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

Kún
Trigram Lake
trigram Water

Hexagram 47

Kún, Enclosed tree

Gua Poem:
Confined, expansion - determination. Great people auspicious. No fault. Words are not believed.

The great image says: A marsh without water: confined.  A noble one incurs fate on fulfilling his aspiration.

  Kún: the ideogram and the story. What does it mean for your question?

Top 6: Tied to creepers and vines, to unsteadiness and anxiousness. Says moving causes regret. Have regret. Effectuate that things be set right: auspicious.
Every ability comes from out the mind. If the mind says you cannot, then you can not. So exercise your mind, rather than your hands. When you stop believing in obstacles, the mind removes its shackles, and only then your movements can be free.
(Changes to hex.6)

9 at 5: Nose cutting, foot cutting. Confined by Red Sashes. Then gently there is escape. Make use of offerings.
Your spirit needs freedom. Every man-made rule, fear, insecurity, lack of self-confidence, will diminish its charisma. People listen to a true and large mind, they shun narrowness. As soon as you let the world oppress you, the world will stop listening to you. Even your own body, which needs your guidance, will stop listening.
(Changes to hex.40)

9 at 4: Coming gently, gently. Confined in a metal chariot. Distress. There is completion (or: distress comes to an end).
When the mind is not free from fears, wishes, fixed ideas or other obstructions, then thinking is dragging. A free mind finds the right choice, decision or action without much effort. So make it free, hand all your ideas over to the gods, and start living. But if you cannot, then do your best - you will also reach your goal, with hard work and later, but an honest effort will get its reward too.
(Changes to hex.29)

6 at 3: Tied to stone. Relies on star-thistle and amaranth. Enters his house, sees not his wife. Pitfall.
Never let feelings be conditioned by what 'ought' or is 'good' or is admired by others. Conditioning is one of the worst prisons, it needs not even walls. Let your own feelings speak and listen well. Follow only what they acknowledge as worthwhile.
(Changes to hex.28)

9 at 2: Confined with food and drink. A cordon of Scarlet Sashes coming. Make use of the (ceremonial) presenting of offerings. A rectifying expedition will be a pitfall, avoid faults.
Life is never perfect, there are always a lot of frustrating things, even in a good life. And there are always good things, even in a hard life. Live both sides, enjoy the good, accept the hard. Go a bit overboard in the good things to compensate for the lack in other areas. Soften the hard things by thinking of the good ones.
(Changes to hex.45)

Initial 6: The buttocks tied to a tree trunk. He enters a secluded valley. For three years he does not encounter anyone.
If you see your status as part of yourself, it is easy for anyone to hit you or make a fool of you - but actually you do it yourself. You live reactions: when they drag you down, obediently you drag yourself down. Stick to your real Self, you will be safe and warm and nobody can hurt you.
(Changes to hex.58)

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