I Ching, Yijing or Zhou Yi
"Oracle of the moon": © 2000 LiSe

  Yi Jing, Oracle of the Moon

Hexagram 01

Qián, time and timing

Qi�n

trigram Heaven
trigram Heaven


Gua Poem:
Creation
Eminent - expansion
Harvest - determination

The great image says: Heaven moves: firmness. A noble one owing to his own strength never ceases.

  Qián: the ideogram and the story. What does it mean for your question?

  This hexagram is complementary to hex.2.

  All lines: A flight of dragons appears without a head. Auspicious
There is a very strong leader or someone with a big ambition. It may be you, or someone you follow. Is your strength great enough to fulfill this task? If not, then adapt to the circumstances and don’t regret your lack of power. Yang needs yin and yin needs yang.
 (hex.1's 2 Receptive: Accepting with generosity)

  Top line: Overbearing dragon. There is regret.
In the realm of the spirit, one can only follow obediently the universal laws. What deviates from them, is always wrong. If man tries to lead according to his own human laws, he shuts the door on universe, and life will fail.
 (hex.1's 43 determination Make your intentions clear)  Mirror

  Line 5: Flying dragon in heaven.Fruitful to see a great man.
When the creative spirit becomes visible, it influences everyone who has a spark of it. One's own thoughts and behavior and everybody who is able to see. Associate with valuable people, who are able to give or receive value.
 (hex.1's 14 great possessing: A leader inspires, does not force)   Mirror

  Line 4: Somehow capering over the abyss. Without fault.
Fearlessness can accomplish miracles. As soon as a stuntman feels fear, he is in danger. Fearlessness is the core of the hero. Hex.9.4 tells you to forget yourself (and any fear) for the sake of your responsibilities. Hex.1.4 is about what fearlessness accomplishes.
 (hex.1's 9 tending the small: Responsibility overrules fear)   Mirror

  Line 3: The noble one is the whole day creative creative. In the evening he is alert like in danger. Without fault.
Go ahead if Dao goes ahead, turn back if Dao turns back. Stay in tune with the universe, nobody can ever go another way than Dao and still keep his strength and good fortune.
 (hex.1's 10 treading: Obeying the laws of abilities and situation)   Mirror

  Line 2: The dragon appears in the field. Fruitful to see great people.
Whatever one shows or does or even thinks should be genuinely and truly himself. Only oneself appearing is shining. Associate with people of value, good and bad are both contagious.
 (hex.1's 13 family of man: Relations depend on merit)   Mirror

  Initial line: Submerged dragon. No employ.
Not acting is not enough when it is not the time for acting; the mind has to be without acting. Every action needs rest like seeds need winter. Only then one can react to season, time, Dao and find action at the right moment. The most important part of any action is knowing when the time says not to act.
 (hex.1's 44 encounter: refraining from what should not be done)   Mirror

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