Hexagram Eleven

Your symbol is Hexagram eleven, which deals with tranquility. In this period of relative prosperity and good fortune one rejoices in good fortune and deals with the routine problems of living. It is not time to launch an attack; aggression will bring ruin.

The first line, yang, shows that pulling up a clump of grass brings with it other stalks that are connected by the roots. The image signifies that one action accomplishes unexpected results and leads to further projects.

The second line, yang, shows one who is tolerant, giving, and balanced. This person is acting in harmony with the Tao.

The third line, yang, means that despite life's inevitable changes and distress, a firm and steady attitude ensures success.

The fourth line, yin, shows weakness. Rather than relying on one's own strength, one looks to others, but they cannot really help.

The fifth line, yin, shows a king celebrating the marriage of his younger sister. There is great auspiciousness in generous, right action.

The sixth line, yin, shows an unfortunate mood of retaliation. It is not the time to attack enemies, but to tolerate. Aggressive action will be cause for regret.

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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