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

  Yi Jing, Oracle of the Moon

Xū

Water
Heaven

Hexagram 05

Xū, waiting, needing

Gua Poem:
Waiting with truth: shining expansion, determination auspicious.
Fruitful to cross the great stream.

The great image says: Clouds rise up to heaven: Needing a change in the weather. The noble one drinks and eats and reposes relaxed.

  Xū: the ideogram and the story. What does it mean for your question?
  This hexagram is complementary to hex.35.

  Top 6: Entering the cave. There are unexpected visitors. Three people come. Respect them. The end is auspicious.
Even in difficult situations there are always possibilities. Keep your mind open, something might come up. Especially when your mind is at a loss, the unexpected can happen. Some call it a miracle. Read what Rumi says
Relating hexagram: hex.9 Life does what it does: listen well and move with it.
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  9 at 5: Waiting with liquor and food. Determination auspicious.
Every situation asks for its own appropriate attitude. When you eat, then enjoy eating, when you work, enjoy it, when you wait, enjoy it. Give every aspect of life an honorful place in your mind. Positive living summons positive forces, negative living drains life of all its energy and worth.
Relating hexagram: hex.11  Connect the elements of life with each other.
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  6 at 4: Waiting in the blood. Get out of the cave.
Don’t wait and stay in a place not fit for you. A bad place, a wrong mind-set, low company. It is often difficult to take the plunge, but if you don’t, you spoil your time, your mind, maybe even your life. Fear is only as strong as you allow it to be.
Relating hexagram: hex.43 Don't abandon ideals, staying in the right place may be enough.
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  9 at 3: Waiting in the mud. It will attract bandits.
The mind has a tendency to fall asleep when it have to wait. Sometimes an impulsive, maybe foolish, act is better than becoming dull. Don't stay in a bad place.
Relating hexagram: hex.60 If you have a sloppy mind, you have to deal with bad results.
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  9 at 2: Waiting in the sand. There is some talk. In the end auspicious.
Stranded in a place without much footing. Relax, talk and listen and maybe in between the insignificant chatter you or someone else will come with a good idea.
Relating hexagram: hex.63 Panic is a bad master.
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Initial 9: Waiting in the outskirts. Harvest: benefit of steadiness. No fault.
When there are no possibilities, then wait but do not give up or leave, something might come along. Keep your ears, eyes and especially your mind open and alert.
Relating hexagram: hex.48 No possibilities unless you change things.
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