February 1st, 2007, 09:19 PM
Hello there...I asked Yi to give me its thoughts on the conflict within myself, and I got hexagram 49.2.3 > 58. I'm a little confused, because as far as I can see the two changes in 49 seem to contradict one another. (I mean, I know I asked about the conflict within myself, but come on!)
Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.
February 1st, 2007, 09:38 PM
In order to resolve conflict, one must choose one of two paths, or find a third path that trancends or integrates the two (or three or however many). 49 is about casting away that which is hindering, and about discerning the appropriate timing. Don't jump the gun, or you'll make things worse (perhaps by second guessing yourself later?). When the time is right, you'll know what you need to do - don't pass up the opportunity.
February 1st, 2007, 10:12 PM
49.2 > 43
An opportunity for change presents itself. A hero (or ideal, or Higher Self) is sought out. The time is right to cast away the old. A strong break with the past is made.
"To be powerful in the cheekbones brings misfortune...
He walks alone and is caught in the rain.
And people murmur against him..."
This is the lone cry of the reformer. He is different. He has another view of the world. He is not to blame, though. He is reviled by others, despite being correct. 43.3. changes to 58, communication, exchange.
February 1st, 2007, 10:42 PM
thanks rinda, autumn. I need to investigate or clarify for myself the "correctness" of my path, which has caused some discord. Or are the "reformer" and the "others" both simply aspects of myself, I wonder?
Autumn, I once posted a thread about a question I asked yi about someone else; you read it and said the message was intended for me, not this other. Usually I can intuit when this is so -- or at least I kind of think I can, and I rarely ask about others becuase of this uncertainty. But you seemed pretty clear in your feeling, and I was wondering if you had any guidance on the idea of asking yi about other people and their motivations/feelings/etc.? Your comments are always incredibly insightful and helpful, just thought I'd toss that out in case you had some spare brainpower today. Thanks to both you and Rinda!
February 1st, 2007, 11:55 PM
You can, sure, but it gets really tough to interpret the meaning of the reading the further away from being the "subject" of the reading you go with your questions. If your question isn't clear then the meaning of your reading can be unintelligible- especially if all of the factors in the reading haven't been explained.
That's why the best answers involving other relationships specifiy- Ok, this reading is about the relationship, (the relationship is the subject), and this reading is about me in the relationship, and this reading is about the other person in the relationship.
February 2nd, 2007, 12:46 AM
questions or answers?
Autumn, did you mean best "answers" or best "questions"? I'm still very foggy on whether even very specific questions about other people have any merit, or whether yi gives you answers only about yourself and what you can do in a given situation.
Originally Posted by autumn
It's easy for me to WANT to believe that yi is telling you what another person's situation or feelings really are; more often than not it seems to tell me what this person means to ME in a given situation and how I should deal with that.
February 2nd, 2007, 02:13 AM
Best answers. You definitely can and do get insight into others when you ask specifically for an image of their mind toward you or within your relationship, but it isn't the same as having a crystal ball that spies on their innermost thoughts. Instead, it's usually what you need to know about how they feel about you, and those answers can be quite candid.
February 2nd, 2007, 02:16 AM
Ahh, now I see what you mean. It's about context.
February 2nd, 2007, 03:15 AM
Okay, so I asked (how could I not) for a picture of a person's mind in the context of our relationship, which is only a memory now. It didn't end because we wanted it to end, it was an impossible situation that caused much hurt.
She's moved on, and I'm trying to -- and believe me, yi's telling me to. But I had to ask, and yi gave me 188.8.131.52.6 > 56. I'm all ears, kind souls...
A lot of changes.
February 2nd, 2007, 05:15 AM
"...I asked Yi to give me its thoughts on the conflict within myself, and I got hexagram 49.2.3 > 58."
Hex 49.2 you have now reached a point where change is absolutely necessary, so think and prepare yourself, then commit to action.
Hex 49.3 think very carefully about your situation, don't rush into anything without thinking but don't hestite too long either, so when the time is right go for it, make that change to your life and thinking.
Hex 58 you must be inwardly strong in order to find the joy that you are seeking, and to be outwardly relaxed. So live you life as it comes, find pleasure in your daily routine, then your inner conflict will fade away. You must not rely on others, it is down to you to help yourself. Stop chasing after things, find peace within yourself, have faith in yourself, then you can share with others and find happiness.