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I simply asked "Which Way?" and received 9.5 changing to 26
Rutt apparently wrote: 9.5 - Sacrificing captives bound together...
Luan2 is in 9.5 and 61.5 - and it means bond/contract
The word used repeatedly throughout the text for
'prisoner' or 'captive' is huo4.
9 means 'at first there are few'So based on some readings about questions I simply asked "Which Way?" and received 9.5 changing to 26
But, she didn't get Wind over Water (59 / dispersion.) .... it is erroneous, a disservice even, to transfer that attribute from one combination of tigrams to any other. And dispersion is not a message or attribute in hex 9.
This seems like one interpretation, and one you may want to use. That does not preclude other interpretations of this line or of this reading.The line in question encourages a bond , (with an enriching partner) not a dispersion of anything.
Encouraging you to apply isn't the same as accepting you if you do.I have looked into going back to school for a doctorate and have received replies back from 3 schools who encourage me to apply.
you are right in this - despite them being encouraging and even telling me that I would be competitive applicant this DOES NOT mean I have 3 firm offers - good point on thisNot sure about this at all, but about this -
Encouraging you to apply isn't the same as accepting you if you do.
Moving from 9 to 26 is someone moving from Small Farming to Great Farming, a larger, well-established, going concern.
It might mean that what you should do right now as a next step is just hoe the rows in front of you (hexagram 9): fill out applications to all 3 schools and submit them. Then it'll go through whatever process it goes through, during which they'll think about their decision and you can continue to think about what actually enrolling would be like and what you might do with it. At the end you and a school will either form a mutual partnership or decide not to.
interesting ... two of the 3 are public schools with the third private - this opens the thought that what defines "riches" - actual money? prestige? or quality? or maybe even the riches of an unknown humble professor?This is an encouraging reading for applying. From small catch (9) to going for the big fish (26), so to speak.
Line 9.5 is somewhat strange. It shows there's a strange type of confidence (a tangled and crooked one, whatever that might mean). Someone has riches (abundance under a roof). But even if they're rich, they also use the resources of their neighbours. Maybe overall showing a rich neighbourhood.
This possibly describes which of the three universities will be the best for you. The richest one, and the one with the most affiliations/connections.
great insight and your reply broadens my thoughts beyond the 3 schools because of course there is the option of NOT going to school - and the trusted friend - i tend to be the type of person who asks the opinions of others (especially who I trust) before making decisions - but as you say - my asking might be so someone else makes the decision for me - or - i tally up the votes and see which way to go - again - then still not my decisionHex. 9 reads, "Offering. Thick clouds, no rain, from our western suburbs."
9.5 is, "Sacrificing captives bound together. Rich, because of the neighbor(s)."
Richard Rutt titles this "farming / minor". I think this is about possibilities: a farmer watching the clouds, waiting for rain - which he hopes will come at just the right time, and in just the right amount .... But ahead of the rain there are decisions to be made: when to plow, which crops to plant, and when to sow their seeds ....
Hex. 9's lower trigram (3-line figure) is Heaven (also called Focus, and The Creative); the upper trigram is Wind, and with the 5th line moving, you have Mountain, Hex. 26's upper trigram.
I see this as representing you and your situation: you are considering different directions to go in, but perhaps not in the gentle, patient (wind-like) way you want - or need - to.
Line 9.5 suggests some ways you might go about this: that you 'untie' these ideas (which are holding you captive), and that you also stop - or slow down (mountain-like) - long enough to take the necessary time to consider each option / direction - weigh each 'Way' - on its own.
I think "Rich, because of the neighbors" is suggesting that you add 'close to home' as one of your selection criteria, Or ... that you ask someone close to you (and whose opinion you value) about these options. They don't need to decide for you, but their perspective can let you see things differently or more broadly, and you'll be 'richer' because of this.
I hope this is of use to you.
i really appreciate the detail of your post and will admit much of it was above my pay grade! what sticks out to me is your final paragraph - 1) evaluating 3 things with same criteria but not looking at them all together which I still have to think about - but more importantly - "rich by the way of the neighbors" - can you give me an example by way of explanation? I'm not understanding "rich by the way of the neighbors" - probably because other posts here referring to people I know that might be rich etc.Thanks Moss Elk. He didn't 'apparently' write this; he did write it - those are the words in his translation.
The first three characters of this line are you3 / fu2 / luan2, and possible translations might be:
* you: holding, being, staying (together?)
* fu: captives (from Rutt)
* luan: bond, contract
I say "possible" and "might be" because some glosses / glossaries (such as Hatcher's) do not include the ancient or archaic meanings for all the characters. And there is also the issue of loan words, and the multiple meanings of some characters, and also that the meanings of some characters changed over time, and they change based on their order or placement, or because of which other characters they are found/used with.
For example: Luan3 can also mean (according to Hatcher): (to) be, being, having, exists, etc.
And Fu2 can mean: truthful, proof, confident, having faith, etc.
So one possible Way to go is: 'Look for proof of how to be with truth" (translation by dfreed, which has a very Richard Rutt-like rhyming to it!); and we also have Wilhelm's: "If you are sincere and loyally attached, You are rich in your neighbor".
So, given all these possible variations in word/character meanings and variations among translations, I went with the words and phrases of Rutt's translation (and the trigram meanings and associations) as best I understand them: I interpreted this as the 'captives' being possible options ('bonds, contracts'?) whom are being held all together; and that these can (need to) be separated out (dispersed by Wind) and that each can be given the necessary time (Mountain's stillness) to be considered on it's own, and not as part of a group of 'captives bound (bonded) together'.
Before I retired, I worked for a large county sewer agency. Whenever we received bids for construction or design projects, each bid had to be evaluated on it's own, but using the same criteria for each project - we could not look at them all together. I have the sense of something similar in this reading. And I also suggested that 'rich by way of the neighbors' might be one of these criteria or one approach to consider.
What I mean is that you may find it useful to share your options and what choices you're looking at, and you can then consider other's opinions and viewpoints (which does not means 'tallying' them up) - you are made "richer" by this - perhaps gaining insights from others - BUT you are still the decision-maker, if that's what you choose to be.as you say - my asking might be so someone else makes the decision for me - or - i tally votes and see which way to go - again - still not my decision .... And - "rich by the way of the neighbors" - can you give me an example?
this opens the thought that what defines "riches" - actual money? prestige? or quality? or maybe even the riches of an unknown humble professor?
If this was about prestige, or quality, or a humble wise professor, you would have got different lines.
I have really been struggling with questions lately. I have looked into going back to school for a doctorate and have received replies back from 3 schools who encourage me to apply. So, I have those 3 schools to think about and at 59 years old I also have the thought of "what the heck am I doing" and "if i'm not going back to grad school, then what?" So based on some readings about questions I simply asked "Which Way?" and received 9.5 changing to 26
This reading confuses me - I'm not sure what to make of it. Small Taming to Great Taming? 9.5 (truth and presence that i have makes a harmonious relationship?) then 26 - going beyond my boundaries and nourish myself on new experience. You can go where more will be asked of you and your gifts will be of greater service; you can sustain values beyond mere survival.
Thus, with the question WHICH WAY? What do i make of this? Is it showing me success if I go off to graduate school?
Or am I missing this reading' meanings completely?
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