Hexagram Three

Your symbol is Hexagram three, which shows the great labor involved in a new beginning. A structure must be set up and the process set in motion.

The first line, yang, shows a person unable to make progress. Remain steady and learn lessons from those around you, even if you don't consider them worthy to be teachers.

The second line, yin, shows a woman on a chariot poised for escape from an attacker, but the assailant actually seeks her hand in marriage. It may take a long time to work out the misunderstanding, but once resolved, they become engaged.

In the third line, yin, a hunter pursues a deer without a guide, and almost gets lost in the forest. An intelligent person, wishing to avoid more grief, gives up the chase.

The fourth line, yin, shows the woman on the chariot going forward to greet her supposed attacker with an open mind. There is great fortune in their meeting.

The fifth line, yang, shows a generous prince sharing his wealth freely with his subjects. A person who is balanced and prudent in his/her work can still afford to be flexible and know when to give.

The sixth line, yin, shows that this noble person, who has been diligent and steadfast, is forced to retreat by horse, crying tears of blood. Although s/he has acted well, the situation is difficult and needs further correct action to reach a resolution.

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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