Hexagram Five

Your symbol is Hexagram five, which is about the importance of preparation. Just as clouds prepare to rain by forming in the sky, good fortune will come from the right kind of preparation.

The first line, yin, shows one who is waiting just outside the city. This person is detached, and thus approaches the new situation fresh. This will bring good fortune.

The second line yang, shows one who is waiting in the sand of the mountain stream, closer to the city. Although such a person has already taken sides, and there will be some criticism, s/he is still objective enough to be successful.

The third line, yang, shows one who is standing in the mud of the stream. Such a person invites criticism for defining people as friends and enemies.

The fourth line, yin, shows one who waits in the place of blood. This person feels it is important to be in the middle of the action at all times, since being on the scene helps him/her understand the situation and avoid becoming isolated.

The fifth line, yang, shows one who waits in the festive and opulent setting of a feast. Through self-discipline and balance this person will attain good fortune.

The sixth line, yin, shows someone waiting alone in a cave. Unexpectedly, three people come to help. If the guests are received well, there will be good fortune.

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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