I Ching, Yijing or Zhou Yi
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  Yi Jing, Oracle of the Sun

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trigram Fire
trigram Thunder

Hexagram 21

Shì Kē, Biting through

Gua Poem:
Biting through, expansion. Harvest: benefit of lawsuit.

The great image says: Thunder and lightning: Biting through. The ancient kings made the penalties clear to enforce the law.

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

Top 9: Wherefore a cangue extinguishing the ears? Pitfall.
One hears what one expects to hear and does not hear or see reality. It is tunnel thinking. Do not enter the tunnels of common opinion (or your own dead-end one) - rather leave them by thinking further ahead and expecting the uncommon. Prick up those ears!
(Changes to hex.51)

6 at 5: Biting dried-out meat. Acquiring gold. Determination danger. No fault.
When one makes the root of difficulties visible or conscious, one creates the possibility to do something about it. There is a natural resistance against doing this, because it means change, which is usually hazardous. But it also means a new life - or even a life at last. 
(Changes to hex.25)

9 at 4: Biting dried-out meat with a bone. Acquiring a metal arrow head. Fruitful: a difficulties' determination. Auspicious.
Only when one goes to the bottom of things, one finds the causes of trouble. Nobody likes to go there, finding problems which are difficult to solve. But it is the only way to make things work really good.
(Changes to hex.27)

6 at 3: Biting cured meat, encountering poison. Small distress. Without fault.
When emotions get trapped, one has to make them free again. It always hurts - oneself, someone else. But one has to do it, one's first duty is always to live. Arrange your life such, that you can always give your emotions the freedom they need. Not by giving them no home, but by giving them a movable home. Life will be richer for yourself and for those around you. 
(Changes to hex.30)

6 at 2: Biting skin, extinguishing the nose. Without fault.
Some things don't need scrutiny. Indulge yourself in them, enjoy and move on. Or maybe they teach you a little lesson. Avoiding everything will stop both learning and fun. Small godsends or mistakes teach you how to deal with bigger ones. But: be very careful with every idea you share with others. They might resent, even if - or especially - when you're totally right.
(Changes to hex.38)

Initial 9: Shoes are foot-fetters, extinguishing the toes. Without fault.
Prevailing views prohibit your own way of moving. Find your own ideas, however crazy. It is the only way to lead your own life and to find all the creativity and happiness life can yield.
(Changes to hex.35)

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