Category Archives for Transformations

63 – after completion

Scope of Questions A user would like to give up his (breadwinning) job and fully devote himself to a literary activity. His specific question: “In what situation I’m in right now?” A user works as a lecturer and strongly identifies … Continue reading

08. August 2016 by kus
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58 – the joyous

Scope of Questions In context of hexagram 58 – the Joyous users asked the I Ching the following questions: For a long time a user searched for a person to whom he had broken off contact some time ago. His … Continue reading

08. August 2016 by kus
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56 – the wanderer

Scope of Questions I received the following inquiry regarding hexagram 56 – the Wanderer: The user’s question is: “What I can do to enjoy my life?” She describes her overall situation as follows: “I cannot bear disharmony with other people, … Continue reading

08. August 2016 by kus
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54 – the marrying maiden

Scope of Questions The Marrying Maiden – what a programatischer title! Although hexagram  54- The Marrying Maiden most probably speaks about beginnings (beyond partnership!) in general, I have received the corresponding request:  A user asks: “What is the current state … Continue reading

08. August 2016 by kus
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53 – development

Scope of Questions A user writes: “The development was sketched out, but I refused to see it. My inability to have a healthy relationship let me only see myself, never community. Now there is this gap, I’m all alone. Actually … Continue reading

08. August 2016 by kus
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51 – arousing

Scope of Questions A user has recently been promoted, i.e. internally ascended to a higher position. But he does not get along with the new challenge: he feels not being taken seriously by colleagues and employees. His question to the … Continue reading

08. August 2016 by kus
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47 – oppression

Scope of Questions Here some questions and also a very individual interpretation of hexagram 47 – Oppression: “How well developed is my ability to have relationships?” “Why is my own life, my urge for self expression, so massively blocked by … Continue reading

08. August 2016 by kus
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46 – pushing upward

Scope of Questions Several users describe situations and questions regarding Hexagram 46 – Pushing Upward: In my family, it is all about success and competition. And I always was the loser, “the problem”. On the occasion of my new beginnings … Continue reading

08. August 2016 by kus
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44 – coming to meet

Scope of Questions Several users have worked with Hexagram 44 – Coming to Meet and shared their questions:  “I fell in love with a married man and now waver back and forth. My question: What is there to learn for … Continue reading

08. August 2016 by kus
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42 – increase

Scope of Questions In the context of hexagram 42 – Increase users share the following concerns with me: A user analyzes his current situation as follows: “Nothing is at stake and it was not an ego-driven decision of my will … Continue reading

08. August 2016 by kus
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37 – the clan

Scope of Questions I received the following inquiry regarding hexagram 37 – the Clan: “I have been trying to start a venture: I have done research and know the field. But it all goes slow. I just keep feeling that … Continue reading

07. August 2016 by kus
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29 – the abysmal

Scope of Questions So far there was one feedback regarding hexagram 29 – the Abysmal: Due to circumstances beyond her control the user lives in an international long distance relationship. Her libertarian partner does fine with it, for herself it … Continue reading

07. August 2016 by kus
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28 – preponderance of the great

Scope of Questions For hexagram 28 – Preponderance of the Great users shared various – in part dramatic – situations with me. What is the common denominator? Eventually, how important it is, in the darkest moment, to be centered, to … Continue reading

07. August 2016 by kus
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27 – providing nourishment

Scope of Questions So far I received the following inquiries regarding hexagram 27 – Providing Nourishment: A user asks: “What I should do regarding a man, who I would like to know better?” For more than a year now a … Continue reading

05. August 2016 by kus
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25 – innocence

Scope of Questions 無妄 wú wàng – A Japanese friend tells me about the meaning of the Chinese characters in the Chinese name of hexagram 25 – innocence. The first character means “scarifier tooth of the tiger”, the second one … Continue reading

05. August 2016 by kus
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16 – enthusiasm

Scope of Questions Regarding hexagram 16 – Enthusiasm I received a couple of questions concerning quite different issues; what unites them in my understanding is the disorientation that speaks out of them. Interesting that the I Ching dis-advises action and … Continue reading

05. August 2016 by kus
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24 – return

Scope of Questions In the meantime I received two more inquiries regarding hexagram 24 – Return: A user asked I Ching: “How can I deal with a person in my environment who tries to do damage to me and seems … Continue reading

04. August 2016 by kus
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07 – the army

Scope of Questions So far there are two comments that were sent in regarding hexagram 07 – The Army:

14. June 2016 by kus
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13 – fellowship with men

Scope of Questions In the meantime some more comments/situations were sent in regarding hexagram 13 – Fellowship with Men:

13. June 2016 by kus
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40 – deliverance

Scope of Questions Sometimes unexpected twists arise from what initially gave us uneasy feelings. Especially when we examine ambiguous emotional states with a clear head: are these gut feelings actually related to the current situation, to the here-and-now? A cool … Continue reading

31. May 2016 by kus
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09 – the taming power of the small

Scope of Questions A couple of comments were sent in regarding hexagram 09 – The Taming Power of the Small. Overall, this hexagram seems to be about important decisions. Here a selection:

31. May 2016 by kus
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14 – possession in great measure

Scope of Questions Li, fire, represents our ability to differentiate between “clear” (i. e. useful, purposeful), and “unclear”, (i. e. useless, obsolete). The better we know ourselves, the easier it is to distinguish: what is important, what is not important? … Continue reading

30. May 2016 by kus
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43 – break-through

Scope of Questions All one with myself for a moment. All centered, undisturbed by the world’s demands. This is my moment for taking a deep breath. So far, there was only one comment regarding hexagramm 43 – Break-Through: “How can … Continue reading

30. May 2016 by kus
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05 – waiting

Scope of Questions Waiting for the perfect moment. Waiting for the auspicious gap. Waiting for the best moment to intervene. Although the world is anything but quiet. Like a cat waiting to pounce… There were a few inquiries regarding 05 … Continue reading

27. May 2016 by kus
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03 – difficulty at the beginning

Scope of Questions A number of inquies reached me regarding hexagram 03 – Difficulty at the Beginning. Here are some of them:

27. May 2016 by kus
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01 – determination

Scope of Questions A moment of rest. 01 – Determination (or: the Creative, Heaven) is one of the I Ching’s few static hexagrams. Static as a wave, when it reaches its peak while pushing towards the beach. Standing still, freezing… a … Continue reading

26. May 2016 by kus
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11 – peace

Case Studies Two users each get Hexagram 11 – peace as the I Ching’s response to their individual questions or situations. Here are the two starting points: Situation A: I am dissatisfied with my car and would like to buy … Continue reading

18. February 2015 by kus
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36 – darkening of the light

Case Study A user describes her situation as follows: “I feel lots of love for the children, the love for my partner, however, is gone. I wish it was different, but this is as things are now. I feel a … Continue reading

17. February 2015 by kus
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17 – following

Case Study A user asks the I Ching the following question: “How will my financial situation develop?” The I Ching replies her with Hexagram 17 – following. Hexagram 17 – following begins with Zhen, the thunder (lower trigram): decision-making determination, … Continue reading

11. February 2015 by kus
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04 – youthful folly

Case Studies A user asks the I Ching the following question: “What should I do to change / improve my financial situation?” The I Ching answers her with Hexagram 04 – youthful folly. External situations are a mirror of our … Continue reading

10. February 2015 by kus
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