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Change Operators - As within, so without.

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In another thread where I was exploring the effects of cleaning my marbles would have on my divination practice @ Trojina brought into the thread the concept of change operators and with @ hilary's help we reached some kind of understanding. Check out the details here:


I still wasn't clear on things and so started looking for more information. On his website Stephen Karcher, in amongst a whole raft of other work had written a short piece on Change Operators which is worth sharing.

He writes:
The Change Operators are a powerful modern technique for determining and differentiating the specific transformative action of the Two Powers in a given situation. They can give us a sense of effective inner and outer strategies and a much clearer understanding of the dynamic of Change. These Change Operators work from the positions of the lines that are transforming in the Primary Figure, no matter whether they are yin or yang.
So in a reading to discover the 'transformative action of the Two Powers ' : yin /yang. Replace all the changing lines with yang and un changing lines with yin to get the Yang Operator.

 The Inner Yang or Inspiration Operator describes the inner transformative aspects of a situation. To find the Inner or Inspiration Operator, you place a yang or strong line in each place where change is occurring independent of what kind of line is changing in the Primary Figure, and a yin or supple line in each stable place. This is independent of the particular quality of the changing and stable lines in the Primary Figure.
and Replace all the changing lines with yin and un changing lines with yang to get the Yin Operator.

 The Outer Yin or Realization Operator describes the places where change occurs and its possibilities of realizing your desires. To find the Outer or Realization Operator, you place a yin or supple line in each place where change is occurring independent of what kind of line is changing in the Primary Figure, and a yang or strong line in each stable place. This is independent of the particular quality of the changing and stable lines.

From what I can gather they have to be looked at in tandem.

The Inner Yang / Inspiration Operator relays information about the 'inner transformative aspects of a situation'. The Outer Yin / Realisation Operator informs of 'the places where change occurs and its possibilities of realising your desires'.

My wording around this:
These show the inspirations from our reading that will impact our inner world (yang) and the affect that these will have on our outer world. i.e This will show us how the inspiring force (yang) will tend to realise itself (yin) in the world around us. This could well be linked with the alchemical phrase 'As within, so without. As above, so below' as this is the realm in which Karcher likes to peddle his wares.

By way of example:

What difference will cleaning the marbles and bowl have on my divination practice? 19: 1.2.5 <> 8

Trojina had identified that the yang pattern is 60 Articulating the Crossing and the yin pattern 56 Sojourning at the Borders / Quest.

Therefore the inspiration from cleaning my marbles for my inner world is something to do with making things easier to express and understand. There will be moves towards a stabilisation of a changing inner awareness. This in turn will be realised in my outer world through a 'letting go of my old residence' and journeys into strange new lands.

@ Hilary gave these interpretations in the other thread
Yang pattern 60 - a question of your shared language and measures with Yi, your agreement?
Yin pattern 56 - openings through where you go with it, on your unique and solitary journey. (Just keep an eye on your cattle.)

I didn't discount what was said here however for me there was a nagging lack of context which has been supplied by researching Karcher's site. Plus, for me, writing things in my own way and with my own words helps with bringing clarity.
I feel I can now tuck this reading snuggly up in bed and see what dreams it brings me.

If anyone has any other thoughts then please share.
 

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