Hexagram Sixteen

Your symbol is Hexagram sixteen, harmony. Because of the state of happiness, people will support your actions. It is a good time to set new projects in motion.

The first line, yin, shows a self-satisfied person bragging about his/her happy condition. Such a demonstration will bring bad luck. It is better to keep one's feelings to oneself for now.

The second line, yin, shows its subject acting on intuition without hesitating. It is important to act quickly; success will be in proportion to one's balance and sincerity.

The third line, yin, shows one who is in a position for which s/he is not suited, who looks to heaven to supply happiness and success. His/her situation is faulty and must be rectified at once, or there will be evil.

The fourth line, yang, shows one who is successful and a pleasure to know. This person feels unconditional love and trust for others, and thus attracts many worthy friends.

The fifth line, yin, shows a greedy, complaining person who maintains a position of power, but because this person makes others miserable, it is an unhappy situation for everyone. It is like a terminally ill, bitter person who lingers on indefinitely.

The sixth line, yin, shows a sincere, steadfast person who has obtained the height of happiness. Everything is temporary, but for this person, happiness is never lost, for it simply changes to another form.





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. 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.

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A note from the author: I 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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