Hexagram Forty-one

Your symbol is Hexagram forty-one, which deals with reduction. The time is right to reduce what is in excess and bring it into accord with what is right and reasonable. If this is done with sincerity, your actions will bring great good fortune.

The first line, yang, shows a person hurrying to help another. This is good, but be careful not to offer more than you can give.

The second line, yang, shows a person who maintains his/her own position, rather than starting a new adventure. It is better to remain steady than to extend oneself too far.

The third line, yin, shows three people on a journey together. The third person leaves, then the second. Walking alone, the first person finds companionship.

The fourth line, yin, shows a reduction in the burden one carries or the ailment one has, and it is an auspicious sign. Others can help, but most of the work is up to you.

The fifth line, yin, shows prosperity. Stand fast and expect what is coming to you. There will be help from a higher power.

The sixth line, yang, shows someone giving to others without reducing what is in his/her own storehouse. Look for purpose and direction for your energies and many will join you.

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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