Category: Daily I Ching

Daily I Ching ~ October 9th

Daily I Ching ~ October 9th

56: The Wanderer Thursday, Oct 9th, 2014 A seasoned traveler knows that a special kind of decorum is called for when one ventures far from home. He or she must develop a yielding nature outwardly, so that the ‘local contact’ or host can open doors and prevent unseemly errors. But inwardly, the wanderer knows that […]

Daily I Ching ~ October 8th

Daily I Ching ~ October 8th

62: Attention to Detail Wednesday, Oct 8th, 2014 Ambitious undertakings are not in order now, but attention to small matters brings progress. Such is the case of a person whose resources are meager, but who, through modesty and perseverance, rises to accomplish great things. The key to success when small potential influences the larger scene […]

Daily I Ching ~ October 7th

Daily I Ching ~ October 7th

53: A Steady Pace Tuesday, Oct 7th, 2014     Like an ancient old-growth forest — where the subtle play of light, texture and shadows is the product of a process measured in centuries and inches — most things of lasting value develop gradually, at their own pace. The ability to learn from experience — […]

Daily I Ching ~ October 6th

Daily I Ching ~ October 6th

39: Temporary Obstacles Monday, Oct 6th, 2014 I-Ching Hexagram 39 – Chien – Obstruction Have temporary obstacles been blocking your way? In the course of trying to reach a goal or to fulfill a personal ambition, obstructions inevitably present themselves. This is not always a bad thing. Obstacles, difficulties and even setbacks that are eventually […]

Daily I Ching ~ October 5th

Daily I Ching ~ October 5th

52: Keeping Still Sunday, Oct 5th, 2014 Regular periods of keeping still are an important aspect of personal development and forward motion. The most restful person may not be the one who sleeps twelve hours a day, but the one able to grab catnaps while cruising 600 miles-per-hour at 35,000 ft. Learning to act when […]

Daily I Ching ~ October 4th

Daily I Ching ~ October 4th

15: Humility Saturday, Oct 4th, 2014 Humility is often rewarded in human affairs, just as the erosion of a great mountain fills the valley. It is the way of nature to fill the empty cup. Regardless of your position, humility is a positive and deceptively powerful attribute. If you are in a high position but […]

Daily I Ching ~ October 3rd

Daily I Ching ~ October 3rd

12: Standstill Friday October 3rd, 2014 General Meaning: A state of standstill is a state of decline. Confusion and disorder prevail. Inferior elements are on the rise, while the powers of clarity and creativity are waning. In such times, the wise take shelter in their own integrity and quietly remain faithful to their highest selves. […]

Daily I Ching ~ October 2nd

Daily I Ching ~ October 2nd

45: Coming Together Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 General Meaning: The power of gathering together is represented by a rally, where each individual’s strength is magnified by the power of their community. History has shown that mass movements can bring about stable, ordered and durable conditions for the better. This hexagram may be pointing to an […]

Daily I Ching ~ October 1st

Daily I Ching ~ October 1st

35: Easy Progress Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 General Meaning: The general situation is one of easy, natural progress. That which had been weak is now steadily rising up, and by gaining a prominent position, becomes a stronger force. The image is the light of the rising sun, which at first appears dimly through the mists. […]

Daily I Ching ~ September 30th

Daily I Ching ~ September 30th

16: Enthusiasm Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 General Meaning: Enormous creative energy is unleashed by enthusiasm. This energy is like powerful music that inspires people, loosening old constraints and generating new opportunities. Indeed, the power of enthusiasm is best symbolized by music and dance, for it is guided more by the heart than the head. Thus, […]

Daily I Ching ~ September 29th

Daily I Ching ~ September 29th

20: Overview Monday, September 29th, 2014 General Meaning: Overview is a time for composure and contemplation. As a result of profound introspection, a hidden force reveals itself, and may influence others without their being aware of it. Do not underestimate the power of such a subtle force. Like the wind blowing across the treetops, its […]

Daily I Ching ~ September 28th

Daily I Ching ~ September 28th

8: Holding Together Sunday, September 28th, 2014 General Meaning: Holding together brings success. But high-level teamwork is achieved only when the right players on the right team share a clear goal at the right time. A team forms its relationships in a delicate manner; chemistry is brewed in the vat of shared experiences. Latecomers cannot […]

Daily I Ching ~ September 27th

Daily I Ching ~ September 27th

23: Splitting Apart Saturday, September 27th, 2014 General Meaning: All is not what it seems. Sometimes, reality is like a hall of mirrors. Intrigues multiply like summer flies, and there are signs of discontent all around. This is a time of illusion and disillusion, disintegration, distrust and deception.When you find yourself trapped in a hall […]

Daily I Ching ~ September 26th

Daily I Ching ~ September 26th

2: The Receptive Friday, September 26th, 2014 General Meaning: Great receptivity attracts exceptional results. The natural responsiveness of pure Yin energy brings about success through support and perseverance, rather than through bold action. Thus, the wise person demonstrates strength like a powerful but gentle mare. This hexagram, consisting of all yin lines, represents a power […]

Daily I Ching ~ September 25th

Daily I Ching ~ September 25th

1: Creative Power Thursday, September 25th, 2014 General Meaning: The atmosphere is ripe with imagination, inspiration and energy, symbolized by the flying dragon. The dragon is an ancient symbol of an electrically charged, dynamic, arousing force that bodes well for creative initiatives. If your goals are in alignment with the greater good, your actions will […]

Daily I Ching ~ September 24th

Daily I Ching ~ September 24th

43: Determination Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 General Meaning: Personal resolution points to a breakthrough, but decisive action is required. As long as you diligently hold your ground and ward off negative tendencies and influences, the good will prevail.The persistence of negativity, which is that which opposes the good, is a constant in human affairs. Just […]

Daily I Ching ~ September 23rd

Daily I Ching ~ September 23rd

14: Abundant Blessings Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 General Meaning: Supreme success! Like the proverbial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, a person whose fortunes have turned for the better shines as bright. At the core of this success lies unselfishness and modesty, for it is the tendency of a flexible or yielding […]

Daily I Ching ~ September 22nd

Daily I Ching ~ September 22nd

34: Great Vigor Monday, September 22nd, 2014 General Meaning: Congratulations! There is strength and vigor in this situation — like a ram who has knocked down a fence to free himself from captivity. This points to a time when a powerful force comes into its own and achieves influence.When a leader finally comes into power, […]

Daily I Ching ~ September 21st

Daily I Ching ~ September 21st

9: Small Influences Sunday, September 21st, 2014 General Meaning: A gentle wind gathers the clouds, but still, no rain. Softer influences predominate as the power of subtle forces grows. This is a time for smooth and friendly persuasion.In the ebb and flow of events, there are always ‘low tides’ — times when sweeping action is […]

Daily I Ching ~ September 20th

Daily I Ching ~ September 20th

5: Patience Saturday, September 20th, 2014 General Meaning: A fisherman can cast the line, but he can only wait for the fish to bite. Your catch will come in its own time; you cannot make it hurry to you — neither by working, nor by planning, nor by wishing. You may need to provide nourishment […]

Daily I Ching ~ September 19th

Daily I Ching ~ September 19th

26: Containment of Potential Friday, September 19th, 2014 General Meaning: This hexagram points to the containment of great power that increases as it is wisely stewarded. Like a river that has been dammed, or a boiling pot with a lid on, holding and containing power produces enormous energy. During normal times, daily ritual and habit […]

Daily I Ching ~ September 18th

Daily I Ching ~ September 18th

11: Harmony Thursday, September 18th, 2014 General Meaning: The trigram earth is above that of heaven, and heaven seems to be on earth. The gravity of matter merges with the upward radiation of light to merge in deep harmony. This juxtaposition denotes a time of peace and blessings for all living things. In the affairs […]

Daily I Ching ~ September 17th

Daily I Ching ~ September 17th

10: Treading Carefully Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 General Meaning: People of ability find their way and make progress even in difficult circumstances. Consider your steps carefully when you are surrounded by changing forces. Weak and strong forces (or people) can co-exist when the weaker element does not impose upon the stronger, when the weaker maintains […]

Daily I Ching ~ September 16th

Daily I Ching ~ September 16th

58: Joy Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 General Meaning: A joy that is shared is symbolized by a group of friends playing, or a carefree young girl singing to herself while engaged in her work. Happiness is rising within, and spreading out into the world.Joy arises through gentle means, but springs from a solid inner base. […]

Daily I Ching ~ September 15th

Daily I Ching ~ September 15th

38: Diverging Interests Monday, September 15th, 2014 General Meaning: An image of estrangement is indicated here. One example used in ancient Chinese texts is how when brothers and sisters marry, they grow apart, since their allegiances now lie with new family groups. Though they will remain close enough to successfully deal with problems and share […]

Daily I Ching ~ September 14th

Daily I Ching ~ September 14th

54: Careful Affection Sunday, September 14th, 2014 General Meaning: Affection is the basis of all lasting relationships, but must be channeled properly in order to bring satisfaction, and support the self-esteem of both parties. For example, a married person’s lover would necessarily have conflicted feelings: affection coupled with insecurity. Relationships based mainly on personal attraction, […]

Daily I Ching ~ September 13th

Daily I Ching ~ September 13th

61: Centering in Truth Saturday, September 13th, 2014 General Meaning: Truth involves establishing an aware relationship between your inner core and the circumstances in your life. Centering in truth involves the ability to perceive a fundamental wisdom, reflected within yourself and the people you know.Truth is transformed into power when you dissolve prejudice and make […]

Daily I Ching ~ September 12th

Daily I Ching ~ September 12th

60: Limits and Corrections Friday, September 12th, 2014 General Meaning: Limits are necessary to give purpose and direction to life. Swimming in a sea of boundless opportunity would eventually lead to exhaustion and drowning. Winging it alone in a sky of boundless opportunity would lead to being lost. In human affairs, the making of choices, […]

Daily I Ching ~ September 11th

Daily I Ching ~ September 11th

41: Decrease Thursday, September 11th, 2014 General Meaning: Increase and decrease are part of the natural cycle of life. As spiritual author long ago put it, ‘To every thing there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.’ Like a reservoir that is being used to irrigate the fields, learning to accept […]

Daily I Ching ~ September 10th

Daily I Ching ~ September 10th

19: Approach of Spring Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 General Meaning: It is as if spring is approaching. Good times ahead feel inevitable; there is vitality in the air. This is a most auspicious time. Like a snake emerging from hibernation, negative forces are barely stirring and can be effectively controlled. This is a time of […]

Daily I Ching ~ September 9th

Daily I Ching ~ September 9th

13: Fellowship Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 General Meaning: Fellowship. When communal bonds unite people, great success is possible. But such bonds can develop only when personal interests are subordinated to goals that serve the greater good of all. The broader the basis for action, the greater the benefits that can be achieved. And conversely, the […]

Daily I Ching ~ September 8th

Daily I Ching ~ September 8th

49: Revolutionary Change Monday, September 8th, 2014 General Meaning: According to Chinese symbolism, the juxtaposed elements of this hexagram are fire under water. Fire evaporates water, and water puts out fire. Change can cause conflict; conflict brings about change. This hexagram refers to that time in the cycle of human affairs when things need stirring […]