April 19th, 2010, 03:59 AM
I'm really thankful to be a part of this forum, as sometimes I find
the answers that I get from the oracle indecipherable.
I asked: What is the benefit/point of me doing X?
I searched everywhere, could not find anything...Here I'm truly lost
What can this mean?
April 19th, 2010, 04:08 AM
Retreat from Action
Generally, you retreat in order to advance later. You are trying to be active now, but (Line 1) there is no use in having a direction to go. While retreating, you may hold on firmly to what is referenced in Line 2.
Originally Posted by tali
April 19th, 2010, 04:24 AM
Tiger, thanks a lot, but it's still cryptic for me...
Can't advance now, but can later? X in my question stands for continue living...So what is the answer?
April 19th, 2010, 06:20 PM
Hi tali, the way this sounds to me,
33:1 speaks of someone in danger, who is reluctant to withdraw, hence
the advice not to take action. 33:2 speaks of someone tied to something
or someone very tightly and hence can't retreat. And resulting hexagram
1, sunrise, new beginnings, rebooting, fresh start, possibilities of all sorts.
To your question then, both from the answer, and from what you're saying,
it sounds like what you truly want is not to retreat, but to have hope and
new opportunities (sorry if i'm stating the obvious here, i mention it to
explain how i see the lines in this case). There are definitely strong bonds
with things/people in your life, and the resulting 1 is very hopeful for the
It does sound like you're going through lots of very tangible difficulties,
and there's a limit to patience that's for sure, however it sounds to me
like there will be better times ahead - you're already doing your best to
analyse the situation and examine all options, so that's proactive in
itself and shows determination and a wish to have a better life rather
than give up. 'Doesn't want to retreat', 'can't retreat', and that's ok as
there's a whole lot of possibilities ahead - my best wishes for things
to start looking up for you soon!
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nahema (March 19th, 2013)
April 19th, 2010, 09:12 PM
Thanks a lot for your interpretation. In fact, I was secretely hooping you would answer my post.
I really like your I ching translations. Yes, it makes sense, someone or something will keep me alive.
May be thats what i ching is saying. Thank you for your kind words!