Category Archives for Transformations

01 – determination

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 moment, just before … Continue reading

29. August 2019 by kus
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02 – the receptive

A nurturing place. A place like… chicken soup…. “And what is that supposed to mean?”, some users ask. Well, my background consideration behind this wording is more or less the following: If you’re not feeling well, if, for example, you’re … Continue reading

28. August 2019 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. August 2019 by kus
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04 – youthful folly

Basically hexagram 04 – youthful folly gives directions, shows us the way. But to see it is really an art. And yet, just seeing it is not enough. It is not enough that the path just shines up in front … Continue reading

26. August 2019 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

25. August 2019 by kus
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07 – the army

These days – and just as this last question on the list below reached me – I have been thinking about the process of selfactualization. Our self, what-we-are, is a dynamic process that constantly evolves, progresses, “actualizes”, bringing our goals, … Continue reading

23. August 2019 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:

21. August 2019 by kus
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10 – treading (conduct)

Scope of Questions Recently I received a new inquiry regarding Hexagram 10 – treading (conduct) – besides the below mentioned case studies. Again, it is about an important decision that has been made and the process of carefully re-examining this … Continue reading

20. August 2019 by kus
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13 – fellowship with men

In the meantime, I have received a whole series of inquiries regarding hexagram 13 – Fellowship with Men. I am slowly getting the impression that the lower trigram, Li, might be a linchpin for the various situations delineated below. Lower … Continue reading

17. August 2019 by kus
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14 – possession in great measure

Regarding Hexagram 14 – Possession in Great Measure I received several comments (see below). In part they describe quite serious life circumstances. My impression is that these people possess something great, something that carries them through these situations or at … Continue reading

16. August 2019 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

14. August 2019 by kus
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21 – biting through

Changes. Is that what hexagram 21 – biting through is about? About how to fundamentally change things, relationships, modes of behavior in one’s own life? I almost get the impression. This weekend I wrote to a friend who is in … Continue reading

09. August 2019 by kus
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64 – before completion

Case Studies Over the past few weeks users have shared three different scenarios with me that the I Ching had all answered with hexagram 64 – before completion. Here a short description of the individual situations: Situation A: A somewhat … Continue reading

19. November 2018 by kus
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52 – keeping still

Case Study A user consults the I Ching with the following concern: “How can I get to work independently in my profession?” She adds: “This year I attended a professional training. Ever since I play with the idea of working … Continue reading

17. September 2018 by kus
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18 – work on what has been spoiled

Case Study A user asks the I Ching the following question: “XY wants no more contact with me, quite abruptly and without explanation. I do not know what is going on and would like to understand what I shall do … Continue reading

31. May 2018 by kus
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34 – the power of the great

Case Study A user has the following question: “Is it correct not to sign the new contract, even if I risk that my cooperation [with the company] will end?” The situation “Endless negotiations for a freelance contract; last problem in … Continue reading

03. May 2018 by kus
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30 – the clinging

Case Studies A user has the following concern: “There is a colleague in my current job and I do not know exactly to what extent I can rely on her support …. Consulting the I Ching resulted in 30 – … Continue reading

16. January 2018 by kus
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19 – approach

Case Study A user asks the following question: “Was it just my own thought … or did I really hear his voice? ” The I Ching’s response is hexagram 19 – approach.

15. January 2018 by kus
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23 – splitting apart

Case Study Hexagram 23 – splitting apart comes up as a variant of hexagram 35 – progress regarding the following question of a user: “What kind of approach / working method is best suitable for my artistic work?”

09. January 2018 by kus
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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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