I Ching, Yijing or Zhou Yi
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  Yi Jing, Oracle of the Moon

trigram Lake
trigram Earth

Hexagram 45

Cuì, Gathering

Gua Poem:
Assemble, expansion. The king serves the temple. Fruitful to see a great man. Expansion. Fruitful to determine. Use big sacrificial bulls, auspicious. Fruitful to proceed probing.

The great image says: A marsh on the earth, gathering. The noble one keeps weaponry in good repair and is alert for danger.

  Cuì: the ideogram and the story (NEW). What does it mean for your question?
  This hexagram is complementary to hex.26.

Top 6: Moans and sighs, tears and snot. Without fault.
If you want to cooperate, then make yourself be heard. So ask, explain, suggest, inspire or complain- anything which makes them know your intentions or needs. Feedback is an important part of relations, and its members or tools need to be whole and strong.
(Changes to hex.12)   Mirror

9 at 5: Gathering has ranks. Without fault. Not inspiring. Great ever-flowing determination. Regrets go away.
In big gatherings it is important to have everything organized. It is the base of international companies or the army. But roles and inspiration exclude each other mutually, so just do what you have to do.
(Changes to hex.16)  Mirror

9 at 4: Great auspiciousness. Without fault.
Gather around you - or join - what really belongs with you, and yet leave all in its/their own value. It makes realizing of ideals possible. One can put one’s ideas to the trial, help each other in materializing abstract thoughts and develop an idea along many different paths. 
(Changes to hex.8)   Mirror

6 at 3: Then gathering, then moaning. No ground for fruitfulness. To proceed is without fault. Small distress.
For a coherent whole one needs consistent perseverance. Do not find out if it works - make it work. Feelings will always be changeable, one cannot demand perfection and constancy. Just hold on to it.
(Changes to hex.31)   Mirror

6 at 2: Being led is auspicious. Without fault. If there is truth, then it is fruitful to use a Yue-sacrifice.
Make use of the opportunity to become a member of a group. With others or in yourself. Don’t let it go by, it is not easy to make it happen. But the real thing starts when you trust them - or yourself. Don't ask (or try to give) perfection.
(Changes to hex.47)  Mirror

Initial 6: Being true not to the end. Then chaos, then gathering. Like when crying, one handful restores laughing. Do not worry. To proceed is without fault.
No one is always true, but if one reaches out to each other, harmony can always be restored again. Contact is much more important than being perfect. Unity is a question of staying in touch, interested in each others mental whereabouts or, in an enterprise, keeping sight of the overall picture.
(Changes to hex.17)  Mirror

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last update: August 11, 2019


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