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Regarding a letter- Hex 45 > 19

redarmada

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A few weeks a go I wrote a friend who I'm in an emotional situation with a letter. I did so because the Yi told me that if I were to write this letter it would be 51.1- shock that brings fear and trembling, and then laughing and shouting. Well, the situation has progressed somewhat and (at the friend's instigation, not mine) we are back on a friendly basis, but we still have not discussed the letter, and the connection is not as solid as I would like, so I am still experiencing a great deal of emotional turmoil about it. I asked the Yi, "What if I were to call my friend and ask them to discuss the letter?"

I received Hex45 Gathering, lines 1,2,4,5, changing to Hex19 Nearing. I interpret the changing hexagram to mean that I am seeking "Nearing" with my action- I wish to be nearer to my friend, and I certainly wish to gather us together. I don't want to be overconfident, but these seem like fairly good lines. Here's what I am seeing:

1- There's no completion to the situation- but there could be a happy completion- one clasp of the hands ("like a call") could bring us together- going ahead with this call is not a mistake, and I shouldn't be afraid of it.
2- This could either mean that I should wait to be "drawn" towards my friend to experience good fortune... Or perhaps that it is no mistake to be "drawn" towards this course, and that I should "make the summer offering" of my words?
4- I always find this confusing line because there is so little. Bitter experience of misinterpretation makes me suspicious to think that it's simply saying things will work out- I see a lot of interpretations of it on this forum about "the king" serving the temple to secure this great good fortune, but I don't see much justification for that.
5- Here it seems that there is a "position" for my friend and I to gather at if "the king" (I or my action or something) creates success- but there's no trust. Certainly I am feeling very insecure with what's happening between us, but this line seems to say with "ever flowing constancy" that may go away?

So overall, maybe this means that I should make the phonecall with Truth and Confidence (maybe that is my "great sacrificial animal"?), and that there are good reasons and bases for the success of Nearing, but that I must be "constant" (in virtue? in peacefulness? in confidence? in my "direction to go"?) to make the good fortune flower.
I usually ask for assistance when I feel that my analysis is too hopeful, I am hoping here that I am not too off base.
 
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angelatlantis14

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Hi redarmada,


I agree with you that 45.1.2.4.5 --> 19 seems like a positive reading, on the surface encouraging you to adress the letter with your friend personally. There are many changing lines however, so there are different possible interpretations as to the whole (to me at least - others will have a better handle on how to proceed with this).
Anyway, FWIW, here is my take:
Line 1 speaks of possible misunderstandings, but an eventual happy outcome: "If you call out, Then after one grasp of the hand you can laugh again. Regret not."
LIne 2 is somewhat different - I agree with your interpretation that it could mean you should let yourself be drawn towards your friend - that is taking a more passive role and let them reach out first. Since you said that your friend re-established contact, but without adressing your letter that may mean they want to have the friendship back, but may not be ready yet to deal with the deeper underlying issues. Forcing it might make them uncomfortable. I see a continuation of this them in the changing Hexagram 19, which to me has always been a warning to not act before the time is ripe. If premature results are forced things end in misfortune.
Line 4, I too don't know what to draw from it - it sounds good, but other than that I am stumped.
Line 5 could point you to the question, do you really know what your position towards this person and relationship is right now? Are you honestly and 100% behind getting this back on track? Or are there issues from your side that first need to be dealt with before you get into the indepth discussion of the issues in the letter? ("If in gathering together one has position, this brings no blame. If there are some who are not yet sincerely in the work, sublime and enduring perseverance is needed.")
Again, this points to me to a statement of wait, let yourself be drawn, show your friend you want to get back to a good and close relationship, but do not force issues that may not be ready to be adressed yet. Then, if you are sincere in your emotions, you will succeed.

Hope this helps

maui
 

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I just posted a similar reading with a 45 on here, I'm not so great at interpretation.
Yours sound much more positive than mine. All the changing lines seem to suggest things will work out.

May luck be with you.
 

redarmada

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I think that what you see in line 2 makes a lot of sense (about them not feeling ready to address a deeper concern between us), and is very helpful to me in thinking about this. Some other readings on this situation suggest waiting, development, and my personal attitude- so your interpretation seems very apt. Thanks, Maui.
 

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