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

  Yi Jing, Oracle of the Moon

Trigram Lake
Trigram Lake

Hexagram 58

Duì, Interaction

Gua Poem:
Interaction. Expansion, harvest divination.

The great image says: Interdependent lakes: interaction. The noble one comes together with friends for discussion and rehearsing.

  Duì: the ideogram and the story (NEW) What does it mean for your question?
  This hexagram is complementary to hex.52.

Top 6: Interaction which draws you in.
Don’t lose your own path or strength. Communication can be great, inspiring, eye-opening, but only if you manage to be you. You need the strength to stay yourself and not to change into something else, to refrain from actions which don’t comply with your conscience. Hold on to your own values. Not just for yourself, the other party needs you as you truly are – or not at all.
(Changes to hex.10)   Mirror

9 at 5: Sincerity towards stripping is dangerous.
Stand your own ground, don't let yourself be contaminated or pushed aside. Not by people, thoughts, feelings or actions. Be they your own or from other people. Many are difficult to see, because they are generally accepted. (Might be: "to inspire to strip or cut off")
(Changes to hex.54 It is about the job not the status)  Mirror

9 at 4: Discussing interaction, not yet tranquil. Shielding against affliction brings mutual joy.
Talking turns very easily into a discussion. Stay calm and relaxed. Don't expect to be put in the right, agreeing is not necessary for a good contact. One can like a person without liking his convictions. Stay curious and positive towards ideas different from your own.
(Changes to hex.60)  Mirror

6 at 3: Expectant interaction, pitfall.
Happiness with a reason is not yours, not 'you'. If the reason falls away, the happiness disappears. The only real joy is in the heart, it is the result of inner strength and purity, but especially of your own decisions. 'Decide' that trouble is a challenge, 'decide' that universe is curious what you will make of this.
(Changes to hex.43)  Mirror

9 at 2: Truthful interaction, auspicious. Regrets go away.
Don't try to be something you're not. Bigger, prettier, smarter - it will make real exchange impossible. Sharing your truth will also bring out the truth in the other. No defense necessary, no pretense, but a real deep connection.
(Changes to hex.17)  Mirror

Initial 9: Harmonious interaction, auspicious.
Inner contentment, not needing anything from outside, is the base of freedom. You find your power within yourself. Making a true and good contact with others is only possible when this inner freedom exists.
(Changes to hex.47)  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: 07.09.2023


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