Hexagram Twenty-two

Your symbol is Hexagram twenty-two, adding decoration. Adorning oneself or being attracted to outer decoration in others is secondary to the real treasure, which lies within.

The first line, yang, shows one who has decorated the path and thus gets out of the carriage to walk. Good fortune comes to one who knows the true wealth of simplicity and honest work.

The second line, yin, shows a man brushing and trimming his beard. Although he attends to details, he is not attached to outer appearances.

The third line, yang, shows one who wears jewels and gold. Remaining steady in purpose, respecting internal wealth as much as external, there is good fortune.

In the fourth line, yin, a winged angel dressed in white, riding a white horse, gives blessings to the subject of the first line. Another person follows, wishing to put differences to rest with one so blessed.

In the fifth line, yin, an opulent being appears, bearing a small bolt of silk. Although the gift appears meager, this being's real wealth lies in charm and good humor. There will be good fortune.

The sixth line, yang, shows its subject dressed in white with no jewelry or ornamentation. There is no error in this, for inward aims and purpose are more important than outward adornment.

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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