New Year, New Changes

Book of Changes has been on hiatus since November, when I ruptured my Achilles tendon. Spent the holidays hobbling to surgery and doctor visits in the ice and snow. But now I’m ready to resume my duties. I asked the Book of Changes for a reading to guide us in the New Year, and received:Continue reading “New Year, New Changes”

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”

39. Obstruction, Line 3

“Going leads to Obstruction; hence she comes back.” Plunging ahead at this time will only smack you harder into an Obstruction. Go back to a place where you can feel secure, and perhaps aid others. ……………………………………………………………………………………………… You have encountered an Obstruction on your path. In the Main Message, the Yi hinted this Obstruction may beContinue reading “39. Obstruction, Line 3”

34. Power of the Great, 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. ……………………………………………………………….. Line 6 is our last changing line in the tale of the goat and the hedge. Our main message, Great Power, said a time of great power has arrived.Continue reading “34. Power of the Great, Line 6”

34. Great Power, Line 4

“The hedge opens — no entanglement.” Quiet and steady effort clears the way for you to advance. ………………………………………………………………. Are you asking yourself, “What the hell does a hedge have to do with anything?” Well, in the Book of Changes, sometimes the six Changing Lines tell a story. In Great Power, the story begins in LineContinue reading “34. Great Power, Line 4”

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. ………………………………………………………………………………………. Our new main message is Great Power. Receiving it signals a time when you can move forward and be confident you can create great things. WhyContinue reading “34. Great Power”

64. Before Completion, Line 6

“One must be careful to keep celebration within proper bounds.” At the dawning of a new time, there is no blame in celebrating. But don’t lose your head. …………………………………………………………………………………… Line 6 underscores the main message: “Caution and clarity will bring you successfully through the last few steps.” The Book of Changes says: Don’t forget, thisContinue reading “64. Before Completion, Line 6”

64. Before Completion

” . . . out of confusion, back to order . . . “ You are near your goal. Caution and clarity will bring you successfully through the last few steps. …………………………………………………………………………… You have been working toward something, and it’s now within your reach. Don’t blow it by celebrating too early. Clarity means: You seeContinue reading “64. Before Completion”

45. Gathering Together

“Gathering together brings success.” If you feel unsettled, conflicted, or indecisive, you need to get your “self” together. When your thoughts and actions are in line with your Inner Truth, you will feel confident, energized, and also at peace. ………………………………………………………………………. Gathering Together also means getting together with other people. Very few things can be accomplishedContinue reading “45. Gathering Together”

15. Modesty, Line 4

“Modesty in movement.” Don’t be concerned with how your actions look to others. Contribute your share, regardless of the recognition you receive. …………………………………………………………………………. It is not yet time for your star to shine. You need to follow your own path, step by Modest step. The Book of Changes says: Don’t be a poser. Don’t claimContinue reading “15. Modesty, Line 4”