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The Images (Hexagrams) of the I Ching Oracle in Psychic Readings

Psychic Readings from The Psychic Internet often feature images drawn from the I Ching Oracle. To offer supplementary information about these images for our clients, and for the public, we have provided this archive of brief articles.

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The abstract images of the I Ching Oracle (usually called "hexagrams") symbolize all of the related and interacting aspects of reality. In the following excerpts from actual Psychic Readings, the images of the I Ching are discussed.

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In our Reading for you today, we have drawn a response from the I Ching Oracle that speaks very directly to your question. In fact, it speaks in the most positive terms about your future situation with respect to love and relationship.

Thus, in the first of the verses that have been highlighted specifically by today’s Reading from the image of Abundance, the oracle says, “When you meet your destined ruler, you can be together ten days, and it is not a mistake. Going meets with recognition.” In this verse, your future beloved is defined as a “ruler,” and this of course has nothing to do with being under somebody’s control and command. Perhaps we should think of the more humble use of the word, in fields like surveying and architecture, where a ruler is simply a measuring device, or is used to draw a straight line. When we are in love, the value of the whole universe seems to be measured and gauged according to the presence in it of our dearly beloved. Love is a measuring device that is calibrated in infinities.

At any rate, when you meet your future beloved, you will settle down to a new stage in your life that will extend and continue through an entire cycle of time, symbolized by the measure of “ten days.” This is the promise of the oracle. But the verse also seems to remind you that you cannot simply rely on fate to make it a reality. The image of Abundance is constructed out of two subsidiary images, one describing light and clarity of vision, the other describing movement and motivation. These are the TWO elements that both need to be brought into play in order for the state of abundance to be manifested. A great commentator (Richard Wilhelm) draws on this idea in his remarks about the above-quoted verse: he says, “To bring about a time of abundance, a union of clarity with energetic movement is needed. Two individuals possessed of these two attributes are suited to each other. Therefore one may go forth, in order to make one’s influence felt; it will meet with recognition.”

It may be that the idea of going forth to meet with recognition is a very pointed reference to your own particular situation. You have certainly oriented your life very astutely on your clear vision of what you are looking for in a mate. This is all good with no reservations. But the oracle reminds you that movement is also essential to success. One can be very good on the theoretical plane, and still fail to find success if there is no corresponding excellence on the practical plane. This is one aspect of Asian thought that seems to be very carefully thought out by comparison with our own way of thinking about things. In the I Ching, for example, the ancients drew a schematic diagram of all the situations that arise when perfectly aimed intelligence meets perfectly malleable material – or, when Heaven meets Earth, to put it in the book’s conventional terms. It is not enough to see things clearly, to understand them, to have a purpose. It is also necessary to apply understanding with practical efficacy.

In other words, you shouldn’t neglect the “get up and do” part of being right. This seems to be an unmistakable part of the message that comes to you in this Reading by way of the I Ching Oracle. However, I also need to tell you that we do not happen to see in your immediate environment any sign of the presence of your future beloved. Indeed, our feeling is that this eventuality is still at least a year away from happening. Perhaps this is why, in the second of the verses that have been highlighted specifically by today’s Reading from the image of Abundance, the oracle says, “The underbrush is of such abundance that the small stars can be seen at noon. He breaks his right arm. No blame.”

I won’t go deeply into it, but I can tell you just as a matter of explaining the oracle’s terms, that the image of Abundance actually describes an eclipse of the sun. You can see this element in play in the verse just quoted. Thus, there is some logic in the idea that we (and you) do not see your future beloved around you at this time. And there is some harm that tends to arise as a result of the darkness that this entails. In effect, the light of your being is so eclipsed as to make it impossible even for the most sensitive soul to find his way to you. There is no blame in this, either on your side or his. An eclipse is a function of forces that are beyond the influence of individual human actions or conditions. The Native Americans of legend paid dearly for their ignorance of the cause of an eclipse. The story is told that Columbus foretold an eclipse, and asked for concessions as the price of bringing back the sun. You need to know that the reasons for the eclipse of love in your life have to do with impersonal forces of fate that are built into the structure of the Universe as a whole. You can no more hasten the season of love in your life than you can hasten the advent of spring when you are shivering in the cold and dark of winter. The Heavenly Spheres turn at their own pace.

And you know also that every eclipse passes. And in the last of the verses that have been highlighted specifically by today’s Reading from the image of Abundance, the oracle says, “The curtain is of such fullness that the polestars can be seen at noon. She meets her ruler, who is of like kind. Good fortune.” You see, even in the darkness, the Great Spirit has decreed that we should be provided with a light, a beacon that shines on our goal. It is our polestar. We are guided by that beacon of light as surely as if we were to be traveling toward a known shore in the full light of day. And then, in due time, we arrive at our destination and there is good fortune.

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