Hexagram Thirty-one

Your symbol is Hexagram thirty-one, which represents the sense of touch and mobility. Feeling something is not the same as action. In this situation, progress will come by knowing when to feel and when to act.

The first line, shows both feeling in the big toe and moving the toe. Feeling within combined with movement indicates proper use of will.

The second line, yin, shows twitching in the calf. This could be a bad omen for venturing out. To be safe, it would be better to stay quietly inside and attend to business later.

The third line, yang, moving the thighs, as if becoming a follower of those who are unlucky. It would be better to stay home, for becoming a follower of unworthy people will bring regret.

The fourth line, yang, shows one who has learned the proper time to stay home or go forward. Others will follow your example and there will be good fortune.

The fifth line, yang, shows the heart and mind filled with satisfaction, so much so that it ripples the skin on one's back. Such a person feels centered and his/her actions are correct. Strength lies in feeling secure.

The sixth line, yin, shows feeling and movement in the jaws and tongue. The person speaks confidentially, but being a weak line, there is little substance.

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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