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scavone

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Hello for everyone!

I just pass here to show you my new set of I Ching beads and ask your opinion. This is made by glass beads using white, black, transparent and yellow beads and tied all together with black silk cord with a good luck chinese knot. I am new to this method so I want some of your experiences with it.

Thank you all!

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Nice, did you make it yourself ?

I don't have a bracelet yet but have used the bead way to cast with. It concerns me slightly that it seems weighted to getting yang lines over yin lines but I think you can change that if you want, not sure how
 

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They look nice and I love the knot. Please explain further. Do they represent a past or current reading? How do you use them or read them and what do they represent? What is the purpose of the clear and yellow beads? Thank you.
 

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It is the 16 bead method of casting as described here

http://www.onlineclarity.co.uk/learn/consult/sixteen.php

so the clear beads represent changing yang line and the yellow changing yin line. The black beads are yin lines and white yang lines. You can put them in a bowl and pick them out one at a time to cast the lines or wear them to sort of pick out just by touch which bead.

I think the colours are just right in the above bracelet. I am looking for the right beads to use for others to cast with... I had in mind black and white and gold....and also thought red. But I now prefer the colours Scavone has used.
 

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Hello! This set of beads I've done yesterday and like the result, so decided to show here the pic. It is large to use as bracelet but fit well in pocket. To make the knot just follow these steps: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqogaUgS26c

To read for me I perform as follows: I hold the beads in hand and meditate about the question. I think in a random number and hold a random bead. Then I start to count the beads until reach the number and take note the result. So White ones are (---), black ones are (- -), transparent ones are (-o-) and the yellow one is (-x-). To consult for others, I never give them the beads, but ask them the random numbers.

As trojan mentioned, the process he gives the link. The beads in bowl is much indoor way, so no reason to use is instead coins or yarrow stalks method. The string is portable and you can use is wherever you are. The choice of colors was a pure matter of taste, no care of energy colors or deeper meanings for it.

The arrange of the beads in string I followed this image: http://www.janparkerarts.com/images/products/thumbnails/c121.jpg just ask google about i ching beads.

I saw somewhere that the beads method is mathematically the same as the yarrow stalks, and it gives excellent results for me. I am seeking for smaller beads to make a well fitted bracelet and use it in wrist, but will need to use fabric elastic string instead the silk cord.

These glass beads cost about US$ 1.00 each so it is not so expensive to get a set like this. To smaller beads I think the price is about 50 cents each bead, so this set is cheaper and more useful than this one.

As soon as I get one, I will publish here.
 

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Thank you for the further explanation. To size correctly, you may want to try separating each bean with a small spacer bean. That way you could select the color beads you like and try various smaller beads until it just slipped over your hand. I stopped using any kind of elastic on my mala because they break too quickly and have lost some meaningful beads. I now use a rot resistant synthetic that looks like leather.
 

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1357 are yarrow proportions.If you prefer coin odds the proportions are 2266.
I have studied other possible proportions and amounts of tokens but 1 in 4 moving lines is tried and tested good practice.

If these beads and other items were available in an Onlineclarity shop I would be tempted to buy there as a first choice.

I sometimes use 52 ordinary playing cards to cast and just go with the structure of the cards which approximates coin odds. Black yin red yang picture moving.
Shuffle fan select and leave the cards out after you select for convenience.The odds tend to balance out.
Or cut the cards to select.
Or count the cards king, queen, jack,10, etc. as you deal out the cards.Select any matches.
The card meanings also figure in the interpretation.

I sent my sister a photo of a line of flowers I had planted in closely packed together during the summer.I also asked her to pick 6 cards and she sent back a photo of the cards side by side in a line.
The cast was 45.3 - 31 : a bunch of tightly packed plants joined together ?
 
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Those beads look very nice. I particularly like the knot work.

I'd never thought of using beads for divination. I only use them for meditation. The newest design has a unique bead for each of the 64 hexagrams. The older design has identical beads for each of the hexagrams at the end of a row, 8, 16, 24, etc. Also, I try to have no glass at all in the beads, only stone, metal, amber and wood. But those beads look so nice I might consider a glass variant.

Yi Dao Circlet (meditation beads for the Yi Jing).
 
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