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By: James Byrd, MBA (Business Consultant)


Mark your calendar now. My book/calendar will help you understand upcoming days and generate less stress as to what a certain day in the past, present or the future will be like, or in essence, what will become an obvious reflection of time.

My newest edition,  “The Future: 2020” is based on the first edition, (“Foretell the Future with the I Ching and My Calendar of Days.”) I just downsized the title somewhat and add more of my observations to be noted by my fans that have been following this project. There is also an eBook coming out soon to accompany this new edition. The cost of the eBook will be $0.99 to you for now.

About the first edition:
It’s called, “Foretell the Future with the I Ching and My Calendar of Days”. With this enlighten book/calendar, you will learn within a short time about “The I Ching” or “Book of Changes”, and you will gain some insight into how the I Ching influenced me to create a perpetual calendar. My calendar is based on the 64 hexagrams, with the hexagrams for each specific day on “My Calendar of Days,” being a window into the present, past, and of course the future. Once again, use the calendar to gain an insight into the scheme of things relating to the past, present, and also that of future events or outcomes. My main zealous concentration with this perpetual calendar is to know when to fast.
With hexagram 36 days, which is on my calendar, comes the idea that one should fast for three days as a presentation towards atonement of some sort, I usually take raw, fresh fruit juice for three days. It is very enlightening to know when to fast, and also know when to abstain from a full load of activities. I usually take a vacation from work for about three to seven days. This helps me to purge all poisons, and other nonorganic obstructions from my body and it keep me out of harm’s way as well because as I know, hexagram thirty-six does reflect in some way, Injury, which is mostly self-inflicted through wrong choices of consumptions, such as, alcohol, and smoking, and also not taking time out, through what I would guess, meditation, or yoga, not television consumption all the time.
The one hexagram that brings into mind the relationship between man/woman and God is Hexagram 1, The Creative. The thing with hexagram 36, knowing those days, I know not to take any undue chances, three days leading up to that date, and for three, days thereafter, hence, the old bell curve pattern. Another self-crucifixion can come in the form of consumption of the wrong kind of water. That one could be another slippery sidewalk at night.
The key indicator is how it all relates to “My Calendar of Days,” that is, it all seems to be the general tendency of the events that the I Ching in some way presents its indicator for a given day, these events can all be viewed as Cyclical, thereby, an indication of a perpetual calendar. And on any given Saturday, it will encompass that Lotto machine. But first, find your birthday on the calendar and study that.


Good Morning H-19

Hexagram 23

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I. The Oracle 

A. Hexagram twenty-three is related to or has reference to Peeling Off, hence, the splitting apart of something.

Another variation would be the idea of peeling off something such as an onion to get to the core of the origin. The time is not correct for drastic movements in any direction; at best stay still and wait on the will of heaven. Again, there is no advantage in whatever direction one might take at this time, if you do, take it slow.
   1. Now is not a good time to cross the great water. I say that because as the image depicts, that of the mountain which sits upon the earth. There is no movement with this instance. There is some headway if one recognizes that like the mountain keeping still fares well at this time and yield to the times of meditation and planning for upcoming strategic activities.
   2. Splitting Apart:
This is the times of Falling Apart. One must at most strengthen his or her present position by strengthening those below, that way peace and stability are ensured. Remember, the mountain has for its support the earth, in order to fortify the foundation of the mountain, it will fare well to ensure that the density of the earth, or else there will be a collapse. Help from above fortifies the foundation. The bottom of the barrel supports the contents.

B. The Image

  1. Mountain sitting on the earth
      a) In whatever you do expect little movement, except when ensuring the plans of others
      b) Thus there is no advantage in whatever direction movement is made, unless you are just lucky, the four leaf clover

II. My interpretation 

A. There is a tendency for things to collapse at this time; no matter how well planned the objectives. It’s just not the time. Again, all I can see for today is go nowhere, do nothing, take no action whatever at this time the best resolve is to ensure the plans of others, forego your own plans until a later date.

   1. Again, now is not a good time to cross the great river, in plain words, there will be going and coming with some loss. The hexagram has more to do with that bad dream you had last night, and trust me, I know you did. As the hexagram denotes while one is asleep there is an attempt to say one of the legs of the bed by a prankster, hence, interference of sleep or a bad dream so to speak. I did too. The core of your body is at work doing homeostasis at this time. That could be the reason for the hexagram warnings against any kind of activities at this time. Most hexagrams have the effects of three days before, and three days after an indicated change. In three days there are two things about to happen, an eclipse and the spring equinox. Remember, that there is no success in seeking any destinations at this time. The weak prevail over the strong and correct. The superior person recognizes the effects of time and adheres to the fact that at this time within the continuum the inferior men will at this time be predominating.

(Update 7-8-2019) Splitting apart sort of reminds one of an EarthQuake. It recalls the situation of the bell curve and degrees of movement, in this incident, there are three days before and three days after the main event.

(Update 3-15-2020) Being modest about my stuff today, really taking it somewhat slow for a moment as we move through the pandemic. They are calling it Corona Virus 19. That number finally means approach as if that means anything. the number after that means contemplation, do that, and the number before that means working on that which is spoiled. 


References
Huang, Kerson, and Rosemary (1987). I Ching
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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
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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