Hexagram Thirty-eight

Your symbol is Hexagram thirty-eight, opposition. Although alienation and general unhappiness have gradually taken over, working on one thing at a time will eventually cure the whole system.

The first line, yang, shows one who looses horses but trusts that they will return on their own. Meanwhile, one can learn from the mistakes of evil men that it is best to be honest.

The second line, yang, shows one who sees his/her teacher in an unlikely place like an alley. Greeting the teacher in a friendly manner, the subject realizes s/he must be on the correct path.

The subject of the third line, yin, has gone against the ways of heaven. His/her carriage is dragged backward and s/he is punished, but later s/he gets on the right course and all is forgiven.

The fourth line, yang, shows one who tries to maintain harmony in a tumultuous situation. This person meets the person of the first line who lost horses. Both of these people possess faithful and steadfast attitudes to get them through the current situation.

The fifth line, yin, shows that in many situations the laws of society carry out the will of God. Because society can perform the needed corrections, people can go on peacefully with their lives.

The sixth line, yang, shows one who maintains harmony in a tumultuous situation. This person meets with the person of the third line, whose carriage was dragged backward. At first this person sees a carriage full of ghosts, and thus takes up his bow, but then realizes it is a dear relative. All doubts are cleared.

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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