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

The image of hexagram 51
Zhèn

Trigram Thunder

Thunder
  Hexagram 51 has trigram Zhèn, Thunder, below or inside, Zhèn, Thunder, above or outside. Thunder is the shock that starts a new time, a new period, a new life, or a new attitude towards life.

What does it mean, 'inner' and 'outer trigram' (popup)

When trigram Thunder is below (popup)
When trigram Thunder is above (popup)

  Thunder below Thunder: repeated shocks are necessary, because the new does not stay new, it gets loaded again with securities. Time after time one has to renew the universal laws within oneself, get in contact again with the cosmic truth. Or simply renew an outdated program or view.

Zhen
  The old diviners gave this combination of trigrams a name: Zhen. It means: earthquake, lightning strike, shake, tremble, frighten, respectful, emotional, invigorate and rejuvenate, awe inspiring, thunder(-clap), to quicken, to become pregnant.

  Ideogram of the hexagram name: above heaven or clouds with rain, below an image of a hoe or an image of pregnancy or impregnation. It represents the start or end of a period or cycle, like clearing land, harvest, an occasion, the decisive moment.

Chen-hoeOld version of the hoe. It is for clearing land, sudden change, cutting off. This is one of the zodiac signs (dragon), name of a star, days, time, the collective name of day-month-star, extend and stretch, beauty and good looks, morning. The image of pregnancy as the power to receive seeds and turn them into seedlings or sprouts.

  The 'Great Image' says: Repeated thunder: shocks. The noble one through anxiousness and fear sets in order and examines.

  Hex.51 is the contrast of 52, which is about standstill, warding off and solid matter.
  Hex.51 is sudden movement and eruption, change, surprise and fright.

  Story:
  The shock that starts a new time, a new period, a new life, or a new look on (attitude towards) life.
   Repeated shocks are necessary, because the new does not stay new, it gets loaded again with securities. Time after time one has to renew the universal laws within oneself, get in contact again with the cosmic forces, cosmic truth.
  Zhen is the appearance of the signs.

last update: 03.08.2020

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