Hexagram Thirty

Your symbol is Hexagram thirty, fiery intelligence. When one possesses extreme brilliance it is better to be docile like a cow, rather than try to dazzle others.

Line one, yang, shows one struck with inspiration, who goes forward with confused, unsteady steps. Guided by intuition, this person is blameless and makes no mistakes.

Line two, yin, shows an auspiciously colored yellow room. The color yellow suggests that balance will come.

Line three, yang, shows the fiery brilliance declining, like the setting sun. Instead of celebrating the natural cycles of dark and light, one laments like a feeble old man. This is unfortunate.

Line four, yang, shows a self-centered person bursting upon the scene, full of his/her own ideas and brilliance. Such an abrupt show of self-indulgence will be rejected by everyone.

Line five, yin, in a weakened position, shows the tears of humiliation. The subject of this line is strengthened by tears of repentance. There will be good fortune.

Line six, yang, shows a king on a campaign to restore order to the countryside. He arrests the leaders of the rebels, but not the followers who are innocent. The king, through his brilliance, protects his faithful subjects. He does not punish people needlessly.

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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