Feng shui knowledge is rooted in the wisdom of the I Ching (pronounced E – Ching), one of the oldest Chinese classical texts. The I Ching is an observation of human behavior and the constantly changing structure of the universe. It is about the way things are at the moment and the way they change and transform themselves. The I Ching symbols are incorporated into the feng shui bagua. Learning to decipher and apply the wisdom in advance, is an art.
The I Ching’s message for this week, April 7 – 13, 2013, in response to the question: “What do I need to know this week?” is hexagram 45: Assembling which later changes to hexagram 12: Stagnation or Stillness.
Hexagram 45: Assembling is the energy of Lake above Earth. The Lake represents joy and the Earth represents receptivity and stability. The message of this hexagram is about gathering of resources and cultivating group energy. If you are involved with leading others, you may want to further study the meaning of this hexagram. Strong bonds will be developed through shared common goals. The time is right to drop defenses, be sincere, and have a goal in mind. Shared bonds and goals unite people and groups. Alignment with goals brings confidence and well-being. Expect good fortune.
The changing line this week is line six. This indicates that something or someone may be misunderstood. Do not be disheartened if you experience frustration or rejection of ideas. You are not at fault. Go with the flow of the group. There is no blame. The situation simply IS.
The changing line creates the new hexagram of 12: Stagnation or Stillness for “sometime” in the future. In this hexagram, the energy of Heaven sits above Earth. Growth has stopped and things are at an impasse temporarily. Although this is a time to hold onto your values, principles, and inner confidence, it is not a time to influence others. Remove yourself from any situation that causes conflict. This time will pass. Learn more about the meaning of hexagram 12.
Click here to read and reflect on the 2013 weekly patterns.