Clarence had a very active life and was thinking about taking a trip to India but was not sure if it would be a good idea, considering his physical condition and the fact that he was 86 years old. So he asked, “Will I be in good condition to go to India in a few months?” He obtained hexagram 51, “The Arousing,” hectic, agitation and hexagram 54, “The Marrying Maiden,” engaged in, busy with. By combining the most relevant meanings the following theme can be formed: “Given the hectic activity that you are engaged in,” which can also be expressed as: “You are engaged in hectic activity.” Continue reading
Clarence obtained hexagram 62, “Preponderance of the Weak,” exceeding, overdoing, going too far, beyond and hexagram 47, “Oppression (Exhaustion),” depletion. By combining both meanings this theme is formed: “If you go beyond your limits, you’ll deplete your health.” Continue reading
Raymond was a community college instructor who taught computer courses. Due to low enrollment, he was asked by the department chair to teach a class of a different type, “Technical Drawing,” which he had studied a long time ago in college. Concerned about his ability to teach that course, he inquired, “What decision should I make about the chair’s proposal?”
Alicia had been working as a technician and also doing administrative work at a high-tech company. However, due to personal disagreements with some co-workers, she was told her position would be terminated. She was anxious to know what type of work she should be pursuing next. She obtained hexagram 7, “The Army,” fighting for, campaign and hexagram 32, “Duration,” keeping, staying the course, persistence. By combining both meanings the theme of the reading is: “Fight for your rights (sue the company). Your campaign (job search) will require persistence. Stay the course” Continue reading
Tamara owned a very successful gym. However, she had been losing clients lately. So she asked, “Why am I losing clients?” She obtained hexagram 49, “Revolution,” change, replacement and hexagram 55, “Abundance,” many. The combination of both symbols yields this theme: “By replacing your gym with another, people get many services (in comparison). Continue reading
On the spur of the moment, Sharon bought a costly software package for making money by buying and selling stocks during a financial presentation. Since she had a week to change her mind and return it, she asked the above question. She obtained hexagram 45,“Gathering Together,” acquiring, amassing, and collecting. The theme of this reading was obviously “Acquired.” It did not advise buying the software; it simply stated the current situation because the purchase was already made. Continue reading
This time Sharon obtained again hexagram 45, “Gathering Together,” acquiring and hexagram 21, “Biting Through,” hurdle, difficult. The theme is: “You already acquired it and it will be difficult for you to use it,” which reinforced the message already given in the image of hexagram 45. The answer emphasized the difficulty of using this product rather than its usefulness. So it was a rather negative answer. Since Sharon didn’t want to spend too much time analyzing stocks, she decided to return it.