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

  Yi Jing, Oracle of the Moon


trigram Earth
trigram Heaven

Hexagram 11

Mount Taì

Gua Poem:
Mount Tai: small proceeds, great comes up. Auspicious. Expansion. 

The great image says: Heaven and Earth unite: Eminence. The ruler fashions and completes the Tao of Heaven and Earth. He supports mutually with Heaven and Earth their order. He stands by the commoners.

  Taì: the ideogram and the story. What does it mean for your question?
  This hexagram is complementary to hex.12.

Top 6: The bulwark falls back into the moat. Do not use legions. Issue orders in one’s own community. Determination: distress
One proves one's quality when fate hits hard. No use fighting it, just make order and lead all those concerned. Do not define a course to take, but be ready for every opportunity. This is only possible if the mind is open for the gods. Never fall asleep when status and security seem solid and safe. Any moment fate can change, always stay alert. 
(Changes to hex. 26)   Mirror

6 at 5: Emperor Yi marries off his younger sister. Thereby is blessing. Great auspiciousness.
The spirit finds and makes harmony if he gives everything its right place and if necessary takes action to accomplish this. He connects the elements of life with each other and lays the foundations for prosperity and happiness.
(Changes to hex. 5)   Mirror

6 at 4: Fluttering, fluttering, not rich in one’s neighbor. Do not admonish but use truth.
Don't rely on others, but trust yourself! It might bring about disaster. But it also brings about that one can live without limits, without adapting to rules, completely according to one's own heart's desires. It is the strongest way to accomplish what you want. God helps who helps himself.
(Changes to hex. 34)   Mirror

9 at 3: Without level places no slopes. Without going no returning. In hard conditions determination: no fault. Do not worry over a truth. In food there is blessing.
Never worry about anything you cannot change, and do not try to change what is not your business. Accepting good and bad both is the best way of coping with fate. Enjoy the good things.
(Changes to hex. 19)   Mirror

9 at 2: Reckon with crop failure, avail of swiftly fording the Hé-river, leave not the distant behind and lose friends. One acquires honor by moving in the golden mean.
Make your mind open and alert for all the possibilities life offers you - the setbacks and the lucky ones. Each one of them can make the difference between failure and success. But hard experiences have a special value: they teach you to live.
(Changes to hex. 36)   Mirror

Initial 9: Uproot Mao-grass. Entangled roots, due to it’s kind. To make order is auspicious.
Blessings usually come in pairs, clusters, or even in big packs. It is because they come not on their own accord, but because they are attracted. One soul attracts them, another one does not. Act and live in a way that is blessing-prone. Listen to universe: it tells you how.
(Changes to hex. 46)   Mirror

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