I Ching Weekly Reflection

Much of feng shui's foundational information is rooted in the I Ching, one of the oldest books from China. You ask an open ended question and reflect on the answer. Each week I ask the question "What do I need to know this week?" and post the response. Studying the meaning of the hexagrams is an excellent way of connecting with current energies, noticing patterns, and learning how to "go with the flow." The first hexagram is for the present and the second one is for the future. The changing lines are a bridge from "now" to "then." This page begins with January 1, 2017.

May you find the reflections helpful. For a personalized reading, contact Peg Donahue.

What do I need to know this week for my highest good?

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Hexagram 58: Encouraging

There are no changing lines.

Hexagram 58:
Lake over Lake forms the condition for Encouraging. The "Lake" trigram is called "Joy." True joy is achieved gradually and steadily. Stand firm in truth while being kind, generous, gentle and accepting. Spend time with like-minded friends. Encourage and be encouraged by others. Communication is enhanced and cooperation leads to success. Encouragement from others will help you to be successful, just as you do the same for them.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Hexagram 9: Restrained changes to Hexagram 63: After the End.

Changing lines: 2 and 6.

Hexagram 9:
Wind over Heaven forms the condition for Restrained. Your impulses, intentions and plans may be held in check by an unknown detail. Stay close to the situation you wish to affect. Attend to details and avoid aggressive action. Restrain yourself until your plan can be accommodated.

Changing line 2: Study the situation before taking action. A retreat leads to good fortune at this time.

Changing line 6: Be content with your initial progress. Wait for a better time to fully proceed.

Hexagram 63: Water over Fire forms the condition for After the End. You have reached equilibrium and the end of a phase. Rather than relax, this is the time to contemplate and prepare for what is next. Changing circumstances and relationships provide the opportunity to strengthen your position and character. Take care of details along the way to help you successfully move toward what is next. Misfortune can be avoided through proper planning and foresight.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Hexagram 48: The Source changes to Hexagram 63: After the End.

Changing lines: 1 and 2.

Hexagram 48:
Water over Wind forms the condition for The Source. The Source is the inexhaustible pool of collective nourishment and truth available to each of us. With a peaceful and reflective approach, go deep inside to gain clarity about the matter at hand. The deeper you go, the more meaningful your insight may be. Practice acceptance over judgment.

Changing line 1: Avoid total reliance on self. Exchange with others. Communicate with them and learn from them.

Changing line 2: Fulfill your potential by being sought out for your gifts, talents and abilities.Contribute in meaningful ways.

Hexagram 63: Water over Fire forms the condition for After the End. You have reached equilibrium and the end of a phase. Rather than relax, this is the time to contemplate and prepare for what is next. Changing circumstances and relationships provide the opportunity to strengthen your position and character. Take care of details along the way to help you successfully move toward what is next. Misfortune can be avoided through proper planning and foresight.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Hexagram 46: Advancement changes to Hexagram 20: Contemplating.

Changing lines: 2, 3, 5 and 6.

Hexagram 46:
Earth over Wind forms the condition for Advancement. Modest, steady actions toward a goal brings advancement. Continuous effort is required, so do not pause. This is an excellent time for breakthroughs in communication and relationships. Work on the self is focused on the will and meets success. Know what must be done and carry it out with unwavering effort.

Changing line 2: Your sincerity will help you to achieve your goals, even with modest means.

Changing line 3: You are in a position to advance with ease and lack of constraint. Some caution may be helpful.

Changing line 5: A steady and thorough step by step approach will help you to successfully reach your goals.

Changing line 6: Right conduct, right action, and ongoing re-evaluation support and advance prospering. Avoid blind impulse.

Hexagram 20: Wind over Earth forms the condition for Contemplating. Approach all situations with seasonality in mind: the Spring of new ideas, the summer of work and growth, the autumn of harvest and completion and the winter of rest. Reflect on the season of situation and you can approach it with a predictable plan. Honest contemplation will help you to explore new ideas, reflect, and modify any practices that need adjustment.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Hexagram 49: Changing changes to Hexagram 14: Sovereignty.

Changing lines: 2, 5 and 6.

Hexagram 49:
Lake over Fire forms the condition for Changing. A gradual transformation may be in order to avoid stagnation. Approach change with a correct attitude. Avoid haste and excessive behavior. Timing is very important. Allow time for the process to unfold as you gain the trust of others and regret disappears.

Changing line 2: Make the necessary changes with a correct attitude and a clear vision of the outcome.

Changing line 5: Trust your intuition when bringing about change.

Changing line 6: Your objective is being reached; the details need to be adjusted. Overlook the limitations to find satisfaction.

Hexagram 14: Fire over Heaven forms the condition for Sovereignty. This is a time of increased personal power and clarity for you. Proper behavior will bring you success. Keep your ego in check and express compassion towards others in your relationships. You are in the spotlight. Focus on qualities in yourself that enhance goodness and well-being.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Hexagram 32: Continuing changes to Hexagram 11: Prospering.

Changing lines: 1 and 4.

Hexagram 60:
Thunder over Wind forms the condition for Continuing. Work within established systems to bring about order, unity, and security to you and your community. Introduce new thought while adhering to the foundations that support sound growth and a well-ordered life.

Changing line 1: Do not embrace a method or system that is new to you at this time. Life-style changes evolve over time.

Changing line 4: Reevaluate your desires and goals. Be realistic.

Hexagram 11: Earth over Heaven forms the condition for Prospering. Cosmic forces are favorable to benefit from the harmony between Heaven and Earth. Ideal condition for new awakenings. There will be good fortune and progress. Maintaining peace of mind, with or without hard work, supports success and prosperity.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Hexagram 14: Sovereignty changes to Hexagram 32: Continuing.

Changing lines: 1 and 6.

Hexagram 14:
Fire over Heaven forms the condition for Sovereignty. This is a time of increased personal power and clarity for you. Proper behavior will bring you success. Keep your ego in check and express compassion towards others in your relationships. You are in the spotlight. Focus on qualities in yourself that enhance goodness and well-being.

Changing line 1: You are early in the process. Challenges may lie ahead.

Changing line 6: Consciously honor Universal knowledge and truth. Be openly appreciative to those who help you.

Hexagram 32: Thunder over Wind forms the condition for Continuing. Work within established systems to bring about order, unity, and security to you and your community. Introduce new thought while adhering to the foundations that support sound growth and a well-ordered life.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Hexagram 49: Changing

There are no changing lines.

Hexagram 49:
Lake over Fire forms the condition for Changing. A gradual transformation may be in order to avoid stagnation. Approach change with a correct attitude. Avoid haste and excessive behavior. Timing is very important. Allow time for the process to unfold as you gain the trust of others and regret disappears.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Hexagram 37: Family.

There are no changing lines.

Hexagram 37:
Wind over Fire forms the condition for Family. Inner radiance is carried by the outer wind. This is a time to approach relationships as Family. Healthy families embody three qualities: love, faithfulness, and proper conduct. In order to improve your family, company, nation, or world, begin with yourself. Actions speak louder than words. Concentrate on your character. This is a time of good fortune.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Hexagram 24: Repeating changes to Hexagram 27: Nourishing.

Changing line: 6.

Hexagram 24:
Earth over Thunder forms the condition for Repeating. Thunder is active in the womb of the Earth. You are repeating a cycle in your life after a period of stagnation or frustration. The paths leading to growth are revealing themselves. Allow the improving situation to develop at its own pace. This is a time when like-minded people can work together toward a common goal. It is an ideal opportunity for self-knowledge. Set a goal. Repeating brings progress.

Changing line 6: You must wait for the cycle to repeat itself to make a change at the beginning.

Hexagram 27: Mountain over Thunder forms the condition for Nourishing. The correct nourishment of yourself and others is the current focus. Pay attention to what is being nourished and make certain it is above reproach. An enlightened person cautiously expresses herself and carefully regulates what she absorbs. Note the quality of what you give to others; support and nourishment will return to you in kind. Cultivate constructive opinions and attitudes to properly nourish your character. Express moderation.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Hexagram 21: Reform changes to Hexagram 64: Before the End.

Changing lines: 1 and 2.

Hexagram 21:
An obstacle needs to be eliminated in order to achieve your aims. This block could be self-generated. Look to the truth within to resolve it. Examine your character and follow your principles, values, and truth.

Changing line 1: Your first departure from the path warrants a mild correction.

Changing line 2: Take right action and follow a steady course of progression.

Hexagram 64: Fire over Water forms the condition for Before the End. This hexagram is a reminder that the outer world will come into order only after the inner world has done so. It is also a reminder that "thoughts create things." This is a time to quiet your ego and focus on creating a solid inner foundation and inner balance for yourself. Allow good judgment and discernment to prevail as you proceed with caution. A rebirth, of sorts, is in order. Before The End brings progress.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Hexagram 54: Subordinate:

There are no changing lines.

Hexagram 54:
Thunder over Lake forms the condition for Subordinate. This is a time to withdraw into the background and spend time strengthening your inner vision. If you are beginning a new job, correct early mistakes quickly and quietly. Acting as a subordinate, you can avoid error. Develop a long range ideal and focus on the future with clarity of purpose.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Hexagram 58: Encouraging changes to Hexagram 44: Temptation.

Changing lines: 1, 3 and 6.

Hexagram 59:
Lake over Lake forms the condition for Encouraging. The "Lake" trigram is called "Joy." True joy is achieved gradually and steadily. Stand firm in truth while being kind, generous, gentle and accepting. Spend time with like-minded friends. Encourage and be encouraged by others. Communication is enhanced and cooperation leads to success. Encouragement from others will help you to be successful, just as you do the same for them.

Changing line 1: Address and resolve any discord as it first arises. Good fortune.

Changing line 3: Set your personal concerns aside and work toward common goals for the difficult task ahead of you.

Changing line 6: Avoid danger by departing certain situations when necessary.

Hexagram 44: Heaven over Wind forms the condition for Temptation. If a temptation with the power to throw you off-course presents itself to you, withdraw your attention. Avoid wasting your time. Stay focused on your interests, convictions, and goals.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Hexagram 34: Great Power changes to Hexagram 15: Moderation.

Changing lines: 3 and 4.

Hexagram 34:
Thunder over Heaven forms the condition for Great Power. Your influence is tremendous at this time. Being certain that your objectives are honorable, this is a favorable time to strengthen relationships and do good work from within established conventions.

Changing line 3: Boasting creates unnecessary entanglements. Concealed power is more effective at this time.

Changing line 4: Work toward your goal deliberately and quietly for the greatest effect.

Hexagram 15: Earth over Mountain forms the condition for Moderation. This is a time to balance extremes, moderate any unrealistic ideals, and harmonize interests. Concentrate on bringing equilibrium to your situations and relationships.

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Hexagram 36: Censorship changes to Hexagram 17: Adapting.

Changing lines: 3, 4 and 5.

Hexagram 36:
Earth over Fire forms the condition for Censorship. You are confronted by forces that challenge your convictions and goals. This is an ideal time to step into the background, listen, observe, and conceal your feelings, while maintaining your principles. You can transcend this challenging time. Avoid challenging the opinion of others. Letting things pass, even if you do not agree, is a good way to stay clear of trouble.

Changing line 3: Take control of the situation. Gradually release ingrained patterns that no longer serve your best interest.

Changing line 4: You can now view the current situation with clarity. Pull out if it seems doomed. If not, work it through.

Changing line 5: Come into alignment with the current situation while keeping your ideas quiet.

Hexagram 17: Lake over Thunder forms the condition for Adapting.Be flexible in your relationships and situations with others at this time. Release prejudices and opinions that may be holding you back. Adapting to goals that are harmonious with the times brings peace of mind and success.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Hexagram 8: Unity changes to Hexagram 29: Danger.

Changing line: 2.

Hexagram 8:
Water over Earth forms the condition for Unity. Unity brings good fortune. Take advantage of the opportunities that arise. If you are uncertain, return to your plan. Procrastination brings misfortune. The time is right to lead, be heard and influence others.

Changing line 2: Follow your intuition vs. looking for approval from others.

Hexagram 29: Water over Water forms the condition for Danger. The real danger is brought about by your immediate environment. Meet and overcome your difficulties through correct behavior. A time of challenge can bring out your best. It is a favorable time for inner development.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Hexagram 1: Creative Power changes to Hexagram 57: Penetrating Influence.

Changing lines: 1 and 4.

Hexagram 1:
Heaven over Heaven forms the condition for Creative Power. This is a time of accelerated growth. Take the initiative and direct your energy wisely. You have the opportunity to manifest personal desires and achieve happiness.

Changing line 1:Wait for the opportune time to take action to achieve your aim.

Changing line 4: Follow your intuition, whether it is to go inward, serve society or be in the public view.

Hexagram 57: Wind over Wind forms the condition for Penetrating Influence. Imagine a steady and gentle wind. The power of the mind through concentration is enhanced. A vision of what you want to accomplish, along with patience, and a long-term commitment brings success. Gradual, inconspicuous effort in a consistent direction brings progress. A gentle approach is key.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Hexagram 17: Adapting changes to Hexagram 3: Difficult Beginnings.

Changing line 4.

Hexagram 17:
Lake over Thunder forms the condition for Adapting. Be flexible in your relationships and situations with others at this time. Release prejudices and opinions that may be holding you back. Adapting to goals that are harmonious with the times brings peace of mind and success.

Changing line 4: Others have ulterior motives. Look beyond the current situation. Be independent.

Hexagram 3: Water over Thunder forms the condition for Difficult Beginnings. A realm of the unknown. Every new venture begins with some chaos. Concentrate on the current situation and build a foundation. Exceptional progress is in store for you if you do.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Hexagram 3: Difficult Beginnings changes to Hexagram 27: Nourishing.

Changing lines: 5 and 6.

Hexagram 3:
Water over Thunder forms the condition for Difficult Beginnings. A realm of the unknown. Every new venture begins with some chaos. Concentrate on the current situation and build a foundation. Exceptional progress is in store for you if you do.

Changing line 5: Small efforts will lead to progress and good fortune.

Changing line 6: You may need to begin again if you have lost your perspective and can no longer see your difficulties realistically.

Hexagram 27: Mountain over Thunder forms the condition for Nourishing. The correct nourishment of yourself and others is the current focus. Pay attention to what is being nourished and make certain it is above reproach. An enlightened person cautiously expresses herself and carefully regulates what she absorbs. Note the quality of what you give to others; support and nourishment will return to you in kind. Cultivate constructive opinions and attitudes to properly nourish your character. Express moderation.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Hexagram 1: Creative Power changes to Hexagram 5: Calculated Waiting.

Changing lines: 4 and 6.

Hexagram 1:
Heaven over Heaven forms the condition for Creative Power. This is a time of accelerated growth. Take the initiative and direct your energy wisely. You have the opportunity to manifest personal desires and achieve happiness.

Changing line 4: Follow your intuition, whether it is to go inward, serve society or be in the public view.

Changing line 6: Adjust your ambitions so that you may achieve your dream.

Hexagram 5: Water over Heaven forms the condition for Calculated Waiting. This can be a challenging time since the elements involved are not under your control. The situation is out of any one person's hands. Stay focused in the present and use this time to align internal and external energy. Keep thoughts and words positive. Wait until circumstances are in your favor to act. Ultimately you will meet success.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Hexagram 42: Benefit changes to Hexagram 37: Family.

Changing line: 3.

Hexagram 42:
Wind over Thunder forms the condition for Benefit. This is a very favorable time for energies directed toward worthwhile endeavors and those of service to others. Generous actions can enhance all relationships.

Changing line 3: You are likely to benefit from what might be considered unfortunate circumstances. Hold to your principles and you will be above reproach.

Hexagram 37: Wind over Fire forms the condition for Family. Inner radiance is carried by the outer wind. This is a time to approach relationships as Family. Healthy families embody three qualities: love, faithfulness, and proper conduct. In order to improve your family, company, nation, or world, begin with yourself. Actions speak louder than words. Concentrate on your character. This is a time of good fortune.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Hexagram 63: After the End changes to Hexagram 60: Limitations.

Changing lines: 2 and 3.

Hexagram 63:
Water over Fire forms the condition for After the End. You have reached equilibrium and the end of a phase. Rather than relax, this is the time to contemplate and prepare for what is next. Changing circumstances and relationships provide the opportunity to strengthen your position and character. Take care of details along the way to help you successfully move toward what is next. Misfortune can be avoided through proper planning and foresight.

Changing line 2: You are vulnerable to outside forces. Do nothing and it will pass.

Changing line 3: The attainment of a long-held goal may sap your energy. Allow qualified people to assist.

Hexagram 60: Water over Lake forms the condition for Limitations. This is a time to set practical limits related to money, time, energy, emotions, and behavior, to bring future opportunity. Life without guidelines can be confusing and unsettling. Practical rules and regulations limit extravagant practices, help conserve resources, and bring balance. For steady progress and true meaning, define and observe reasonable limits in all you do.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Hexagram 38: Contradiction changes to Hexagram 62: Conscientiousness.

Changing lines: 1, 2, 3 and 6.

Hexagram 38:
Fire over Lake forms the condition for Contradiction. Seeing both sides clearly provides the opportunity for ultimate unity. Weigh the opposing viewpoints and use common ground to bring about mutual accord.

Changing line 1: If an estrangement is underway, allow it to be. Avoid force. A natural state will evolve.

Changing line 2: You benefit from an unexpected encounter with an idea or person.

Changing line 3: Adhere to what you know is right and the situation will end well, even if you are opposed at every turn.

Changing line 6: You have lost perspective. Realize your mistakes for good fortune. Your friends are not your enemies.

Hexagram 62: Thunder over Mountain forms the condition for Conscientiousness. This is a time for inner development and humility. Pay attention to detail and practice self control. Watch finances carefully and be conservative with expenditures. You will find good fortune by staying "below the radar" and quietly performing your life's work with dignity and diligence. Winter is an excellent time for deep, inner development.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Hexagram 36: Censorship changes to Hexagram 30: Synergy.

Changing line 5.

Hexagram 36:
Earth over Fire forms the condition for Censorship. You are confronted by forces that challenge your convictions and goals. This is an ideal time to step into the background, listen, observe, and conceal your feelings, while maintaining your principles. You can transcend this challenging time. Avoid challenging the opinion of others. Letting things pass, even if you do not agree, is a good way to stay clear of trouble.

Changing line 5: Come into alignment with the current situation while keeping your ideas quiet.

Hexagram 30: Fire over Fire forms the condition for Synergy. Qualities of Fire include illumination and intelligence. This hexagram of fire over fire (double fire) represents an opportunity for leaders to inspire and enlighten others. Create synergy within yourself.In personal relationships, aligning your desires can bring good fortune. Alleviate pressures quietly.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Hexagram 34: Great Power changes to Hexagram 30: Synergy.

Changing lines: 2 and 6.

Hexagram 34:
Your influence is tremendous at this time. Being certain that your objectives are honorable, this is a favorable time to strengthen relationships and do good work from within establish

Changing line 2: Use your power wisely. Practice moderation. Avoid overconfidence.

Changing line 6: You will reach an impasse if you go too far. Quietly compose yourself in order to move forward.

Hexagram 30: Fire over Fire forms the condition for Synergy. Qualities of Fire include illumination and intelligence. This hexagram of fire over fire (double fire) represents an opportunity for leaders to inspire and enlighten others. Create synergy within yourself.In personal relationships, aligning your desires can bring good fortune. Alleviate pressures quietly.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Hexagram 47: Adversity changes to Hexagram 31: Attraction.

Changing lines: 2 and 3.

Hexagram 47:
Lake over Water forms the condition for Adversity. This is a time to make progress through action and not words. When faced with adversity, remain emotionally stable and optimistic. Hold your fears in check. Adversity can be transcended through proper conduct, will, and determination. Hold onto your vision.

Changing line 2: Your adversity may be coming from boredom and things coming to you too easily. Take on a worthy cause.

Changing line 3: Put your faith in situations and people that can support you. Do not allow yourself to become repressed needlessly.

Hexagram 31: Lake over Mountain forms the condition for Attraction. The Universe is held together by a complex network of various forms of attraction, which create all things. Your position of power influences the current circumstances. Allow your goal to influence and change you. The attraction is reciprocal.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Hexagram 37: Family changes to Hexagram 36: Censorship.

Changing lines: 5 and 6.

Hexagram 37:
Wind over Fire forms the condition for Family. Inner radiance is carried by the outer wind. This is a time to approach relationships as Family. Healthy families embody three qualities: love, faithfulness, and proper conduct. In order to improve your family, company, nation, or world, begin with yourself. Actions speak louder than words. Concentrate on your character. This is a time of good fortune.

Changing line 5: A healthy relationship exists between the leader and followers. Good fortune.

Changing line 6: Your sense of responsibility brings good fortune.

Hexagram 36: Earth over Fire forms the condition for Censorship. You are confronted by forces that challenge your convictions and goals. This is an ideal time to step into the background, listen, observe, and conceal your feelings, while maintaining your principles. You can transcend this challenging time. Avoid challenging the opinion of others. Letting things pass, even if you do not agree, is a good way to stay clear of trouble.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Hexagram 1: Creative Power.

There are no changing lines.

Hexagram 1:
Heaven over Heaven forms the condition for Creative Power.This is a time of accelerated growth. Take the initiative and direct your energy wisely. You have the opportunity to manifest personal desires and achieve happiness.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Monday, March 2, 2020

Hexagram 23: Deterioration

There are no changing lines.

Hexagram 23:
Mountain over Earth forms the condition for Deterioration. It is part of the natural order of ebb and flow. Contemplate this time with great care, particularly in financial and business matters. Build a secure foundation by consolidating relationships. Keep a low profile. Nurture your body and mind. Look for wisdom within. The time to move toward your goal will come again.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Hexagram 37: Family changes to Hexagram 63: After the End.

Changing line: 6.

Hexagram 37:
Wind over Fire forms the condition for Family. Inner radiance is carried by the outer wind. This is a time to approach relationships as Family. Healthy families embody three qualities: love, faithfulness, and proper conduct. In order to improve your family, company, nation, or world, begin with yourself. Actions speak louder than words. Concentrate on your character. This is a time of good fortune.

Changing line 6: Your sense of responsibility brings good fortune.

Hexagram 63: Water over Fire forms the condition for After the End. You have reached equilibrium and the end of a phase. Rather than relax, this is the time to contemplate and prepare for what is next. Changing circumstances and relationships provide the opportunity to strengthen your position and character. Take care of details along the way to help you successfully move toward what is next. Misfortune can be avoided through proper planning and foresight.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Hexagram 39: Obstacles.

There are no changing lines.

Hexagram 39:
Water over Mountain forms the condition for Obstacles. When water meets an obstacle, it stops flowing. A pause in motion allows the water a chance to gather strength, build up, and eventually flow over the obstacle. This hexagram is about obstructions that are most likely in your own thinking or of your own doing. A saying that best fits this hexagram is "You are caught between a rock and a hard place." Retreat, reflect, and self-correct to remove the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual obstacles in your path. Any strong negative emotions (such as fear, frustration, anger, blame, shame) are an indication that your energy is out of balance. A trusted friend or counselor may help you to identify the best way forward.

Sunday, February 9 2020

Sunday, February 9 2020

Hexagram 48: The Source changes to Hexagram 39: Obstacles.

Changing line 2.

Hexagram 48:
Water over Wind forms the condition for The Source. The Source is the inexhaustible pool of collective nourishment and truth available to each of us. With a peaceful and reflective approach, go deep inside to gain clarity about the matter at hand. The deeper you go, the more meaningful your insight may be. Practice acceptance over judgment.

Changing line 2: Fulfill your potential by being sought out for your gifts, talents and abilities.Contribute in meaningful ways.

Hexagram 39: Water over Mountain forms the condition for Obstacles. When water meets an obstacle, it stops flowing. A pause in motion allows the water a chance to gather strength, build up, and eventually flow over the obstacle. This hexagram is about obstructions that are most likely in your own thinking or of your own doing. A saying that best fits this hexagram is "You are caught between a rock and a hard place." Retreat, reflect, and self-correct to remove the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual obstacles in your path. Any strong negative emotions (such as fear, frustration, anger, blame, shame) are an indication that your energy is out of balance. A trusted friend or counselor may help you to identify the best way forward.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Hexagram 34: Great Power.

There are no changing lines.

Hexagram 34:
Thunder over Heaven forms the condition for Great Power. Your influence is tremendous at this time. Being certain that your objectives are honorable, this is a favorable time to strengthen relationships and do good work from within established conventions.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Hexagram 28: Critical Mass changes to Hexagram 43: Resolution.

Changing line 1.

Hexagram 28:
Lake over Wind forms the condition for Critical Mass. The time is right to act independently without fear. Important, serious and meaningful possibilities are coming to a head now. This could feel like a time of crisis. It is a good time to take a stand. Make decisions about your next move.

Changing line 1: Pay attention to the details associated with achieving your goal. It's OK to be cautious.

Hexagram 43: Lake over Heaven forms the condition for Resolution. Threatening forces are in a position to be eradicated. This must be done in the open and without violence. Deny your adversaries power by moving in the direction of what is good for common welfare. Raise issues frankly and honestly, without judgment. Bonds are strengthened as resolution springs from your heart.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Hexagram 1: Creative Power changes to Hexagram 54: Subordinate.

Changing lines: 3, 5 and 6.

Hexagram 1:
Heaven over Heaven forms the condition for Creative Power. This is a time of accelerated growth. Take the initiative and direct your energy wisely. You have the opportunity to manifest personal desires and achieve happiness.

Changing line 3: Stay focused on your vision and integrity to avoid distractions.

Changing line 5: Others look to you for guidance and inspiration as a result of your clear thinking.

Changing line 6: Adjust your ambitions so that you may achieve your dream.

Hexagram 54: Thunder over Lake forms the condition for Subordinate. This is a time to withdraw into the background and spend time strengthening your inner vision. If you are beginning a new job, correct early mistakes quickly and quietly. Acting as a subordinate, you can avoid error. Develop a long range ideal and focus on the future with clarity of purpose.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Hexagram 56: Traveling changes to Hexagram 15: Moderation.

Changing lines: 4 and 6.

Hexagram 56:
Fire over Mountain forms the condition for Traveling. You are moving through the situation at hand. You will move on. Clearly define your goals. Be honest and obliging. Avoid long term commitments in personal and social relationships. Maintain your integrity.

Changing line 4: You may feel unsettled about not yet reaching your goals. Stay focused on the end result.

Changing line 6: Stay clear of drama and distraction that pull you away from your goals for long term success.

Hexagram 15: Earth over Mountain forms the condition for Moderation. This is a time to balance extremes, moderate any unrealistic ideals, and harmonize interests. Concentrate on bringing equilibrium to your situations and relationships.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Hexagram 37: Family changes to Hexagram 14: Sovereignty.

Changing lines: 2, 4 and 6.

Hexagram 37:
Wind over Fire forms the condition for Family. Inner radiance is carried by the outer wind. This is a time to approach relationships as Family. Healthy families embody three qualities: love, faithfulness, and proper conduct. In order to improve your family, company, nation, or world, begin with yourself. Actions speak louder than words. Concentrate on your character. This is a time of good fortune.

Changing line 2: Focus on meeting the immediate needs of the group without force.

Changing line 4: Your sincere, genuine, and humble attempts to support others' well-being will lead to a successful outcome.

Changing line 6: Your sense of responsibility brings good fortune.

Hexagram 14: Lake over Heaven forms the condition for Sovereignty. This is a time of increased personal power and clarity for you. Proper behavior will bring you success. Keep your ego in check and express compassion towards others in your relationships. You are in the spotlight. Focus on qualities in yourself that enhance goodness and well-being.