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

Hexagram 17

Suí, the hunter, following.


Trigram Lake
trigram Thunder

Gua Poem:
Eminent - expansion
Harvest - divination
. Without fault.

The great image says: In the center of the marsh is thunder: Following. The noble one, towards nightfall, goes inside to eat and relax.

  Suí: the ideogram and the story (NEW). What does it mean for your question?
  This hexagram is complementary to hex.18, where you clean up what is not right. In 17 you move along with how things are.

  Top 6: Embracing it and relating to it. Therefore netting it. The king offers a Heng-sacrifice at the Western Mountain.
 If you are one with what you want, you will get there. If your belief is strong enough – in it, in you – gods and kings will recognize you.
(Changes to hex.25)   Mirror

  9 at 5: Truth in excellence. Auspicious.
 For a hunter, crisis or panic is an opportunity to catch a prey. Times of chaos are times of chances. The skill to use those times and at the same time not to be overwhelmed oneself makes one to an example of how to deal with difficulties. "Truth" is grasping or inspiring others.
(Changes to hex.51)  Mirror

  9 at 4: Following to win. divination pitfall. Be sincere on your road, use intelligence. Why would you feel at fault?
Good hunting means being a good hunter. Catching the prey is just part of it. In everything one does, it is the sincerity and skill which counts, not the goal. Living life means living right now.
(Changes to hex.3) Mirror

  6 at 3: Related to the big man, losing the small child. By following one obtains what one seeks. Fruitful to determine about settling.
 When you need to prove your worth, then don't brag but show it as facts. Bragging attracts petty people. Only honesty attracts what you seek.
(Changes to hex.49) Mirror

  6 at 2: Related to the small child, losing the big man. 
 Hunt for what you need. If you need food then let the big stag go and catch small animals. Hunting for admiration or reaching too high is useless and it will make you trip over your own feet.
(Changes to hex.58)  Mirror

  Initial 9: The standards are changing. Divination auspicious. To come out of the gate and interact brings achievement.
 Who stays inside does not notice the world is changing. He stays behind and loses his ability to bring about things. Weave the patterns of the time into your life, in order to understand your time and be understood. 
(Changes to hex.45)  Mirror

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last update: 22.09.2022


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