39. Dispersion, Line 4

“She dissolves her bonds with her group.” You must sacrifice something you are attached to — an attitude, a belief, a goal, a person — in order to make progress toward your Inner Truth. ………………………………… This line often come up when we realize a group we identify with is headed in a different direction. ItContinue reading “39. Dispersion, Line 4”

44. Temptation, Line 4

“No fish in the tank.” If you ignore others, you will have no one to turn to when you need help. This leads to misfortune. ………………………………….. Who have you been ignoring? Your family? Your co-workers? Your BBF? The Book of Changes says: Change your ways before something bad happens. If you expect others to supportContinue reading “44. Temptation, Line 4”

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. 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”

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”

11. Peace, Line 1

“When grass is pulled up, the sod comes with it.” Your roots are strong and correct. If you act now, you can have great influence. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Are you thinking of making a major move? Like asking out the Cute Guy in Accounting? Or quitting your job? The Book of Changes says: Not only will youContinue reading “11. Peace, Line 1”

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 this association. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. What relationship do you have that is mired in petty arguments? It couldContinue reading “11. Peace”

34. Great Power, Line 4

“The hedge opens — no entanglement.” Quiet and steady effort clears the way for you to advance. …………………………………………………………… Our previous changing line told of a goat who “butts against a hedge and gets its horns entangled.” Here, the hedge opens and there is no entanglement. The Book of Changes says: If you don’t butt inContinue reading “34. Great Power, Line 4”

8. Holding Together

“Holding Together brings good fortune.” Now is a time when finding and sustaining a community is of utmost importance. Don’t wait too long to join. Thinking of taking a leadership role? Be sure you are worthy. ………………………………………………………………………… Holding Together is the Future of Obstruction. Maintaining a supportive community is critical to your survival, and theContinue reading “8. Holding Together”

5. Waiting, Line 3

“Waiting in the mud.” You are in danger of being stuck in the midst of inferior influences. You must Wait to get out, but find firm ground to Wait on. Often, your own indecision is the mud. …………………………………………………………………. What “inferior influences” are holding you back? Friends who only want to party? Family who think vaccinationContinue reading “5. Waiting, Line 3”