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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 Oppression, which we have drawn for you from our I Ching Oracle is a very interesting one. To begin with, it confirms exactly what I have said above with respect to your powerlessness to evoke love for you in the heart of J. In the Judgment verse, the oracle says, very directly, “When one has something to say, it is not believed.” This doesn’t mean that she would not trust your honesty in expressing what you feel for her. Rather, she is not going to believe any expressions you might make about how the two of you would make good lovers.

Another very direct reflection of your situation comes in one of the verses that has been highlighted specifically for you by today’s Reading from the image of Oppression. In this verse, the oracle says, “A man permits himself to be oppressed by stone, and leans on thorns and thistles. He enters his house and does not see his wife. Misfortune.” Here, the oracle is focusing your attention on a wider field of significance than just your relationship with J. It reflects a general dissatisfaction that you may feel in your present position and place. This dissatisfaction is only compounded in a very unfortunate way by the loneliness that you are feeling, and that loneliness may be a primary element that you are displacing onto a fixation on J. Ask yourself simply whether or not you are allowing feelings of loneliness to influence your specific desires for a love relationship with J. Loneliness is NEVER a good motivation for a relationship. So many unhappy relationships are the result of that motivation. Please have more faith in your own destiny, which will bring you to a loving relationship when the moment is right, and with the person that is meant to be your lover. Have faith in your destiny, and it will have faith in you.

And this positive faith is in fact the other aspect of the message that is conveyed to you through the image of Oppression In another verse highlighted for you by this Reading, the oracle says, “He comes very quietly, oppressed in a golden carriage. Humiliation, but the end is reached.” And in the second, the oracle says, “His nose and feet are cut off. Oppression at the hands of the man with the purple knee bands. Joy comes softly. It furthers one to make offerings and libations.”

These verses evoke far-ranging thoughts about how life brings goodness out of pain and suffering. Yes, it is true, you have suffered oppression and humiliation in the denial of your desire. What man can escape frustration and disappointment in the course of living? The goodness and beauty in life is a rose that can scarcely be plucked without encountering the sharpness of its thorns. This is a mystery that we shall never plumb in our conventional way of thinking about things. The consciousness must expand into deeper dimensions of knowing in order to sense that all and everything is for the best, and that the Universe is an incomprehensible thing, but a thing of utter perfection nonetheless. You can only come to that expanded consciousness by the way of faith, making of your suffering “offerings and libations” to the inexplicable mysteriousness of life. Who is the man with “the purple knee bands”? We can never know his actual identity, but he comes on a mission of grace. He comes to give joy, even if the path is through a place of oppression.

The image of Oppression dissolves in today’s Reading into the image of Pushing Upward. You WILL succeed in moving onward and upward from the place of suffering in which you have been mired for so long. In one of the verses associated with this image, the oracle says, “The king offers him Mount Ch’i. Good fortune. No blame.” Mount Ch’i was the sacred home of the ancestors in Chinese lore. It was the highest conceivable honor to be granted a place on Mount Ch’i. Persevere, Ed, through this time of pain, doubt, and uncertainty. You cannot fail to transcend these trials, and come ultimately to a sublime success.

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