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Helping understand I Ching Hexagrams

Helping Understand I Ching Hexagrams

One of the earliest known divination tools, around 4,000 years old, is I Ching. I Ching uses 64 hexagrams to impart ancient wisdom in the modern world. I Ching hexagrams are figures comprised of six stacked horizontal lines, with each line representing Yin or Yang. Yin/yang is the fundamental duality of the Universe whose dynamic tension gives shape to all phenomena and the changes they go through.

Each line of every hexagram has meaning, and together each line adds up to the whole meaning of the hexagram. Each represents a primary archetype of human situations, predicaments and relationships, not unlike the archetypal symbols of the 78 cards in a Tarot deck. There are more than 320,000 possible permutations of each 6-line hexagram. The energetic connection between the reader and the coins is what creates synchronicity.

Similarly to having a Tarot reading the way the coins land, the way the lines are cast, is reckoned to be related to everything else happening. Specifically related to whatever you were concentrating on while you were casting the coins. An authentic I Ching reading can help you see aspects of a situation that have been invisible to your ego. In contrast to popular opinion, the I Ching is a valuable form of meditation on the present moment that returns insight and advice.

I Ching is excellent for receiving clarity on problems or issues that logic by itself simply cannot handle. Relationships, negotiations, work dynamics, office politics, family matters, and spiritual well-being. A full I Ching reading, which includes the Future hexagram, can give you a keen sense of the probabilities inherent in a situation, but the specific way that things turn out are, in the end, up to you. It depends on how well you adapt to the ever-changing conditions that your reading reflects.   

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