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I haven't been doing I Ching for very long so I am here to see others instincts about my readings.

I have questions about a person that I love but there are many complications keeping us apart. We are not together now. I asked if this person was bad for me. I received 29 unchanging which seems to say that it he is, but Wilhelm's translation speaks of water staying true to its essential nature and says that K'an represents the heart. I am confused about this aspect of the hexagram. I am very interested in this hexagram because it deals with emotion and the heart.

So I tried to get more clarity by asking the reverse of the question: is he good for me to be in a relationship with? I got 56.1.2.3.6 to 54. I'm a little unsure about this one because I'm not sure whether the first hexagram means I have to physically go to him or if it indicates an attitude I need to approach him with of humility, integrity and an open heart. Also the moving lines 2 and 3 seem to contradict each other. Then it leads to the marrying maiden which seems very negative as well. This hexagram seems to say that every possible movement available in this situation is unfavorable or that some good only comes if you wait or if you are submissive and docile. My general impression from this hexagram is that your fortune lies in how well you can adapt to others, of being in an inferior position and finding harmony in knowing your place below others. The description of this hexagram is so confusing because it is very outdated and I am finding it hard to relate to it. I have been thinking about the possible variations on this one and have come up with several possibilities. Maybe it represents a situation where one person is overly-dependent on the other and sees them as an authority in their partnership instead of an equal. Another is that the elder sister represents another person in the man's past (man in my case) who he is still in love with and that he doesn't love the younger sister as much, hence the superior and inferior positions, or maybe it is that the younger sister is inferior because she is never going to reach a level of deep love and intimacy for this person no matter how long they are together, that they do not belong together because there is someone else out there who he will love far more and when he meets her he will leave the younger sister for her. I am also very interested to know the depths of meaning of this hexagram since it is so hard to relate to and because I seem to get it a lot. Wilhelm seems to view this hexagram as unfortunate in general while others seem to say to simply wait before making a decision or taking any action.

Finally moving on, I asked if I was supposed to have this person, which now that I think about it is kind of a stupid question and that is why I got the answer I did. 58.5 to 54.

The last question I asked was what direction should I take in my relationship with him now? I got 21.1 to 35. I guess this means I should stay away from the path that leads to him so that natural progress will take me from this confusion and weak position to one that is bright and beneficial? It seems that I should act quickly and precisely but the marrying maiden suggests waiting to act.

This might all be so obvious that I think that there must be more to my readings. Thanks for all insight.
 

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"Is he bad for me?"

The answer suggests that he is by answering directly, the abyss, danger.
 

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Thank you Willowfox. I guess I am digging too deep for something more in this reading.
 

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In followup to my situation with this person I asked "What is heaven's will for me concerning this person?" since the I Ching text often refers to the will of Heaven (possibly this is only true of the Wilhelm translation?). I am not entirely sure what this would embody, but it seems to be at least an ideal to strive towards. Anyway I received 8 unchanging. I then asked "How should I fulfill this will?" and received 26.5 to 9.
 

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