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

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Hexagram 43

Guài, the ring of authority and decisions (archer's thumbring)

Gua Poem:
The ring of authority, raise it at the king's court. Proclaiming truth is dangerous. Statements come from the capital. Not fruitful to undertake war. Fruitful to proceed probing.

The great image says: The Marsh is above Heaven: resoluteness. The noble one gives a salary to those below, he stays in virtue and so aloof.

  Guài: the ideogram and the story (NEW).What does it mean for your question?
  This hexagram is complementary to hex.23.

Top 6: No propositions*. In the end there is a pitfall.
In a community fixed values are important and should be expressed so everyone knows what is expected. When they are not expressed, then be careful with voicing an opinion. People often have unshakable beliefs, if you differ they can become annoyed or even aggressive. (*an idea that is the starting point for making a case or conducting an investigation)
(Changes to hex.1)  Mirror

9 at 5: Amaranth land. Very resolute. Walk the middle way. Without fault.
When eradicating weeds, one has to be extremely thorough, but not in such a measure that the crop gets damaged. Not thorough enough and the weeds will grow back. Too thorough and one will lose other possibilities which may be important.
(Changes to hex.34)  Mirror

9 at 4: The buttocks without skin. One moves poorly now, holding on to a goat. Regret goes away. There are insincere words.
You made decisions and some of them you will regret. It is life and it means you lived it. Don't regret them, even though some were wrong, or could have been done differently. Live the now without regretting the past or you will not live at all.
(Changes to hex.5)  Mirror

9 at 3: Vigor in the face has pitfalls. The noble one is very resolute. Moving alone, encountering rain, overwhelmed by soaking, meeting displeasure. Without fault.
To be unique is to be never understood. To be unique is to be alone. You are the only person in the world who can be you, so you have to do it all by yourself. Everyone else will make you something else
(Changes to hex.58)  Mirror

9 at 2: Guard against fixing time. No military affairs at night. Stay free emotionally!
Follow the natural cycles of days and seasons, rest when it is dark, don't force your body to listen to your head. You can only use the right time to work when you rest at the right time to rest.
(Changes to hex.49)  Mirror

Initial 9: Vigor in the advancing toes. Not mastering proceeding one causes distress.
Every step is important. It is not just one step in a row of steps, every single one is a Step. Every part should express the whole. One wrong word can ruin a book, one expression can ruin a relation, one thought can ruin a life.
(Changes to hex.28)  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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