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. ………………………………………………………… In the near future, you will need the support of a community of some kind, and they will need you. It may be your family, your friends, your workContinue reading “8. Holding Together”

20. Contemplation, Line 6

“To become free of blame.” We all make mistakes, and will continue to do so until we die. All you need to do to become “free of blame” is to learn the lesson your mistakes present, and change accordingly. ……………………………………………………………….. What mistake have you made that continues to haunt you? The Book of Changes says:Continue reading “20. Contemplation, Line 6”

20. Contemplation

“Full of trust they look up to her.” Spend some quiet time looking at your situation from all directions. When you do this, you will enlighten yourself. You will also be seen as an example to others. ……………………………………………………… In its hexagram form, Contemplation looks like a lighthouse. The image is that of a tower, fromContinue reading “20. Contemplation”

4. Youthful Folly

“At the first oracle I inform her . . . “ You will be entering a situation that is completely new to you. Admit your lack of knowledge and experience. Find a teacher and follow her advice. …………………………………………………………………….. Personally, I have found my teacher, and it is the I Ching, the Book of Changes. WhoContinue reading “4. Youthful Folly”

34. Great Power, Line 6

“Goat butts against a hedge — can’t go backward, can’t go forward. You have pushed yourself into a deadlock. Relax your position and withdraw quietly. ………………………………………………………………………………… Our final changing line says: You have misused the Great Power granted to you by the Universe, and now you are stuck. The main message promised Great Power ifContinue reading “34. Great Power, Line 6”

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”

34. Great Power, Line 3

“A goat butts against a hedge and gets its horns entangled.” Are you trying to get ahead by making a show of how tough you are? Don’t waste your energy on posturing. It will only get you caught up in a worthless struggle. ………………………………………………………………………. How many times have you “butted in” on a conflict thatContinue reading “34. Great Power, Line 3”

34. Great Power, Line 1

“Power in the toes; continuing brings misfortune.” The “lowest” part of your nature — your ego — is trying to advance, but the rest of you is not ready. Get back in balance before trying to move forward. ………………………………………………………………………………………. Great Power needs to be wielded in an even-handed manner. This is “energy in harmony withContinue reading “34. Great Power, Line 1”

34. Great Power

“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. ………………………………………………………. What “significant achievement” would you like to accomplish? An improved relationship with your Significant Other? A successful new product roll-out at work? A gold medal atContinue reading “34. Great Power”

42. Increase

“Increase. It furthers one to undertake something.” The only way to get the Increase you seek is to work toward it. You will be aided if you aid others. ………………………………………………………….. Increase is the future of Difficulty at the Beginning. The Book of Changes says: An Increase will come to you — if you undertake aContinue reading “42. Increase”