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

  Yi Jing, Oracle of the Moon


trigram Thunder
trigram Fire

Hexagram 55

Fēng, the garrison-city of Wen

Gua Poem:
Abundance, expansion. The king serves it. No mourning suitable at noon.

The great image says: Thunder and lightning arrive together: abundance. The noble one decides lawsuits and carries out punishments.

  Fēng: the ideogram and the story. What does it mean for your question?
  This hexagram is complementary to hex.59.

Top 6: In Feng screening off his house from his family, peeping through his door, living alone without people. In three years not seeing anybody. pitfall.
You are the center of your life, so be present there. No reason can be important enough to screen yourself off. See all that happens and react if necessary, make your own fate, don’t let fate just happen and don’t let others decide about your fate.
(Changes to hex.30)  Mirror

6 at 5: The pattern emerges, bringing reward and praise. Auspicious
For leading the battle, any battle, you will have to show yourself, your pattern. Only then others will coöperate, and only then your direction will be clear and strong. When that emerges, nobody and nothing will be able to stop you.
If you are not the leader, then make sure you follow one with a clear goal and a strong ethic.
(Changes to hex.49)  Mirror

9 at 4: Feng was so obscured at noon the Dipper was seen. Meeting the border lords, auspicious.
Sometimes times or moods are so gloomy that nothing seems to be possible. Meet your enemy! He might be the one you need. Sometimes the very things which hold us back contain the energy which can help us to gather the strength to go on.
(Changes to hex.36)  Mirror

9 at 3: In Feng raincurtains. At midday one sees froth. Breaking one's right arm, no fault.
Inspire yourself, imagine your life, your deeds, your feelings. Inspire those around you. Inspiration is the driving power of all great things that humanity ever accomplished. Your imagined story surpasses the rational and normal and may lack effectiveness, but life will acquire greatness.
(Changes to hex.51)  Mirror

6 at 2: Feng was so obscured at noon the Dipper was seen. To proceed brings doubt and anxiety. With support of the allies Fa gathers. Auspicious.
When facts are not clear, your intuition gets free reign. So imagine your life, according to what you truly are or want. Some write their life in concrete, others in their mind, it does not matter how you write it – just do it. Your conviction will make others join in. When one has the mandate, one can act, no matter how bad the omens are or how much doubt others have.
(Changes to hex.34)   Mirror

Initial 9: Meeting the associated lords. For ten days, no fault. To proceed brings honor.
Abundance is a question of following a guideline. It may start with an impulsive action, but after that it needs continuance. A great harvest needs hard and steady work, reliable cooperation and time. So if you find an ally, stick to him, work together. Do not doubt your course or venture, but go on the way you are going.
(Changes to hex.62)  Mirror

(more about the lords in lines 1 and 4 HERE)
(Changes to hex.62)

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last update: August 11, 2019


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