Good Morning H-2



Hexagram 2

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By: James Byrd

I.The Oracle 

A. Hexagram 2 is Kun or Field. Additional variations include The Receptive, Acquience or the Flow. Hexagram 2’s lower trigram is field or earth, and its upper trigram is identical.    

B. The Judgment

   1. The Receptive brings about sublime success,
       Furthering through the perseverance of a mare.
       If the superior man undertakes something and tries to lead, 
       He goes astray; But if he follows, he finds guidance.
   2. It is favorable to find friends in the west and south, 

       To forego friends in the east and north.  
       Quiet perseverance brings good fortune.

C. The Image

  1. The earth’s condition is receptive devotion.
  2. Thus the superior man who has a breadth of character 

       Carries the outer world.
           

II. My interpretation 

A. “The Magnetic”

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References
Byrd, James (2018) “The Future”
Huang, Kerson, and Rosemary (1987). I Ching
Karcher, S. and Ritesema, R. (1995). I Ching: The Classic Chinese Oracle of Change [The First Complete Translation with Concordance]
Legge, James (2012). The I Ching: The Book of Changes (Sacred Books of China: The Book of Changes)
Reifler, S. (1974) I Ching: The World’s Oldest and Most Revered System of Fortune Telling
Van Over, R. (1971), I Ching
Wilhelm, R., and Baynes. C.F. (1967). The I Ching, or, Book of Changes (Bollingen Series XIX)
Wilhelm, Hellmut and Richard Wilhelm (1995). Understanding the I Ching

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Good Morning H-21



Hexagram 21

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by James Byrd

I.The Oracle 

A. Hexagram twenty-one is Shi Ke, or Gnawing Bite. Additional interpretations are Biting Through plus Biting and Chewing. Its lower trigram in Zhen: shake or thunder. Its upper trigram is Li: radiance or fire.      


   1. Biting Through has success.
   2. It is favorable to let justice be administered. 

B. The Image

  1. Thunder and lightning:
      a) The image of Biting Through.
      b) Thus the kings of former times made firm the laws

          Through clearly defined penalties. 

II. My interpretation 

A. “Gnawing Bite

Get a grip on legal matters. 



References
Byrd, James (2018) “The Future”
Huang, Kerson, and Rosemary (1987). I Ching
Karcher, S. and Ritesema, R. (1995). I Ching: The Classic Chinese Oracle of Change [The First Complete Translation with Concordance]
Legge, James (2012). The I Ching: The Book of Changes (Sacred Books of China: The Book of Changes)
Reifler, S. (1974) I Ching: The World’s Oldest and Most Revered System of Fortune Telling
Van Over, R. (1971), I Ching
Wilhelm, R., and Baynes. C.F. (1967). The I Ching, or, Book of Changes (Bollingen Series XIX)
Wilhelm, Hellmut and Richard Wilhelm (1995). Understanding the I Ching



Good Morning H-9


I.The oracle

 

A. Hexagram nine has more to do with the Superior man refining the outward aspect of his nature. Another variation is the idea of leaving the way of Tao and returning to it with loyal credence, in short, stay with what you know deep down in your being as right action: returning is good but try at best to be, and here comes my favorite word, “Consistent.” “Be Consistent.”

   1. You may stray from The Way, if you stop along the way, you should always find your way back, and this is all due to loyalty and understanding of The Way.
   2. Know that Success comes with being a strategic decision-maker, know which way to go? We see clouds coming from the west, will there be rain? Don’t be capricious, trust your perception.

B. The Image

  1. Wind above, Heaven below
      a) The image of The Taming Power of the Small
      b) Thus with this, we see an impending storm, do not fore stay your position of staying on the path of Tao.

II. My interpretation 

A. The main understanding with Hexagram 9 is, one must stay on the way, refining one’s integrity and basic beliefs. Stay with your first thought about various conflicts, the same can be said about clouds gathering in the western sky and moving towards your direction. First though, the expectation of rain, with this image you should withdraw and seek shelter soon. But please return to The Way.

   1. The full moon draws near, attracts danger for a woman, misfortune for a gentleman, but don’t you get carried away by these times. Remember, there is value in small accumulations before the storm, but try not to enrich yourself at your neighbor’s expense.