Hexagram Eight

Your symbol is Hexagram eight, which discusses the accord between members of a family, state, or society. If all signs indicate that the leader is virtuous and worthy, people will respect that leader. Those who remain skeptical are unlucky because they will lose their way.

The first line, yin, shows one whose heart is a vessel filled with sincerity. Accord with such a person brings good fortune, so it is wise to go out of one's way to encourage harmony.

The second line, yin, shows that true harmony with external forces must begin within. Such a fortunate person maintains an attitude of honesty, sincerity, and straight forwardness.

The third line, yin, shows that it is useless to strike an accord with someone who has evil objectives. Show tolerance, but don't accept such a person into confidence.

The fourth line, yin, says that it is wise to seek accord with those who are in a more advanced state of knowledge or consciousness.

The fifth line, yang, shows a king chasing game in three directions, but because the townspeople understand he is hunting, they do not become alarmed. Make intentions clear so people do not become wary when you act. This will bring balance.

The sixth line, yin, says that harmony alone is not enough. There must be forward movement or nothing is accomplished.

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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