Hexagram Ten

Your symbol is Hexagram ten, walking on dangerous ground. This hexagram shows its subject stepping on the tail of a tiger without being bitten. If one can do such a dangerous thing when necessary, that will bring good fortune.

The first line, yang, shows a person walking on his or her usual path. No harm will come by continuing.

The second line, yang, shows an ordinary person walking a level path. If this person continues with a sincere and steadfast attitude, remaining sober and dedicated, good fortune will follow.

The third line, yin, shows unqualified and boisterous leaders tempting fate. A squinting, nearly-blind person and a limping person step on a tiger's tail and are bitten. This is an unfortunate position, but unqualified people should not attempt noble acts.

The fourth line, yang, shows a thoughtful person stepping on the tiger's tail. Because this person maintains vigilance, the tiger does not bite and there is good fortune.

The fifth line, yang, shows that although a person maintains a positive attitude, the danger is real, and due caution is advised.

The sixth line, yang, explains that one must examine the path carefully and look at the overall situation, as well as the details. With proper diligence, there will be good fortune.

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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