Hexagram Thirty-four

Your symbol is Hexagram thirty-four, which shows justice and right action prevailing over might. In this case, strength will only succeed if it is on the side of good.

The first line, yang, shows one's strength concentrated in the feet, for motion, rather than in the head and heart, for intelligence. The person is unbalanced and going forward will lead to misfortune.

The second line, yang, shows that after realigning one's strength, going forward will bring about the desired result.

The third line, yang, shows a ram butting its horns into a fence and getting stuck. Gaining power and wealth, immature human beings will ruin themselves with their own might. Witnessing such a demonstration, cultured people simply leave the scene to avoid becoming entangled.

The subject of the fourth line, yang, opens the gate, thus the ram passes through without becoming entangled. Using intelligence, wise people succeed without making an angry demonstration.

The fifth line, yin, shows that the intelligent sometimes become unduly angry, but they rise above it soon enough. There is no blame for a slight deviation.

The sixth line, yin, shows the ram butting into the fence and getting stuck. If the ram would only learn from this experience, then it would have good fortune. Might will not conquer where intelligence is required.

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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