I Ching reading, interpreting and understanding your I Ching reading results
The I Ching is a Chinese system of philosophy and divination contained in a book that is over 3000 years old. It has had a major influence on the course of Chinese cultural development for all that time. It could justifiably be said that the wisdom of thousands of years has gone into the making of the I Ching.
I Ching Oracle - What do I do?
Telling your fortune is the goal so firstly you must decide on the question to ask. Is it to be about your love life? Is the new love the right one at last? Perhaps you want insight into your employment. A new job, is promotion possible, being downsized? So, first frame your question then concentrate on it until you are calm and focused. Then click the reading link in the left menu. Your answer will be displayed in a format described below.
The I Ching as a system of divination is based on 64 hexagrams. A hexagram is returned in response to a users question or query. Traditionally the hexagram is produced by tossing three identical coins six times or by a system using 49 yarrow stalks. Each hexagram is a picture consisting of six horizontal lines. For example Fig. 1 shows the hexagram T'ung Jen, hexagram 13 or Fellowship with men.
Each line can be one of four types.
- Changing Yang
- Changing Yin
Notice that two of the lines in Fig.1 are so called changing lines. Line 2 ( count from the bottom of the hexagram) is a changing Yin line. Line 5 is a changing Yang line. A hexagrams changing lines are significant. The changing lines indicate that the situation represented by the hexagram is evolving to another form. This other form is also represented by a hexagram. In the example in Fig. 1 the two changing lines create the new hexagram Ta Yu hexagram 14 or Possession in great measure. Changing lines will not be produced every time a divination is performed. Take careful note of their meaning should they occur.
Enter your name and question and select a reading type from the form (If you wish you can just click the Get your reading button without doing this). You will then get an answer such as the one below.
The pertinent parts of the reading are the Name of the hexagram, the Judgement, the image and any moving lines you have drawn. The moving lines relevant to you will appear in the khaki color. If there are any moving lines the second changed hexagram will appear under the first, as below. There will be no moving lines in the second hexagram.
The I Ching's answer to my question "Will I be rich soon?" is probably not! Why?
Look at the first hexagrams Judgement.
The Marrying Maiden. Undertakings bring misfortune. Nothing that would further.
Then consider the Image;
Thunder over the lake: The image of The Marrying Maiden. Thus the superior man Understands the transitory In the light of the eternity of the end.
There was one moving line in the third place.
() Six in the third place means:
The marrying maiden as a slave. She marries as a concubine.
Not, you will agree much hope for riches!
Finally look at the second hexagrams Judgement and
In this case we have an interesting hexagram, number 34 or The Power of the Great, so not withstanding the poor prospects offered by the first hexagram perhaps there is hope yet. Note that the second hexagrams Judgement does not include any augury of success, more a warning of excess.
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