Hexagram Twenty-nine

Your symbol is Hexagram twenty-nine, describes life's tests. Using one's deepest faith and intelligence, work through these trials because it will become a valuable lesson.

The first line, yin, shows a person facing constant trials, but who hides out in a well. This is unfortunate because the way will only become more difficult.

The second line, yang, shows a person in the midst of tribulation. Going forward will bring small but sure progress. Although there is no relief in sight, going forward will strengthen one's faith.

The third line, yin, shows one who faces conflict after conflict. Despairing, this person takes a temporary respite to avoid working him/herself into a deeper rut.

In the fourth line, yin, the battle is joined with bread and wine, served in a plain cup, symbolizing the meeting of the strong and the flexible, the body and blood of the savior. The subject now walks on the right path.

The fifth line, yang, shows the rut filled with water, but not overflowing. The subject of the line does not retreat into the well, but sets a steady course to bring about needed order. This is correct.

The sixth line, yin, shows a hopeless person who has been bound by strands of twine. This person could break free, but has no will to do so. Unfortunately, not understanding that his/her troubles are merely the lessons of life, s/he does not reach out to a higher power for help.

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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