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

  Yi Jing, Oracle of the Sun


trigram Thunder
trigram Earth

Hexagram 16

Yú, weaving images

Gua Poem:
Anticipation. Harvest: establishing feudatories, moving legions

The great image says: Thunder emerges from the Earth, flying over the fields: YU. The ancient kings composed music, honored virtue,
with dancers worshipped the Lord on High. They associated with the deceased ancestors. 

  Yú: the ideogram and the story. What does it mean for your question?
  This hexagram is complementary to hex.9.

Top 6: Obscure weaving of images. Accomplishments bring changes of heart. No fault.
When you start with an idea, a lot may still be obscure. Go ahead carefully, probing, listen to your intuition and the signs on your path. A fixed goal often gives a smaller result than a flexible one.
(Changes to hex.35)  Mirror

6 at 5: Determination: affliction. Persevering, not dying.
Inspiration will get lost if it is not caught within necessity or difficulty. Creativity will become reality when it comes up against a wall of obstinate matter, of unbelief, loneliness. When everything is too easy, creativity evaporates without crystallizing.
(Changes to hex.45)

9 at 4: Letting the weaving of images sprout. There is great achievement. Do not doubt. Partners are united like a hair clasp does.
Every creation starts deep inside. In a wish, a curiosity, an ideal. Others will sense it and get drawn to it, even when it is still invisible. Don’t doubt it or try to make it work. It will by itself if you give it room to grow. The germ is what all recognize, so they are united. Like when people see that all gods have the same root.
(Changes to hex.2)  Mirror

6 at 3: Big-eyed weaving of images: regret. Hesitation brings regret.
Wait for the right moment to act or react, for influencing or being influenced. Inspiration is not enough: actions need a base, boundaries, a form, and the right time and circumstances. Don't let the moment pass by - and bragging about what you are going to do (or waiting for consent) might cause exactly that.
(Changes to hex.62)

6 at 2: Set it in stone. No end to the day. Determination auspicious.
You can only do what your enthusiasm tells you to if you are totally determined. It 'has' to be done, fix that in your mind. Then you will be able to go on until you really achieved it!
(Changes to hex.40)

Initial 6: Known for the weaving of images. pitfall.
Think twice before you turn an influence or idea into an action. Things are not always what they seem at first sight. Impulsive action can cause a lot of trouble - like when Adam and Eve got themselves sent out of Paradise. So think!
(Changes to hex.51)

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