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, 2020.

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, November 28, 2021

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Hexagram 34: Great Power changes to Hexagram 36: Censorship.

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

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

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, November 21, 2021

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Hexagram 23: Deterioration changes to Hexagram 27: Nourishing.

Changing line: 1.

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.

Changing line 1: Wait for a more opportune time to pursue your goals. Be aware of unsavory people who may undermine you.

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, November 14, 2021

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Hexagram 14: Sovereignty. There are no changing lines.

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, November 7, 2021

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Hexagram 21: Reform changes to Hexagram 56: Traveling.

Changing lines: 1 and 3.

Hexagram 21:
Fire over Thunder forms the condition for Reform. 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 3: Reform is necessary although you may lack the power and authority to bring it about. Your efforts are justified.

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.

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Hexagram 53: Developing changes to Hexagram 9: Restrained.

Changing lines: 1 and 2.

Hexagram 53:
Wind over Mountain forms the condition for Developing. This is a time natural unfolding of events. Allow the situation to develop gradually. Success comes as you maintain a clear vision of your plans while adapting to established traditions.

Changing line 1: You can use criticism to your advantage by refining your skills. This is a time to establish strong foundations.

Changing line 2: Feeling secure is a favorable time to share your good fortune with others.

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.

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Hexagram 31: Attraction changes to Hexagram 36: Censorship.

Changing lines: 1 , 4, and 5.

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.

Changing line 1: Change is in the air. More must be done to make it a reality.

Changing line 4: Maintain consistency and strength in your beliefs. Avoid manipulating others.

Changing line 5: The depth of your influence in external matters comes from within.

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, October 17, 2021

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Hexagram 57: Penetrating Influence changes to Hexagram 9: Restrained.

Changing line: 1.

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.

Changing line 1: Be decisive and stick with it.

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.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Hexagram 36: Censorship changes to Hexagram 63: After the End.

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 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.

Monday, October 4, 2021

Monday, October 4, 2021

Hexagram 2: Natural Response changes to Hexagram 55: Zenith.

Changing lines: 1, 3 and 4.

Hexagram 2:
Earth over Earth forms the condition for Natural Response. You are dealing with realities vs. potentials. Accept help from friends and associates and allow yourself to be led to the best possible position. Broaden your attitudes and opinions and view the world with an open mind. Others help you accomplish aims, it is not the time to act independently. Natural Response brings exceptional progress.

Changing line 1: Make preparations for the coming change.

Changing line 3: Do the best job possible, anonymously. Recognition will come later.

Changing line 4: Develop an inner reserve and maintain a low profile..

Hexagram 55: Thunder over Fire forms the condition for Zenith. You are at the peak. You fulfill your potential, achieve your goals or exhaust the possibilities. Move quickly. The Zenith is a brief period. Make the most of the matters at hand. Success and prosperity are imminent. Once on top, decline begins. It is a part of the natural cycle. Expect such change. All that you are creating will sustain you through the decline. Your successes will serve as the foundation for later growth. This is an ideal time for self discovery.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Hexagram 36: Censorship changes to Hexagram 24: Repeating.

Changing line 3.

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.

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.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Hexagram 37: Family changes to Hexagram 9: Restrained.

Changing line: 2.

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.

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.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Hexagram 9: Restrained changes to Hexagram 18: Repair.

Changing lines: 1 and 5.

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 1: Avoid forcing your way. Hold back at this time.

Changing line 5: Continue to develop your character to attain wisdom and insight.

Hexagram 18: Mountain over Wind forms the condition for Repair. The object of your inquiry would benefit from an adjustment. The time is excellent for making amends or changes. You have the ability to change or repair your circumstances. Consider the path that led to this situation and do not be lulled into inertia by the magnitude of the task. The situation will develop new energy and inspiration once the problems are removed. Avoid slipping back into complacency.

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Hexagram 50: Cosmic Order changes to Hexagram 56: Traveling.

Changing line: 2.

Hexagram 50:
Fire over Wind forms the condition for Cosmic Order. IWhen the development of the individual and the needs of the cosmos are in harmony, Cosmic Order exists. To flourish, align your aims and desires with the needs of the flow of the cosmos. Great deeds are possible when you act in harmony with the Cosmos.

Changing line 2: Standing apart from others will help you to achieve your goal. Good fortune.

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.

Sunday. August 29, 2021

Sunday. August 29, 2021

Hexagram 30: Synergy changes to Hexagram 49: Changing.

Changing lines: 1, 3, 5, and 6.

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.

Changing line 1: Keep your goal in mind continually to minimize confusion and error as you begin your new path.

Changing line 3: Cultivate an acceptance of fate and go with the ebb and flow of life.

Changing line 5: Things are changing for the better, even if currently accompanied by deep grief.

Changing line 6: Identify and eliminate the root source of the problem. Act in moderation. Be gentle with others.

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, August 22, 2021

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Hexagram 63: After the End changes to Hexagram 53: Developing.

Changing lines: 1 and 6.

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 1: You have set changes in motion and you may feel pressured to reconsider. Stay on course. You are correct.

Changing line 6: Take inspired action to continue your shifts and to meet your commitments and responsibilities.

Hexagram 53: Wind over Mountain forms the condition for Developing. This is a time natural unfolding of events. Allow the situation to develop gradually. Success comes as you maintain a clear vision of your plans while adapting to established traditions.

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Hexagram 16: Harmonize changes to Hexagram 39: Obstacles.

Changing lines: 3, 4 and 5.

Hexagram 16:
Thunder over Earth forms the condition for Harmonize. Listen to your inner voice. You are in a position to harmonize socially and communicate your ideas and interests. Do so by aligning your values with those of society and gain the cooperation of others. Anticipate what is needed. Select enthusiastic supporters. The path of truth is always the path of least resistance.

Changing line 3: Develop self motivation to maintain your independence and self reliance.

Changing line 4: Remain focused on your fundamental truths and principles for best results.

Changing line 6: Stay on top of your situation. Avoid boasting.

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, August 8, 2021

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Hexagram 7: Collective Force changes to Hexagram 24: Repeating.

Changing line: 1.

Hexagram 7:
Earth over Water forms the condition for Collective Force. You can tap into the energy of mass support if you communicate effectively and your goals are in line with the sentiments of society. Be supportive and generous with others. This is a favorable time to broaden ideals to encompass larger goals while leading people through education, generosity, and leniency.

Changing line 1: Order and discipline is required before taking action.

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.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Hexagram 62: Conscientiousness changes to Hexagram 31: Attraction.

Changing line: 5.

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.

Changing line 5: Seek help from others to accomplish your aims.

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, July 25, 2021

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Hexagram 45: Assembling changes to Hexagram 57: Penetrating Influence.

Changing lines: 2, 3, 4, and 6.

Hexagram 45:
Lake over Earth forms the condition for Assembling. Will you be participating in a group assembly? Strong bonds will be developed through shared common goals, The time is right to drop defenses. Be sincere and have a goal in mind. Shared bonds and goals unite people and groups. Alignment with goals brings confidence and well-being. Good fortune.

Changing line 2: Join with like-minded people who come to you naturally and easily. Be guided by inner truth. Be sincere and let the Universe (the Creative) do the work. Your sincerity is a driving force. Take action from a positive perspective that moves things forward.

Changing line 3: Achieve your aim by aligning yourself with a key member of the group.

Changing line 4: Join with others to serve a larger goal. Your sacrifice will yield success.

Changing line 6: Wait for a more favorable time to unite with others. Attempts to do so now will bring frustration.

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, July 18, 2021

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Hexagram 39: Obstacles changes to Hexagram 33: Retreat.

Changing lines: 4 and 6.

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.

Changing line 4: Unite with one or more helpers to overcome obstacles facing you.

Changing line 6: Allow wisdom to guide you to success in this matter.

Hexagram 33: Heaven over Mountain forms the condition for Retreat. Withdraw from struggle and opposing forces at this time. This is a time to go within, reflect, and develop inner wisdom, strength, and reserve. When the proper time to advance comes, you will be ready.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Hexagram 23: Deterioration changes to Hexagram 4: Inexperience.

Changing line: 2.

Hexagram 23:
Mountain over Earth forms the condition for Deterioration. IIt 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.

Changing line 2: Follow good examples and do the right thing.

Hexagram 4: Mountain over Water forms the condition for Inexperience. Know that you do not know what to do. Examine blind spots, ask for help, and discover what you must learn. Consider the advice of your Advisor. There is something new to discover as you continue to cultivate your character. "Empty vessels" have room to collect, gather and store what is needed or what would be helpful.

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Hexagram 63: After the End changes to Hexagram 22: Grace.

Changing lines: 5 and 6.

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 5: Be reserved and graceful in public displays of triumph. Express humility.

Changing line 6: Take inspired action to continue your shifts and to meet your commitments and responsibilities.

Hexagram 22: Mountain over Fire forms the condition for Grace. Fire at the foot of the Mountain creates a perfect time to bring clarity to your mind, happiness to your heart, and peace to your soul. This is an enriching time for self development and self expression. An exceptional time for inspiration.

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Sunday, June 27, 2021

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.

June 20, 2021

June 20, 2021

Hexagram 52: Meditation changes to Hexagram 18: Repair.

Changing lines: 2 and 4.

Hexagram 52:
Mountain over Mountain forms the condition for Meditation. The Mountain is about stillness. As you calm your mind and quiet your ego, you transcend inner turmoil. It is a wonderful way to ground and center your energy, renewing body, mind and spirit. True objectivity will help you to know when and when not to act. Cultivating inner peace will help you to act in harmony with the times, avoiding impulsiveness. Stop your thoughts and experience being fully present.

Changing line 2: You are swept along by your goals and the events you've set in motion.

Changing line 4: Your frame of mind is conducive to self mastery. Transcend your ego.

Hexagram 18: Mountain over Wind forms the condition for Repair. The object of your inquiry would benefit from an adjustment. The time is excellent for making amends or changes. You have the ability to change or repair your circumstances. Consider the path that led to this situation and do not be lulled into inertia by the magnitude of the task. The situation will develop new energy and inspiration once the problems are removed. Avoid slipping back into complacency.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Hexagram 55: Zenith.

There are no changing lines.

Hexagram 55:
Thunder over Fire forms the condition for Zenith. You are at the peak. You fulfill your potential, achieve your goals or exhaust the possibilities. Move quickly. The Zenith is a brief period. Make the most of the matters at hand. Success and prosperity are imminent. Once on top, decline begins. It is a part of the natural cycle. Expect such change. All that you are creating will sustain you through the decline. Your successes will serve as the foundation for later growth. This is an ideal time for self discovery.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Hexagram 40: Liberation changes to Hexagram 32: Continuing.

Changing line: 3.

Hexagram 40:
 Thunder over Water forms the condition for Liberation. It is within your power to resolve issues, release stuck emotions, and stalled patterns which have blocked your progress. Forgive past mistakes and transgressions. Clear the ground for new growth, taking firm action now. The future is promising.

Changing line 3: Apply discipline and control to avoid humiliation by those who want to undermine you.

Hexagram 14: 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, May 30, 2021

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Hexagram 58: Encouraging changes to Hexagram 54: Subordinate.

Changing line 5.

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.

Changing line 5: Be selective with your interactions with others. Avoid relationships with inferior people or elements.

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, May 23, 2021

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Hexagram 62: Conscientiousness changes to Hexagram 36: Censorship.

Changing lines: 4 and 6.

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.

Changing line 4: Stay low right now. Do not forge ahead or force issues.

Changing line 6: Adjust your amibitions for ultimate success.

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, May 16, 2021

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Hexagram 64: Before the End changes to Hexagram 7: Collective Force.

Changing lines: 4 and 6.

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.

Changing line 4: You can achieve your goal by overcoming difficulties with determination and discipline. Good fortune will result.

Changing line 6: Celebrate your shifts and anticipated well-being without indulging in excess. Maintain your vision.

Hexagram 7: Earth over Water forms the condition for Collective Force. You can tap into the energy of mass support if you communicate effectively and your goals are in line with the sentiments of society. Be supportive and generous with others. This is a favorable time to broaden ideals to encompass larger goals while leading people through education, generosity, and leniency.

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Hexagram 28: Critical Mass changes to Hexagram 32: Continuing.

Changing lines: 4, 5 and 6.

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 4: Draw from your inner strength to achieve your goal..

Changing line 5: Acknowledge the realities of your environment. Ground your energy and stabilize yourself as you move ahead.

Achievement of your goal may require sacrifice. Pay attention to the reality of what is happening.

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, May 2, 2021

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Hexagram 10: Conduct changes to Hexagram 1: Creative Power.

Changing line: 3.

Hexagram 10:
Heaven over Lake forms the condition for Conduct. Everything depends on how you conduct yourself now. This can be a very positive time and it can also be one filled with challenges. Success will come through dignity, composure, courtesy, and thoughtfulness. It may be necessary to be discriminating with your choice of acquaintances. It can also be a time to cultivate your inner growth and further develop your self worth.

Changing line 3: Cultivate your personal power to fit your ambitious goals.

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.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Hexagram 45: Assembling changes to Hexagram 12: Stagnation.

Changing line: 6.

Hexagram 45:
Lake over Earth forms the condition for Assembling. Will you be participating in a group assembly? Strong bonds will be developed through shared common goals, The time is right to drop defenses. Be sincere and have a goal in mind. Shared bonds and goals unite people and groups. Alignment with goals brings confidence and well-being. Good fortune.

Changing line 6: Wait for a more favorable time to unite with others. Attempts to do so now will bring frustration.

Hexagram 12: Heaven over Earth forms the condition for Stagnation. Growth has stopped and things are at an impasse temporarily. Do not try to influence others. This is a time to hold onto your values, principles, and inner confidence. Remove yourself from any situation that causes conflict. This time will pass.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Hexagram 61: Insight changes to Hexagram 26: Potential Energy.

Changing lines: 3 and 5.

Hexagram 61:
Wind over Lake forms the condition for Insight. This is a time for achievement through the power of insight. Be open and free of prejudice. Move beyond mind into pure observation and acceptance. Negotiate in disputes and moderate rigid ideas. Rely upon your inner strength and character.

Changing line 3: Balance comes from within and is cultivated over time. Don’t allow external relationships to drive your moods.

Changing line 5: You are in a position of leadership on this matter as others looks to you for guidance.

Hexagram 26: Mountain over Heaven forms the condition for Potential Energy. Knowledge is accumulating. Keep still and hold onto what is correct in the face of pressure. Continue to develop your character and cultivate beneficial relationships. Keep still under pressure. Treat others with gentleness, patience and forgiveness.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Hexagram 50: Cosmic Order changes to Hexagram 1: Creative Power.

Changing lines: 1, 5 and 6.

Hexagram 50:
Fire over Wind forms the condition for Cosmic Order. When the development of the individual and the needs of the cosmos are in harmony, Cosmic Order exists. To flourish, align your aims and desires with the needs of the flow of the cosmos. Great deeds are possible when you act in harmony with the Cosmos.

Changing line 1: Attaining a worthy goal may require an unorthodox approach. You can succeed with limited experience.

Changing line 5: Continue to develop your character as you gain insight and wisdom.

Changing line 6: This is a favorable time for all to benefit.

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..

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Hexagram 9: Restrained changes to Hexagram 40: Liberation.

Changing lines: 1, 3, 4, 5, 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 1: Avoid forcing your way. Hold back at this time.

Changing line 3: Minor opposition. Letting go brings inner freedom.

Changing line 4: Also be realistic. Revise your plans to achieve your goals.

Changing line 5: Continue to develop your character to attain wisdom and insight.

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

Hexagram 40: Thunder over Water forms the condition for Liberation. It is within your power to resolve issues, release stuck emotions, and stalled patterns which have blocked your progress. Forgive past mistakes and transgressions. Clear the ground for new growth, taking firm action now. The future is promising.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Hexagram 61: Insight changes to Hexagram 42: Benefit.

Changing line: 2.

Hexagram 61:
Wind over Lake forms the condition for Insight. This is a time for achievement through the power of insight. Be open and free of prejudice. Move beyond mind into pure observation and acceptance. Negotiate in disputes and moderate rigid ideas. Rely upon your inner strength and character.

Changing line 2: Your words and actions significantly impact others. Your influence runs deep.

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.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Hexagram 50: Cosmic Order changes to Hexagram 14: Sovereignty.

Changing line: 1

Hexagram 50:
When the development of the individual and the needs of the cosmos are in harmony, Cosmic Order exists. To flourish, align your aims and desires with the needs of the flow of the cosmos. Great deeds are possible when you act in harmony with the Cosmos.

Changing line 1: Attaining a worthy goal may require an unorthodox approach. You can succeed with limited experience.

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.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Hexagram 47: Adversity changes to Hexagram 45: Assembling.

Changing line: 2.

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.

Hexagram 45: Lake over Heaven forms the condition for Assembling. Will you be participating in a group assembly? Strong bonds will be developed through shared common goals, The time is right to drop defenses. Be sincere and have a goal in mind. Shared bonds and goals unite people and groups. Alignment with goals brings confidence and well-being. Good fortune.

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Sunday, March 7, 2021

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, February 28, 2021

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Hexagram 37: Family changes to Hexagram 23: Deterioration.

Changing lines: 1, 3 and 5.

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 1: Define roles and responsibilities at the beginning of relationships and activities to support good fortune.

Changing line 3: Select a moderate path to create order in the situation. Avoid indulgence.

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

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 21, 2021

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Hexagram 48: The Source changes to Hexagram 46: Advancement.

Changing line: 5.

Hexagram 37:
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 5: Fulfill your potential by being sought out for your gifts, talents and abilities. Contribute in meaningful ways.

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.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Hexagram 56: Traveling changes to Hexagram 31: Attraction.

Changing lines: 5 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 5: As you establish new roots, humility and generosity will meet with acceptance and success.

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

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, February 7, 2021

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Hexagram 51: Shocking

There are no changing lines

Hexagram 51:
Thunder over Thunder forms the condition for Shocking. The sudden force of double thunder represents very powerful and intense energy. Similar to spring, the time is right for new growth to burst forth. This energy can be unpredictable, bringing you close to the inner workings of your nature. Although fear may inspire you to make initial changes, the sudden force of stored energy ultimately yields progress. Use this time to inspire yourself to make personal changes that will increase your vitality and success.

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Hexagram 23: Deterioration changes to Hexagram 8: Unity.

Changing lines: 5 and 6.

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.

Changing line 5: A change for the better is taking shape and opposing forces may come together through mutual cooperation.

Changing line 6: The forces of Deterioration have ended. Power will return to persons of worthwhile vision.

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.

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Hexagram 51: Shocking changes to Hexagram 30: Synergy.

Changing lines: 3 and 6.

Hexagram 51:
Thunder over Thunder forms the condition for Shocking. The sudden force of double thunder represents very powerful and intense energy. Similar to spring, the time is right for new growth to burst forth. This energy can be unpredictable, bringing you close to the inner workings of your nature. Although fear may inspire you to make initial changes, the sudden force of stored energy ultimately yields progress. Use this time to inspire yourself to make personal changes that will increase your vitality and success.

Changing line 3: Choose a positive way or path to move through shock, particularly that resulting from fate.

Changing line 6: Retreat is the best course at this time, although others may criticize you for doing so.

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, January 17, 2021

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Hexagram 56: Travelling.

There are no changing lines.

Hexagram 56:
Fire over Mountain forms the condition for Travelling. 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.

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Sunday, January 10, 2021

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

Changing lines: 1, 2 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 1: It is a mistake to proceed with your plan at this time. Wait.

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

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, January 3, 2021

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Hexagram 40: Liberation changes to Hexagram 50: Cosmic Order.

Changing lines: 1 and 3.

Hexagram 40:
Thunder over Water forms the condition for Liberation. It is within your power to resolve issues, release stuck emotions, and stalled patterns which have blocked your progress. Forgive past mistakes and transgressions. Clear the ground for new growth, taking firm action now. The future is promising.

Changing line 3: Apply discipline and control to avoid humiliation by those who want to undermine you.

Changing line 6: Smart planning and good timing will alleviate the obstacle on your path to success.

Hexagram 50: Fire over Wind forms the condition for Cosmic Order. When the development of the individual and the needs of the cosmos are in harmony, Cosmic Order exists. To flourish, align your aims and desires with the needs of the flow of the cosmos. Great deeds are possible when you act in harmony with the Cosmos.