52. Keeping Still, Line 3

Keeping her sacrum stiff. Dangerous. The heart suffocates.

You need to be Still, not rigid. Being too rigid will lead to difficulty. You can only push your feelings down for so long before they explode, or die altogether.

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Are you the one in the family, or at work, trying to hold things together by clinging to an old structure and trying to enforce old rules?

The Yi says: You were advised to Keep Still, not stiff. You need rest.

We have two more changing lines to guide us.

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Tomorrow: Line 4: “Keeping her trunk still.”

52. Keeping Still, Line 2

Keeping her calves still.

You are being swept along by something — or someone — exerting a strong influence. You must separate yourself and regain control over your own path.

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The Yi’s main message — yesterday’s post — advised you to give yourself a break, mentally and physically.

The first of our four changing lines, Line 2, points to a particular problem: You are being dragged into something that is not in your best interest. E.g, your best friend is nagging you to go with her to the local bar. You prefer to stay home, away from the pandemic.

The Yi says: Whatever this strong influence is, Keep Still. Stand your ground, and let others go their own way.

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Tomorrow: Line 3: “Keeping her sacrum stiff. Dangerous. The heart suffocates.”

52. Keeping Still

She goes into her courtyard and does not see her people. No blame.

You need to focus on yourself now. Practice meditation, yoga — whatever allows you to still your thoughts and calm your inner distress. There is no blame in not putting others’ needs first all the time.

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You’ve been doing a good job meeting everyone’s needs in this pandemic, and it’s wearing you out.

The Yi is like an airline attendant, telling you: Put your oxygen mask on first. You have to be able to breathe before you can help others.

The requests of others can be acknowledged, but they don’t have to be addressed.

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We received four (!) changing lines with Keeping Still. Tomorrow: Line 2: “Keeping her calves still.”

55. Abundance

Be like the sun at midday.

You will have Abundance, but, like the sun, it will fade. Make the most of it while you can.

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The future of Clarity is Abundance. This hexagram brings two messages: 1. There are many kinds of Abundance; and 2. Use this Abundance to carry you through the inevitable fading of the light.

Money is not the only Abundance you may receive. A good relationship with a Significant Other, a loving and supportive family, meaningful work — all these are forms of Abundance.

Enjoy it while you can.

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Tomorrow: A new reading for April 24, 2021.

30. Clarity, Line 6

It is best to kill the leaders.

You are holding a wrong opinion or attitude that is leading you into danger. You must rid yourself of it entirely. You were so loud and so insistent, letting go and admitting you were wrong will be painful. Make it quick and complete.

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I can’t help but think the message in Line 6 is aimed at people who won’t get vaccinated.

The Yi says: You are putting your children, your family and friends at risk. Admitting you were wrong will be painful . . . but can you imagine the pain of losing or disabling your child for life, knowing you could have done something to prevent it? Get on it — now.

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Tomorrow: The future of Clarity: Abundance

30. Clarity

“Firm attachment to what is correct brings success.”

(Anthony & Moog)

Your flame burns bright. Cling to what fuels it: Your Inner Truth.

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Inner Truth is a broad concept, encompassing your truest hopes and dreams, as well as your personality, your orientation toward the rest of the world — pretty much every thing that is essentially you.

The Yi says: The key to success right now is to be who you really are. Don’t let others pull you away from your Inner Truth. That’s usually done to get you to serve their agendas. Don’t throw your fuel into someone else’s fire.

We received one changing line, Line 6.

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Tomorrow: Line 6: “It is best to kill the leaders.”

36. Darkening of the Light

The light has sunk into the earth.

The sun continues to shine, even when our spot on earth is in shadow. It is the same for you. You must keep your inner light shining through a Dark time. It will pass.

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This is a new message, received without changing lines. No changing lines indicates a set of conditions that will last indefinitely.

The Universe is telling us: This Covid pandemic is going to last a lot longer than we would like. But it won’t last forever.

The best you can do is to turn your attention inward, to your Inner Truth, and keep your flame alive during this Dark time.

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Tomorrow: A new message for April 21, 2021.

40. Deliverance

Thunder and rain set in: The image of Deliverance.

A major change in your approach to your most pressing problem will clear the air and allow a fresh start. Forgive others — and yourself.

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What’s your “most pressing problem?” The Yi says: It can be overcome if you change the way you deal with it.

Our main message was: You’re Exhausted, and it’s not your fault. You need to rest. Our only changing line said: Someone is supposed to be helping you, but they’re not. The best you can do is maintain your inner strength and wait.

Today’s future message promises Deliverance from these difficulties IF you change your approach.

Example: You are Exhausted with begging your son/daughter/husband/SO to pick up and clean up their own stuff. With everyone living at home, chaos happens quickly if everybody doesn’t do their part. The Yi says: Begging (or nagging) is not working and it never will. Look for a new way.

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Tomorrow: A new Book of Changes reading for April 20, 2021.

(Are you celebrating 4/20? What are you going to do?)

47. Exhaustion, Line 5

” . . . oppression at the hands of the man with purple kneebands.”

You are being oppressed even by those who have a duty to help you. All you can do at this time is to maintain your inner strength and wait.

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In addition to being Exhausted through no fault of your own — yesterday’s main message — you are struggling with someone who has a duty to help you. In ancient China, “the man with the purple kneebands” was a civil servant.

Are you having trouble getting the Covid vaccine? Are you wrestling with Social Security? Food stamps? Worker’s Comp? Health insurance? Are you being refused pain-killing medication you truly need because your clinic won’t prescribe opioids to anybody?

The Yi says: Remember, the cause of the Exhaustion is not your fault. Don’t beat yourself up. You must rely on your own inner strengths to see you through this time.

Do not despair. Our future reading promises Deliverance.

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Tomorrow: Future: “A major change in your approach to a problem will clear the air and allow a fresh start.

47. Exhaustion

When one has something to say, it is not believed.

Your inner resources are exhausted, through no fault of your own. Let go of trying to force your own solution on the problem. Rest.

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Are you exhausted? It is in no way your fault.

In this time of the Covid pandemic, you are likely Exhausted from just trying to keep life going. If you think you should be able to “solve” the problems you currently face, the Yi is here to tell you: You’re wrong. You can’t.

You need some plain old rest. Don’t be apologetic about taking it.

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Tomorrow: Changing Line 5 ” . . . oppression at the hands of the man with the purple knee bands.”