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

  Yi Jing, Oracle of the Moon

trigram Heaven
Trigram Wind

Hexagram 44

Gòu, Birthing

Gua Poem:
Woman power. No use to grab the woman.

The great image says: Everywhere under Heaven there is Wind: birthing. The prince carries out his mandate, proclaiming it to the four regions.

  Gòu: the ideogram and the story (NEW). What does it mean for your question?
  This hexagram is complementary to hex.24.

Top 9: Encountering (with) one's horn. Distress. Without fault.
Every encounter needs the decision to enter it or reject it, every decision to do it or not. Refraining in case of doubt or disagreement of others is usually safer, but it can also mean losing opportunities. Often the weird or risky challenges are the most interesting ones. The ones which bring the big creations – or the big disasters.
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9 at 5: Melon enwrapped in willow. A hidden creation descended from heaven.
Carry and treat the future heir with respect - Heaven made it. Every creative action or thought should be handled this way. They may look easy but creativity grows only when everything is right: the seed, the soil, the season. It needs the completeness of nature. It can not be summoned when it is absent.
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9 at 4: Not containing fish. It is the beginning of pitfalls. 
When one is too unapproachable one makes the arrival of creativity in life impossible. It is not for nothing that the artist seeks the seamy side of life. Too much distance causes sterility. Give everything in life a chance to be met, just examine it's value. Often a mixture of mutually incompatible things brings about creativity. 
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9 at 3: The buttocks without skin. One moves haltingly moreover. Danger. Without great fault.
The heart enters everything new too impulsive. But the heart can also notice immediately if anything feels wrong: listen to it. If you change right in the beginning, it is still possible to make a new start and make your voyage or enterprise a prosperous one. And: For making a heir one has to take off all make-believe and stand naked. If you really want to accomplish something together, then show yourself with all your good and bad assets. That way your start will lack decorum, but it will be healthy.
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9 at 2: Containing fish. Without fault. Not fruitful to perform the Bin rite.
When you create something, then don't yet fix it. Take your time to get it right before you commit or ask another to commit. Get some experience before you make promises or buy the ring or sign the papers or buy the building.
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Initial 6: Attached to a metal chock. Divination auspicious. To proceed probing sees a pitfall. An entangled pig will surely limp.
Past and future meet NOW, stay where you are and look around, feel the wind, evaluate expectations and ideas. Everything which clings to you will be part of the (your) future. If it hinders you, the future will be greatly hindered. If it accords with essences and your inner essence, the future will be essential and rich. Do not underestimate harmless little vices: they can very well ruin the rest of your life.
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last update: 22.09.2022


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