Hexagram 56 Traveller

Hexagram 56 comprises the mountain as the lower trigram and fire as the upper trigram. Fire over mountain conjures images of campfires and the travellers - backpackers, gypsies or nomads.…

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The Fall After the Climax

It can be really insightful to read the hexagram that's before the one that you have cast. Take for example, hexagram 56, Travelling. The decision according to Huang's translation is…

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Selling Your Soul

If there's an I Ching hexagram and changing line that represents "selling your soul", it would be Hexagram 27 - Nourishing with changing line 1: A tortise is an animal…

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The Fragility of Life

I remembered my grandma often told me and my sister in Cantonese that human beings are very fragile (in Cantonese, it sounds like yen-hai-hou-fa-hock). Anything could happen to them and…

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Thoughts on 25-3

I was reading Huang's interpretation of the third changing line of hexagram 25 Innocence. The following words affected me quite a bit: Being truthful is virtuous, but it does not…

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