Hexagram Fifty-five

Your symbol is Hexagram number fifty-five, influence. In this image, one's influence is at its height, like the full moon, or the sun when it reaches the mid-way point in the sky. Celebrate now, for influence wanes in a natural cycle.

The first line, yang, shows a powerful person meeting with a colleague. They regard each other as equals and applaud each others' successes. It is auspicious to go forward.

The second line, yin, shows one who can see the stars in the daylight. Disclosing this unusual power will lead to suspicion. It is better to maintain honest and true purpose. Gradually find ways to create good fortune.

The third line, yang, explains that one who can see the stars in daylight is showered with abundance. Remain calm in this situation; accept what comes in a mood of humility and gratitude. Trying to do additional good works at this time could bring trouble.

The fourth line, yang, shows that one who can see stars in daylight may feel out of place in society. It is a good time to seek an enlightened master or meet with honorable friends, like the colleagues in the first line.

The fifth line, yin, shows celebration and praise for work well done. Surround yourself with qualified people, for they will recognize your accomplishments.

The sixth line, yin, shows a house that is too large. No one comes to visit, which is unfortunate. It is better to be humble. Friends are more important than money.

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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