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

  Yi Jing, Oracle of the Moon


Trigram Wind
Trigram Wind

Hexagram 57

Xún, the Penetrating Seal

Gua Poem:
Influence. Small expansion. Fruitful to have a direction to go. Fruitful to see the great man.
(direction: moving like flowing water)

The great image says: Following winds: Influence. The noble one issues orders and accomplishes affairs.

  Xún: the ideogram and the story (NEW).What does it mean for your question?
  This hexagram is complementary to hex.51.

Top 9: Influence below the bed. Losing one's qualifications and abilities. Divination pitfall.
Accept your seal, don't hold on in a fixed manner to your abilities or support. Digging too deep will keep you awake. Every predefined idea you have, be it positive or negative, will prevent you from being or becoming what you are meant to be, or from finding inspiration. You have to live life, you cannot think life or your life and actions will lose their qualification. Not only in other's eyes, but in your own as well.
(Changes to hex.48)  Mirror

9 at 5: Divination auspicious. Regrets go away. Nothing that does not bear fruit. Without a beginning there is an end. Before Geng three days, after Geng three days. Auspicious.
Slowly and gently one weaves one's seal into everything one does or is. It is an unceasing process which gives one's life and all one's actions one's own pattern. It will take a long time to change what has been growing during a long time. So be careful with the moments when you still can shape things.
(Changes to hex.18)  Mirror

6 at 4: Regrets go away. Catching three kinds of game in the hunt.
When something is accomplished, that is not the end. Let it live on, so it blends in with your life. Give feelings a chance to be expressed and shared, hope and pride to be seen, deeds to be acknowledged. Celebrate everything, nothing is insignificant, nothing should pass unnoticed and get forgotten.
(Changes to hex.44)  Mirror

9 at 3: Wavering influence. distress.
Make up your mind. You will need it in everything you do, a plan, trying to convince someone, going places, even when getting dressed. Without an overview of what you intend, you just repeat the same steps over and over, drowning in the details.
(Changes to hex.59)  Mirror

9 at 2: Influence below the bed. Use numerous chroniclers and shamans. Auspicious. No fault.
Accept your seal humbly and completely, do not try to understand, but open your intuition and believe in miracles. Your own attitude will attract all you need, you don't have to use tools to find it. Least of all the tool of thinking, which is a tool of arrogance. You do not know anything, it knows you, if you are only you.
(Changes to hex.53)  Mirror

Initial 6: Advancing and retreating. Fruitful: a military man's divination.
Be severe, do what you feel you should. Follow your orders. Your actions are the soldiers of your mind, don't accept deserters, or lazy or irresponsible ones. Don't talk yourself into avoiding the trouble. Follow your road, return to it every time you stray, following Heaven's (your conscience's) laws.
(Changes to hex.9)  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.

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last update: 07.09.2023


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