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I Ching vs. tarot, astrology, and other divination methods?

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Does anyone have experience with multiple divination methods? What are your opinions on the comparison between Yi and them?
 

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I've laid out cards and then consulted the I Ching when I wanted help with the interpretation. I've gotten valid answers although it is time consuming.
Oh! I just realized you probably meant using different tools separately. I mainly use the I Ching but I use astrology when I'm wanting to know timing or to pick the best day to do something. I use tarot when I'm reading for others as people tend to engage better when they see pictures. Their eyes glaze over if you say things like, "How interesting! I see you got a six in the bottom line of hexagram 44 which means the yin broken line is changing to a yang solid so now we look at hexagram 1.The Creative!"
 

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I use tarot when I'm reading for others as people tend to engage better when they see pictures. Their eyes glaze over if you say things like, "How interesting! I see you got a six in the bottom line of hexagram 44 which means the yin broken line is changing to a yang solid so now we look at hexagram 1.The Creative!"
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I've found the I Ching and astrology to be quite complementary. If I want to know about a person or moment in time, an astrology chart has more information and might be more clear than a reading. But I think they'd work well together. If I want a picture of my relationship with someone, I'd cast the synastry chart, but maybe also ask Yi particular questions.

Some topics just seem more suited for question-and-answer. E.g. "How to approach Leslie about this?" seems better as a reading.
 
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I have very, very little experience with other divination systems - though lately I have been reading Michael Nylan's translation of the T'ai Hsuang Ching - or the 'Canon of Supremem Mystery' and have done a few readings with it that were informative and helpful (though I'm not giving up the Yi just yet!).

My general sense is that what we are trying to do is create a resonance or connection between ourselves - our question, situation, etc - and the wider universe, however we want to define it (the universe, the Dao, the ancestors, ascended beings, God, the gods, Gaia, ....)

And I sort of assume that other divination systems can achieve this 'resonance' just as the Yi can. But as to comparing them, or how complementary they are, I really can't speak with much experience.

Bradford Hatcher's website has a page, Tarot as a Counseling Language: Core Meanings of the Cards, where he has 'correspondences' between the Yi's hexagrams and trigrams and the different tarot cards (and also correspondences with astrology and the Qabalah). I sometimes look here to see what a particular tarot card might offer by way of helping me understand a reading or hexgram, or trigram - though I see this as supplemental material only, and it doesn't constitue doing a 'tarot reading'.

all the best ...
 
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