Hexagram Forty

Your symbol is Hexagram forty, resolution. If no further work is needed, it will be wise to return to the regular routine as soon as possible.

The first line, yin, shows one who is firm, yet flexible. This person will perform the correct action and will be successful.

The second line, yang, shows one on a hunt, capturing three foxes and retrieving three golden arrows. This is an auspicious sign for one who has worked long to achieve a desired goal. There will be good fortune.

The third line, yin, shows a servant riding in a carriage. By taking advantage of the situation, this person has made him or herself vulnerable and will be attacked by robbers. In this situation, no precaution can avoid trouble.

The fourth line, yang, shows one who receives the graces of friends after they have removed their slippers, or the false prestige that comes with victory.

The fifth line, yin, shows one who is humble enough to return to small duties after a great struggle has been won. Such a person will win the confidence of all people.

The sixth line, yin, shows resolution and harmony. The image is a feudal prince who shoots a falcon on a high wall with one of his arrows. Striking the target implies success.

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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