Hexagram Twenty-six

Your symbol is Hexagram twenty-six, shows a wise person accumulating reserves. During this period it is wise to gather and concentrate one's energies, since this is a period of preparation.

The first line, yang, shows that the situation is troubling, even dangerous. It is wise to step back, rather than go forward into the storm.

The second line, yang, shows a carriage broken down. The person within has caused no error, but the situation is dangerous.

The third line, yang, shows a warrior with strong, reliable horses. Realizing his position of danger, the warrior trains the horses daily and learns the skills needed to overcome the threat.

The fourth line, yin, shows a young bull with a wooden harness over his horns. This precaution to keep the bull from goring will bring good fortune.

The fifth line, yin, gives the analogy of a gelded boar. Because the boar has been castrated it is not dangerous. Through restraint there will be good fortune.

The sixth line, yang, shows its subject entering the gates of heaven. The subject has accumulated virtue to an extreme degree, and is ready to move forward on his/her project.

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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