Dear Community ? I?m new to the group. I found you today as I was searching the internet to find more meaning in a hexagram I threw.
I?m using the Complete I Ching by Alfred Huang and sometimes find it difficult to relate his translations to my situation. After spending the morning trying to gain more insight, I thought I?d ask you all if you have any additional translations.
Background: I am an artist exploring the possibilities of going back to school for a graduate degree (Masters of Fine Arts) at a alternative school which focuses it?s coursework on Art and Consciousness. Instead of teaching you how to paint, they teach how to look inside yourself to find the landscape you want to paint. Something most schools don?t address.
I?ve been making art all my life, but only in the past 5 years have I been putting it out there for the world to enjoy. I?ve had some wonderful successes, and feel that I?ve received a level of recognition for my contributions to a specific movement (digital fine art). I am, for the most part, self taught and have lead myself through self-motivation towards these achievements. I plan to continue a life of artmaking, and wonder if an advanced degree will be the right move for me.
Question I asked I Ching: What are the consequences of studying art and consciousness by obtaining a MFA degree from John F. Kennedy University?
I Ching answered: Hexagram 36: Ming Yi ? Brillance injured. ? there were no moving lines involved.
This seems to be a pretty heavy hexagram!
My interpretation cobbled together from many sources: By embarking on this coursework, be prepared to hide your light, especially when there are people who don?t see things the same way. Adapt to a more modest way of life when the period of glory is over ? i.e. future successes won?t be as brilliant as those of the past. You may serve more as an assistant than as an artist ? ouch.
I?ve also read that the path to hex 36 is that of hex 22. Sark7 wrote on this list: ?Hexagram 22
Art., beauty - The main meaning of the hexagram: ?Those who create beauty, should be supported?
I found this to be quite relevant.
I?m interested in hearing your thoughts on this.