Sun Hexagram in IChing
Sub : mountain, lake.
Keywords : lessen, give away, sacrifice.
Clean out your closets.
Get rid of anything or anyone who is holding you back.
Ask yourself, “What am I doing?”
Make room for new things in your life.
Sung Hexagram in IChing
Sung : heaven, water.
Keywords : controversy, quarrels, seek justice.
Confrontation surrounds you.
Dont arouse more conflict.
Carefully clarify your position.
Remain neutral if able.
The conflict may be inside yourself.
Ta Ch`u Hexagram in IChing
Ta Ch`u : mountain, heaven.
Keywords : leadership, control, ability.
Focus on a central idea and determine what has value.
Test your ideas in the world.
This is the right time to initiate plans.
Ta Chuang Hexagram in IChing
Ta Chuang : thunder, heaven.
Keywords : inspiration, nobility, maturity.
Your personal power is at it`s peak.
Use this power to protect and lead others.
Act firmly and decisively but take care for the good of all around you.
T`ai Hexagram in IChing
Keywords : fertile, great, prosperous.
You are flowing with the spirit.
Send peace to all.
Enjoy this blessed time.
Ta Kuo Hexagram in IChing
This is your chance to shine under pressure.
Re-establish your grounding.
Act swiftly and with confidence.
Be open to new information in rebuilding your future.
Ta Yu Hexagram in IChing
Ta Yu : fire, heaven.
Keywords : nobility, possessions, goal orientation.
Commit to your goals.
You now have the ability to gain financially, spiritually.
Develop your flow by sharing with others.
Ting Hexagram in IChing
Ting : fire, wind.
Keywords : magic vessel, transmutation.
Focus is the key to positive change.
What your mind can contain in it`s magic cauldron, you can recreate in life.
Ts`ui Hexagram in IChing
Ts`ui : lake, earth.
Keywords : unity, concentration.
Your leadership powers are strong now.
Inspire others with your vision.
A time for organization.
Seek out and learn from powerful people.
Tui Hexagram in IChing
Tui : lake, lake.
Keywords : exchange, delight, persuasion.
Time to socialize, party, gather friends together.
Get involved in creative activities.
It`s time to play and enjoy.
Tun Hexagram in IChing
Tun : heaven, mountain.
Keywords : obscurity, seclusion, trickster.
Time to withdraw from the present situation.
It`s time to rest.
Use your period of rest to rebuild.
Avoid difficult people.
T`ung Hexagram in IChing
T`ung : heaven, fire.
Keywords : sharing, agreement, community.
Join with those who share your vision.
Bring warmth to your close friendships.
Wei Chi Hexagram in IChing
Wei Chi : fire, water.
Keywords : overcoming, beginning.
You have lots of energy and are ready to act on possibilities.
Make sure of your chosen path.
Once you are sure, set off on your new journey.
Wu Wang Hexagram in IChing
Wu Wang : heaven, thunder.
Keywords : reckless, rash, enmeshed.
In order to advance you must look into your motives.
Release pride, greed, vanity and revenge.
If you do not let go of negative emotion you will lose your chance of success.
Yi Hexagram in IChing
Yi : mountain, thunder.
Keywords : eat, take in, provide necessities.
Assess the way your actions are feeding you mentally, emotionally, physically and mentally.
Are you giving yourself what you need in food, friends, work and spiritually.
Yu Hexagram in IChing
Yu : thunder, earth.
Keywords : rejoicing, contentment, precautions.
You are in a holding pattern.
Take time now to prepare for the future.
Think things through several times in detail.
Heng Hexagram in IChing
Heng : thunder, wind.
Keywords : enduring, habitual, cycles of the moon.
Persistence, a constant effort towards a goal.
Persevere in spite of heavy obstacles.
Your steps can be small and comfortable, just be consistent.
Calendric systems of IChing Divination:
There is a component of Taoist thought which is concerned with numerological/cosmological systems. This has also been applied to the I Ching as well. The noted Chinese Neo-Confucian philosopher Shao Yung (1011-1077 CE) is the one who has done the most work in popularizing this concept and in developing/publishing oracular systems based on them. This is the most sophisticated usage of I Ching oracular systems. The most readily accessible of these methods (the easiest to learn to do, and also to use) is called the Plum Blossom Oracle. In fact, however, there are several variants of this method. One method uses the number of brushstrokes used in writing the question along with the date and time of the inquiry. Another method simply uses the date and time without an actual question. There are other variants as well, including not using date and time at all. The resulting numbers are used to select the trigrams (in either the Early Heaven or the Later Heaven sequence), which then identify the hexagram of the answer. It is also possible to find Plum Blossom Oracle computer programs to more easily and efficiently do the calculations. The most accurate of these calendric methods is also the most complex. This is called the Ho Map Lo Map Rational Number method. It uses a very complicated series of operations with a series of tables to generate series of predictions which are entirely calendar-based. The method set out in “Astrology of I Ching” has been reported to contain an error, leading to improper hexagrams sometimes being generated. However, the system can never produce the “missing” trigrams Li and Tui as a representation of the earthly force at a particular moment in time, since they are both assigned odd numeric values when the Later Heaven cycle of trigrams is superimposed on the so-called Magic Square of Three:
The earthly numbers are all even and thus the system is not flawed even though being a composite method involving several layers – it is far from being seamless.
Probability analysis of I Ching divination:
Most analyses on the probabilities of either the coin method or yarrow stalk method agree on the probabilities for each method.
The I Ching (Wade-Giles), or Yì Jing (Pinyin); also called Book of Changes or Classic of Changes is one of the oldest of the Chinese classic texts. The book consists of two parts. The “basic text” of the Changes, which took form sometime in the early Zhou dynasty (traditional dates: 1122-256 B.C.E.), consists of sixty-four six-line divinatory symbols known as hexagrams, each of which has a name that refers to a physical object, an activity, a state, a situation, a quality, an emotion, or a relationship. In addition, each hexagram possesses a short, cryptic description of several words, called a “judgment” (tuan ?), and a brief written interpretation for each line of each hexagram, known as a line statement. The line statements, which are read from the bottom of the hexagram upward, describe the development of the situation epitomized by the hexagram name and the judgment. In the process of divination, the person consulting the text evaluates not only the judgment and line statements but also the relationship of the constituent trigrams (three-line symbols, also called gua) for insights into the issue under consideration, and what to do about it. Over time, a great many different systems developed for analyzing the relationship of hexagrams, trigrams and individual lines. During the late Zhou period, a set of appendices known as the Ten Wings–attributed to Confucius–became permanently attached to the “basic text,” and so the work received imperial sanction in 136 B.C.E. as one of the five major “Confucian” classics. This second part of the book articulated the Yijing’s implicit cosmology and invested the classic with a new and powerfully attractive literary flavor and style. The world view of this amplified version of the Changes emphasized correlative thinking, a humane cosmological outlook, and a fundamental unity and resonance between Heaven, Earth and Man. It also stressed the pervasive notion of yinyang complementarity, cyclical movement and ceaseless alternation. These amplifications and explanations of the “basic text” have had enormously important consequences in many realms of Chinese culture, from the Han period to the present.