Hexagram Sixty

Your symbol is Hexagram number sixty, rules. It is better to follow the natural order, maintaining firmness as well as flexibility, than to set up rigid rules. Rules that are too strict and difficult to follow will be discarded.

The first line, yang shows one who does not leave the inner courtyard of the house. This symbolizes one who knows what will succeed and what will fail.

The second line, yang, shows an unfortunate person who will not leave his/her own yard to seek opportunities. One must leave his/her own yard sometimes, just as some rules must be broken sometimes.

The third line, yin, shows that one must be self-regulated. If one has no standards, who is there to blame but him/herself?

The fourth line, yin, shows one who attends to all his/her obligations. This person can rise above the crowds.

The fifth line, yang, shows one who lives a balanced and productive life, who lives by rules and regulations that are acceptable and comfortable. This person's life is successful.

The sixth line, yin, shows one who tries to abide by rules that are painful to follow. It is inauspicious, but gradually, cause for regret goes away.

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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