Hexagram 47 is on oppression, exhaustion. This reminds me of 10 Wands and possibly 5 Pentacles.
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 … Continue reading Hexagram 43
Question: Will my upcoming permit, which is expiring, be renewed successfully? Insight: Hexagram 43-2, transforming into hexagram 49. Jou interestingly translated hexagram 43 as Decision as the question clearly revolves around a decision of the authority. Wilhelm translated it as breakthrough or resoluteness. I like Wilhelm's translation of the decision which stays pretty close to … Continue reading Hexagram 43-2
A woman contacted for a consultation. The voice didn't give me me a good vibe. Reeks of Saturn or Capricorn. Later on, I learned that she is a practising medium, clairvoyant, astrology writer, etc. Why would she want a consultation from me, who has less years of experience than her? I consulted the I Ching … Continue reading Hexagram 51-1
Earth over Wood. Earth goes down, wood stays still or moves upwards (?). The soil is over the seed that has sprouted. It's a work in progress but the work has started. Earth generates Wood. The outside world is nourishing and feeding the inner self. The outer self/image supports the private self. One of the … Continue reading Hexagram 24 – Turning Point
Earth over Fire. Earth goes down. It can't be up otherwise, the ground or soil would be floating in the air! Fire goes up, just like the flame from a candle or flames of a bonfire is to go up. Earth snuffs out fire, resulting in darkness. That is why one of the labels of … Continue reading Hexagram 36 – Darkening of the Light
Scott asked whether it's advisable for him to return to employment this or next year. He has been pursuing his dream for nearly a year now but the income from it is unstable and his future is uncertain. He casted hexagram 32 with changing lines 1 and 4. Approached hexagram is 11. Using Jou's method, … Continue reading Should I Return to Employment This/Next Year?
__ __ __ __ _____ _____ _____ __ __ Thunder over Wind. Both thunder and wind represent the elemental wood. Visualise a plank of wood - it is firm, stable, definite, concrete, tangible. You know what you are getting. What you see is what you get. Perhaps, that's another reason why Hexagram 32 is labelled … Continue reading Duration/Constancy – Hexagram 32
What do the ancients say about hardships and obstructions in our lives? Firstly, hardships and obstructions are signified by hexagram 39 which is made up of water at the top (outer trigram) and mountain at the bottom (inner trigram). Water during the olden days represents danger. Mountain denotes stillness. Unchanging danger or difficulty sounds like … Continue reading Overcoming Hardships (Hexagram 39)
It is really interesting. I read in an astrological chart that a person is going to be figuratively burned - consequently he can't see (reason) and cannot be seen. He's going through a traumatic experience. [The person's significator is applying to combustion]. I asked the I Ching on his situation and received hexagram 56 with … Continue reading Burned Alive