GROWTH or IDEAL - WIND
it comes about in your mind, how your intuition shows the way. The
larger context. Mental and social aspirations, explorations, resonance
and exchange. Spiritual value.
MANIFESTATION - FIRE
becomes conscious, visible, tangible. How will it affect your situation
or vv. How can you use your intelligence. Will it bring acknowledgment
or power. Your mission in the world.
SURROUNDINGS - EARTH
interaction with your surroundings. Restrictions or help.
influences and shared resources. Projections, emotions and passions.
Hidden potentials. The degree of fertility for the growth of what you
START - THUNDER
for and finding a possibility. Germs and first proceeds. Bringing in what you are
yourself. How will it affect your health. Do you have or does it bring
you resources of energy. Discover your real goal.
FIELD - EARTH
The terrain you sow in, the
stuff your situation or you are made of. The base or center, the point
of departure. The overview of this time, the essence of your
quest(-ion). The summary of the whole cycle.
what you do or cause. See what others do or fail to do. Cooperate or
delegate. Taking distance for an overview, exchanging, listening and
talking, cooperation. Harvest and store the values.
RESULT - MOUNTAIN
profits, what is in it for the future. What can you invest in it and
will you gain. How will it develop your individuality, your talents,
DEPTH - WATER
your inner self gain or add.
How much wisdom
is in you or will you find. How will this connect your feelings with
past, present, people. What will you undergo. What is the psychological
foundation you can bring in, or extract from it. What is your direction
In FengShui this is where you enter your house.
own contribution, what can you or want you to do, how will you make it
look and how will it express you. How does it fit in the time. Will
heaven assist you, or people with spirit. Self esteem and responsibility.
This lay-out of cards has been created by Han Boering. I hope his set of
cards will some day be translated into English, it is by far the best set of
I-Ching cards I have ever seen.
Formulate your question. This method is especially suitable for a complex
or long-range question, like 'what will be the best course of action in this
coming year', or 'how can I handle this big and complicated situation'.
Draw 9 hexagram-cards, or use coins, yarrow, a computer program or any other
method to obtain them. Lay them out in a square in the sequence at the top
right of this page: the first one you drew at bottom center, second one top right
and so on.
For every realm of your life or your situation there is a guideline now.
Apart from this, there are many connections between the cards. One of the
important ones: the roads from one hexagram to another.