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Beatles iching

Oct 5, 2013
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DONE! (if you'd like a copy, let me know)
Several of us put this together, over the course of a few weeks.

1. Hexagram: LOVE ME DO
(because it’s the Beatles’ first song)
(Because it's the birthday of the I Ching, the day it comes into being)

2. Hexagram: Let It Be

3. Hexagram : HEY JUDE

Sprouting begins everywhere, abundant and pure. No need to go far: gain by naming allies.

Remember to let her into your heart (OPEN, SPROUT)
Then you can start to make it better (START)
You were made to go out and get her (YOU DON'T NEED TO GO FAR)
The minute you let her under your skin (SHE IS NEARBY)
Then you begin to make it better (BEGIN)
So let it out and let it in, hey Jude, begin (BEGIN -SPROUT)
You're waiting for someone to perform with (NAME ALLIES)

4. Hexagram : When I’m Sixty Four
(it’s a youthful folly to imagine being 64 as very old and even un-loveable)

5. Hexagram: Wait
(on Rubber Soul Album)
"It's been a long time
Now I'm coming back home
I've been away now
Oh how, I've been alone
Wait till I come back to your side" etc.

6. Hexagram: We Can Work it Out

7. Hexagram: Sargent Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

8. Hexagram
8.5 to 2: ANNA
Joining: Manifestation of holding together.
In the hunt the king uses beaters on three sides only
And forgoes game that runs off in front.
The citizens need no warning.
Good fortune.

“Anna (Go To Him)
You come and ask me, girl
To set you free, girl
You say he loves you more than me
So I will set you free
Go with him (Anna)
Go with him (Anna)”

9. Hexagram
9.4 to 1 : Don’t Pass Me By

No blame. He meets him without passing by.
Going brings danger. One must be on guard.
Do not act. Be constantly persevering.

Don't pass me By

Don't pass me by, don't make me cry, don't make me blue.
'Cause you know darling, I love only you.
You'll never know it hurt me so,
I hate to see you go.
Don't pass me by, don't make me cry.

10. Hexagram: The Long And Winding Road
(or: Penny Lane)

11. Hexagram: Give Peace a Chance
(John Lennon but originally attributed to the Beatles)

12. Hexagram: Yesterday.
“now I need a place to hide away”
“The superior man withdraws.”

13. Hexagram

13.5 to 30: I don't want to spoil the party

Bound in fellowship, first he weeps and lament, but afterward he laughs. After great struggles they succeed in meeting.

"Though tonight she's made me sad
I still love her
If I find her I'll be glad
I still love her"

14. Hexagram: Baby You're a Rich Man

15. Hexagram
15.4 to 2 : Something
The fourth line, magnetic, shows one whose action would be in every way advantageous, stirring up the more her temperance.

"Somewhere in her smile she knows
That I don't need no other lover
Something in her style that shows me"

16. Hexagram : TWIST AND SHOUT
(the shaking, exploding, the music)
Statement: What delight! Gain by naming allies. Move armies.
The image Thunder explodes, shaking the earth: delight. The early kings made music, glorifying virtue as the highest offering to God, and so they were worthy of their ancestors.
(16 to me is more lounging around with a book, maybe a comfortable chair than shaking it (baby). The Linus blanket of hexagrams. The thing that makes you feel happy because you know you're comfortable and safe, not because you're manic and excited).
OR Sargent Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Or: Oblee dee Oblee Da

17. Hexagram: I'll Follow the Sun
The TAO -- he chooses to follow the SUN, the Tao, instead of the normal conventional patterns of life.

And now the time has come
And so my love I must go
And though I lose a friend
In the end you will know, oooh

18. Hexagram: Fixing a Hole
or: 48.2 to 39

19. Hexagram: Paperback Writer
(approaching success)
“It's a thousand pages, give or take a few
I'll be writing more in a week or two
I can make it longer if you like the style
I can change it round and I want to be a paperback writer
Paperback writer”

20. Hexagram: I'm Looking Through You

21. Hexagram
21.6 to 51: Think For Yourself
The sixth line, dynamic, shows one wearing the cangue, and deprived of his ears. There will be evil.

“Although your mind's opaque
Try thinking more if just for your own sake”
OR: Maxwell’s Silver Hammer

22 Hexagram : Beautiful Boy
(is this Lennon or the Beatles? - I think the Beatles sang it together..)

23. Hexagram: I AM THE WALRUS
(splitting from reality and the status quo)
OR: Maxwell’s Silver Hammer
“Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer
Came down upon her head.
Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer
Made sure that she was dead.”

24. Hexagram: GET BACK
or: The Long and Winding Road
(because it’s about returning )

25. Hexagram : Things We Said Today
The Unexpected (innocence)
“Me, I'm just the lucky kind
Love to hear you say that love is luck”

26. Hexagram
26.6 to 11: Stairway to Heaven
(the Beatles sang this, but it was not composed by them)
OR: The End
“And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.”
(because it’s the way of heaven)

27. Hexagram: A TASTE OF HONEY

28. Hexagram: Eight Days a Week
(because it’s one too many)

29. Hexagram: HELP
OR: A Hard Day’s Night
“It's been a hard day's night, and I'd been working like a dog
It's been a hard day's night, I should be sleeping like a log”

30. Hexagram: And Your Bird Can Sing
AND 30.3 to 21: While my guitar gently weeps

31. Hexagram : I Wanna Hold your Hand
Or: Dizzy Mizz Lizzy
Or: Roll Over Beethoven (more electric feeling)

32. Hexagram : I WILL
“Love you forever and forever
Love you when we're together
Love you when we're apart”

33. Hexagram: PIGGIES

(actually, the words are very surrealistic, but somehow the image is vigorous)
or: to 1
(an illustration of the heavenly ornamentation of Heaven and the sky is the limit)
or: Hexagram 38
(disparate elements yoked together)

35. Hexagram : Blackbird
“Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly”
AND: 35. 2: Your Mother Should Know
“When progress comes with sadness, persistence brings good fortune.
He receives good fortune from the Queen Mother”

36. Hexagram: NO REPLY
OR: You’ve Got to Hide your Love Away

37. Hexagram : There's a Place
(family -- where you go for unconditional love )
There is a place
Where I can go
When I feel low
When I feel blue
OR : We All Live in a Yellow Submarine

38. Hexagram: Stranger in My Arms

39. Hexagram

39.5 to 15 With a Little Help from my Friends
39.5 to 15 In the midst of the greatest obstructions, Friends come

40. Hexagram
40.2. 6 to 35 : Bungalow Bill
(hunting motifs)

41. Hexagram : Yer Blues
(decrease, sacrifice)
(because it’s about feeling empty)
“Yes, I'm lonely, wanna die
Yes, I'm lonely, wanna die
If I ain't dead already
Ooh girl, you know the reason why”
AND 41.5 to 61: She’s Leaving Home
(41.5 -- she must leave home, it is her destiny, and her fortune, thus decreasing her involvement with her family. She follows her inner sincerity)

42. Hexagram : Money (That’s What I want)
AND : 42 Line 6 to 3 : HEY JUDE
comment: No increase when someone attacks. Setting the heart without constancy: misfortune. The image Wind and thunder: increase. The noble one sees perfection and shifts to fit its pattern, and corrects his own faults.

Line 6: his heart is not constant and he is attacking himself , he is burdened, thus he cannot increase . He must correct his faults

Hey Jude, don't make it bad (SELF TORMENT; CORRECT FAULTS)
Hey Jude, don't be afraid (FEAR)
And anytime you feel the pain, hey Jude, refrain (PAIN)
Don't carry the world upon your shoulders (BURDENED)
For well you know that it's a fool who plays it cool
By making his world a little colder (COLD; INCONSTANT -- BOTH PAIN AND COLD)
You were made to go out and get her (CROSS THE GREAT STREAM)

43. Hexagram
43.3 to 58 : RAIN
If the rain comes they run and hide their heads
They might as well be dead
If the rain comes, if the rain comes....

Can you hear me, that when it rains and shines
(when it rains and shines)
It's just a state of mind?
(when it rains and shines)
Can you hear me, can you hear me?

44. Hexagram: Sexy Sadie or Why Don't we Do It in the Road

45. Hexagram: Come Together

46. Hexagram: Getting Better
And: 46.3 to 7. Nowhere Man
(Rising into an empty city)


No one I think is in my tree
I mean it must be high or low
That is you can't, you know, tune in
But it's all right
That is I think it's not too bad"

Always, no sometimes, think it's me
But you know I know when it's a dream
I think I know I mean a yes
But it's all wrong
That is I think I disagree"

The 47 of 38. The Labyrinth of Solitude. Strawberry Fields Forever.
All he has to do is come down from his damn tree...

48. Hexagram : Penny Lane
The well as the source for the community—and so, too, Penny Lane

49. Hexagram: REVOLUTION

50. Hexagram : Across the Universe
(it’s a song about transformation)

51. Hexagram: Roll Over Beethoven
or: 15. 5 (dethrone and take over Rock and Roll)
or: Helter Skelter
Or: Twist and Shout
(lots of shocks, like thunder)
You know, my temperature's risin'
And the jukebox blows a fuse
My heart's beatin' rhythm
And my soul keeps a-singin' the blues
Roll over Beethoven and tell Tchaikovsky the news

52. Hexagram: the Fool on the Hill
"Alone on a hill
The man with the foolish grin is keeping perfectly still"

53. Hexagram: PS I LOVE YOU
53. 6 : Happy Just to Dance With You
Just to dance with you
It's everything I need
Before this dance is through
I think I'll love you too
I'm so happy when you dance with me

(which leads to your door…)

53.3 to 20: Eleanor Rigby
(unfulfilled dreams of getting married)
"Eleanor Rigby picks up the rice in the church where a wedding has been
Lives in a dream
Waits at the window, wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the door
Who is it for?"

54. Hexagram: NORWEGIAN WOOD
(it's about an extramarital affair).
AND: Eleanor Rigby

55. Hexagram: HERE COMES THE SUN

56. Hexagram: She's Leaving Home
OR: Back in the USSR
AND to 44 : Tomorrow Never Knows
( Surrealism) " But listen to the colour of your dreams
It is not living, it is not living"

57 Hexagram: Because
Winds following one upon the other: the image of the gently penetrating.

"Because the wind is high it blows my mind
Because the wind is high...aaaaaaaahhhh
Love is old, love is new
Love is all, love is you"

58. Hexagram

58.3.5 to 34

(He trusted in one who would hurt him)
"Tell Me Why"

Tell me why you cried, and why you lied to me
Tell me why you cried, and why you lied to me

Well I gave you everything I had
But you left me sitting on my own
Did you have to treat me oh so bad
All I do is hang my head and moan

Tell me why you cried, and why you lied to me
Tell me why you cried, and why you lied to me

59. Hexagram : Within Without You
(about dissolution of boundaries)

59. 3 : He dissolves his self. No remorse.
"When you've seen beyond yourself then you may find
Peace of mind is waiting there
And the time will come when you see we're all one
And life flows on within you and without you"

60. Hexagram
Success. Bitter limitation should not be continued.

60.6 : Taxman

The sixth line, magnetic, shows its subject enacting regulations severe and difficult. Even with firmness and correctness there will be evil. But though there will be cause for repentance, it will by and by disappear.

"Should five per cent appear too small
Be thankful I don't take it all
Cos I'm the taxman, yeah I'm the taxman"


"Listen.. do you want to know a secret? Do you promise not to tell?
I'm in love with you!.. "

61.2 to 42
A crane calling in the shade.
Its young answers it.
I have a good goblet.
I will share it with you.

62. Hexagram : Every Little Thing
"Every little thing she does,
She does for me, yeah."
Perseverance furthers.
Small things may be done; great things should not be done.
The flying bird brings the message:
It is not well to strive upward,
It is well to remain below.
Great good fortune.

63. Hexagram: IN MY LIFE

"And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new"

64. Hexagram : Hello, Goodbye
Hello Goodbye indicates the circular nature of the Oracle, whereby "goodbye", the last hexagram (64), gives way to 1 (the first, Hello), in a cycle, just as Hello gives rise to Goodbye.
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Oct 24, 2008
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This sounds :) interesting!

I'm not familiar with all the songs mentioned, but I like the idea of relating songs to hexagrams. I wonder how difficult it would be for all the lines (a massive work, I guess).

If you made any update, let us know!

Oct 5, 2013
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Remo, thanks,
If you have some more ideas or contributions, post them, and then I'll add your suggestions to the master-copy. (for me, it got addictive, for a few days, to think up songs and hexagram lines).

This sounds :) interesting!

I'm not familiar with all the songs mentioned, but I like the idea of relating songs to hexagrams. I wonder how difficult it would be for all the lines (a massive work, I guess).

If you made any update, let us know!



Clarity Supporter
Jun 3, 2006
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Hey, don't forget I Want To Hold Your Hand for 53! :)
Oct 5, 2013
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Hi Rosada,
It was suggested also for 31 so I put it here, did you see it?
But I will put it also with 53 too. Yes.

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