Hexagram Forty-six

Your symbol is Hexagram number forty-six, gaining social stature. When a worthy person is promoted to the highest position of honor there will be good fortune. The position allows this person to associate with others in similar, high stations.

The first line, yin, shows who is welcome in higher circles. This is fortunate.

The second line, yang, shows a sincere person who makes offerings that are accepted in sacrifice. This is the correct course of action.

The third line, yang, shows one rising into an empty city. This means there will be no opposition.

The fourth line, yin, shows that the king asks you to present offerings on the high mountain. This act is carried out successfully and there is good fortune.

The fifth line, yin, shows its subject walking up the royal stairs. This signifies successful completion of a project.

The sixth line, yin, shows one who walks up the stairs, but unable to see the path. Sudden, dizzying fortune can blind one to possible consequences. The situation can be saved if the person maintains constant vigilance.

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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