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

Hexagram 15

Qiān, balance, respect.


trigram Earth
trigram Mountain

Gua Poem:
Balance, expansion. A noble one brings to completion.

The great image says: In the earth is the mountain: balancing. The noble one reduces the many and augments the few. He evaluates things and bestows equalizing.

  Qiān: the ideogram and the story (NEW). What does it mean for your question?
  This hexagram is complementary to hex.10. Don't neglect the other side when you concentrate on one of the two, they need each other. You need to give up some of your own ideas for 15, but you still need to tread the way you can believe in. And in hex.10 you do just that, but you still need to be able to cooperate with others.

  Top 6: Expressing respect. Fruitful to benefit from moving legions to march against cities or countries.
Who has respect for all things and has insight in the common good, can lead people to move mountains. When people see that your heart and spirit are reliable, then they will support you in all your ventures.
(Changes to hex.52)  Mirror

  6 at 5: Not rich through one's neighbor. Fruitful to benefit from invading and attacking. Nothing that does not bear fruit.
Do not stay a proud person and die by starvation. Get what you need, even if it means forcing others, going beyond your boundaries or losing your macho. A healthy dog is better than a dead superman. But make sure it is absolutely necessary!
(Changes to hex.39)  Mirror

  6 at 4: Nothing that does not bear fruit when moving with respect.
Do what you have to do, without any pretension and without having yourself in your mind, as if everything gets fixed by itself. This is essential social thinking. Not following social rules, but following the inborn social touch.
(Changes to hex.62)  Mirror

  9 at 3: Encouraging respect. A noble one brings to completion. Auspicious
Do what you do, as good as you are. You don't have to strive for results or recognition. Just doing and being what you can does the job, it will attract results and people. Being what you are matters more than showing what you are.
(Changes to hex.2)  Mirror (Encouraging respect or 'laboring modestly')

  6 at 2: Expressing respect. divination auspicious
The best way to work together is to express oneself in a true way, free from any false notes like pride, sentimentality, hypocrisy. True to one's own nature. Everybody will listen to inner value without pretensions. If you need a partner, search for one like this.
(Changes to hex.46)  Mirror

  Initial line: A very respectful noble one. Benefit of crossing the great river. Auspicious.
Words are stronger than weapons. Granting everyone his own life and honor means one's own life and honor will not be attacked and one's road will not be blocked. And the best remedy against war? - trading and exchanging goods and sports.
(Changes to hex.36)   Mirror

  No lines changing: you can try to do things, but they may fail or even backfire. If there's nothing that should (or can) be done, then this might be a good time to relax and refuel. The Poem and the Image are guides that show you the best way to do that.

  Trigrams offer possibilities that the hexagram-texts don't show.

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last update: 02.04.2024


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