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

trigram Mountain
trigram Mountain

Hexagram 52

Gèn, Individuality

Gua Poem:
To stabilize one's back, not holding on to one's body. To move in one's court, not seeing one's people. Without fault.

The great image says: Joined mountains: stability. The noble one does not permit his thoughts to go beyond his situation.

  Gèn: the ideogram and the story (NEW) What does it mean for your question?
  This hexagram is complementary to hex.58.

Top 9: Magnanimous and stable. Auspicious.
A clear and easy conscience is the gateway to a calm and balanced mind. Everything one does unto others reflects back upon oneself. 
(Changes to hex.15)  Mirror

6 at 5: Stabilize one's jawbone. The words have order. Regrets disappear.
Think before you talk. Impulsivity may have a charm of its own, but it also has a habit of being off the mark. A wrong word can cling to you for years, it can hurt deeply, and very often it cannot be recalled. It is not closer to your truth, often thinking gets closer.
(Changes to hex.53)  Mirror

6 at 4: Stabilize oneself. Without fault.
Stay true to yourself in all circumstances. Make sure that adapting doesn’t go so far that you lose yourself. It will make for some difficult situations, but the reward will be huge. Most of all inside.
(Changes to hex.56)  Mirror

9 at 3: Stabilize one's waist. Arrange one's spinal muscles. Danger of poisoning the heart.
A life with too many rules, limits, dogma’s and fixed values is not alive. Your road is not written down anywhere, your heart is the only one who knows – if your heart has enough freedom.
(Changes to hex.23)  Mirror

6 at 2: Stabilize one's calf. Not following bliss nor heart. Not happy.
Do everything in your own pace, not letting yourself get whipped up. Fate is always watching if you are still on your own road, in your own timing. If you leave it, it can make you come down hard.
(Changes to hex.18)  Mirror

Initial 6: Stabilize one's toe. Without fault. Fruitful: everlasting divination.
Walk in your own life. Do what you think you should do, not what others try to make you do. ‘Others’ can be people, or wishes, adapting, fears, everything which is not your deepest root.
(Changes to hex.22)  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.

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

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last update: 14.03.2024


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