Hexagram Forty-three

Your symbol is Hexagram number forty-three, removing impurities. The example is given a weak-minded or corrupt statesman on trial. In this case, the prosecutor's own good character wins over the judge.

The first line, yang, shows a prosecutor trying to advance his/her case simply by movement of the toes. This is not enough effort and there will be misfortune.

The second line, yang, shows the prosecutor fearful and sincerely appealing for justice. This person is vulnerable, and although people may come in the night to cause problems, there is no reason to fear.

The third line, yang, shows one who tries to make a case by threatening the court. This will lead to misfortune. Another works hard to gather evidence. This person may encounter difficulty, including the ridicule of colleagues, but his/her determination will bring success.

The fourth line, yang, shows one who walks with great difficult after a flailing cuts the skin of his/her buttocks. It would be wise for this person to walk as a sheep among the herd for now, but pride will not allow him/her to listen to such advice.

The fifth line, yang, shows a prosecutor going after the criminal class as s/he would uproot a bed of weeds. This determination is appropriate and will lead to good fortune.

The sixth line, yin, shows a prosecutor who attempts a difficult project without any help. This is unfortunate and will not lead to 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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