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I think the wall I tend to hit with 18 uc is not being sure if the thing I've asked about is essentially unfixable or quite the reverse. It could possibly be either I think depending on context, or if one is asking for prediction of an external situation or advice. Either way I've obviously not been able to make much use of 18uc as an answer or I would have remembered it. I have the feeling I have cast it re situations out of my control, questions where I was asking what would happen and there was a fizzling out of the situation.....but I just can't remember. Clearly the synapses for hex 18 are in a state of disrepair !Make your road correct
17 - follow the right things and time
18- fix what is not right
This hexagram in it's static form points to the necessity of a change in attitude about your environment as a whole. Settled above, the mountainous weight of the trigram KEN, stillness, holds immovable SUN, the trigram of gentle effects. Too many elements in your life have reached a sate of neglect, disrepair and inertia. You cannot hope to guide your destiny with any effectiveness when you do not have authority and control over everyday situations. Hope lies in an unrelentingly energetic and conscientous attitude.
Everything is in Yi somewhere and the natural process of rotting has to be in there somewhere....and yes sometimes transcending the approach to fixing has to be way through.....for example banana bread requires over ripe bananasMay I plead to use the phrase 'working on what has been spoilt' instead of 'fixing, repairing' etc? Because with 18 sometimes things are beyond repair (banana) then transcending one's approach would be the corrective action ( take banana to the zoo instead of eating it myself)
Yes....the friend kept the garden archway, still in it's flatpack in her living room for at least 3 years and when she finally did erect it was preposterously large for the tiny garden. There it was sitting there for years, requiring some sort of action..but the appropriate action wasn't either leaving it there or erecting the massive edifice in the tiny garden. She didn't cast 18uc over this but it just came to mind.....along with all the other stuff that sits in places for a long time neither being fixed nor being removed.When recieving 18uc I take this as a warning, that it will be difficult to get a grip on the work/action that is truly required. Working on what has been spoilt now or with my present approach, will only remove some symptoms, but won't expose or get to the root cause (creating success from the SOURCE). To get there requires immersing into the 54 process: maturing, new paradigm, etc
Well, whadda you know, i am a programmer, not flash, but C++, C#, ASP.NET and stuff. My mother teaches flash programming courses.You could actually apply either take to my Flash-reading-with-Wilhelm example: that particular script might have been as beyond fixing as a rotting banana (I don't think anything is going to revive the fortunes of Flash)
I must have it somewhere... easier to mislay than a flat-packed garden arch in a living room, of course. Only I don't know if swf file = source code...? But I can see this taking the thread off topic beyond repair - I'll pm you!Well, whadda you know, i am a programmer, not flash, but C++, C#, ASP.NET and stuff. My mother teaches flash programming courses.
If you only need to replace the text, and you have the source-codes, i can try.
(did a reading on this, 53.5.6 -> 15 )
I recently cast it for a question about a home loan I'm about to apply for, the question was show me a picture of having this home loan, 18 uc, the purpose of the home loan is to consolidate some debt, work to pay it off but also to be able to undertake some major maintainance for my house, have to get new fences and want to re-roof at some stage. I can see that fitting 18 quite well, take off all the decaying bits of my house, clean it up and renew, but also for paying the debt , in that other sense of 18 where the noble one rouses the people , being that I have to rally myself to get the debt out of high interest credit cards, into this low ingest account and work consistently to pay it off.
I've had two experiences with hex 18uc.
The first focuses on a few years ago when I was going through a rough patch and contemplated leaving my wife for someone else. In the end I chose not to, because I knew I was depressed and ending the marriage and causing everyone, including our children, to go through the pain & misery of a divorce, which I endured as a child, was not the answer. Also I had several months of therapy that helped a great deal. My wife suggested at one point that I perhaps I didn't leave because I was scared. Since my feelings for the other woman were genuine, I wondered what would have happened had I left, so I cast and got 18uc.
I immediately understood: I would have been continuing the corruption passed down from my ancestors. My father, and his father, AND his father all abandoned their families. It took me a long time to get over my father leaving us when I was young, and I didn't want to do the same to my children. While h18 also hints at healing, I feel the healing of leaving my family would have been long and painful, more difficult than the road I did choose.
Mmm it's harder to say with this one isn't it. Hilary wrote of her recent experience of 18uc in WikiwingMy second experience with hex 18uc has occurred recently and still slowly unfolding. I have a manuscript of poems currently being considered by two publishers--both have had it for the past 2-3 months. They're poems I've written (& some published) over the past 5-6 years. So I'm anxious to hear a decision. When I asked the I Ching what would be the decision of one of the two publishers, I got 18uc, which I'm thinking means either 'Their decision is fixed and can't be altered--it will be what it is' or it's referring to my anxiousness to receive an answer, rather than to get on with writing more poems and that the publisher's answer will come when it comes. I've been told this one publisher will give me an answer by Christmas, so maybe I'll have more insight then.
Yes I think it does tie in with the 18uc answer but don't forget the ripe fruit is yours to take with you. The seeds from it will grow in the new place you are going. So it isn't that the older poems are lost or wasted, you stll have the seeds.As a side note, when I asked the same question about the other publisher, interestingly I got 23.6->2, which I took to mean that I should leave these poems be--they're of the past and done (ripe fruit on the ground), and I should take my cart and move onto a new field, which I've already been doing these past few months: taking my poetry in a different direction. Maybe this has a bit of a tie-in with hex 18uc in the companion reading.
Yes, thank you, Trojina! :bows: That's it exactly.Yes I think it does tie in with the 18uc answer but don't forget the ripe fruit is yours to take with you. The seeds from it will grow in the new place you are going. So it isn't that the older poems are lost or wasted, you stll have the seeds.
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