Hexagram #54

Hexagram #54 is Converting the Maiden or Marrying the Maiden.  Like all even-numbered hexagrams, it is some form of an inverse of the one preceeding -- in this case, the previous one flipped. This hexagram comes at a time when you find yourself in the middle of a transformation that is beyond your control.  You... Continue Reading →

Hexagram #53

Hexagram #53 is Gradual Advancing or Development.  This hexagram comes to you at a time when you are moving towards a goal, and are being advised to do so gently.  Don't be forceful or aggressive about it.  Keep an eye open for indications that it's time to advance, and then do so slowly.  Being stable... Continue Reading →

Hexagram #52

Hexagram #52 is Bound, Keeping Still, or Mountain.  It's the visual inverse of the hexagram before it, and another one of the 8 hexagrams that are made up of repeating trigrams.  This one is Mountain repeated. This hexagram comes to you at a time of ending a cycle.  You are advised to be like a... Continue Reading →

Hexagram #51

Hexagram #51 is The Arousing, Shake, or Shock.  It is one of the 8 hexagrams that are the same trigram repeated. This hexagram comes to you at a time of new energy.  This energy emerges suddenly, like lightning, and can potentially be disturbing or even frightening.  But don't worry.  While you may be frightened now,... Continue Reading →

Hexagram #50

Hexagram #50 is the Cauldron or the Vessel.  It is the visual inverse of the hexagram before it. This hexagram comes to you at a time when you are called to an inner renewal, through a connection with spiritual powers that aid you.  This is a time of reflection, of looking within to discern the... Continue Reading →

Hexagram #49

Hexagram #49 is Molting or Revolution.  This hexagram comes to you at a time when a radical change is needed.  You are being advised to be like the snake, which sheds its old skin completely.  In the same way, now is the time for you to shed that which no longer serves you.  Re-invent yourself,... Continue Reading →

Hexagram #48

Hexagram #48 is The Well.  It is the visual inverse of the hexagram before it. Wells represent a constant, a source of not only the water that is essential to life, but often a place of gathering in communities because everyone draws water from the well.  As a source, the well is always the well. ... Continue Reading →

Hexagram #47

Hexagram #47 is Confining, Oppression, or Exhaustion.  This hexagram comes to you at a time of struggle, when you are feeling isolated and cut off, exhausted by what is weighing you down.  You're advised not to trust those around you.  This is not a time meant to punish or make you suffer, but rather to... Continue Reading →

Hexagram #46

Hexagram #46 is Pushing Upwards or Ascending.  It's the visual inverse of the previous hexagram. This hexagram comes to you at a time when you are advised to proceed step by step towards your goal.  The way is open before you, but it will not come easily.  You will have to work hard.  Small victories... Continue Reading →

Hexagram #44

Hexagram #44 is Coupling or Coming to Meet.  It is the visual inverse of the hexagram before.  It is also one of the twelve hexagrams that correspond to months of the year.  This one corresponds to July, when yin begins to creep back into the cycle as summer passes its peak. This hexagram comes to... Continue Reading →

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