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 (NEW). 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 - or family or job or interests - so be present there. No reason can be important enough to screen yourself off. Make your own fate, do what you need to do even if everyone disagrees.
(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 lord of Yi, auspicious.
With little light and little insight, it is a blessing to meet someone who knows more or has more experience. Don't listen to your own conjectures or fear, but ask for advice, look for signs, don't discard what just seem minor details.
(Changes to hex.36)  Mirror

9 at 3: In Feng raincurtains. At midday one sees only dimly. Breaking one's right arm, no fault.
Listen to fate, to your destiny, to the needs of your people and decide what you have to do. Even if every omen, every person, even your body, disagrees. You have the mandate, you create the road to follow, everything depends on you. Give it all.
(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

  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.

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

More about the lines and their characters

last update: 07.09.2023


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