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Contrasts of Hexagram 6

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

Hexagram 6 is called Conflict, or Arguing; its name also means bringing to court and calling for justice. Fittingly enough, it’s best understood through contrasts and oppositions. The authors of the oracle seem to have thought so, too: its Oracle is laid out as a series of contrasts: ‘Arguing. There is truth and confidence, blocked. […]

Hexagram 44, insect bites and nuclears

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Here is a remarkable article from Alexa over at the Quotable I Ching, about Hexagram 44 and desire – and, yes, insect bites. Remarkable for how she captures the spirit of the hexagram – and without mentioning the ‘powerful woman’ even once. She says the ‘encounter’ of 44 is like the encounter with a biting […]

Small cosmic joke

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

…at my expense, of course. Shenpen Chokyi has just launched her new site, about her upcoming Yijing book and cards. (At least, it will be upcoming if we let her know we’re interested!) So… I looked through her site, and let her know about a couple of errors I found. We chatted by email, and […]

Responses to lines

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Technology has apparently come full circle: first we made every word count as we laboriously inked, scratched or engraved them by hand; then the printing press brought doorstop-sized novels (and Yijing commentaries likewise); now a phone with a 100 character limit prompts these brief responses to hexagrams, lines and commentaries: http://gnostix1.wordpress.com/recent/mindscapes/100-characters/ Good things here – […]

Last few laws

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

… all still from Harmen. Laws 5 and 6 – If you cling to the answer you will lose the solution. The symbolic replies from the Yijing can invite you to endless lingering in the field of metaphors, chewing on every possible piece of information that might or might not be meaningful to you. Many […]

More laws of Yijing practice

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Continuing with Harmen’s Ten Laws of Proper Yijing Practice… Law 3 – Too much is less than enough. “Can I expect any positive movement from P’s corner in the next couple of months?” I got Hex 10 unchanging. I get a sense that 10 means moving with caution. So I asked ….. “Why would he […]

Laws of Yijing Practice

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Here’s a challenging post from Harmen Mesker: Ten Laws of Proper Yijing Practice Explained. While I’m unlikely ever to call anything to do with the Yi a ‘law’ (there’s a distinct shortage of rules graven on stone tablets for divination), this is a really thoughtful and thought-provoking article. Law 1: If you receive the same […]