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