Hexagram Six

Your symbol is Hexagram six, or the struggle to prove oneself right. Although one sincerely believes his/her position is correct, it will be difficult to prove. Fighting to the finish will only bring unhappiness and spoil important relationships. Meet with those who disagree, but know that it may only be the first step toward proving you are right.

The first line, yin, shows one who knows when to stop arguing. Some may criticize such a person, but in the end this attitude will bring good fortune and respect.

The second line, yang, shows one who has been defeated in an argument. It is wise to return to a place of peace, to become centered, and put the struggle out of one's mind.

The third line, yin, shows a person who has many accomplishments on the record. The recent setback seems unlucky, but no harm will come from it. One should act without being attached to the results.

The fourth line, yang, shows one who has lost an argument, even if the trial was unfair. The advice is to accept the injustice honorably, while remaining steady. Take steps to prevent the same situation from happening again.

The fifth line, yang, shows that when the facts clearly point in your favor, disputes are won quickly and easily.

The sixth line, yang, shows that you may win an argument, and be presented with the belt of honor. The honor may be won three times and taken away three times, since winning does not necessarily earn people's respect.

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. 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.

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