Hexagram Thirteen

Your symbol Hexagram thirteen, shows the natural state of fire below and sky above. The people in a small town are peaceful when they are not influenced by the self-centered attitudes of the city. Being fixed in this attitude, it will be advantageous to begin new projects.

The first line, yang, shows the representative of the people coming to the gate. This person greets others as equals and makes no distinctions of family, race, or gender.

The second line, yang, shows a person respecting only his/her own family. This attitude will bring shame and regret.

The third line, yang, shows that prejudice is impotent, like a general who keeps his soldiers hiding in the bushes and ready on the hillside without attacking.

The fourth line, yang, indicates good fortune if the prejudice person can give up the desire to attack people who are different.

The fifth line, yin, shows a compassionate person who is aggrieved by injustice and prejudice. This person uses strength and sense of humor to bring people together.

The sixth line, yang, shows the representative of the people working in the outskirts of the town. Working together on an equal footing, people in society make progress in life.

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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