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Creating a home

Creating a home

This podcast has a reading of my own, about creating a home. Yi answered with Hexagram 53, Gradual Progress, changing at line 5 to Hexagram 52, Stilling: changing to If you’d like to discuss a reading with me for a future episode (it’s free, as a ‘thank you’ for sharing), please book here! In this… Continue Reading

Reflections on Lasting

Reflections on Lasting

A little background Let me set some context for this one. Back in November 2021, I’d just finished planting garlic round the half-dozen raised beds I’ve created over the years, then mulching the beds with a good layer of compost, ready for sowing the following spring. The next day, we had a visit from our… Continue Reading

Hexagram 4, ‘polluting the waters’

Hexagram 4, ‘polluting the waters’

If you try for an ‘eagle’s-eye view’ of the Yijing, you get to admire its architecture: the intricate connections between hexagrams, the Sequence, two-line changes and so on. What if you zoom in, instead, for a mouse’s eye-view? Here’s an example of that. I’ve translated Hexagram 4’s Oracle like this: ‘Not knowing, creating success.I do… Continue Reading

Portrait of a relationship

Portrait of a relationship

A reading for an I Ching Community member, Honey, aka MeltingPot247, with four moving lines full of darkness and warnings – What do I need to know about this relationship as it is now? The answer: Hexagram 32, Lasting, changing at lines 1, 3 4 and 6 to 41, Decrease. changing to There’s a lot… Continue Reading

Reading without an oracle

Reading without an oracle

Here’s an interesting experiment you can play with: a reading without an oracle. That means setting out to receive guidance from the world without using anything intended for divination: no cards, runes, coins, stalks, charts or anything of the kind. Instead, you might listen to the first few words you hear on the radio, or… Continue Reading

Revolution without entanglement

Revolution without entanglement
This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Two-line relationships

I’m repeating myself here, but never mind – it bears repeating. The Yi is wonderfully made, with mind-boggling depth. One of the ways this manifests is in the relationships between changing lines and their zhi gua, the hexagram that follows from the change. For example, 49.3 changes to Hexagram 17, Following: changing to ‘Setting out… Continue Reading

Podcast #18: dream and decision

Podcast #18: dream and decision

In this episode, Raka shares two readings: ‘What if I go back to university for postgraduate studies?’ Yi answers with Hexagram 22, Beauty, changing at line 2 to 26, Great Taming: changing to and ‘What if I just leave this whole university thing?‘ …which gave her Hexagram 20, Seeing, changing at lines 1 and 5… Continue Reading

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