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

  Yi Jing, Oracle of the Moon

The lines of hexagram 4

  For the meaning of  Eminent - expansion. Harvest - determination click HERE
In the hexagram statement the Mawangdui YiJing and the Han stone tablets YiJing have different characters. The sentence would then be: first oracle-consult auspicious, two three times pulling out. Pulling out already (namely) not auspicious.
   Line 1. 'Removing' can also be translated 'explaining'. Or maybe: 'and by using explanation. Shackles and manacles in prolonged use: pitfall'.
   In Asian countries are innumerable pigs who still have the way of life of a pig. A pregnant sow makes a huge pile of branches, leaves and other plant-litter. With inside a safe, dark hole where the piglets are born.
   For the farmer an as yet invisible resource, a means of living he takes good care of. They carry a promise for the future.
   The pig is a symbol of fertility, riches, happiness and children. That is the reason one saves money in a piggybank: hoping the pennies will grow into big money, like the pig makes many piglets, which grow into big pigs.

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