Hexagram Fifty-four

Your symbol is Hexagram number fifty-four, concerning love relationships. Mutual respect and affection are the basis of all lasting partnerships; anything else will lead to an uneasy alliance that will require special caution and many hurt feelings. If the situation seems cloudy, it is better to wait before making a decision.

The first line, yang, shows a young woman who is about to marry for reasons other than love. Look for a solution that will change the obvious outcome. There is still time.

The second line, yang, advises that it is better to wait a situation out, confident that it will work out to one's advantage. The example is a young woman who is disappointed when all her girlfriends marry. She finds comfort in the belief that she too will marry soon.

The third line, yin, shows one who hopes for unattainable riches. There is no gain in this, just as there is no blame.

The fourth line, yang, explains that timing is essential, as well as purity of intent. It is not wise to manipulate others to get what you want, for the desired goal will come about in its own time.

The fifth line, yin, advises that it is good to take a humble position, since deep satisfaction and value may be found in apparently limiting circumstances. It is compared to a woman who marries for love, rather than money.

The sixth line, yin, shows that caring for others will bring happiness to oneself. In a sound marriage the husband and wife put each other's welfare above their own.

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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