Hexagram Twenty-five

Your symbol is Hexagram twenty-five, signifies reckless action. The situation can be redeemed, but it would be better to do nothing than to act recklessly.

The first line, yang, shows a sincere person who acts carefully. Such activity will bring good fortune.

The second line, yin, shows one who fails to cultivate his/her fields. By the third year there is little grain to harvest, and blaming the field itself, the subject wishes to start something else.

The third line, yin, shows one who is sincere, but who has neglected certain details. When a cow goes missing, s/he unfairly accuses the townspeople of theft.

The fourth line, yang, shows that through serious effort a situation is made right.

The fifth line, yang, shows one who has fallen ill with a psychosomatic illness. The cure involves setting oneself back on the true path and diligently performing the work at hand.

The sixth line, yang, shows its subject at an impasse. Going forward at this time will only cause more problems.

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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