I Ching, Yijing or Zhou Yi
"Oracle of the moon": © 2000 LiSe

  Yi Jing, Oracle of the Moon

Hexagram 02

The field

trigram Earth
Trigram Earth

Kūn: the ideogram and the story (NEW). What does it mean for your question?

Gua Poem (the invocation):
Field, eminent - expansion
Harvest - divination about a mare
The noble one proceeds probing
As pioneer he meets with confusion
In the rear he finds a master
Fruitful to find friends in the Southwest and to lose friends in the Northeast
A divination about peace

  The great image says: The basic disposition of Kun is female. 
The noble one carries everything with great generosity.

  Hex.2 is complementary to hex.1 Earth can create reality, but needs the structures, plans and laws from Heaven. Try to find the balance between those two, plan with reality in mind, act based on clear rules. 

  All lines: Fruitful: everlasting divination.
  A new time is arriving. If you can turn towards it and cooperate, it will be a prosperous time. Forget personal wishes, enjoy this new growth of possibilities, many of them will be fruitful if you embrace them without regretting the past. See 'contrasts'.
  (Hex.2's contrast is 1 Timing)

  Top 6: Dragons struggle in the wild. Their blood is black and yellow.
  Not accepting the end of a period means one brings about a life full of difficulties. One does not only fight what happens, but more than anything else one fights oneself. Move with the change and a new opening will appear.
 (Hex.2's 23 Stripping  A strong mind will survive)  Mirror

  6 at 5: Yellow skirt. Eminent auspiciousness.
  No need to show who you are, it shows in what you do. The heart shines through the outward appearance and actions. Who is strong does not need to raise his voice, a good ruler does not need to display his authority.
 (Hex.2's 8 Stand by: Cooperation without coercion)  Mirror

  6 at 4: Enclosed in a bag. Without fault, without praise.
  A ready-made judgment or choice of good and evil narrows the mind and makes it unfit to follow the time. Earth gives every being room for its own Dao. Silence and acceptance are powerful tools, they can heal both your heart and your relations.
 (Hex.2's 16 Weaving Images: Share your dreams and inspire others)  Mirror

  6 at 3: Concealed qualities permit divination. The consequence may be king's affairs. Without accomplishment, he completes.
  One's inner pattern decides what one really accomplishes, not the visible results. Qualities are the road to genuine achievements, even when they don't show.
 (Hex.2's 15 Respect: Doing things the way they want to be done)  Mirror

  6 at 2: The land bestowed is great. Without divining again there is nothing that does not bear fruit.
When you have a space where you can live or work, and accept it as your life, then it is always big enough. Make good use of it and it will yield many harvests.
 (Hex.2's 7 Leader: Living what you do)  Mirror

  Initial 6: Treading on hoarfrost, hard ice is arriving.
  Every thing and every time has its Dao. The earlier one sees its signs, the better one can act according to them - or retreat from harming ones. One’s degree of sight and insight decides about the direction one’s life might take. One's ability to act or withdraw timely decides if it actually will.
 (Hex.2's 24 Recover The return to the right way should never be far away)  Mirror

  No lines changing: you can try to do things, but they may fail or even backfire. If there's nothing that should (or can) be done, then this might be a good time to relax and refuel. The Poem and the Image are guides that show you the best way to do that.

  Trigrams offer possibilities that the hexagram-texts don't show.

More about the lines of hex.2 and their characters

Meanings of line-places
Multiple lines changing

last update: 06.09.2023


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