Hexagram Forty-two

Your symbol is Hexagram number forty-two, development of bounty. When citizens are productive and work for the good of all, there will be prosperity and happiness. When the government is good, it uses people's tax money to enhance the standard of living for all. This creates a cycle of prosperity between the people and their government.

The first line, yang, shows there will be great success in profitable endeavors meant for the public good. Such projects employ people in honest work that will benefit everyone involved.

The second line, yin, shows outside parties willing to invest in these ventures. When wise people see the value in the work, which is confirmation of the project's merit.

The third line, yin, explains that sometimes honest, decent people invest for greedy motives. Although this is not the best condition, such deals have always existed in the course of human affairs.

The fourth line, yin, shows one who offers sound advice to the government, and because it is well-thought out and well-presented, his/her advice is followed. Such a person becomes a valuable citizen.

The fifth line, yin, shows one of pure heart and mind who uses his/her life for the benefit of all people. Such a person is blessed by everyone. There will be good fortune.

The sixth line, yang, shows the opposite, someone who cannot cooperate with anyone, who has no sense of justice or humanitarianism. Such a person is unfortunate.

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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