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

The lines of hexagram 2

The image of hexagram 2, composed of its six lines. They change each to another hexagram, and the image of this hexagram is part of 2. For the explanation, see hex.1-lines (below the image).

  Gua poem: friends or money - same character.
  The bottom line of hex.2 warns for the moment when things end - and its image is hex.24, the moment of return. Winter is the moment of return of the year, the old ends. Stepping on hoarfrost is an expression meaning marriage (Marshall 2000)
  Line 2: the way of the earth is wei wu wei: doing without doing. The corresponding line in 7 is the leader who leads by being in the middle of the army: by his presence.
  Line 3: your abilities lie in what you are, not in what you show. Hex.15 talks about doing without personal aims.
  Line 4: what you decide, or if you decide anything at all, is entirely up to you, it depends on what lives in you. The corresponding line in 16 talks about the germ of motivation, where everything comes from.
  Line 5: the king who does not "be king" but serves the people. Hex.8 is about cooperation among all territories of the state.
  Top line: about the troubles of struggling - and hex.23 about making peace. There are several meanings to the colors, most important one being yin and yang. 'Black means also mystery, so black and yellow can also mean mysterious or invisible, and shining or visible. Another meaning of black or yellow blood: exhausted.

  For the meaning of Eminent - expansion. Harvest - determination click HERE

More about hexagrams 1 and 2 HERE

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