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

  Yi Jing, Oracle of the Moon

Hexagram 02

2, the field

trigram Earth
Trigram Earth

Hex.2 is complementary to hex.1

Gua Poem:
Field, eminent - expansion Harvest - determination of a mare.
The noble one proceeds probing. As pioneer he meets with confusion, in the rear he finds a master.
Fruitful to find friends in the Southwest, to lose friends in the Northeast.
A determination about peace: auspicious

The great image says: The basic disposition of Kun is female. 
The noble one carries everything with great generosity.

  The character kun is an image of a clod of earth and lightning or stretch. The clod of earth may indicate an earth altar. Lightning is also 'spirits', to explain, the power of expression. More about Kun.

  Kun is the field where everything exists. Not only matter, but also the energies which make matter possible. Heaven provides the laws of its structures, Earth provides the vibrations and the electric charge which fill them with energy. Together they create all, the whole wide world. The energy of the earth keeps all things consistent. When something changes, she brings it back in balance, in structure. Her energies feed all things.

  If you receive Kun, as primary or related hexagram, then look at the situation. Inspect resources, helpers and space, if there are enough, or if they can be increased or if you can create or find new ones. Open your mind and heart.

  Ask yourself if you fit in, and if you affect it in a positive way. Are you nurturing and generous and accepting? Are you working toward concrete results, realistic and useful, and do you make good use of your resources?

  The trigrams: Earth both inside and outside. There has to be a good plan before you can accomplish anything durable, or you have to wait for the right time. Make room for it, so when the time comes, you can turn it into reality.

  If no lines change: either the situation is such that you cannot do anything or change much about it, or there is no need for it and things simply are the way they are.

  All lines: Fruitful: everlasting determination.
Dao is the field that supports and brings to life everything, all beings. Dao has no action at all of its own, and that frees the way for creation. When everything is receptivity, nothing stands between man and universe. If man can merge with a thought, an action, an ideal, then nothing can stop him. See 'contrasts'.
  (Hex.2's contrast is 1 Timing)

  Top line: Dragons struggle in the wild. Their blood is black and yellow.
Not accepting the change of times means one brings about a life full of difficulties. One does not only fight what happens, but more than anything else one fights oneself. Make clear choices, there is no in between.
 (Hex.2's 23 Stripping  Get to the bottom of it and decide ruthlessly)

  Line 5: Yellow skirt. Eminent auspiciousness.
No need to show who you are, it shows in what you do. The heart shines through the outward appearance and actions. Who is strong does not need to raise his voice, a good ruler does not need to display his authority.
 (Hex.2's 8 Stand by: Cooperation without coercion)  Mirror

  Line 4: Enclosed in a bag. Without fault, without praise.
A ready-made judgment or choice of good and evil narrows the mind and makes it unfit to follow the time. Earth gives every being room for its own Dao. Silence and acceptance are powerful tools, they can heal both your heart and your relations.
 (Hex.2's 16 Weaving Images: Share your dreams and inspire others)  Mirror

  Line 3: Harboring qualities permits determination. If one follows king's affairs, without achieving, he completes.
One's inner pattern decides what one accomplishes. Honor is of no use, dedication does the job. Act as if it is for a king, not for a goal: the value is in the doing.
 (Hex.2's 15 Respect: Doing things the way they want to be done)  Mirror

  Line 2: Straight, square, great. Without skills there is nothing that does not bear fruit.
Without doing, nothing not done. One accomplishes what one is or lives, not what thinks to do. Greatness accomplishes great things.
 (Hex.2's 7 Leader: Natural discipline is being one with what you do)  Mirror

  Initial line: Treading on hoarfrost, hard ice is arriving.
Every thing and every time has its Dao. The earlier one sees its signs, the better one can act according to them - or retreat from harming ones.  One’s degree of sight and insight decides about the direction one’s life might take. One's ability to act or withdraw timely decides if it actually will.
 (Hex.2's 24 Recover The return to your soul should never be far away)  Mirror

  No lines changing: the best reaction to this situation is to be who you are, open to receive an impulse. It can be an idea, a plea for help, a necessity to support or providing space.

More about the lines of hex.2 and their characters

Meanings of line-places
Multiple lines changing