38. Opposition

“Thus, amid all associations, the superior woman retains her individuality.” The Opposition you face may come from another person, or it may be two Opposing parts of your self. Either way, you can get past this Opposition without changing who you are. …………………………………………………………………………………………………… This Opposition is the future of Inexperience / Youthful Folly. The BookContinue reading “38. Opposition”

4. Inexperience / Youthful Folly, Line 4

“Entangled folly.” Don’t buy in to the schemes or fantasies of others. And examine your own beliefs, to be sure you are not clinging to a fantasy of your own. ……………………………………………………………………………………………… You are warned not to involve yourself in the dramas of others. The Book of Changes says: Now is not the time to getContinue reading “4. Inexperience / Youthful Folly, Line 4”

4. Inexperience/Youthful Folly, Line 1

“Restraints should be removed.” You must combine a disciplined approach to the problem with the freedom to find an answer. Allow yourself to think — and act — creatively. ……………………………………………………………………………………………. Because you have little experience in the situation that confronts you, you don’t really know what is going to work to resolve it in yourContinue reading “4. Inexperience/Youthful Folly, Line 1”

4. Youthful Folly

“At the first oracle I inform her . . . “ You wish to enter a situation that is completely new to you. Admit your lack of knowledge and experience. Find a teacher and follow her advice. …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Many interpretations of the I Ching call this one Inexperience. “Folly” means to us something ridiculous orContinue reading “4. Youthful Folly”

11. Peace

“The small departs, the great approaches.” Peace is possible. Relationships may not change, but your attitude toward them will. Disagreements will “depart” as you realize their relative insignificance. You will be free to focus on the larger benefits of the association. …………………………………………………………………………………………………. What relationship do you have that is constantly in conflict? Spouse, mother, sister,Continue reading “11. Peace”

24. Turning Back, Line 3

“Repeated Turning Back. Danger.” You are constantly changing your mind and going back to your old ways. Decide where you want to go in life — and a path that will get you there — then stick with it. …………………………………………………………………………………………………. Turning Back too often can be dangerous. It may leave you stuck in old habits,Continue reading “24. Turning Back, Line 3”

24. Return, The Turning Point, Line 2

“Quiet return. Good fortune.” Return always requires a conscious act of self-correction. Do not let your pride prevent you from getting back on track. Admit your mistake, do what you need to do, then let it go. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Alfred Huang calls this hexagram Turning Back. It’s a Turning Point, yes, but it’s always a TurningContinue reading “24. Return, The Turning Point, Line 2”

24. Turning Point

“The time of darkness is past.” You have reached a Turning Point, although you may not realize it yet. Rest assured, the worst is over. ………………………………………………………………………………………………… I hope this is a universal message about Covid. The world is ready for the Turning Point. What darkness have you been suffering from? A bad relationship? A miserableContinue reading “24. Turning Point”

38. Opposition

“Thus amid all fellowship the superior woman retains her individuality.” The Opposition you face may come from another person, or it may be two Opposing parts of yourself. Either way, only small steps will overcome it. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… Where is your Opposition coming from? The Book of Changes says: Just because you are part of aContinue reading “38. Opposition”

14. Great Possessing, Line 3

“A princess makes offerings to the Son of Heaven.” If you are a truly superior person, you will offer your Great Possessing to a higher good. If you keep it to yourself, your pettiness will bring you nothing. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. What is your Great Possessing? The Book of Changes says: If and when you receive aContinue reading “14. Great Possessing, Line 3”