Hexagram One

Your symbol is Hexagram number one, which deals with creativity. All the lines in this hexagram are yang and represent the dragon, the Chinese symbol for spiritual power, wisdom, and strength.

In the first line the dragon is hidden. The message is to wait for the dragon, or creative energy, before beginning a creative endeavor.

In the second line the dragon appears in the field. This is the time for action, when the inspiration, or muse, is revealed.

In the third line we see a person who works long hours, ignoring the natural rhythms of work and rest. Although this is dangerous, his/her position is safe.

In the fourth line a person takes risks, just as a dragon may leap in the darkness of night. As long as the foundation is stable, there will be no misfortune.

In the fifth line, creative people interact and exchange ideas, just as dragons fly together in the sky. This brings progress and good results.

In the sixth line the dragons fly too high into the atmosphere. One must be sensitive to the stages of a project and get to work before the euphoria of the original idea fades.

A final note, or seventh line, says that one cannot force the dragon to appear, so it is wise to use the energy to the fullest when it is available. The image suggests a group of dragons merged into one, with no single head remaining.

To the reader: Most of the hexagrams have at least one line that predicts bad results, but that does NOT mean you are fated to that result. The hexagrams illustrate different attitudes, so study the actions and reactions to learn the attitudes that will lead to better outcomes.

The I Ching teaches you to flow with changes and create positive change from the inside through conscious living. Your future is in your hands. Consult the I Ching for ideas that lead to clear thinking and positive mental attitude. Reading the I Ching helps you take the time to reflect on your attitudes and ideas. Continue asking until you feel positive about your course.

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A note about this interpretation of the I Ching: Nori Muster wrote this version of the iChing in 1994 and put it online at Surrealist.org in 2000. It is now available as an e-book. Click here to see Learning to Flow with the Dao at Amazon.com..

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