Hexagram Sixty-two

Your symbol is Hexagram number sixty-two, predominance of the meek. In this situation it is better to be mild, whereas strength would be required in a greater matter. Still, it is not a time to be lax.

The first line, yin, describes a situation that cannot be changed, where it is better to accept inconvenience with a peaceful mind. The image is a bird that flies freely in the sky, but tries to fly to greater and greater heights until the issue is pressed too far.

The second line, yin, shows one following the conventions of society, or staying within the bounds of what is normal. The comparison is made to a grandchild who cannot find the grandfather, but accepts the word of the grandmother; or a citizen who cannot find the ruler, but accepts the word of the minister.

The third line, yang, shows that despite keeping a meek and humble attitude, it is wise to take precautions to protect oneself.

The fourth line, yang, explains that in a crisis situation, one can only do his/her best and no more. It is dangerous to go forward, but certain situations cannot be prevented.

The fifth line, yin, suggests the idea of trouble that comes of its own accord, just as clouds may have already formed on the western horizon. Finish your business and take shelter.

The sixth line, yin, warns against trying to change things that cannot be changed. The example is given of a bird that flies too high into an oncoming storm; the birds extreme effort will only bring unnecessary self-injury.

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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