy performer as you socialize. You've seen it around you-so many people giving up on themselves for the usual human reasons. Even the most humane spirit must take up arms in its own defense at some time. but you need a change from your usual "let it slide" approach. and intuition are needed now. L 1 You must have strong powers of discrimination so you can decipher the clues of this time. When you find the sources of negativity. This won't be an easy time. but this is not your way. Your reactions to changing events are fluid (a good sign) and your value system is intact. You will prove yourself to others by being steadfast and pleasantly predictable. All your personal growth and growing-up has lead to this point-you are who you wanted to be. This respect is a powerful building foundation upon which the bits and pieces of your good karma will be laid. To free yourself.The same way Today and tomorrow. and loved because your quiet. Gentleness could dissolve into aimlessness. Use these strengths to give you the courage of your convictions. You have many strong. and this could hurt you. as you build the kind of life you want for the long-haul. Get everything going for you as you use the accumulated revelations you have experienced. L 3 . All manner of subtle spells may be cast over you-they will erode all your positive progress unless they are unearthed and revealed. as well as wise counsel for someone close. You are aware of the needs of people (and yourself) to be treated with respect. L 2 You must penetrate into some dark place now. ESP. use your "white magic" to render them harmless. you want more than quick domination and short term gratificationyou seek the true change and continuous evolution which can only be brought about consistency and dedication. Dedicate maximum intensity to the complexities before you-be a warrior. even in chaotic situations.
we can't solve ourselves. Take time to develop you balance of spiritual.Caution! You are thinking too much. Avoid danger. however. but most prized by others and desired by them is your world-view. L 5 Things have been unstable for a while. . Be master of your destiny. Self-mastery is the key. and others need to see through your eyes. we ourselves are walking paradoxes. Do anything. sit down after you have implemented some changes and refinements and think everything through again. you'll get more than you can handle. social. What is going to happen? Where does the path you are traveling really lead? Satisfy yourself that you have done the best you could and keep your determination on a slow burn. Get yourself under control and think things over. L 4 This is a good time to be seeking answers. and personal attributes.JOY SHADOWPLAY The lover's hands Become a shadowplay For all the words Trapped in their skin. You are a kind of psychic detective and you see deeply into the whirlpool of humanity. but these alone will not carry you through. There will be magic in your mind. The tide of fortune favors you now because you have prepared well for the changes which must come. To delve into the real depths of fate and fortune. but those days are drawing to an end. as they see you immobile and static. It is only human to believe that reason and logic can show the solution for problems which carry many complexities. You will get less respect from others. You have energy and willpower. try as we might with the expansive powers of our ordinary minds. You have taken the time to observe the passing world in depth. If you look for trouble now. HEXAGRAM #58 . People may admire your considerable personal gifts. falling in is quite another. Right now motion is more important than perfection. Make a decision. and. L 6 Don't over extend yourself. Don't put yourself in a position where you'll have to grovel at anyone's feet. This is a good time to believe in yourself. You must use your most penetrating powers of perception to see the heart of all that surrounds you. Observing and learning from the whirlpool is one thing.
Things get done in the doing and in the stillness. in your world-view right now. You know life. The real penetrating secrets. Cultivate a sincere appreciation for your life and be generous in sharing any bounty you have created. love. keeping those who would attempt to use you at a distance. as you embrace the paradox. when the damp chill is offset by a human warmth within. or use a common intellectual experience to lead to deeper levels of understanding. L 3 This line cautions against giving your ordinary mind control over the ways you . At moments you may be so successful in greasing the social machinery that you get carried away in the flow. drink and physical company. a bittersweet feeling about life. You will find this time surprising and unusual. inner voice which advises you and guides you. You understand the beauty and necessity of rainy days as well. Be aware that you have the power to inspire right now. Everything is natural. Perhaps you will give a piece of advice at the right time. won't be found on the festive surface of any encounters. You sense the similarity between troubles and pleasures. Life is no mystery now. and all it takes is the depth to search the hearts of your fellow man. L 1 Take a walk. and hope will be found by you. fear.Top O Don't be misled by the title of this hexagram. however. There is some beautiful secret of life waiting to be found by you now. Listen with your heart and encourage your friends and loved ones to speak from their hearts. There might even be a touch of melancholy. This would be a good time to immerse yourself in the sensuality of food. L 2 In your quest for needed good times you might be tempted to go backwardpossibly to some former pleasure which is not truly related to the who you've become. You might not feel ecstatic and lighthearted at every turn. you are sincere about your life-a strength which has always been one of your best qualities. Look to the center of all things for the quiet. What you have going for you is a simple enjoyment of life which is infectious. Your sincerity will be a source of selfdiscipline and a shield of karma. It is within your power to lighten up the situation wherever you happen to land. Fortunately. This is a time when important revelations about life. Be sincerely encouraging to everyone because you might work a miracle without even knowing right now. Your life moves by with the clouds and wind. or share a philosophy of life you have developed. Its pulse beats gently with your own. and this gift of spirit will be very intoxicating.
Our lives are filled with external stimuli-everywhere sound television. They become "owned by the world. Can't you get beyond this kind of annoying personal lapse once and for all? L 6 Many people go through what you are experiencing now. Examine the promptings of your higher self. expand your mind. the newest mind-altering substance. They are caught up with the swimming pool in the backyard. This may be just an easy copout for not being more discriminating about people. you'll be beset constantly by problems you bring on yourself. HEXAGRAM #59 . and are forever cut off from hope of controlling themselves. drug or alcohol abuse. Try another way. the next pretty face. Does this sound familiar? Fight for the simple. How do you want to spend your precious life? It seems that much of the material world is a temple built to honor the desires of the ordinary mind. Their time and destiny is no longer their own. power-the lower self makes these gods. You are basically simple and you attempt to live by taking people at their words. sex. or develop your talents? Are you caught up in social games. time and life energy. truthful pleasures for which your soul hungers. but is there that much happiness in it all? Why is there so much misery in every socioeconomic level? Money. but you can fight for meaningful activity. You love the good times and even thin and superficial positive encounters excite you. ambition. they become all the desires and worthless pastimes the culture would have them become. What alternatives are there to offer you a key to the meaning behind it all. Fortunately. or society's prescribed demands? You are what you do. drugs. your mistakes will be mostly small and merely waste your time. but until you learn to look more deeply into the hearts of people." That is. magazines-all designed to enflame meaningless desires for which you exchange your money.SPRING FEVER WALKING THE WIRE Walking the wire In a dream-heavy sleep. Are you doing anything to help you grow. L 5 Watch where you put your faith and trust. L 4 Always our higher and lower natures are speaking to us.seek pleasure. It is nearly impossible to be free of this damaging barrage. Don't forget it and don't be surprised if meaningless pleasures don't make you feel good about yourself or your life. .
Top O You know the feeling.) will return multiplied. Go for a walk or sit down and gently think things over. Listen to the simple song in your heart. and are still surprised when it surfaces. You pride yourself on standing behind your words and deeds and this time will be a test. but you can make a strong showing by giving freely. No one can really be unaffected by an open heart. You see the stars again. in fact. of secrets betrayed and cynicism. You are truly scattered on high winds-go with the . and you have such a deep connection with your positive feelings that you don't care about the balance now. People naturally are suspicious of others' motives. Yes. You realize that the great message of life is change. Ask for the moon right now and believe in everything. A piece of straw between your teeth. Freedom is your protection and blessing. What do you believe in? Why is life? You will see and feel your answer to that question now. Remember the hard days of winter. There is no more time for this now. You're not as complex as you think sometimes. life is green again. and of hope-but the springs just keep coming with their green message. L 2 Good vibrations come from confronting yourself. Plan to relax as you go and get your thinking time in motion. you have seen much of love. You are in. L 1 This is a great time to show leadership by generosity to others. In a single day you will experience many changes of emotions and attitude. sorrow. Do you recognize the signs? The current of life is flowing endlessly through you. you sense danger at every turn. etc. You have complete faith that everything you are giving so generously to the world (time. This is not to say things will be ringing in perfect harmony. money. Things are easier than they seem.Ocean wild on one sideLime-green Grand Canyon Deep in the other. Deal honestly with yourself and don't be afraid of selfcriticism. You can hardly believe you are close to the universal force again. but it is true. L 3 Forget any peace and quiet you have been experiencing. You will be completely absorbed in the world around you. chances are you'll discover you have a friend in yourself. You are a great person with all kinds of human potential. The first golden haze of spring is around and the tired old soul inside you is warm and young. The cold snow of suspicion had you so far from where you are today. love with life.
You are going to be deep in your own path for awhile. Light-hearted times of friendship will seem a dim memory, as you move through a personal dream world. You will see far, but things near you will seem more distant. Trust your deepest feelings and don't be surprised at some psychological rough spots. Somehow you will be above it all at a place only you can find.
You have abundance coming to you. Hidden talents and unusual situations will be plentiful. You are a creative person who responds intuitively to situations and right now your extra spiritual and mental energy are needed all around your life. Believe that your counsel is clear and strong; be assertive in making and breaking decisions.
You are super-sensitive to danger right now. Don't feel guilty about being overly cautious. You simply don't want to wreck all the progress you have been trying to make. If you take time to do the right thing as you see it, you will open unimaginable doors for yourself. You have powers and charms and the freedom to do what you want with them.
HEXAGRAM #60 - LIMITATION
YOU CAN'T OUTRUN THE HORIZON Roads curve longer Around the earth, Longer than anyone. Top
This will be a confusing time for you. You must thoroughly acquaint yourself with the middle-ground in your life. You must be conservative and liberal at the same time. There will be a strong need to discriminate between events which tend to strip away your vital energy and those which increase your human potential. You have many interests and you have been in a period of expansion and generous expenditure of spirit which must now be cut back. You are not a particularly willful person now, and it is possible that you could lose yourself on the many paths of the material world, if you don't find your rightful road
and keep on it. It's not that in following your nose won't find ways to grow and learn, but you are prone to wander. Confusion will come as you sense the need to discipline your eagerness to join your karma with the karma of others. You have external and internal signs which plead caution. Physical and/or emotional upset would be concrete proof your balance has slipped. You will try to restore that balance, but fall prey to a natural overreaction, thus causing another imbalance. Your ordinary mind may tell you you have calculated the answer to your problems, but something will still feel wrong, and no peace will be found. Peace comes now as brother to freedom. Though control and restraint have been appropriate, they are not ends in themselves. Your will builds a bridge in thin air. The mind works for the heart's desires. You will come to realize you are more than an idea of discipline. You will learn the dangerous and exciting lesson of spirit freedom.
Hold back and hold on. Develop your character silently in the face of worldly temptation to show your secret resources. In fact, many of the qualities you will need later have yet to evolve completely. Get close to yourself and learn about your own inner workings. See the truth in the mirror you hold up to your heart and soul. The world will be there to deal with when the time is right.
You must decisively take advantage of an outward opportunity. The days behind may have caused you to mistrust your own judgment, but you've got to believe in your inner voice. Your intuition tells you to move with the time and it struggles with the mind's preconceptions. Remember, the mind serves the heart. Instead of letting the mind construct limitations, put it to work on the opportunity right in front of you. If you feel tentative and divided, move! Your Tao is motion and progress.
It would be a foolish and serious mistake for you to believe you are completely manipulated by the values adopted by your society. It is true that we all are influenced by our environment, but to blame personal corruption on a social structure is the cheapest and deadliest mind-game. If you feel lazy and amoral, stand up for yourself and realize your freedom is on the line. It isn't anyone else's fault that you feel so limited. Look to where you stand.
It is a sad waste of energy to struggle needlessly with the inevitable. The undeniable facts of the human condition will remain long after we are gone. All positive change begins in individuals and all energy could be channeled to this end. The lost days and lives will never come back, even to the dreamer. There is a person inside your skin and behind your eyes. The world will continue to turn and seek the identity of the traveler inside you.
You have become what your heart desired you to be. You embody the essence of true leadership, since you exemplify the qualities you value. Others listen to you, not because you are forceful and magnetic alone, but because you inspire change and growth. All the work you have done on yourself and your attitude will naturally flow into the matters at hand. You have a right to the beautiful harvest waiting to be taken. Everywhere on the road of your life your name is spoken.
Your role as leader is coming to a conclusion. As the seasons give way each to each, so do circumstances dictate change in direction. The values you have sought to perpetuate among people have become inappropriate to present needs, and if you cling to the past, you will come to have sadness and struggle. Turn away from outward entangle and be serious about what really matters to you. You know what you want to be. Be it uncompromisingly. What you lose at the crossroads will be found further down the road.
HEXAGRAM #61 - INNER TRUTH
DIFFERENT PEOPLE I have given you everything Even myself, But here I know we are different people. Top
Perhaps you have wandered off your path of late. You know you pride yourself on understanding-the kind that comes from a deep perception of things as they really are. You probably began learning the lessons of life at an early age, and, because of your insights, you have felt so isolated at times from others who are so embroiled in the continuous flow of human distraction. Lately though, you have had some distractions of your own and need to realize once again who you really are. You have no need to realize once again who
You have no need to get upset now-particularly with the actions of others. you will find yourself. it is your most appealing quality. People need to feel a certain strength from their friends and loversstrength from which. It is in this true empathy that you will learn in about life. Be generous in spirit. but seems nearly magical and mystical to them. You have this power to attract other people who long for clarity. in turn. they may become your enemy. Even when they say they are being completely open. You have your secrets too.you really are. in everything material and spiritual. How long ago did you learn people will do what they want to do based on their needs not yours? Let them go in peace. Be yourself. If you get this line. leaving you in a hard position. While it may be flattering to another person to hand over your ego on a silver platter. they can draw. which is simple to you. Be true to yourself now-create and expect surprises. Go one step further than mere understanding. Do some work on your own inner priorities. Don't let a moment's crossed wires of feelings spark a negative turn of mind. L 3 If you become too dependent on any person you love. Separate from the pockets of ill feeling and realize the only true space you can ever command is the space in which you stand. You don't show others what you really want. as it is hard to perceive what is really going on. they are holding something back. and have faith in the eventual growth of seeds of karma you have planted. but it will lead you to misplaced anger and frustration. but is one of the . Enjoy friendship as it springs up around you. and can turn on them when they don't do it. and it will take some time to get on your feet. On this beautiful windy day you can lose yourself in the thick forest of life. and in losing yourself. You have come so far inside yourself. You will have to develop the strength of character you had given up previously. Let your inner truth tell you that it is only your way of hurting yourself. L 1 All people have secrets. This is a strange cycle. it is time for you to learn that your peace of mind is not dependent on how other people fulfill your secret wishes. This phenomena causes uncertainty in human relationships. especially if you have felt slighted or injured in some way. When they feel overburdened they will turn on you. This line speaks of actions which cut through that static and clearly inspire everyone around. it gets to be too much of a burden and ends up sapping their vital energies. L 2 Other people can be as completely confused by their inner and outer lives as you can at times. Didn't you realize long ago that your meaning of life exists all around you. Not only will you confuse the people with whom you are trying to relate. and in every moment of human contact. Let others know you care and feel for them.
If a relationship has ended. which you symbolize.ways love can breed opposition and contention. Be ever-mindful of your human potential and realize that now. other people may not be so dedicated to getting along with each other. a kind of positive vibration . Let go of the easy. Build yourself something to grow on. This quality is rare and appreciated by most people. Allow nothing to pull you down. What do you want to be? Do you want to lead by wild claims or by offering a solid and consistent example? This is the time to cultivate your daily life as an expression of your faith and humility. You may feel disappointed at all the wasted potential and sadness this time will bring. and quite another to be foolish and boastful. and you want to know how to use them. L 5 You are strong and have penetrating personal magnetism. The situation you find yourself in depends on your varied interpersonal skills to hold different personalities to a common course.COOLING OUT WAITING FOR NOTHING I used to think The secrets were right there Below the surface Waiting to be captured. Top O . more than ever. There is a general truth. you must adjust your vision and develop appropriate plans. You have magic in your words and a smooth and attractive personal style. you must continue the progress you began so long ago. temporary. HEXAGRAM #62 . This is the line of leadership based on confidence and determination. It is one thing to be confident and bold in the face of changing circumstances. L 4 A goal you were counting on and cooperating with another person for will never come to pass. Now I've learned I am waiting for nothing. L 6 This is the line of ego-examination. but you will come face to face with the spirit of your life again. While you can make things work out between people on the strength of your will. and ultimately useless gains of the ego.
be one of the many and let your feelings respond to the cues you take from other people you encounter. Conserve your words and make them count when spoken. Be yourself and believe in the simple paths which you trust. You will feel stray currents of desire and frustration now. responsibilities. Spend less money. it will come out. Employ the strategies of simplicity and economy. if you pursued them. Have a good talk with yourself and see if stubbornness might land you in difficulties. People may look at you as a bit of an eccentric or social disappointment. Though others may be looking for a hero. but by the merging of yourself with greater stillnessthe stillness in which the human condition can be seen and shared. L 3 There is a secret which you need to know. Just do the best you can. you will have serious problems. Probably you have felt the temptations to "go for it" lately-that there are things or relationships you could have. Now you must be master of your own ground.The concept of "cooling-out' is very significant. Possibly you have felt confident in your abilities and talents lately. Listen to people. Little things mean everything now. Just be content to stick to your path and don't be surprised if people feel temporarily alienated from you. but try to resist being drawn into danger. "Cooling out" requires humilitythe humility which suggests you establish order in yourself-not by excessive discipline or asceticism. Everything seems strained. This will produce good fortune. desire. and appropriate roles within your social structure? Personal magic rules the days of "cooling out. Gone are the broad. L 1 You've got to be ready to face events with all your forces intact and functioning at optimum level. whereby you adjust your focus to a more tranquil and humanistic approach containing less obsession." Once you get yourself under control with the right adjustments. but you can trust yourself here. and willful scheming. you'll find that there are many successes waiting for you. You may find a rocky or awkward road with people now. What are your duties. L 2 Unusual things are happening. climb higher and exercise our ego incessantly. larger-than-life ideas which recently fired your spirit. If your lack of humility forces you to rush out before your act is together. and the last thing any of us need to do is go looking for complications. Eat one meal a day. You probably have been placed in a peculiar situation requiring some special strength which is not particularly evident in your character right now. and the truth of your new self is something you won't be able to explain. If you have faith tat it will be opened to you. Don't be foolishly proud now and think you . Life has enough trouble for anyone. It doesn't matter what level the general public demands you to achieve-it's all just talk anyway. The pressurized world conditions us to want more. sweeping. but this is a time for a gathering inward of your energies. you fight to maintain anonymity. "Cooling out" is a reverse process.
" You go too far in every direction and forget the simple principles which have carried you so far. L 4 Outward passion will betray your weaknesses to those who would cause problems for you. Your energies need the catalyst another person could provide. You can't inhale the world or exhale all your problems." Top . good food.are beyond danger or harm. Develop the "fluid plan. Your personal or spiritual freedom cannot be maintained by remaining aloof when trouble is afoot. You will overcome. but it isn't. You've got to find the balance which will give problems a chance to pass you by like heavy weather would a well-sheltered deer in a forest. While your demeanor is steel and ice. so use your highly developed powers of discrimination and analysis to find just the right complement for you. your inner world radiates the sources of determination and perseverance. you've just begun. HEXAGRAM #63. Swallow your ego and reach out for human assistance." which adapts itself to changing circumstances and is dedicated to producing the best reactions to intense and challenging situations. The recent past has brought you to a point where you expect something good to happen. if you will not protect yourself. Don't get desperate if things don't immediately turn out the way you want." The major problem which arises at such a time is "burn-out. and will hidden information to come to the surface. L 5 Something should be happening. The only problem is that you may be too late and a positive situation will have slipped through your fingers. "When you think you're done.AFTER COMPLETION MODERN WITCHES The modern witches' incantation Whispered through my daydream. if you don't see to the heart of every happening and every person. if you believe in yourself. and step back a bit from people. Display a very "cooled-out" exterior-one that anyone conspiring against you would have to waste precious energy in fathoming. No one will protect you. be careful of drugs and/or alcohol. L 6 This line suggests a difficulty in "cooling out. Get some rest. Drive safely and give yourself a vacation-now. Don't be too quick to divulge anything you are thinking. Look deeply into the hearts of those close to you.
Recognition will come to you at the right time. These changes will effect you since you do live in a world of people. Regard skeptically all such rushes and temporary explosions. attention. If we can feel the coming of future conflicts. as we savor our accomplishments and bask in memories. You are being taken for granted in your work and emotional life. but they can not hold you down or force you to relinquish your essential individuality. Now is the time to use logic and intuition to ascertain the possible appearance of strain and limitation. Then. but you can not get attention for yourself by consciously attracting it or seeking it. Develop your spiritual side now and realize that within it lies considerable power to help you later. You have been diligent in your dedication to a goal which you have recently realized. then the future direction becomes unclear. Be your best self and you will survive. and once the flowers and vegetables begin to grow. L 2 This is a time for humility. since one feels thankful and fortunate. if not more intense. as creatures of habit. Remember. You may fall out of favor or into favor as quickly as new attitudes sweep through fashions. we can begin to carefully increase our resources to withstand the pressures. but keep moving. To wait and plan and long for a change tends to transform an individual into being more at home in the future than the past. L 3 . When the change is effected and the desired happenings are no longer in the future but in the past and fleeting present. No one is taking the time to review your many superior qualities. Nod and smile at everyone. In the meantime. what you do now will be even more important and dramatic when its fruit returns in the harvest of positive and negative fate.O Work and willpower are no strangers to you. You have worked hard for the advantage in time and space you are currently enjoying-this spells good karma since. they must be guarded and cultivated so as not to lose them to foolish accident or oversight. but right now the gaze of society has withdrawn from your door. Your life is a garden. Often humility is easily expressed during times of abundant success. L 1 The outer world changes in many ways. Don't be deluded by public opinion. Keep yourself above quick changes. cultivate your talents and character all the harder as a humble sacrifice to the changes of fate and fortune. strong determination will not be easily abandoned as your personal creed. but now you must turn your attention to the future. we forget that the time beyond needs continued.
You must realize that understanding is growing inside you. and you realize that something must be done. Don't be pulled under by suspicion. Be naturally good to all as you silently protect your ground. L 6 A challenge is presented to you. L 5 Empty philosophy or self-delusion won't help the situation now. half-grown fears And sad realizations Have come back dragons Disguised as life. like the ground now upon which you stand. You will miss it if you lack sensitivity. Still. Keep your momentum and you will be safe. Your power and energy would be wisely expended on making yourself sensitive and respectful to yourself and all others. but you must turn your back on the spell which entraps you. In this way the territory of the heart grows and stands firm.Don't overreach. death and love. A small act of human generosity administered at the right moment for spectacular results is imminent. Your peace is in motion. trust your luck. You are strong and ambitious. which leads to grander. You are at odds with yourself. showier gestures. but you must see beyond the obvious. The childhood wonder and faith . Should you seek to widen your horizons. Others might be temporarily stirred up over something and then return to their busy lives. if your heart is right. Be careful success doesn't breed egotistical self-confidence. Worry isn't watchfulness. L 4 Watch for the signs which foretell coming difficulties. not necessarily to some overwhelming goal.BEFORE COMPLETION COME BACK DRAGONS The childhood goblins. Something is haunting you. be aware that any ground you conquer will require continuous effort which will eventually drain you. but just because you feel anxious to expand your sphere of influence doesn't mean it will be good for you. merely the intuitive motion which has enabled you to tread dangerous ground. Knowing the right time to be vigilant promotes the balance you need to continue your character development. HEXAGRAM #64 . Try to be objective about your strengths and weaknesses-don't romanticize yourself and your struggles-fantasy and reality must be carefully differentiated. Let your intuition speak to you.
If you make a mistake here. Each moment. each season. Top O A great change is brewing in your life. All the karmic streams have merged and seem to be heading toward a dramatic flood point. You know these things. you will find . You will be tempted to seize the time because you sense an advantage ripe for the taking. You have come too far to throw thoughtlessly away all the progress you have made. L 1 You can not rush completion. but to carefully examine the entanglements that come with it. you have experienced this waste and have seen it in the lives close to you. which accounts for the flashes of doubt and questioning in your intuition. each life is giving way to the next. which will assure you that you have learned all the lessons and are above making mistakes. The very thought of this turn of events is motivation enough for caution. It would profit you to hold back your influence and let events find their natural course. you will lose. but now you carefully cross the ice again. It must come at the right time for all involved. L 2 Use creative visualization now to pave the way for future success. All the old demons and problems which most threaten your peace of mind will be alive and well and back in the forefront of your life. Doors will be forever opening and closing to the traveling spirit. hopeful. you will come to see the monumental. You will then find yourself face-to-face with a real karmic lesson. You are excited. you are in serious trouble. All the wisdom you have gained must be integrated into the moment-by-moment decisions you will make in these days. The thought of repeating past mistakes is a sad waste of life to you.Have come back strong arms And a wizard's mind. So many times you have said and believed that you have learned from your experiences. What you need now is not necessarily to accept the obvious opportunity.) might in reality be a loss. etc. There is a strong suggestion that if you successfully navigate the powerful crosscurrents of this time. Be careful that what seems to be a gain (perhaps materially-money. The irony of this line is that you can best exercise your leadership qualities by not going ahead this time. If you act overtly. others will know it and hold you responsible for the resulting problems. This is the nature of karmathat the unlearned lessons will haunt life and pain will perpetuate itself. as your old world is passing and your new one about to begin. If you become passive and accepting. yet unsettled about the potential this time suggests. The ultimate lesson is change itself. and natural change promised by this last hexagram of the I Ching. If you become swayed by the voice of ego.
Worry about whether you should go forward or not. Now is the time for great things to be accomplished for yourself. This lull in the confusion produces a relaxed and social atmosphere between people who have shared trying days. Fortunately. and this will be a time when people will be open to your observations. then you will be accomplishing a great deal.yourself without an important opportunity which awaits you. biding your time as you wait for your fate to show its hand. if you project a positive image of the future within yourself. You will help yourself and others simply by sharing perceptions and listening to the feeling behind their words. but a strange turn of events has come. You've been building your character for some time. L 5 You see the change begin to break like a wave you felt coming recently. However. and. In this way you could act as a friendly therapist. and the intoxication of ego will throw you off the track and . Without losing stride you begin to channel the storehouse of energy you have accumulated to a new and more appropriate task. do not seek for artificial anesthesia. A talent you possess is the ability to see through superficial hassles and entanglements to the basic truths of life. drugs. Timing is everything now and you go with the flow. with determination over a long period of time. fall into your lap. however. While you deserve a rest and some distance between yourself and harsh reality. Frustration falls away and confusion clears. as the new goal you seek offers the completion which was denied your original effort. The apparent road has vanished into thin air leaving you with frustrated energies. aided by your understanding and compassion. amazing rewards will be gained in the battle. Other people join you now and immerse themselves in this undertaking. and don't be surprised if you see someone go through a dark cloud to a new positive attitude right before your eyes. L 3 Things appeared to be heading in a certain direction and all the signs seemed to point to action on your part. strengthening your character and spirit. L 6 You sense that completion is secured and the situation is well in hand. You will be strong. will drain your energies and make it difficult to see the right path when it emerges. It will not. L 4 Lucky for you that you are a strong person. you are perfectly suited to the changes and needs of this time. and all the neurotic indulgences which attend that use of your mind. Alcohol. More than likely you will expose the decadence (inside you and in your would) which needs to be washed away so fresh growth can begin.
You have not crossed the ice until you are no longer standing on it. How ironic that you could win the obvious outward struggle and lose your way in a moment of apparent peace.make the goal for which you have been searching disappear. .
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