10 – treading (conduct)

778777I was told two job stories these days. Both situations involve encroaching employers. In one case, extra (unpaid) hours are demanded with a flimsy justification; in the other, extra tasks were assigned that require extra work, which is then not paid. The I Ching‘s commentary in both cases is 10 – the treading. Continue reading “10 – treading (conduct)”

38 – opposition

…and I return to the world: my (re-)birth!

What reactions do I get? What are the environment’s responses? Am I received with with open arms, listened to carefully? Or does nobody really care about what I have to say, preferring the old “me”? And, how do I respond? No, definitely not retelling the old, pleasing stories. But: my true story. Anything else would result in a false life and we know: there is no right life amidst wrongs. Continue reading “38 – opposition”

40 – deliverance

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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 head may bring liberation. And gut feelings may cause avalanches. In any direction.

I received the following comments regarding hexagram 40 – Deliverance: Continue reading “40 – deliverance”

47 – oppression

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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 external needs this year? How can I resolve the conflict?

When working with hexagram 47 – Oppression the user developed his reading of the hexagram which I reproduce here:

  • “My impulse to express myself artistically is absolutely fine. This impulse results in my energy, the outer impulses (= external needs) bring inspiration and enrich my self-expression. They both procedurally belong together; the subjective is fertilized by encounter and vice versa. There is no contradiction, and it will cost no extra energy – as long as I am aware of it!”

Here a few more questions regarding hexagram 47 – oppression:

  • One user asks: “How about a short trip to XY this week?”
  • Another user writes: “Right now I’m in an acute emergency situation with my apartment, but I can’t move away easily either. Therefore, my question to the I Ching was, ‘What will it come down to with my housing situation – leave or stay?’. The answer was hexagram 47 – oppression. I then asked ‘How will I get out of the distress?’ and received hexagram 23 – splitting apart for the answer.”

The current interpretation can be found here: http://www.no2do.com/hexagramme_en/878778.htm

54 – the marrying maiden

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Scope of Questions

The Marrying Maiden – what a programmatic 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 of our connection: Will we have a relationship?”

The current interpretation can be found here: http://www.no2do.com/hexagramme_en/778788.htm

64 – before completion

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Scope of Questions

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 obscure relationship. The user asked the I Ching what is the best for her to do in the matter.
  • Situation B: To save his marriage user B has radically turned away from a to him very important person. He loves his wife and children. Nevertheless he just cannot get this other woman out of his mind. Continue reading “64 – before completion”

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