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

  Yi Jing, Oracle of the Moon


trigram Thunder

Hexagram 40

Jiě, Release the horns

Gua Poem:
Release. Fruitful: west and south. With no profit from the outer regions, one's coming and going is auspicious. When one goes on a far journey, dawn is auspicious.

The great image says: Thunder and rain at work: release. The noble one pardons transgressions and is lenient towards crimes.

  Jiě: the ideogram and the story (NEW) What does it mean for your question?
  This hexagram is complementary to hex.37.

Top 6: The prince shoots a falcon on the top of a high rampart. He hits it. Nothing that does not bear fruit.
To be one with a target means one will inevitably hit it. There are many stories about great archers who don't see a wall or a bird, only an eye. They cannot miss.
(Changes to hex.64)  MirrorAbout this line and its characters see 'origins'

6 at 5: Noble ones have solutions (or: The tether rope of a Junzi has release*). Auspicious. Inspiring trust in small people.
If you cannot solve a problem yourself, then search for help. Not just anywhere or anyone. Find an expert, a person with authority or with the right connections, a knowledgeable teacher, your inner wisdom or a good friend. Someone you can trust and rely on but who will not overrule you.
(Changes to hex.47)  Mirror

9 at 4: Release, also the thumb. Partners arrive especially true.
The thumb has no brain, you have to keep it in line by thinking before you let it push that big red button. If you don’t know enough, then open up for information, ask friends and experts. Many people like to help with what they know.
(Changes to hex.7)  Mirror

6 at 3: Carrying a burden on the back and also riding a carriage. Inviting robbers to approach. Determination: distress.
Learn how to behave in society. If you don’t know what can be done and what not, you will get embarrassed or worse, and you yourself are the only one to blame. At first sight following rules seems less free, but the contrary is true. If you know and employ the right behavior, you dance through the world, and everything will cooperate. If you refuse the lessons, you will step on all toes, and they will step on yours.
(Changes to hex.32)  Mirror

9 at 2: At the hunt catching three foxes. Acquiring a gold arrow. Determination auspicious.
Correcting the cunning means aquiring what is pure. Not fleeing nor ignoring the danger, but having the guts and wits to face it. Predators chase the weak and fearful, so look everyone honest in the face, without fear.
(Changes to hex.16)  Mirror

Initial 6: Without fault.
Blame is useless and even harmful. When things happen and cannot be undone, then the only useful reaction is to learn from them and if possible to repair what can be repaired. Don't blame yourself or anyone else, ever.
(Changes to hex.54)  Mirror

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last update: 17.10.2021


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