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

  Yi Jing, Oracle of the Moon

Zhōng Fú
Trigram Wind
Trigram Lake

Hexagram 61

Zhōng Fú, Inner sincerity

Gua Poem:
Inner sincerity. Porkers and fish, auspicious. Fruitful to wade through the great stream.  Fruitful to determine.

The great image says: Winds over the Lake: inner sincerity. The noble one discusses criminal cases in order to delay executions.

  Zhōng Fú: the ideogram and the story (NEW). What does it mean for your question?
  This hexagram is complementary to hex.62.

Top 9: A drawn-out sound ascends to heaven. Divination pitfall.
Do not dissect truth too much in words or ideas. Before you realize it, you live up to great words instead of simple intuition or experience. Give your emotions a fair chance to live life without giving it names. And don't try to make something true or real by repeating it over and over.
(Changes to hex.60)  Mirror

9 at 5: When one inspires confidence, then one binds. Without fault.
Who is true can also recognize truth in others. He can make real and deep contact, and he can avoid all harmful and needless influences. The ability to find the right people and avoid the wrong ones is one of the greatest assets in life, surpassing the best education, the most abounding riches.
(Changes to hex.41)  Mirror

6 at 4: The moon is almost full. One of the pair of horses gets lost. Without fault.
The individual and society will never agree completely. In order to stay oneself, one will have to make sacrifices. Set your preferences, you cannot have it all, so decide what is important and what is not. Wanting all that society offers means one loses a lot Self.
(Changes to hex.10)  Mirror

6 at 3: Captured by the enemy. Some drum, some freeze, some weep, some sing. 
When circumstances are bad, one can see people’s truth. Keep your eyes open, next time you will know beforehand what you can expect of everyone. These are the real lessons about mankind, not only about others, but above all about yourself.
(Changes to hex.9)  Mirror

9 at 2: A crane calling on the shady Northern slope. Its young joins in singing. I have a good cup of wine, I will empty it together with you.
The roots of every interaction are deep inside. If your words and actions are a true mirror of what lives in your heart, they will be creative and able to stir up a reaction in others. The greatness of an artist is in the first place determined by his faithfulness to his truth, and only secondly by his talent.
(Changes to hex.42)  Mirror

Initial 9: Precaution: auspicious. When there is a snake, there are no swallows.
To be true means to be who you are in the place where you are. Then one hears and sees the smallest signs, nothing will escape one's attention, and one will know how to read them. Because you are one with them. (About this line and its characters see 'origins')
(Changes to hex.59)  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.

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last update: 07.09.2023


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