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  Yi Jing, Oracle of the Moon

Hexagram 31

Xián, Affect and affection


trigram Mountain

Gua Poem:
Affect, expansion.
Fruitful to divine
. To take a woman is auspicious

The great image says: At the top of the mountain is a marsh: affecting. The noble one receives people by emptiness.

  Xián: the ideogram and the story (NEW). What does it mean for your question?
  This hexagram is complementary to hex.41.

  Top 6: Affect one's jaw, cheeks, tongue.
 Talk about what enjoys or bothers you. Don't expect anything back but occasionally you get a useful or nice reaction. Or makes you see how silly it is. Sometimes simply saying it all out loud sparks your own creative ideas. Your soul understands talking better than thinking.
  (Changes to hex.33)  Mirror

  9 at 5: Affect one's back. Without regret.
  Influences which can be felt in the back or neck are the strongest ones and the most difficult to trace. They are intense and mysterious, they go back to primitive feelings of fear, agressivity, power, trust or mistrust. If that influence is positive or negative decides most of all how a relation will be.
  (Changes to hex.62)   Mirror

  9 at 4: divination auspicious. Regrets disappear. Unsettled, going, coming. Friends comply with your thoughts.
  For real contact one has to let go of etiquette and starchiness. Many people complain of the grind in their relationship. Be spontaneous, be just as new as every new moment, share every upcoming thought, be a bit crazy, a lot happy and don’t forget playing.
  (Changes to hex.39)  Mirror

  9 at 3: Affect one's thigh. Holding in the hand one's follower. To proceed: Distress
  When someone depends on you, literally or mentally, then be careful with those small kneejerk reactions. In the long run they have a lot of impact. They decide about the quality of your connection.
 (Changes to hex.45)  Mirror

  6 at 2: Affect one's calf. Pitfall. To settle is auspicious
 For a good contact one needs to keep one's composure. Impulsive and rash reactions disturb relations. People want to feel at ease and to know were they stand, these two things are the base of being together. 
  (Changes to hex.28)  Mirror

  Initial 6: Affect one's big toe.
 Relations bring in new things, a new idea, a new love, a new opportunity. If nothing stands in the way, then grasp this chance for new enthusiasm and new energy. It is the steam and adventure made possible by a relation. They are much harder to find when being alone.
  (Changes to hex.49)  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 of hexagram 31
Meanings of line-places
Multiple lines changing

last update: 07.09.2023


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