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

  Yi Jing, Oracle of the Moon

Hexagram 02

Kūn, the Field


trigram Earth
trigram Earth

Gua Poem:
Field, eminent - expansion Harvest - determination of a mare.
The noble one proceeds probing. As pioneer he meets with confusion, in the rear he finds a master.
Fruitful to find friends in the Southwest, to lose friends in the Northeast.
A determination about peace: auspicious 

The great image says: The basic disposition of earth is female. 
The noble one carries everything with great generosity.

  Kūn: the ideogram and the story. What does it mean for your question?
  This hexagram is complementary to hex.2.

  All lines: Fruitful: everlasting determination.
Dao is the field that supports and brings to life everything, all beings. Dao has no action at all of its own, and that frees the way for creation and energy. When everything is receptivity, nothing stands between man and universe. If man can merge with a thought, an action, an ideal, then nothing can stop him.
  (Hex.2's 1 Firmness Strength is able to deal with time and timing.)

  Top line: Dragons struggle in the wild. Their blood is black and yellow.
Not accepting fate means one brings about a life full of difficulties. One does not only fight what happens, but more than anything else one fights oneself. Make clear choices: do or do not, there is no in between.
 (Hex.2's 23:  Get to the bottom of it and decide.

  Line 5: Yellow skirt. Eminent auspiciousness.
No need to show who you are, it shows in what you do. The heart shines through the outward appearance and actions. Who is strong does not need to raise his voice, a good ruler does not need to display his authority.
 (Hex.2's 8 Standing by: Cooperation without coercion)  Mirror

  Line 4: Enclosed in a bag. Without fault, without praise.
You don't have to judge or choose about good and evil. It narrows the mind and makes it unfit to follow the time. Earth does not choose, it gives every being room for its own Dao. Silence is a powerful tool, it can heal both your heart and your relations.
 (Hex.2's 16 Weaving Images: Share your dreams and inspire others)  Mirror

  Line 3: Harboring qualities permits determination. If one follows king's affairs, without achieving, he completes.
One's inner pattern decides what one accomplishes. Honor is of no use, dedication does the job. Act as if it is for a king, not for a goal: the value is in the doing.
 (Hex.2's 15 Joining the Work: Doing things the way they want to be done)  Mirror

  Line 2: Straight, square, great. Without skills there is nothing that does not bear fruit.
Without doing, nothing not done. One accomplishes what one is or lives, not what thinks to do. Greatness accomplishes great things.
 (Hex.2's 7 Leader: Natural discipline is being one with what you do)  Mirror

  Initial line: Treading on hoarfrost, hard ice is arriving.
Every thing and every time has its Dao. The earlier one sees its signs, the better one can act according to them - or retreat from harming ones.  One’s degree of sight and insight decides about the direction one’s life might take. One's ability to act or withdraw timely decides if it actually will.
 (Hex.2's 24 Return The recovery of your soul should never be far away)  Mirror

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