Hexagram #35

Hexagram #35 is Prospering or Progress.  This hexagram comes to you at a time when you are being encouraged to step out into the daylight, and to advance.  This is a beneficial time when you are connected with higher powers.  You are encouraged to act with calmness, strength, and poise, and to make gifts of... Continue Reading →

Hexagram #34

Hexagram #34 is The Power of the Great, or Great Invigorating.  It is the inverse of the previous hexagram, and another one of the 12 hexagrams that correspond to months of the year.  This one would correspond to roughly the month of April. The hexagram comes at a time when creative energy and drive is... Continue Reading →

Hexagram #33

Hexagram #33 is Retiring or Retreat.  This hexagram is one of the 12 that correspond to the months of the year, with this particular one corresponding to the month of August, when the summer is retreating and autumn is approaching. This hexagram is, conceptually, the opposite of the previous one.  It comes at a time... Continue Reading →

Hexagram #32

Hexagram #32 is called Persevering or Duration.  It is the visual inverse of the previous hexagram.  This hexagram points to a time when you should keep moving in the direction you are currently going.  It is a time to be stable and consistent, and to hold fast to your established ways.  If you complete something,... Continue Reading →

Hexagram #31

Hexagram #31 is called Conjoining, Influence, or Wooing.  This hexagram signals an energy that connects strongly with you, something that excites you and spurs you to action.  Be yin, receptive, and yield to this energy.  This will bring you success.  This is a very fundamental energy moving through you, the energy that attracts all things... Continue Reading →

Hexagram #30

Hexagram #30 is called Radiance or Fire.  It is the inverse of the previous hexagram in that the yang lines have become yin, and vice versa.  This is another hexagram that is repeating trigrams, namely the trigram of fire. This hexagram comes at a time of warmth and awareness.  Just as a campfire would gather... Continue Reading →

Hexagram #29

Hexagram #29 is Water, or the Abyss or Gorge.  It is one of the eight hexagrams composed of the base trigrams repeated...this time the trigram of water. The images of this hexagram stem both from the idea of the gorge or of water.  This hexagram can come to you at a time of danger, the... Continue Reading →

Hexagram #28

Hexagram #28 is called "Great Exceeding" or "The Preponderance of the Great".  This is an inverse of the previous one, but in a different way.  Many of the inverses thus far have simply reversed the upper and lower trigrams.  This is one of a few that does not do that, but rather replaces all the... Continue Reading →

Hexagram #27

Hexagram #27 is called Jaws, The Corners of the Mouth, or Providing Nourishment.  This hexagram has to do with both what goes in the mouth and what comes out of the mouth....so both nourishment and the words you speak.  Nourishment is meant as both literal food and also what feeds you metaphorically.  This is a... Continue Reading →

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