Hexagram Twenty

Your symbol is Hexagram 20, reverence, represented by one who is purified and ready to make sacred offerings. This is the proper mood to bring about good results while waiting for events to unfold.

The first line, yin, shows a child who observes events innocently. This is fine for a while, but an adult must have a plan of action.

The second line, yin, shows one who coyly looks upon a situation. This is fine for a docile female, but the time has come to be strong.

The third line, yin, shows an introspective person contemplating the events of his/her life. This is good because s/he will know how to take action when the time comes.

The fourth line, yin, shows one who contemplates the results s/he wishes to receive. It is encouraging to concentrate on one's goal.

The fifth line, yang, shows a mature person contemplating his/her mission in life. Always take the welfare of others into consideration when you contemplate your own purpose.

The sixth line, yang, shows a mature person contemplating his/her own character. Such a person is advanced beyond his/her own perception and will do good work for others.





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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