Hexagram Thirty-seven

Your symbol is Hexagram 37, the roles of family members. The home will be peaceful if each member--husband, wife and children--act according to their position. Through order and open communication, troubles can be resolved.

The first line, yang, shows one who restores order to his/her own home. This can also refer to reestablishing one's position in life.

The second line, yin, shows a woman who tends to her own business, not minding the business of others. This change will bring good fortune.

The third line, yang, shows the head of a household who is strict and unyielding. Although this brings the desired results, there will also be sorrow and little love. Eventually, the wife and children will lose respect for him.

The fourth line, yin, shows a family member who increases the love within the family. There will be good fortune.

The fifth line, yang, shows a family member who brings worldly prestige and influence to the family. There is no reason to fear, for this will be good fortune.

The sixth line, yang, shows a family member who is sincere and truthful. After self-examination, this person will make the needed changes to attain good fortune.





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. 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.

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A note from the author: I 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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