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

  Yi Jing, Oracle of the Moon


Trigram Wind
trigram Thunder

Hexagram 42

Yì, The bowl of the raingod

Gua Poem:
Increase. Fruitful to proceed probing. Fruitful to wade across the great river.

The great image says: Wind and Thunder (tempest) increase. When the noble one sees good, his rule is to improve, when there are transgressions, his rule is to reform.

  Yì: the ideogram and the story (NEW). What does it mean for your question?
  This hexagram is complementary to hex.32.

Top 9: Nothing increasing him. Someone beating him. The position of his heart is not steady. Pitfall.
When things come falling from heaven, (-in your lap) it is often because your own attitude summoned them, but only a steady heart can have the right attitude. If you cannot live without plenty, your own fears will chase either the plenty or the joy, as long as you have it, and you will be unhappy when you don’t have it. When your heart feels rich in all circumstances, you will probably end up rich in all senses. Feeling poor you end up poor. Your heart follows a mental course instead of its dao.
(Changes to hex.3)  Mirror

9 at 5: Being true, kind-hearted. No question: eminent auspiciousness. Being true and kind is your own virtue.
Somewhere all your good and bad deeds are written down. They work in your life and form your personality. Increasing the credit side is a matter of innumerable little feats. Especially in small reactions one recognizes the value of a heart, more than in a big good deed, which stands alone. 
(Changes to hex.27)  Mirror

6 at 4: Move central. Notify the prince, he follows. Fruitful: a sacrifice to inspire confidence in shifting the city.
Do not brag about yourself but be trustworthy, make others know who and how you are and make friends and mutual respect. Then they will approach you for important projects and they will also trust your own enterprises.
(Changes to hex.25)   Mirror

6 at 3: Increase benefits by pitfall matters. Without fault. Be true, move central, report to the prince using the seal.
Every creature develops the abilities it needs and loses the ones which are not challenged. Trouble and grief are the base of wisdom, experience, authority, skill, and most of all the ability to use them with caution and insight. Do not hide them, they will benefit others as well.
(Changes to hex.37)   Mirror

6 at 2: Someone's increase. Ten pairs of tortoise shells cannot oppose it. A long range divination is auspicious. The king presents an offering to the Supreme Being. Auspicious.
Gods are an ‘outside’ which is deep inside, the inner spark, the Golden Flower, the gem, whatever. This inner spark is the reason for being augmented, no augury will ever contradict it. Other people, fate, the whole world cooperates with this spark. It may not be visible for eyes, but it is for the heart. 
(Changes to hex.61)  Mirror

Initial 9: Fruitful to benefit from performing great deeds. Eminent auspiciousness. Without fault.
If you can do, then do! A cheetah can run, so he is a great runner. Birds have wings so they are great flyers. You are full of abilities, use them as best you can.
(Changes to hex.20)  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.

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last update: 07.09.2023


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