Hexagram #26

Hexagram #26 is called Great Accumulating or The Taming Power of the Great.  It is the visual inverse of the preceding hexagram. This hexagram comes to tell you to focus all your concentration and energies on a central idea.  Pursue it with everything you have.  The time is right for this.  Move forward, out of... Continue Reading →

Hexagram #25

Hexagram #25 has a few very interesting names:  Innocence, Without Embroiling, or The Unexpected.  These are very different names for this same hexagram. This hexagram offers a warning that now is the time to remain unentangled, to not get caught up in things (hence the name "without embroiling").  If you can do this, then you'll... Continue Reading →

Hexagram #24

Hexagram #24 is "Return".  The hexagram has one yang line, in the first position, hence the idea of yang energy beginning to return.  It is one of the 12 hexagrams that correspond to months of the year, and corresponds to January, when the days are just beginning to grow longer in the northern hemisphere. This... Continue Reading →

Hexagram #23

Hexagram #23 is called "Stripping" or "Splitting Apart".  My teacher used to say the image was that of a sagging ridgepole in a house, one that was about to break apart.  This is one of the calendar hexagrams, corresponding to the month of November.  During November, the last of the leaves are being stripped from... Continue Reading →

Hexagram #22

Hexagram #22 is called "Adorning" or "Grace".  Visually the inverse of the one before it, the trigrams that make up this hexagram are fire beneath the mountain, suggesting a brightness within. This hexagram suggests a time to let the changes that are taking place inside you be seen on the outside.  It is a time... Continue Reading →

Hexagram #21

Hexagram #21 is called "Gnawing" or "Biting Through".  It points to a difficult situation, and likens it to something being in your mouth, keeping your jaws from coming together.  You are advised to attack the problem,  to gnaw on it until you break through it.  Once you break through it, you will also see what... Continue Reading →

Hexagram #20

Hexagram #20 is called Viewing or Contemplation.  Like all  the even-numbered hexagrams we've seen so far (except for #2) this hexagram is the visual inverse of the one preceding it. This hexagram points to a time of watching things, but not acting.  You are advised to watch carefully, to look deeply and see things you... Continue Reading →

Hexagram #19

Hexagram #19 is Nearing or Approach.  This is a very positive hexagram that speaks of a new time and the approach of something significant and powerful.  You are advised to welcome the approach, but not to expect immediate results.  This is the time of growth, not of harvest.  Tend to the approach with care and... Continue Reading →

Hexagram #18

Hexagram #18 is called Corruption, Decay, or "Work on that which is spoiled.  It is the visual inverse of the previous hexagram.  While it is, on the surface, not a positive hexagram, it highlights the very nature of change that it contains within in a positive possibility.  This hexagram points to a time of corruption... Continue Reading →

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