To Be SteadFast

The word “steadfast” keeps appearing in the English translation of the I Ching. I thought I would once and for all be clear in the meaning of this word. Here are some definitions or thoughts from the web: Continue reading “To Be SteadFast”


To Comment or Not to?

I have written a piece involving a case in Ireland. I thought it might be helpful to share it with others to shed light on the matter. But I’m also aware of potential repercussions of doing so (e.g. getting sued for defamation or killed by some gangster) even though my intention is to be helpful. So, as usual, I consulted with I Ching. It came back with hexagram 6, moving lines 1st and 3rd, and transforming into hexagram 1. Continue reading “To Comment or Not to?”

Which Health Insurance to Switch to?

The private health insurance landscape in Ireland is mental. There are over 325 plans available. It can be very tough and downright confusing to figure out which one best meets your objectives. Paddy visited me recently, expressing his dismay at the increase in his 2018 health insurance premium of €150 by his current health insurer, Irish Life. He’s keen to switch to another plan that provides coverage in semi-private room in a private hospital. He had two plans in mind – Laya Healthcare Precision 600 and Precision 450, the former being his preference. Continue reading “Which Health Insurance to Switch to?”

Winter Solstice and I Ching

Winter Solstice reminds me of Hexagram 24 in I Ching, which goes by names including “Turning Back”, “Return”. Hexagram 24 reminds us that when things reach their extreme, they have to turn back. For example, spring returns after a winter. This is the law of nature and not brought about by force. Likewise, when life is dark and tough and you have reached rock bottom, … Continue reading Winter Solstice and I Ching

Hexagram 43

Question: Should Mr Life apply for the licence for his business? Insight: Hexagram 43, with 1st, 5th and 6th changing line, transformed into hexagram 50. Hexagram 43 – heaven at the bottom and lake/mist at the top. Huge “rain” clouds is in the sky, ready to burst into rain anytime. You need to act decisively to explode it, to rid it. That’s why hexagram 43 … Continue reading Hexagram 43