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

Hexagram 22

Bì, Flower Power


Trigram Mountain
trigram Fire

Gua Poem:
Beauty, expansion. Somewhat fruitful to have a place to go to.

The great image says: Fire below the mountain: beauty*. The noble one has insight in many people's affairs without daring to judge in legal cases

  Bì: the ideogram and the story (NEW). What does it mean for your question?
  This hexagram is complementary to hex.47.

  Top 9: White decoration. Without fault.
  Value announces itself plain. It is easier to find truth, love or peace where things are simple. Lots of decoration is usually a sign of little essence.
  (Changes to hex.36 Hiding brightness: not everything bright will last)  Mirror

  6 at 5: A flourishing hilltop garden. The bundle silks is very small, distress. The end is auspicious
   Do what brings joy to you. Don't look with other people's eyes, don't look for profit. Maybe it seems as if you have little to offer, but in the long run you will be valuable for yourself as well as for others.
  (Changes to hex.37 Family of man: pride and trust in yours)  Mirror

  6 at 4: Then flourishing, then silver haired, then like a white horse soaring up. No bandits, marriage.
  Show what you really are. Make-believe and macho work for a short time, but people will mistrust it. What seems less, but is true, will find belief and honor. And don't fix truth, every moment can have its own truth, live them as they come along.
  (Changes to hex.30 Brightness: not everything bright has to last)  Mirror

  9 at 3: Then flourishing, then moist. Everflowing divination auspicious.
  Honor strength as well as beauty, action as well as relaxation, inside as well as outside. Only if both sides of life's aspects are present, one will live. One-sidedness makes rigid and vulnerable, but don't let beauty overwhelm you either.
  (Changes to hex.27 Nourishing: Do not reject what is nourishing)  Mirror

  6 at 2: Making one's waiting-spell flourish.
  Waiting by killing time is a waste. Waiting is part of life, so let it live. Or use it to restore your energy. Any part of life thrown away is a crime against life. Make waiting a beautiful thing in its own right.
  (Changes to hex.26 Cultivating the Great: Honor all aspects of life)  Mirror

  Initial 9: Making one's feet flourish. Abandon cart and go on foot.
  Anything you do which is really you is beautiful and creative. Be wary of the danger of tools and examples. Every use of them takes part of your own doing away. They add possibilities and comfort, will maybe bring admiration - but people always long back to the good old uncomfortable days when life was still simple and real. Tools bring the accomplishments of today, your own creativity connects to the eternal sources. 
  (Changes to hex.52 Desisting: Doing your own thing)  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.

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

*Beauty as manifestation of health: lusciousness, flourishing, blooming, the beauty of nature.

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last update: 06.09.2023


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