Hexagram Nine

Your symbol is Hexagram nine, faith in a higher power. A person encounters obstacles that are overcome through patience and flexibility. There are dense clouds, but no rain showers the fields. Although the rain is needed, little can be done to make it fall.

The first line, yang, shows its subject performing routine activities, rather than concentrating on the rain clouds. This is the proper attitude and will bring good fortune.

The second line, yang, shows that through the good example of the subject in line one, another person stops worrying and goes about his or her regular activities. This is again fortunate.

The third line, yang, shows a carriage broken down on the road. Its occupants, a husband and wife, blame each other for the situation and refuse to look at each other. This attitude will bring misfortune.

The fourth line, yin, shows a person in a similar situation as the couple in line three, but rather than blame another person, this person understands the inevitable ups and downs of life and practices patience.

The fifth line, yang, shows another introspective person, who not only practices patience, but unites with others to infuse hope.

The sixth line, yang, shows that the rain has fallen and everyone has gotten the benefit. Unfortunately, the people who became angry in line three are still in an unfortunate position, with possible negative consequences.

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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