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Monthly Archives: January 2022

What are New Years?

What are New Years?

For this 15th episode of the I Ching with Clarity podcast, I asked the oracle to explain the whole idea of a ‘New Year’ to me.

‘What’s a creative way to imagine New Year? What’s its deeper significance?’

Yi responds with Hexagram 57, Subtly Penetrating, changing at lines 2 and 5 to 52, Stilling:

changing to

A short episode, this one, with only my voice. (Back to listener readings next month! And you’re very welcome to share one of yours – you can book a reading here.) I hope you enjoy it, and I wish you a very happy New Year, where nothing fails to bear fruit.

The genius of the Daxiang (part 2)

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series The Wings

In my last post, I talked about how the Daxiang paints pictures of individual hexagrams, as a whole. In this one, I’d like to try a change of perspective, zooming in and zooming out, to see what comes into focus. Commentary on the lines The Image builds on and humanises the Oracle text, but it’s… Continue Reading

The genius of the Daxiang (part 1)

The genius of the Daxiang (part 1)
This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series The Wings

Introducing the Image Sometimes we explain things to ourselves by comparing and contrasting – like the Zagua. Sometimes we tell stories, like the Xugua (Sequence of Hexagrams). And often, we paint mental pictures. The Yi is overflowing with pictures, of course – not least the ones created by its component trigrams. This is where the… Continue Reading

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