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

Hexagram 29

Xí Kăn, the throbbing sound of danger


trigram Water
trigram Water

Gua Poem:
Repeated Kăn. There is sincerity. Connect your heart with the offering. Moving brings honor.

The great image says: flowing waters reach the goal: Repeated Pit. The noble one moves according to principles and virtue, he uses repeating to teach practice.

    Xí Kăn: the ideogram and the story (NEW). What does it mean for your question?
  This hexagram is complementary to hex.30. Hex.29 is a time when things are not clear but in the dark (and maybe dangerous).

  Top 6: Bound with cords and ropes. Discarded among dense thorns. Three years achieving nothing. Pitfall
If one tries to make life unassailable, it disappears. Its most important quality is its vulnerability, changeability. Give it a solid base, but upon that, make it alive, delicate, new every day.
(Changes to hex.59)  Mirror

  9 at 5: The pit does not overfill. The earth spirit is already calm. Without fault.
If you create your life within the scope of your abilities, it will be strong. Problems will not exceed it, because the things you tackle do not exceed it. All is carved out within the one set of possibilities you have got for creating a life. Don't waste any of it on worry.
(Changes to hex.7)  Mirror

  6 at 4: Wine vessels or two baskets cannot be trusted, use earthenware. Cover and tie its opening. In the end no fault.
Everything you do should be thorough and careful. When there is the slightest risk, all things should be perfect, when things are not totally right, they might allow danger to enter. Don't mind the time it costs, better safe than sorry.
(Changes to hex.47)  Mirror

  6 at 3: the kankan sounds are coming. Danger is approaching. Entering the tunnels, no benefit.
The depth of things or souls often contain secrets. Listen well if they come knocking, then examine them carefully. Some are beneficial, some are harmful. Make the right choice, but never let them roam around unscrutinized.
(Changes to hex.48)  Mirror

  9 at 2: The pit has danger. Seek small achievement.
 It is all about small steps out of trouble. After the first step the path shows itself. So don't try from the beginning to manage it, try to solve small things, bigger ones might go wrong.
(Changes to hex.8)  Mirror

  Initial 6: the kankan sounds enter the pit's vault. Pitfall.
 Do not become the difficulties yourself, stay on your own path. If you feel bad because a situation is bad, then you are in two pits. Do not permit yourself to become anything else but you and don't try to do anything you don't know much about.
(Changes to hex.60)  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.

More about the lines and their characters

last update: 07.09.2023


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