Hexagram Sixty-one

Your symbol is Hexagram number sixty-one, the higher self. When someone looks to the core of his/her being and sincerely takes guidance from that source, there will be success in all areas.

The first line, yang, shows one who concentrates on the matter at hand. This person finds peace and strength from within that could not come from any other source.

The second line, yang, shows one who shares his/her inner satisfaction with others. The comparison is a crane that finds shade in the reeds of a pond and calls out to its young to come enjoy the shade.

The third line, yin, shows one who is sincere at heart, yet confused by outside circumstances. Obstacles may indicate that one's position has not been adequately thought out.

The fourth line, yin, shows one who has outgrown teammates. It may be time to go ahead on one's own, with the full moon as a guide.

The fifth line, yang, shows one who is sincere, who gathers close associates. The truth s/he shares is awe-inspiring, and it increases self-confidence.

The sixth line, yang, shows a rooster trying to fly to heaven. This is a failing proposition, so it is not wise to continue. It is best to be honest about one's strengths and limitations, for sincerity cannot make up for an ill-conceived plan.

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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