Today's I Ching for David Letterman
The coins have been tossed...
|The present is embodied in Hexagram 49 - Ko (Revolution): What takes place is believed in only after it has been accomplished. There will be great progress and success. Advantage will come from being firm and correct. In that case, occasion for repentance will disappear.
|The second line, divided, shows its subject making his changes after some time has passed. Action taken will be fortunate. There will be no error.
|The third line, undivided, shows that action taken by its subject will be evil. Though he be firm and correct, his position is perilous. If the change has been three times fully discussed, he will be believed.
|The sixth line, divided, shows the superior man producing his changes as the leopard does when he changes his spots, while small men change their faces and show their obedience. To go forward now would lead to evil, but there will be good fortune in abiding firm and correct.
|The situation is shifting, and Yang (the active masculine force) is gaining ground.
|The future is embodied in Hexagram 10 - Lu (Treading Carefully): One treads on the tail of a tiger, which does not bite him. There will be progress and success.
|The things most apparent, those above and in front, are embodied by the upper trigram Tui (Lake), which is transforming into Chi'en (Heaven). As part of this process, joy, pleasure, and attraction are giving way to strength and creativity.
|The things least apparent, those below and behind, are embodied by the lower trigram Li (Fire), which is transforming into Tui (Lake). As part of this process, brightness and warmth are giving way to joy, pleasure, and attraction.