Luhrenloup's Cave

Divination

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For The Week of november 12 , 2018

The I Ching is a book of Chinese wisdom, the accumulated experience of over 2,500 years of diviners and sages, and beyond that of unimaginably ancient oral traditions; it’s a guide to an ethical life, a manual for rulers, and an oracle of one’s personal future and the future of the state. The book of divination is based on eight symbolic trigrams and sixty-four hexagrams.

The oracles have been offering people help and wise, genial guidance for generations.  It will tell you what challenges and opportunities you are likely to face if you take a particular path, and how you can negotiate the obstacles you meet. This is the opposite of 'fortune telling'. Being told what will happen, as if your own choices had nothing to do with the outcome, is deeply disempowering. The I Ching tells seekers what effects their choices will have, and helps them to develop strategies to achieve their goals.  

One needs to apply wisdom received in this post to upcoming events as they unfold during the coming week.

 

The Judgment

THE JOYOUS.  Success.

Perseverance is favorable.


The joyous mood is infectious and therefore brings success.  But joy must be based on steadfastness if it is not to degenerate into uncontrolled mirth.  Truth and strength must dwell in the heart, while gentleness reveals itself in social intercourse.

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THE JOYOUS.  Success.

Perseverance is favorable.


The joyous mood is infectious and therefore brings success.  But joy must be based on steadfastness if it is not to degenerate into uncontrolled mirth.  Truth and strength must dwell in the heart, while gentleness reveals itself in social intercourse.

The Lines

Nine in the second place means:

Sincere joyousness.  Good fortune.

Remorse disappears.  


We often find ourselves associating with inferior people in whose company we are tempted  by pleasures that are inappropriate for the superior man.  To participate in such pleasures would certainly bring remorse, for a superior man can find no real satisfaction in low pleasures.  When, recognizing this, a man does not permit his will to swerve.  Thus every cause for regret is removed.


Nine e in the fourth place means:

Joyousness that is weighed is not at peace.

After ridding himself of mistakes a man has joy.


Only when a man clearly recognizes that passion brings suffering can he make up his mind to turn away from the lower pleasures and too strive for the higher.  Once this decision is sealed, he can find true joy and peace, and inner conflict is overcome.

 

 

tui

the joyous,

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