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  Yi Jing, Oracle of the Moon

"Ridgepoles and rocks"

July 30 2019


  In hexagram 28 there is this character: the ridgepole. In the fanyao of line 3 one finds the masonry-lined well and in the one of line 4 stone. 


  The fanyao of line 3 is 47.3. There you find a rock or stone: a picture of a rock falling from a ledge.


Brick wall of well
  And in the fanyao of line 4, in 48.4, this character: “brick wall of a well”. Top left in the character the picture of fire. Top right probably straw, bottom unknown to me.

Hexagram 47 is the upside-down (Pang tong gua) of hexagram 48, and 47.4 corresponds to 48.3.

Hexagram 28 does not visibly change when you turn it upside-down. Or does it???
Maybe the sagging ridgepole of line 3 corresponds upside-down with the eminent ridgepole of line 4.

In the Mirrors 28.3, 28.4, 47.3 and 48.4 are all four together one 'unit'. Mirrors and reflections of each other. Every mirror has a 'theme', something which connects all four. In this mirror the theme has to do with the strength of stone and poles/ treetrunks. Organic and inorganic strength.

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