I Ching Weekly Reflection 2017-11-13T07:12:12+00:00

I Ching Weekly Reflection

Much of feng shui’s foundational information is rooted in the I Ching, one of the oldest books from China. You ask an open ended question and reflect on the answer.  Each week I ask the question “What do I need to know this week?” and post the response. Studying the meaning of the hexagrams is an excellent way of connecting with current energies, noticing patterns, and learning how to “go with the flow.”  The first hexagram is for the present and the second one is for the future. The changing lines are a bridge from “now” to “then.” This page begins with January 1, 2017.

May you find the reflections helpful. For a personalized reading, contact Peg Donahue.

What do I need to know this week for my highest good?

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Hexagram 15 Moderation.

There are no changing lines.

Hexagram 15Hexagram 15: Earth over Mountain forms the condition for Moderation. This is a  time to balance extremes, moderate any unrealistic ideals, and harmonize interests. Concentrate on bringing equilibrium to your situations and relationships.

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Hexagram 15 Moderation changes to Hexagram 46: Advancement.

Changing line: 2.

Hexagram 15Hexagram 15: Earth over Mountain forms the condition for Moderation. This is a  time to balance extremes, moderate any unrealistic ideals, and harmonize interests. Concentrate on bringing equilibrium to your situations and relationships.

Changing line 2: Inner moderation yields big benefits and strengthens your influence. Good fortune.

Hexagram 46Hexagram 46: Earth over Wind forms the condition for Advancement. Modest, steady actions toward a goal brings advancement. Continuous effort is required, so do not pause. This is an excellent time for breakthroughs in communication and relationships. Work on the self is focused on the will and meets success. Know what must be done and carry it out with unwavering effort.

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Hexagram 52 Meditation changes to Hexagram 26: Potential Energy.

Changing lines: 1 and 2.

Hexagram 52

Hexagram 52: Mountain over Mountain forms the condition for Meditation. The Mountain is about stillness. As you calm your mind and quiet your ego, you transcend inner turmoil. It is a wonderful way to ground and center your energy, renewing body, mind and spirit.  True objectivity will help you to know when and when not to act. Cultivating inner peace will help you to act in harmony with the times, avoiding impulsiveness. Stop your thoughts and experience being fully present.

Changing line 1: Seeing thing as they are, without ego, is necessary for advancement.

Changing line 2: You are swept along by your goals and the events you’ve set in motion.

Hexagram 26Hexagram 26: Mountain over Heaven forms the condition for Potential Energy. Knowledge is accumulating. Keep still and hold onto what is correct in the face of pressure. Continue to develop your character and cultivate beneficial relationships. Keep still under pressure. Treat others with gentleness, patience and forgiveness.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Hexagram 36 Censorship changes to Hexagram 30: Synergy.

Changing lines: 4 and 6.

Hexagram 36 CensorshipHexagram 36: Earth over Fire forms the condition for Censorship. You are confronted by forces that challenge your convictions and goals. This is an ideal time to step into the background, listen, observe, and conceal your feelings, while maintaining your principles. You can transcend this challenging time. Avoid challenging the opinion of others. Letting things pass, even if you do not agree, is a good way to stay clear of trouble.

Changing line 4: You can now view the current situation with clarity. Pull out if it seems doomed. If not, work it through.

Changing line 6: Before long the challenging times will fade into the background and be a distant memory.

Hexagram 30Hexagram 30: Fire over Fire forms the condition for Synergy. Qualities of Fire include illumination and intelligence. This hexagram of fire over fire (double fire) represents an opportunity for leaders to inspire and enlighten others. Create synergy within yourself. In personal relationships, aligning your desires can bring good fortune. Alleviate pressures quietly.

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Hexagram 57: Penetrating Influence changes to Hexagram 48 The Source.

Changing line: 6.

Hexagram 57Hexagram 57: Wind over Wind forms the condition for Penetrating Influence. Imagine a steady and gentle wind. The power of the mind through concentration is enhanced. A vision of what you want to accomplish, along with patience, and a long-term commitment brings success. Gradual, inconspicuous effort in a consistent direction brings progress. A gentle approach is key.

Changing line 6: Be firm in principle and express your goals and desires. Take decisive action.

Hexagram 48 The SourceHexagram 48: Water over Wind forms the condition for The Source. The Source is the inexhaustible pool of collective nourishment and  truth available to each of us. With a peaceful and reflective approach, go deep inside to gain clarity about the matter at hand. The deeper you go, the more meaningful your insight may be. Practice acceptance over judgment.

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Hexagram 55: Encouraging changes to Hexagram 49 Changing.

Changing lines: 2, 3 and 4.

Hexagram 58Hexagram 58: Lake over Lake forms the condition for Encouraging. The “Lake” trigram is called  “Joy.” True joy is achieved gradually and steadily. Stand firm in truth while being kind, generous, gentle and accepting. Spend time with like-minded friends. Encourage and be encouraged by others. Communication is enhanced and cooperation leads to success. Encouragement from others will help you to be successful, just as you do the same for them.

Changing line 2: Maintain your integrity and focus on the truth of highest principles for good fortune. Avoid inferior people and activities.

Changing line 3: Cultivate and deepen joy from within. outside pleasures are a temporary diversion which arr best avoided.

Changing line 4: Turn your heart and mind to the higher principles to discover and experience true happiness.

Hexagram 49: Lake over Fire forms the condition for Changing. A gradual transformation may be in order to avoid stagnation. Approach change with a correct attitude. Avoid haste and excessive behavior. Timing is very important. Allow time for the process to unfold as you gain the trust of others regret disappears.

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Hexagram 39: Obstacles.

There are no changing lines.

I Ching Hexagram 39Hexagram 39: Water over Mountain forms the condition for Obstacles. When water meets an obstacle, it stops flowing. A pause in motion allows the water a chance to gather strength, build up, and eventually flow over the obstacle. This hexagram is about obstructions that are most likely in your own thinking or of your own doing. A saying that best fits this hexagram is  “You are caught between a rock and a hard place.” Retreat, reflect, and self-correct to remove the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual obstacles in your path. Any strong negative emotions (such as fear, frustration, anger, blame, shame) are an indication that your energy is out of balance. A trusted friend or counselor may help you to identify the best way forward.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Hexagram 63: After the End.

There are no changing lines.

I Ching Hexagram 63Hexagram 63: Water over Fire forms the condition for After The End. You have reached equilibrium and the end of a phase. Rather than relax, this is the time to contemplate and prepare for what is next. Changing circumstances and relationships provide the opportunity to strengthen your position and character. Take care of details along the way to help you successfully move toward what is next. Misfortune can be avoided through proper planning and foresight.

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Hexagram 30: Synergy.

Changing lines: 1 and 2.

Hexagram 30Hexagram 30: Fire over Fire forms the condition for Synergy. Qualities of Fire include illumination and intelligence. This hexagram of fire over fire (double fire) represents an opportunity for leaders to inspire and enlighten others. Create synergy within yourself. In personal relationships, aligning your desires can bring good fortune. Alleviate pressures quietly.

Changing line 2: Take a moderate path for the best results.

Changing line 1: Keep your goal in mind continually to minimize confusion and error as you begin your new path.

Hexagram 50: Fire over Wind forms the condition for Cosmic Order. When the development of the individual and the needs of the cosmos are in harmony, Cosmic Order exists. To flourish, align your aims and desires with the needs of the flow of the cosmos. Great deeds are possible when you act in harmony with the Cosmos.

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Hexagram 55: Zenith changes to Hexagram 24: Repeating.

Changing lines: 3 and 4.

I Ching Hexagram 55Hexagram 55: Thunder over Fire forms the condition for Zenith. You are at the peak. You fulfill your potential, achieve your goals or exhaust the possibilities. Move quickly. The Zenith is a brief period. Make the most of the matters at hand. Success and prosperity are imminent. Once on top, decline begins. It is a part of the natural cycle. Expect such change. All that you are creating will sustain you through the decline. Your successes will serve as the foundation for later growth. This is an ideal time for self discovery.

Changing line 3: Patience is required. Incompetence may be playing a part.

Changing line 4: Your situation is finally coming together to help you achieve your goal. Positive attitude; wise decision-making.

Hexagram 24: Earth over Thunder forms the condition for Repeating. Thunder is active in the womb of the Earth. You are repeating a cycle in your life after a period of stagnation or frustration. The paths leading to growth are revealing themselves. Allow the improving situation to develop at its own pace. This is a time when like-minded people can work together toward a common goal. It is an ideal opportunity for self-knowledge. Set a goal. Repeating brings progress.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Hexagram 57: Penetrating Influence changes to Hexagram 20 Contemplating.

Changing lines: 1 and 2.

Hexagram 57Hexagram 57: Wind over Wind forms the condition for Penetrating Influence. Imagine a steady and gentle wind. The power of the mind through concentration is enhanced. A vision of what you want to accomplish, along with patience, and a long-term commitment brings success. Gradual, inconspicuous effort in a consistent direction brings progress. A gentle approach is key.

Changing line 2:  Identify and remove hidden motives, including prejudices, for overall success.

Changing line 1: Be decisive and stick with it.

Hexagram 20: Wind over Earth forms the condition for Contemplating. Approach all situations with seasonality in mind: the Spring of new ideas, the summer of work and growth, the autumn of harvest and completion and the winter of rest. Reflect on the season of situation and you can approach it with a predictable plan. Honest contemplation will help you to explore new ideas, reflect, and modify any practices that need adjustment.

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Hexagram 16: Harmonize changes to Hexagram 42: Benefit.

Changing lines: 1, 4, 5 and 6.

Hesagram 16Hexagram 16: Thunder over Earth forms the condition for Harmonize. Listen to your inner voice. You are in a position to harmonize socially and communicate your ideas and interests. Do so by aligning your values with those of society and gain the cooperation of others. Anticipate what is needed. Select enthusiastic supporters.

Changing line 1: Stay on top of your situation. Avoid boasting.

Changing line 4: Be confident in the future. Your attitude will attract others to you.

Changing line 5: Awareness of obstacles helps prevent chaos and defeat.

Changing line 6: There is an opportunity for new growth.

Hexagram 42 BenefitHexagram 42: Wind over Thunder forms the condition for Benefit. This is a very favorable time for energies directed toward worthwhile endeavors and those of service to others. Generous actions can enhance all relationships.

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Hexagram 13: Community changes to Hexagram 33: Retreat.

Changing line: 1.

Hexagram 13Hexagram 13: Heaven over Fire forms the condition for Community. This is a favorable time for new endeavors. Society functions best when each member is gainfully employed, excelling doing something they love, and contributing to society’s overall goals. Focus on the creation of structure, processes, and healthy disciplines to help everyone align with the greater good.

Changing line 1: Look for and omit, release, or move away from hidden agendas. Meet openly and practice correct behavior.

Hexagram 33Hexagram 33: Heaven over Mountain forms the condition for Retreat. Withdraw from struggle and opposing forces at this time. This is a time to go within, reflect, and develop inner wisdom, strength, and reserve. When the proper time to advance comes, you will be ready.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Hexagram 12: Stagnation changes to Hexagram 61: Insight.

Changing lines: 1, 2 and 4.

Hexagram 12Hexagram 12: Heaven over Earth forms the condition for Stagnation. Growth has stopped and things are at an impasse temporarily. Do not try to influence others. This is a time to hold onto your values, principles, and inner confidence. Remove yourself from any situation that causes conflict. This time will pass.

Changing line 1: Disengage from the root of the problem. Persevere as you follow the path of least resistance.

Changing line 2: Quietly stick to your principles. Accept current stagnation; remain temporarily apart.Ultimate success.

Changing line 4: Be in harmony with the cosmos. Focus on being modest and correct in your approach. Take the high road.

Hexagram 61Hexagram 61: Wind over Lake forms the condition for Insight. This is a time for achievement through the power of insight. Be open and free of prejudice. Move beyond mind into pure observation and acceptance. Negotiate in disputes and moderates rigid ideas. Rely upon your inner strength and character.

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Hexagram 56 Traveling changes to Hexagram 33: Retreat.

Changing line: 5.

Hexagram 56

Hexagram 56: Fire over Mountain forms the condition for Traveling. You are moving through the situation at hand. You will move on. Clearly define your goals. Be honest and obliging. Avoid long term commitments in personal and social relationships. Maintain your integrity.

Changing line 5: As you establish a new roots, humility and generosity will meet with acceptance and success.

Hexagram 33Hexagram 33: Heaven over Mountain forms the condition for Retreat. Withdraw from struggle and opposing forces at this time. This is a time to go within, reflect, and develop inner wisdom, strength, and reserve. When the proper time to advance comes, you will be ready.

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Hexagram 36 Censorship changes to Hexagram 49: Changing.

Changing lines: 4 and 5.

Hexagram 36 CensorshipHexagram 36: Earth over Fire forms the condition for Censorship. You are confronted by forces that challenge your convictions and goals. This is an ideal time to step into the background, listen, observe, and conceal your feelings, while maintaining your principles. You can transcend this challenging time. Avoid challenging the opinion of others. Letting things pass, even if you do not agree, is a good way to stay clear of trouble.

Changing line 4: You can now view the current situation with clarity. Pull out if it seems doomed. If not, work it through.

Changing line 5: Come into alignment with the current situation while keeping your ideas quiet.

Hexagram 49: Lake over Fire forms the condition for Changing. A gradual transformation may be in order to avoid stagnation. Approach change with a correct attitude. Avoid haste and excessive behavior. Timing is very important. Allow time for the process to unfold as you gain the trust of others regret disappears.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Hexagram 52 Meditation changes to Hexagram 46: Advancement.

Changing lines: 2 and 6.

Hexagram 52

Hexagram 52: Mountain over Mountain forms the condition for Meditation. The Mountain is about stillness. As you calm your mind and quiet your ego, you transcend inner turmoil. It is a wonderful way to ground and center your energy, renewing body, mind and spirit.  True objectivity will help you to know when and when not to act. Cultivating inner peace will help you to act in harmony with the times, avoiding impulsiveness. Stop your thoughts and experience being fully present.

Changing line 2: You are swept along by your goals and the events you’ve set in motion.

Changing line 6: Meditate to reach beyond the situation and to penetrate the true meaning of things.

Hexagram 46Hexagram 46: Earth over Wind forms the condition for Advancement. Modest, steady actions toward a goal brings advancement. Continuous effort is required, so do not pause. This is an excellent time for breakthroughs in communication and relationships. Work on the self is focused on the will and meets success. Know what must be done and carry it out with unwavering effort.

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Hexagram 1: Creative Power.

There are no changing lines.

Hexagram 1Hexagram 1: Heaven over Heaven forms the condition for Creative Power. This is a time of accelerated growth. Take the initiative and direct your energy wisely. You have the opportunity to manifest personal desires and achieve happiness.

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Hexagram 57: Penetrating Influence.

There are no changing lines.

Hexagram 57Hexagram 57:
 Wind over Wind forms the condition for Penetrating Influence. Imagine a steady and gentle wind. The power of the mind through concentration is enhanced. A vision of what you want to accomplish, along with patience, and a long-term commitment brings success. Gradual, inconspicuous effort in a consistent direction brings progress. A gentle approach is key.

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Hexagram 36 Censorship changes to Hexagram 55: Zenith.

Changing line: 4.

Hexagram 36 CensorshipHexagram 36: Earth over Fire forms the condition for Censorship. You are confronted by forces that challenge your convictions and goals. This is an ideal time to step into the background, listen, observe, and conceal your feelings, while maintaining your principles. You can transcend this challenging time. Avoid challenging the opinion of others. Letting things pass, even if you do not agree, is a good way to stay clear of trouble.

Changing line 4: You can now view the current situation with clarity. Pull out if it seems doomed. If not, work it through.

I Ching Hexagram 55Hexagram 55: Thunder over Fire forms the condition for Zenith. You are at the peak. You fulfill your potential, achieve your goals or exhaust the possibilities. Move quickly. The Zenith is a brief period. Make the most of the matters at hand. Success and prosperity are imminent. Once on top, decline begins. It is a part of the natural cycle. Expect such change. All that you are creating will sustain you through the decline. Your successes will serve as the foundation for later growth. This is an ideal time for self discovery.

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Hexagram 38: Contradiction changes to Hexagram 12: Stagnation.

Changing lines: 1, 2 and 5.

Hexagram 38Hexagram 38: Fire over Lake forms the condition for Contradiction. Seeing both sides clearly provides the opportunity for ultimate unity. Weigh the opposing viewpoints and use common ground to bring about mutual accord.

Changing line 1: If an estrangement is underway, allow it to be. Avoid force. A natural state will evolve.

Changing line 2: You benefit from an unexpected encounter with an idea or person.

Changing line 5: Look beyond opposition to to recognize someone who can help you. Overcome problems together.

Hexagram 12Hexagram 12: Heaven over Earth forms the condition for Stagnation. Growth has stopped and things are at an impasse temporarily. Do not try to influence others. This is a time to hold onto your values, principles, and inner confidence. Remove yourself from any situation that causes conflict. This time will pass.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Hexagram 3: Difficult Beginnings changes to Hexagram 20: Contemplating.

Changing lines: 1 and 6.

Hexagram 3Hexagram 3: Water over Thunder forms the condition for Difficult Beginnings. A realm of the unknown. Every new venture begins with some chaos. Concentrate on the current situation and build a foundation. Exceptional progress is in store for you if you do.

Changing line 1: Keep your goal insight as you get help for any confusing obstacles.

Changing line 6: You may need to begin again if you have lost your perspective and can no longer see your difficulties realistically.

Hexagram 20Hexagram 20: Wind over Earth forms the condition for Contemplating. Approach all situations with seasonality in mind: the Spring of new ideas, the summer of work and growth, the autumn of harvest and completion and the winter of rest. Reflect on the season of situation and you can approach it with a predictable plan. Honest contemplation will help you to explore new ideas, reflect, and modify any practices that need adjustment.

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Hexagram 10: Conduct changes to Hexagram 59: Reuniting.

Changing lines: 1 and 4.

I Ching Hexagram 10Hexagram 10: Heaven over Lake forms the condition for Conduct. Everything depends on how you conduct yourself now. This can be a very positive time and it can also be one filled with challenges. Success will come through dignity, composure, courtesy, and thoughtfulness. It may be necessary to be discriminating with your choice of acquaintances. It can also be a time to cultivate your inner growth and further develop your self worth.

Changing line 1: Maintain simplicity as you move progress toward your goals. Avoid being obligated to others.

Changing line 4: Be cautious as you move forward with your plans for the best outcome and highest success.
 Hexagram 59Hexagram 59: Wind over Water forms the condition for Reuniting. It is a time to experience the collective flow. Reunite with family, including “work” families. If in business, help people to reunite with their reality by offering functional products and services that appeal to the widest possible audience. There is an advantage to correct persistence.

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Hexagram 49: Changing changes to Hexagram 13: Community.

Changing line: 6.

Hexagram 49: Lake over Fire forms the condition for Changing. A gradual transformation may be in order to avoid stagnation. Approach change with a correct attitude. Avoid haste and excessive behavior. Timing is very important. Allow time for the process to unfold as you gain the trust of others and regret disappears.

Changing line 6: Your objective is being reached; the details need to be adjusted. Overlook the limitations to find satisfaction.

Hexagram 61Hexagram 13: Heaven over Fire forms the condition for Community. This is a favorable time for new endeavors. Society functions best when each member is gainfully employed, excelling doing something they love, and contributing to society’s overall goals. Focus on the creation of structure, processes, and healthy disciplines to help everyone align with the greater good.

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Hexagram 30: Synergy.

There are no changing lines.

Hexagram 30Hexagram 30: Fire over Fire forms the condition for Synergy. Qualities of Fire include illumination and intelligence. This hexagram of fire over fire (double fire) represents an opportunity for leaders to inspire and enlighten others. Create synergy within yourself. In personal relationships, aligning your desires can bring good fortune. Alleviate pressures quietly.

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Hexagram 64: Before the End changes to Hexagram 61: Insight.

Changing lines: 1, 4 and 5.

I Ching Hexagram 64Hexagram 64: Fire over Water forms the condition for Before The End. This hexagram is a reminder that the outer world will come into order only after the inner world has done so. It is also a reminder that “thoughts create things.” This is a time to quiet your ego and focus on creating a solid inner foundation and inner balance for yourself. Allow good judgment and discernment to prevail as you proceed with caution. A rebirth, of sorts, is in order. Before The End brings progress.

Changing line 1: Do your inner work to prepare for the coming changes. The implications of outer actions cannot be seen clearly.

Changing line 4: You can achieve your goal by overcoming difficulties with determination and discipline. Good fortune will result.

Changing line 5: An honest assessment and correct principles will erode difficulties. A superior person can lead others to success.

Hexagram 61Hexagram 61: Wind over Lake forms the condition for Insight. This is a time for achievement through the power of insight. Be open and free of prejudice. Move beyond mind into pure observation and acceptance. Negotiate in disputes and moderates rigid ideas. Rely upon your inner strength and character.

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Hexagram 20: Contemplating changes to Hexagram 12: Stagnation.

Changing line: 4.

Hexagram 20Hexagram 20: Wind over Earth forms the condition for Contemplating. Approach all situations with seasonality in mind: the Spring of new ideas, the summer of work and growth, the autumn of harvest and completion and the winter of rest. Reflect on the season of situation and you can approach it with a predictable plan. Honest contemplation will help you to explore new ideas, reflect, and modify any practices that need adjustment.

Changing line 4: Be in harmony with the cosmos. Focus on being modest and correct in your approach. Take the high road.

Hexagram 12Hexagram 12: Heaven over Earth forms the condition for Stagnation. Growth has stopped and things are at an impasse temporarily. Do not try to influence others. This is a time to hold onto your values, principles, and inner confidence. Remove yourself from any situation that causes conflict. This time will pass.

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Hexagram 61: Insight changes to Hexagram 48: The Source.

Changing lines: 1, 3 and 6.

Hexagram 61Hexagram 61: Wind over Lake forms the condition for Insight. This is a time for achievement through the power of insight. Be open and free of prejudice. Move beyond mind into pure observation and acceptance. Negotiate in disputes and moderates rigid ideas. Rely upon your inner strength and character.

Changing line 1: Look inside for guidance and insight into proper action. Follow your principles.

Changing line 3: Balance comes from within and is cultivated over time. Don’t allow external relationships to drive your moods.

Changing line 6: Avoid asking for help with ambitious goals. You are not well positioned currently.

Hexagram 48 The SourceHexagram 48: Water over Wind forms the condition for The Source. The Source is the inexhaustible pool of collective nourishment and  truth available to each of us. With a peaceful and reflective approach, go deep inside to gain clarity about the matter at hand. The deeper you go, the more meaningful your insight may be. Practice acceptance over judgment.

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Hexagram 63: After the End changes to Hexagram 11: Prospering.

Changing lines: 2 and 5.

I Ching Hexagram 63Hexagram 63: Water over Fire forms the condition for After The End. You have reached equilibrium and the end of a phase. Rather than relax, this is the time to contemplate and prepare for what is next. Changing circumstances and relationships provide the opportunity to strengthen your position and character. Take care of details along the way to help you successfully move toward what is next. Misfortune can be avoided through proper planning and foresight.

Changing line 2: You are vulnerable to outside forces. Do nothing and it will pass.

Changing line 5: Be reserved and graceful in public displays of triumph. Express humility.

Hexagram 11 ProsperingHexagram 11 : Earth over Heaven forms the condition for Prospering. Cosmic forces are favorable to benefit from the harmony between Heaven and Earth. Ideal condition for new awakenings. There will be good fortune and progress. Maintaining peace of mind, with or without hard work, supports success and prosperity.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Hexagram 30: Synergy changes to Hexagram 17: Adapting.

Changing lines: 3, 5 and 6.

Hexagram 30Hexagram 30: Fire over Fire forms the condition for Synergy. Qualities of Fire include illumination and intelligence. This hexagram of fire over fire (double fire) represents an opportunity for leaders to inspire and enlighten others. Create synergy within yourself. In personal relationships, aligning your desires can bring good fortune. Alleviate pressures quietly.

Changing line 3: Cultivate an acceptance of fate and go with the ebb and flow of life.

Changing line 5: Things are changing for the better, even if currently accompanied by deep grief.

Changing line 6: Identify and eliminate the root source of the problem. Act in moderation. Be gentle with others.

Hexagram 17Hexagram 17: Lake over Thunder forms the condition for Adapting. Be flexible in your relationships and situations with others at this time. Release prejudices and opinions that may be holding you back. Adapting to goals that are harmonious with the times brings peace of mind and success.

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Hexagram 15: Moderation changes to Hexagram 8: Unity

Changing lines: 3 and 5.

Hexagram 15: Earth over Mountain forms the condition for Moderation. This is a  time to balance extremes, moderate any unrealistic ideals, and harmonize interestHexagram 15s. Concentrate on bringing equilibrium to your situations and relationships.

 

Changing line 3: Unwavering commitment, hard work, and perseverance will bring you continued support.

Changing line 5: Decisive, inspired action may be necessary to achieve your aims and to maintain a healthy equilibrium.

Hexagram 8Hexagram 8: Water over Earth forms the condition for Unity.  Unity brings good fortune. Take advantage of the opportunities that arise. If you are uncertain, return to your plan. Procrastination brings misfortune. The time is right to lead, be heard and influence others.

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Hexagram 28: Critical Mass changes to Hexagram 57: Penetrating Influence.

Changing lines 4 and 6.

Hexagram 28Hexagram 28: Lake over Wind forms the condition for Critical Mass. The time is right to act independently without fear. Important, serious and meaningful possibilities are coming to a head now. This could feel like a time of crisis. It is a good time to take a stand. Make decisions about your next move.

Changing line 4: Draw from your inner strength to achieve your goal.

Changing line 6: Achievement of your goal may require sacrifice. Pay attention to the reality of what is happening.

Hexagram 57
Hexagram 57: Wind over Wind forms the condition for Penetrating Influence. Imagine a steady and gentle wind. The power of the mind through concentration is enhanced. A vision of what you want to accomplish, along with patience, and a long-term commitment brings success. Gradual, inconspicuous effort in a consistent direction brings progress. A gentle approach is key.

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Hexagram 57: Penetrating Influence changes to Hexagram 5: Calculated Waiting

Changing lines: 1 and 6.

Hexagram 57Hexagram 57: Wind over Wind forms the condition for Penetrating Influence. Imagine a steady and gentle wind. The power of the mind through concentration is enhanced. A vision of what you want to accomplish, along with patience, and a long-term commitment brings success. Gradual, inconspicuous effort in a consistent direction brings progress. A gentle approach is key.

Changing line 1: Be decisive and stick with it.

Changing line 6: Be firm in principle and express your goals and desires. Take decisive action.

Hexagram 5Hexagram 5: Water over Heaven forms the condition for Calculated Waiting. This can be a challenging time since the elements involved are not under your control. The situation is out of any one person’s hands. Stay focused in the present and use this time to align internal and external energy. Keep thoughts and words positive. Wait until circumstances are in your favor to act. Ultimately you will meet success.

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Hexagram 37: Family changes to Hexagram 30: Synergy.

Changing lines: 4 and 5.

Hexagram 37Hexagram 37: Wind over Fire forms the condition for Family. Inner radiance is carried by the outer wind. This is a time to approach relationships as Family. Healthy families embody three qualities: love, faithfulness, and proper conduct. In order to improve your family, company, nation, or world, begin with yourself. Actions speak louder than words. Concentrate on your character. This is a time of good fortune.

Changing line 4: Your sincere, genuine, and humble attempts to support others’ well-being will lead to a successful outcome.

Changing line 5: A healthy relationship exists between the leader and followers. Good fortune.

Hexagram 30Hexagram 30: Fire over Fire forms the condition for Synergy. Qualities of Fire include illumination and intelligence. This hexagram of fire over fire (double fire) represents an opportunity for leaders to inspire and enlighten others. Create synergy within yourself. In personal relationships, aligning your desires can bring good fortune. Alleviate pressures quietly.

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Hexagram 55: Encouraging.

There are no changing lines.

Hexagram 58Hexagram 58: Lake over Lake forms the condition for Encouraging. The “Lake” trigram is called  “Joy.” True joy is achieved gradually and steadily. Stand firm in truth while being kind, generous, gentle and accepting. Spend time with like-minded friends. Encourage and be encouraged by others. Communication is enhanced and cooperation leads to success. Encouragement from others will help you to be successful, just as you do the same for them.

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Hexagram 43: Resolution changes to Hexagram 39: Obstacles.

Changing lines: 1, 2 and 4.

Hexagram 43: Lake over Heaven forms the condition for Resolution. Threatening forces are in a position to be eradicated. This must be done in the open and without violence. Deny your adversaries power by moving in the direction of what is good for common welfare. Raise issues frankly and honestly, without judgment. Bonds are strengthened as resolution springs from your heart.

Changing line 1: Build your strength and develop support. It may be too early to deal with the obstacle directly at this time.

Changing line 2: Develop your inner strength. Be cautious and stay aware of potential pitfalls and danger.

Changing line 4: If you meet with obstacles, let others lead you and allow a positive change of events to take root.

I Ching Hexagram 39Hexagram 39: Water over Mountain forms the condition for Obstacles. When water meets an obstacle, it stops flowing. A pause in motion allows the water a chance to gather strength, build up, and eventually flow over the obstacle. This hexagram is about obstructions that are most likely in your own thinking or of your own doing. A saying that best fits this hexagram is  “You are caught between a rock and a hard place.” Retreat, reflect, and self-correct to remove the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual obstacles in your path. Any strong negative emotions (such as fear, frustration, anger, blame, shame) are an indication that your energy is out of balance. A trusted friend or counselor may help you to identify the best way forward.

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Hexagram 46: Advancement changes to Hexagram 40: Liberation.

Changing lines: 3 and 4.

Hexagram 46Hexagram 46: Earth over Wind forms the condition for Advancement. Modest, steady actions toward a goal brings advancement. Continuous effort is required, so do not pause. This is an excellent time for breakthroughs in communication and relationships. Work on the self is focused on the will and meets success. Know what must be done and carry it out with unwavering effort.

Changing line 3: You are in a position to advance with ease and lack of constraint. Some caution may be helpful.

Changing line 4: Good fortune for your continual progress. Hold to your principles and sound practices.

Hexagram 40Hexagram 40: Thunder over Water forms the condition for Liberation. It is within your power to resolve issues, release stuck emotions, and stalled patterns which have blocked your progress. Forgive past mistakes and transgressions. Clear the ground for new growth, taking firm action now. The future is promising.

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Hexagram 28: Critical Mass changes to Hexagram 32: Continuing.

Changing line 5.

Hexagram 28Hexagram 28: Lake over Wind forms the condition for Critical Mass. The time is right to act independently without fear. Important, serious and meaningful possibilities are coming to a head now. This could feel like a time of crisis. It is a good time to take a stand. Make decisions about your next move.

Changing line 5: Acknowledge the realities of  your environment. Ground your energy and stabilize yourself as you move ahead.

Hexagram 32Hexagram 32:
Thunder over Wind forms the condition for Continuing. Work within established systems to bring about order, unity, and security to you and your community. Introduce new thought while adhering to the foundations that support sound growth and a well-ordered life.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Hexagram 31: Attraction changes to Hexagram 43: Resolution.

Changing lines: 1 and 2.

Hexagram 31Hexagram 31: Lake over Mountain forms the condition for Attraction. The Universe is held together by a complex network of various forms of attraction, which create all things. Your position of power influences the current circumstances. Allow your goal to influence and change you. The attraction is reciprocal.

Changing line 1: Change is in the air. More must be done to make it a reality.

Changing line 2: Take action after you are fully aware of what is happening for optimal results.

Hexagram 43: Lake over Heaven forms the condition for Resolution. Threatening forces are in a position to be eradicated. This must be done in the open and without violence. Deny your adversaries power by moving in the direction of what is good for common welfare. Raise issues frankly and honestly, without judgment. Bonds are strengthened as resolution springs from your heart.

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Hexagram 23: Deterioration.

There are no changing lines.

I Ching Hexagram 23Hexagram 23: Mountain over Earth forms the condition for Deterioration. It is part of the natural order of ebb and flow. Contemplate this time with great care, particularly in personal, financial, business and social matters. Build a secure foundation by consolidating relationships. Keep a low profile. Nurture your body and mind as you go with the flow. Look for wisdom within and allow the Creative to do its work. The time to move toward your goal will come again.

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Hexagram 45: Assembling changes to Hexagram 47: Adversity.

Changing line: 2.

Hexagram 45Hexagram 45: Lake over Earth forms the condition for Assembling. Will you be participating in a group assembly? 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. Good fortune.

Changing line 2: Join with like-minded people who come to you naturally and easily. Be guided by inner truth. Be sincere and let the Universe (the Creative) do the work. Your sincerity is a driving force. Take action from a positive perspective to move things forward.

I Ching Hexagram 47Hexagram 47: Lake over Water forms the condition for Adversity. This is a time to make progress through action and not words. When faced with adversity, remain emotionally stable and optimistic. Hold your fears in check. Adversity can be transcended through proper conduct, will, and determination. Hold onto your vision.

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Hexagram 20: Contemplating changes to Hexagram 27: Nourishment.

Changing lines: 1 and 5.

Hexagram 20Hexagram 20: Wind over Earth forms the condition for Contemplating. Approach all situations with seasonality in mind: the Spring of new ideas, the summer of work and growth, the autumn of harvest and completion and the winter of rest. Reflect on the season of situation and you can approach it with a predictable plan. Honest contemplation will help you to explore new ideas, reflect, and modify any practices that need adjustment.

Changing line 1: Look beyond the surface and see the situation as a part of the larger whole.

Changing line 5: Contemplate the effect of your life upon others to gain an understanding of what the future holds.

Hexagram 27Hexagram 27: Mountain over Thunder forms the condition for Nourishing. The correct nourishment of yourself and others is the current focus. Pay attention to what is being nourished and make certain it is above reproach. An enlightened person cautiously expresses herself and carefully regulates what she absorbs. Note the quality of what you give to others; support and nourishment will return to you in kind. Cultivate constructive opinions and attitudes to properly nourish your character. Express moderation. Meditation is the key to nourishing your deep inner self. It provides a means of clarity and creativity. Taking time to meditate, particularly when you are feeling overwhelmed, brings peace and calm. When you still your thoughts and activity, your crate space for solutions to come to you.
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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Hexagram 55: Zenith changes to Hexagram 43: Resolution.

Changing lines: 2 and 5.

I Ching Hexagram 55Hexagram 55: Thunder over Fire forms the condition for Zenith. You are at the peak. You fulfill your potential, achieve your goals or exhaust the possibilities. Move quickly. The Zenith is a brief period. Make the most of the matters at hand. Success and prosperity are imminent. Once on top, decline begins. It is a part of the natural cycle. Expect such change. All that you are creating will sustain you through the decline. Your successes will serve as the foundation for later growth. This is an ideal time for self discovery.

Changing line 2: Outside obstacles stand in your way. Be sincere and truthful for a fortunate outcome.

Changing line 5: Seek respected counsel for exceptional good fortune and optimal results.

Hexagram 43: Lake over Heaven forms the condition for Resolution. Threatening forces are in a position to be eradicated. This must be done in the open and without violence. Deny your adversaries power by moving in the direction of what is good for common welfare. Raise issues frankly and honestly, without judgment. Bonds are strengthened as resolution springs from your heart.

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Hexagram 6: Conflict changes to Hexagram 8 Unity. Changing line 6.

Changing Lines: 2, 4 and 6.

Hexagram 6Hexagram 6: Heaven over Water forms the condition for Conflict. It is a time of spiritual maturing. The path you have chosen leads to a state of (inner or outer) conflict, obstacles, and opposition. Stop and reconsider your original premise. Consider all facets of the situation and weigh the merits of all options.  Look at the situation from another’s perspective. Stay away from open confrontation. Do not force the issue: misunderstandings cannot be overcome with force. Hold back on major changes until the time is right.

Changing line 2: Avoid being drawn into open conflict. Retreat for the best outcome at this time.

Changing line 4: Gather your resources, The way will be shown when the time is right.

Changing line 6: Tap into your higher self for direction and guidance.

Hexagram 8Hexagram 8: Water over Earth forms the condition for Unity.  Unity brings good fortune. Take advantage of the opportunities that arise. If you are uncertain, return to your plan. Procrastination brings misfortune. The time is right to lead, be heard and influence others.

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 Sunday, January 8, 2017

Hexagram 42: Benefit changes to Hexagram 20: Contemplating.

Changing line: 1.

Hexagram 42 BenefitHexagram 42: Wind over Thunder forms the condition for Benefit. This is a very favorable time for energies directed toward worthwhile endeavors and those of service to others. Maintain humility as you allow others to be who they are. Remember that you are likely to be further along the path of consciousness. Generous actions can enhance all relationships.

Changing line 1: You are blessed and in a position to help others. Maintain worthy goals that are above reproach.

Hexagram 20Hexagram 20: Wind over Earth forms the condition for Contemplating. Approach all situations with seasonality in mind: the Spring of new ideas, the summer of work and growth, the autumn of harvest and completion and the winter of rest. Reflect on the season of situation and you can approach it with a predictable plan. Honest contemplation will help you to explore new ideas, reflect, and modify any practices that need adjustment.
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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Hexagram 64: Before the End changes to Hexagram 56: Traveling.

Changing line: 1.

I Ching Hexagram 64Hexagram 64: Fire over Water forms the condition for Before The End. This hexagram is a reminder that the outer world will come into order only after the inner world has done so. It is also a reminder that “thoughts create things.” This is a time to quiet your ego and focus on creating a solid inner foundation and inner balance for yourself. Allow good judgment and discernment to prevail as you proceed with caution. A rebirth, of sorts, is in order. Before The End brings progress.
Changing line 1: Do your inner work to prepare for the coming changes. The implications of outer actions cannot be seen clearly.

Hexagram 56

Hexagram 56: Fire over Mountain forms the condition for Traveling. You are moving through the situation at hand. You will move on. Clearly define your goals. Be honest and obliging. Avoid long term commitments in personal and social relationships. Maintain your integrity.

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