Today's I Ching for Kurt Vonnegut
The coins have been tossed...
|The present is embodied in Hexagram 51 - Chen (Shock): There is an intimation of ease and development. When the time of movement comes, the subject will be found looking out with apprehension, yet smiling and talking cheerfully. When the movement, like a crash of thunder, terrifies all within a hundred li, he will be like the sincere worshipper, who is not startled into letting go his ladle and cup of sacrificial spirits.|
|The topmost line, divided, show its subject, amidst the startling movements of the time, in breathless dismay and looking round him with trembling apprehension. If he take action, there will be evil. If, while the startling movements have not reached his own person and his neighbourhood, he were to take precautions, there would be no error, though his relatives might still speak against him.|
|The situation is evolving slowly, and Yang (the active masculine force) is gaining ground.|
|The future is embodied in Hexagram 21 - Shih Ho (Biting Through): There will be successful progress, and it will be advantageous to use legal constraints.|
|The things most apparent, those above and in front, are embodied by the upper trigram Chen (Thunder), which is transforming into Li (Fire). As part of this process, movement, initiative, and action are giving way to brightness and warmth.|
|The things least apparent, those below and behind, are embodied by the lower trigram Chen (Thunder), which represents movement, initiative, and action.|