Hexagram Thirty-three

Your symbol is Hexagram thirty-three, shows that knowing when to act and when not to act is the key to success. Sincerity is secondary to timing in this situation.

The first line, yin, shows possible danger at the end of a long project. Take no further action now, for getting out of the way is the best way to avoid trouble.

In the second line, yin, success comes through maintaining a strong will. One's strength must be like a leather thong made from the hide of a yellow ox.

The third line, yang, shows one who is bound to distress, granting him/herself no mercy. This person would not treat anyone else, even a servant, so severely. Being more lenient toward oneself will bring good fortune.

The fourth line, yang, shows a powerful person who reluctantly quits working for the day. This is correct and will bring good fortune. A lesser person would not grant him/herself the luxury.

The fifth line, yang, shows a great person who happily ends the day's work. Because his/her decision is made with sincerity and the timing is right, there will be good fortune.

The sixth line, yang, shows a noble person ending the day's work in a gracious, upright manner. His/her self assurance will bring good fortune in every way.

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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