Hexagram Fifty

Your symbol is Hexagram number fifty, abundance shown as an iron cauldron that provides sustenance to a family. The cauldron can be compared to an ideal government, society, family system, or association that provides abundance to its members.

The first line, yin, shows that the cauldron has been overturned so that its foul contents spill out. Good fortune can come of a bad situation once the evil elements have been purged.

The second line, yang, shows the cauldron filled with things to be cooked. Although some may be jealous or antagonistic, have firm confidence that they can cause no harm.

The third line, yang, shows that the handles of the cauldron have been altered. This small inconsistency prevents anyone from enjoying the stew in the cauldron. With patience the situation will come around and everyone will learn a valuable lesson.

The fourth line, yang, shows a more serious calamity: the feet of the cauldron have broken and its contents spilled. There is no food to offer to the ruler and the cook is deeply embarrassed. This is unfortunate.

The fifth line, yin, shows a cauldron with new golden handles. Through hard work and determination the situation is made right.

The sixth line, yang, shows a cauldron with jade handles. There will be great good fortunate in any action.

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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