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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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They in fact will resist it with all their might. They will want to draw you into their own affairs, and their own sphere of doings and influence. This is indicated for us in the first of the two verses that are highlighted specifically for you by today’s Reading from the image of Retreat. In it the oracle says, “He holds him fast with yellow oxhide.” Now, this verse has a slightly ambivalent meaning, in as much as it does not at all denote a negative position for someone to take. Indeed, for the relatively inferior person, it is a very good position to take. In effect, it describes the way in which inferior people latch themselves onto superior people as a way of advancing themselves in one way or another. It is natural for people with meager resources to want to attach themselves to people with abundant resources. In other words, the meaning of this verse depends on one’s specific point of view. Since you are NOT the relatively inferior person in the situation at hand, and since the situation at hand requires (or has just recently required) a decision from you, it would not be wise to assume that the positive aspects of this verse apply specifically to you.

Indeed, quite the contrary would be better advised, all things considered. You will see that the images that we have drawn for you from our Tarot Oracle indicate a great deal of forward-looking positive energy surrounding you at this time. Nevertheless, it is important to focus our understanding of the message in the verse quoted above through the lens of the idea of retreat. As you know, the idea of retreat is neither positive nor negative by definition. The idea of Retreat is by no means a contradiction of the good fortune indicated by the images we have drawn from our Tarot Oracle for today’s Reading. It must be remembered that the character of any retreat is determined by the specific circumstances and the quality of the specific moment. As a general rule, the portent associated with the image of Retreat is a very good one – or, in the words of the Judgment verse, “Success. In what is small, perseverance furthers.” For the purposes of this particular Reading, it is clear that a retreat is the better part of valor under the circumstances that obtain for you at this time – ESPECIALLY where it concerns the attempts of certain other people to involve you in their own affairs and way of doing things. Others will resist your retreat from them, but this ought not to influence you in the slightest.

You can understand through the first verse quoted above the nature of the motivations of others involved in this situation with you, and thereby come perhaps to a fairly compassionate way of handling the matter. This is revealed partly through the central verse that is associated with the image of Retreat. In it the oracle says, “Mountain under Heaven: the image of Retreat. Thus the superior man keeps the inferior man at a distance, not angrily but with reserve.” But, the same idea is also suggested, and emphasized, through the second of the two verses that are highlighted specifically for you by today’s Reading from the image of Retreat. In it the oracle says, “Friendly retreat. Perseverance brings good fortune.” And Confucius adds to this, the comment, “Perseverance brings good fortune because the will thereby reaches a correct decision.”

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