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    In the 55uc thread Rosada made the perfect connection between 55 and 56. She told of how when her husband had finished converting a barn as a workshop he asked her to cast a hexagram for him so that he could use it on the plaque to the place. She cast 55uc (full story in 55uc thread) This was a culmination of a goal for him but also

    Just for the record, my husband passed away shortly after getting his workshop completed. The Wilhelm translation of Abundance reads

    Abundance has success.
    The king attains abundance.
    Be not sad.
    Be like the sun at midday.

    He did not have much time left to actually use this space he created. I think that says something about the nature of unchanging hexagrams. They tell what the situation is but indicate not much more may come from the situation.

    p.s. He did enjoy just hanging out in his creation and the one project that did get completed was building a beautiful cradle for his newborn grandson - which will now be in the generations. Reading that line "Be not sad" now makes me feel good - like he really did get to achieve and experience the completion of a life goal before 56. Traveling on
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    I thought that was quite special and wanted to bring that link in here, since I do find it is helpful especially with unchanging hexagrams to consider the pair.


    I have a number of 56uc casts...all fairly humdrum, but the story of the cradle above did make me think of the nativity story, Mary and Joseph travelling, 'no room at the inn'..because of the time of year and so on. Often people say they do not much like 56, that they connect it with feelings of isolation and not belonging and alienation. But I think it is important to remember the traveller is going somewhere. She is not aimless, not doomed to eternal wandering, there is a destination. As there is a destination she cannot afford to get too involved with the issues of the place she travels through.

    From Hilary's book I like this as a caption to the video below

    'Since you are only passing through, your creative involvement is limited. You can have the small success of being well received if you fit in responsively, rather than dancing your own dance regardless of where you are."





    well the little girl might have cast 56uc as her daily hexagram. Watching that made me think of building of a large fire in a small hearth and burning the inn down. Well okay she didn't burn anything down and one has to admire her gusto


    My examples of 56uc from my journal

    1. One evening a few years ago a dog started barking loudly next door and it went on and on and on for hours. It went on until late into the night. It really disturbed me, drove me insane. I went next door but no one was home, just the dog, barking. I got a bit uptight about it because things like this with neighbours can be such a nuisance. I didn't want to fall out with them and didn't know how to approach it so I asked Yi "what's the best thing to do about the dog next door ?' I had envisaged a worst case scenario of this as an on going problem. I got 56uc. It turned out the dog was just visiting, it never happened again. Seems Yi was giving me a plain and simple answer that the dog was passing through. I didn't complain as there was no need and I heard from someone else the dog was a visitor.

    2. For a while lupus antibodies (not sure anti bodies right word) was found in my blood and as I had a few symptoms I had to get re tested . I was told having these does not necessarily mean you have lupus, you can have them also have them for a while because of some transitory illness. Between tests I had to wait 6 weeks or so I think so I asked in the waiting time "Is lupus there ?" . I got 56uc. Next time I was tested the lupus antibody had gone. It had been a transitory visitor happily for me.

    3. A friend of mine is prone to sudden enthusiasms and proposed we go bowling at the weekend 'for a laugh'. She isn't always the most reliable person and I asked about it. Trouble is I can't recall the exact question but I had 56uc. She lost interest...a transitory fad perhaps ? We had visited the place and thought it would be fun but I think we were just passing through...Interestingly when we had gone into the green on an exploratory mission we got chatting with a very comfortable older man who explained all the tournaments and so on to us and I could see this was a very settled past time for older people. It wasn't something you could really drop in and out of.


    4. I was searching for the best car insurance deal and found that with one company I could get my policy slightly cheaper if I included my older brother on the policy. Weird. Cheaper for 2 people on the policy than one ! I thought actually it might be quite convenient if he could drive my car now and then. Also I figured he'd want to use it for himself sometimes as he doesn't have a car. However did I really want to share my car ? There can be down sides to that. I asked "what about M driving my car ?"
    I got 56 uc. Hehe I think Yi was kidding me, giving me a literal picture of traveling. Anyway it has turned out fine and he just uses it occasionally and also drives me on long journeys sometimes which is good. He doesn't want it on a regular basis...he is a visitor to driving my car.


    Did you notice how none of my examples are even slightly deep and meaningful ? I mean there was a travelling dog, a travelling bug, a trip to a bowling green, and adding a name on my car insurance.

    I wonder what example of 56uc others will have !

    I shall quote the Image from Wilhelm which I think I could apply to all 4 of my examples.

    Fire on the mountain:
    The image of the WANDERER.
    Thus the superior man
    Is clear-minded and cautious
    In imposing penalties,
    And protracts no lawsuits.

    When grass on a mountain takes fire, there is bright light. However, the fire does not linger in one place, but travels on to a new fuel. It is a phenomenon of short duration. This is what penalties and lawsuits should be like.
    Part of the commentary from the Image in Hilary's book

    'So a noble one completes things with the firmness of a mountain, and uses the clarity of fire to cast light on decisions and endings. You have neither the resources or the time to get embroiled in long drawn-out wranglings, either with yourself or with others.'

    What does Wing say about 56uc

    'In it's static form , TRAVELLING may indicate that you are letting the grass grown under your feet. LI, clarity and fire, is burning a path across the mountainous, immovable lower trigram, KEN, seeking new fuel. You should recognise this time to move on when you have exhausted your resources or run out of creative energies. If you delay your departure, you may extinguish your flame.'


    Merry Christmas !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trojina View Post
    Watching that made me think of building of a large fire in a small hearth and burning the inn down.


    A bit of ADHD going on there, I think. Not making fun of her; au contraire, she seems to have had a potential to motivate and evoke enthusiasm in others. She exemplified "make a joyful noise unto the Lord."

    Anyway, about 56, whenever I receive it I think of one of my Dad's famous (to us kids) sayings: "No one lives here; we're just passing through." Not being a man given to talk philosophy or religion, his few sayings, repeated throughout his adult lifetime as our Dad, were memorable.

    Any thoughts on 56 as being a proverbial trail blazer?

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    Yes, I think she was well cast as an angel....and surely the Lord must be pleased at her 'joyful noise'. It said in the comments her family love it so much they've showed it each Christmas for years and there were many other comments praising her whole hearted participation. BTW I didn't notice at first but there is a real live baby in the crib seemingly unperturbed.

    I can sense 56 as 'trail blazer' in the trigrams fire over mountain although I haven't noticed that quality in my actual casts. Have you ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trojina View Post
    Yes, I think she was well cast as an angel....and surely the Lord must be pleased at her 'joyful noise'. It said in the comments her family love it so much they've showed it each Christmas for years and there were many other comments praising her whole hearted participation. BTW I didn't notice at first but there is a real live baby in the crib seemingly unperturbed.

    I can sense 56 as 'trail blazer' in the trigrams fire over mountain although I haven't noticed that quality in my actual casts. Have you ?
    Yes, I noticed the same thing about the cradle baby. He seemed very peaceful. Maybe I'm just being romantic, but I think the girl's voice most reached him.

    In example 3, I could see your friend's enthusiasm as blazing a trail for you to encounter those older folks, which sounds like a trip of its own, I suppose not too unlike the girl who sang with gusto reached others with her enthusiasm. In general, I can think of several explorers who blazed trails for others to follow to new lands. To this country, and through this country, for instance, such as Lewis and Clark. Also scientists, chemists and inventors, and let's not forget artists, though I suspect some are hybrids with 57, 4, 1 and 10, at least.

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    lol well I think the girl's voice reached everyone...particularly the little guy who was playing Joseph, or maybe he was a shepherd...no I think he was Joseph, so he had a big part, and the angel kind of drowned him out....but that's angels for you, their messages come loud and clear GLORY GLORY GLORY.

    Yes my friend has blazed a trail for me to all sorts of places. By the time I get there she's usually been and gone already....

    Blazing a trail reminds me of the star (fire) in the nativity story that the wise men followed. I can't help but kinda like the fact that the 56 thread has fallen over the Christmas period....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trojina View Post

    Blazing a trail reminds me of the star (fire) in the nativity story that the wise men followed. I can't help but kinda like the fact that the 56 thread has fallen over the Christmas period....
    I was going to say something about this but my poetic muse went wandering somewhere else, probably singing GLORY GLORY GLORY.

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    I think of a trail blazer as someone who creates a path for others to follow whereas 56. the Traveller seems to me to have more of a wandering spirit. However as I write this I think of hobos who were known to leave markings on the house fences to alert those who might come after them as to whether the people living there would feed a stranger so I guess that's an example of a drifter being a sort of trail blazer.
    However if I got 56 in answer to a question like, "What would be the result of following in this person's footsteps?" I wouldn't feel encouraged to line up.
    No big deal, it's late here in California and I'm awake and felt like chatting... just passing through...

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    I was thinking of hexagram 56 intensely only less than an hour ago. All my adult life I had the notion that my time on earth, at least during this time around, would end when I reached 56. 56 was always on my mind. I had many adventures and journeys before I turned 56, but it was only after I turned 56 that I began to wander through life alone. So today I thought, perhaps I did die at 56 when I began this new life. Now, as I approach 70, it becomes ever clearer that I am never alone. Am I the fire or this mountain I travel across? Of course 56 is both. No one lives here; we are just passing through, my father said.

    Fire moves quickly upon the mountain. How can that not blaze a trail, whether others follow or not.

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    ... and happy journeys


    I have associate 56 with the concept of outliers in statistics, those observations that are outside the "normal " situation. My Stats teacher used to say us not to disregard them and don't get upset for ruining our models... usually they have something important to tell us.

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