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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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The image of Duration follows upon the image of Influence, also called Wooing, and together these two images describe the perfect evolution of the relationship between the sexes. In Duration, the laws of longevity and dependability in relationships are elaborated. Thus, in one verse, the oracle says, “Seeking duration too hastily brings misfortune persistently.” When we are not ready for a long-lasting relationship, we should not pretend to be ready, and we should avoid getting married when the conditions are not right.

In another verse, the oracle says, “She who does not give duration to her character meets with disgrace. Persistent humiliation.” This describes someone who is at the mercy of her moods and emotions, someone who loses her inner consistency, which is as much as to say that she is someone who does not understand her natural needs as an individual.

Another verse says, “No game in the field.” This is to look for love in all the wrong places. And so on, the oracle thus describes all the ways in which people seek for duration without understanding the foundation on which all things long-lasting stand.

Every individual must understand this aspect of the art of life from their own particular perspective, and so the oracle is advising you to consider what you require in order to achieve duration in a relationship, and to balance this intellectual grace of consciousness against the purely emotional romanticism which may have dominated your life in the past.

This cannot be done in a day. As I said at the beginning, we have consulted the I Ching Oracle for you with a mind to the whole twelve-months covered by this Reading. Even if in the response the oracle singles out some particular event or development that may not literally spread out over the whole period, still its significance is likely to be paramount during the whole timeframe. During the next significant period of your life, then, the oracle is telling you that it would be well to consider the virtues of being alone, which at present, as you hinted, you may erroneously consider to be just a painful penance for being too romantic. But, you see, it may be a blessing. Sometimes we don’t know what is best for us. Thus, in the central verse associated with the image of Preponderance of the Great, which is the second of the two images that we have drawn for you today, the oracle says, “The superior person, when she stands alone, is unconcerned, and if she has to renounce the world, she is undaunted.”

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