Hexagram Twenty-seven

Your symbol is Hexagram twenty-seven, nourishment, or enhancing the self by taking in things that will produce energy and vitality. There is a caution against stealing other's energy and trying to use it for oneself.

The first line, yang, shows one who turns away from his/her own center of abundance and wisdom, symbolized by an auspicious tortoise. Doing this, the person can only stare at others with a jaw gaping in envy. Such a person cannot find happiness in this.

The second line, yin, shows one who looks upward and downward for nourishment, which still looks away from the center. It is better to nourish oneself, than look to others.

The third line, yin, shows one refusing to look after his/her own nourishment. Whatever else this person attempts will be unsuccessful, even if done with sincerity. S/he may as well do nothing for ten years, because no good will come from this lack of nourishment.

The fourth line, yin, shows one who watches the ground with the unwavering stare of a tiger. This person will find the proper nourishment and will accomplish his/her goals.

The fifth line, yin, shows one lacking proper nourishment, who can temporarily manage his/her affairs. It is a weak position to begin new projects.

The sixth line, yang, shows one who provides nourishment to others. Despite the danger, good fortune will come by going forward with a new endeavor.

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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