Hexagram Four

Your symbol is Hexagram four, which deals with correcting mistakes. There is danger in making mistakes, but one must be tolerant of others who make a mistake. Help may come from someone who does not know all the answers, just as a stream may come from the base of a mountain.

The first line, yin, shows the teacher correcting a mistake through punishment. Chastisement may be helpful, but only if the teacher is tolerant and firm, not angry.

The second line, yang, shows the child growing up to become head of the family. In the same way, with proper instruction and guidance, one can rise to a higher level. Knowledge does not discriminate on the basis or gender, race, religion, or wealth.

The third line, yin, shows a woman who is attracted to a man because of his money. No advantage will come from such a relationship, or any relationship based on ignorance.

The fourth line, yin, shows one who is unable to learn the lessons of life. This is an unfortunate situation, since s/he will repeat the same mistakes.

The fifth line, yin, shows a young person who has not yet known the trials of life. This is a fortunate position and one should not prematurely force him/her to recognize life's pain.

The sixth line, yang, shows a young person who has fallen into difficult because he or she lacks the wisdom to deal with life's situations. Rather than mock such a person, it is wise to help him/her.

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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