Hexagram Nineteen

Your symbol is Hexagram 19, wise management. There is possibility for growth in all directions, but the wise manager remembers to watch for the problems that inevitably come in any endeavor. The hexagram predicts problems in the eighth month, which symbolizes the last phase, as the Western equivalent to the "eleventh hour."

The first line, yang, shows its subject walking with the person in the second line. This person observes the situation and enforces the rules to ensure good results. This person would do well to realize that sometimes the rules must be bent slightly to suit a situation.

The second line, yang, shows its subject walking with the person in the first line. This person is the creative partner; his/her insights and ideas will bring good fortune in every situation. The two partners may represent the two sides of the self, discipline and imagination.

The third line, yin, shows that management has become lax. Becoming aware of the situation the two partners work together to get it under control.

The fourth line, yin, shows proper management has been achieved. Such managers will bring good fortune in every respect.

In the fifth line, yin, management is handled with great intelligence. When things are planned and managed properly, such wisdom will bring great success.

The sixth line, yin, shows that the partners have worked with integrity and generosity to bring about success.





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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