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”

14. Great Possessing

“Supreme success comes when you obey the benevolent will of heaven.” Your goals will be achieved if you pursue them with inner strength and outward clarity. Above all, your pursuit must be aligned with the greater good. ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. The Yi reminds us that there are many kinds of Great Possessing: of money, of power, butContinue reading “14. Great Possessing”

34. Power of the Great

“Energy in harmony with the movement of heaven.” A time of Great Power has arrived. Your inner strength and outward actions will combine to make significant achievement possible. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Great Power is the future of Resolve. If you can maintain your Resolve, you will get a big boost from the Universe. The Book of ChangesContinue reading “34. Power of the Great”

43. Resolve, Line 5

“In dealing with weeds . . . “ Pulling up one weed — or ridding yourself of one negative action or thought — won’t be enough. You have your own row to hoe in the garden of life. Strengthen your Resolve to keep it weed-free. ………………………………………………………………………………………………. What is your “weed?” It could be actual weedContinue reading “43. Resolve, Line 5”