乾 Qian 

9 in the 4th place

Despite the dark abyss that lies ahead, take action.  或躍在淵無咎 

With this oracle, one is facing a dilemma and uncertain as to whether or not to take action. Make a mindful decision and act on it.

 

When the hexagram is 777977 from bottom to top, the oracle suggests:

When question is business/wealth/health related ~ 

1. Give it  a try, you already have a plan in mind.

2. When change takes place, the 4th line from bottom will turn into a broken line, it turns the hexagram “Qian ” to “ XiaoChu小畜”. 

The broken line at the 4th from the bottom transforms the upper trigram to 巽 Xun, which symbolizes the wind, while the lower trigram symbolizes the sky. Wind blows in the sky, clouds gathering but it’s not raining yet.  Despite having limited time, it’s a good time for you to efficiently prepare for action.

 

When the question is relationship related ~ 

 At this position, you will receive full support from relevant authorities given your integrity and flexibility.

 

1-4 乾 Qian 4 to 小畜 Xiao Chu   c 1-4 乾 Qian 4 to 小畜 Xiao Chu   Changes to  9 小畜

 

Qian

9 in the 3rd place ~

A capable man works hard daily when time comes, his mind does not stop thinking even in the evening when everyone else are resting. Therefore he is careful enough to avoid pitfalls and remains blameless.  君子終日乾乾夕惕若厲无咎

With this oracle, one is in a crucial period. He should work harder, be very alert of higher competitions or potential crisis.

 

Therefore, when we get the hexagram as a 779777 from bottom to top, the oracle reveals the current situation and gives advice to us that:

When question is business/wealth/health related ~

  1. You may at the right position, but you don’t have the authority yet. Therefore its most important that you keep top alert to every detail to  minimize risk from mistakes.
  2. When change takes place, the 3rd line from bottom will turn into a broken line, it turns the hexagram “Qian ” to “Lv ”.

The broken line at the 3rd from the bottom makes the lower trigram to symbolize a joyful attitude, the upper trigram with three unbroken line symbolize a strong leader. When you do everything right, follow all the rules, nothing will go wrong.

When the question is relationship related ~

If you comply with all moral principal with a joyful attitude, a strong,  unshakable and smooth interpersonal relationship net will be built.

 

1-3 乾 Qian 3 to 屢 Lv

c 1-3 乾 Qian 3 to 屢 Lv    Changes to   10 履 Lv

 

 

Qian 

9 in the 2nd place 

One is noticed with his capability, but he is still at a lower level that is in no  position of commanding. 見龍在田利見大人

With this oracle, one should approach people with influential power who can see his capability and effort to get support when opportunity comes.

 

Therefore, when we get the hexagram as a 797777 from bottom to top, the oracle reveals the current situation and gives advice to us that:

When question is business/wealth/health related ~

  1. Opportunity is here and timing is right. There must be someone with power that you can go for support. Therefore you should aggressively associate with people who has the same values like you to build your social net.
  1. When change takes place, the 2nd line from bottom will turn into a broken line, it turns the hexagram “Qian ” to “TongRen 同人”.

The broken line represents a gentle and agreeable attitude, one at the right position, and who gets the support with strong power of the authority ~ the broken line is you.

When the question is relationship related ~

It is the right timing, actions should be taken bravely and the result will be good as desired.  A long distance trip will be helpful.

 

1-2 乾 Qian 2 to 同人 Tong-Ren

c 1-2 乾 Qian 2 to 同人 Tong-Ren  Changes to  13 同人 TONG REN

 

Qian

9 at the beginning 

Hide the energy underneath, do not take action. 潛龍勿用

This hexagram symbolizes someone at the entry level, who may be capable but not have enough credibility to be recognized yet. It’s wise to not take action and keep a low profile.

 

When we get the hexagram as a 977777 from bottom to top, the oracle suggests:

When question is regarding business/wealth/health~

1. Timing is not right yet. Although there may be eagerness in our mind to proceed, we should hold back and take this time as the opportunity to increase our own strength, to observe carefully and know the situation better for future success. We should be patient and trust that the right time will come.

2. If actions is taken now, the bottom most line will turn into a broken line, it turns the hexagram “Qian ” to “Gou ”.

The broken line represents someone at a lower level, a villain, a negative energy. Movements will give them the opportunity to begin to grow, and the negative energy will then rise to destroy all the other positive unbroken lines above.

When the question is regarding romantic relationships~

The female is not a good one to marry because she is too strong of a character. A marriage like this will wear down positive energy and may result in trauma.

This hexagram “Gou ” is one of the two hexagrams among the sixty-four hexagram that symbolizes inverted love.

 

1 乾 Qian             c 1-1 乾 Qian 1 to 姤 Gou    Changes to 44 姤 Gou

In the previous articles we learned the 64 hexagrams in the book of change. Each of them contains oracles that inform possible results or potential solutions. They may shed light on future happenings and provide guidance on best way to approach for resolution. They may also serve as philosophic reminders in the journey of life. All of the answers depend on whether and which of the lines change in each of the 6 lines in the hexagram. So let’s return to the basics of how does one answer a question with a hexagram?

Prepare three coins and toss them simultaneously. This first toss will determine the bottom-most line on the hexagram. You will repeat the same process 6 times, working your way from bottom to top, to determine the type of line (broken or unbroken) and numeric value associated with each line. The head side is equivalent to 3, the tail side is equivalent to 2. There are four different possibilities:

All heads = 3+3+3 = 9. Lao-Yang. Draw an unbroken line. This indicates “change”.

One head and two tails = 3 + 2 + 2 = 7. Shao-Yang. Draw an unbroken line. This indicates “unchanging”.

All tails = 2+2+2 = 6. Lao-Yin. Draw a broken line. This indicates “change”.

Two heads and a tail = 3+3+2 = 8. Shao-Yin. Draw a broken line. This indicate “unchanging”.

Once this process is complete, you should have your hexagram and associated numeric values associated with each line. Then you are ready to interpret the hexagram.

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64 未濟 Wei-JiIncomplete

Fire (upper trigram) is situated over the body of water (lower trigram). Flame rise upward while water flows into the earth. The two energies move in opposition, making it hard to accomplish anything unless they are utilized in the right way. 

This hexagram is analogous to autumn, which is a period of transition between summer and winter. The seasons come and go so summer will always return, however not before one endures the harsh winter weathers. 

With this hexagram, success will eventually be achieved when everything falls into it’s proper place. It’s most important for the one in charge to pay close attention from beginning to end.c 64 未濟

63 既濟 Ji-JiUpon Completion

Water (upper trigram) is situated over the fire (lower trigram). Fire provides the energy required to boil the water, however there is inherent risk of the water spilling leading to damage or harm. 

With this hexagram, one will succeed but needs to proceed with caution since any little misstep could prove significantly detrimental. It is wise to take a cautious approach.

c 63 既濟

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