Today's I Ching for Rudi Bakhtiar
The yarrow have been drawn....
|The present is embodied in Hexagram 12 - P'I (Stagnation): There is a lack of understanding between the different classes of men, and its indication is unfavorable to the firm and correct course of the superior man. We see in it greatness gone and the lesser come upon us.
|The first (bottommost) line, divided, suggests the idea of grass pulled up, and bringing with it other stalks with whose roots it is connected. With firm correctness on the part of its subject, there will be good fortune and progress.
|The fourth line, undivided, shows its subject acting in accordance with the ordination of Heaven, and committing no error. His companions will come and share in his happiness.
|In the fifth line, undivided, we see him who brings the distress and obstruction to a close - the great man and fortunate. But let him say, "We may perish! We may perish!", so shall the state of things become firm, as if bound to a clump of bushy mulberry trees.
|The situation is shifting, and Yin (the passive feminine force) is gaining ground.
|The future is embodied in Hexagram 27 - I (Providing Nourishment): With firm correctness there will be good fortune. We must look at what we are seeking to nourish, and by the exercise of our thoughts seek for the proper aliment.
|The things most apparent, those above and in front, are embodied by the upper trigram Chi'en (Heaven), which is transforming into Ken (Mountain). As part of this process, strength and creativity are giving way to stillness and obstruction.
|The things least apparent, those below and behind, are embodied by the lower trigram K'un (Earth), which is transforming into Chen (Thunder). As part of this process, docility and receptivity are giving way to movement, initiative, and action.