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I have been studying the I for about 7 years and am far from an expert but do have a level of understanding which can genuinely help people.

I use the three coin method of divination. I have never known the I to be wrong in it’s divinations.

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  1. Hi, I just came upon your blog from a string of research on ayahuasca for a trip I will be taking to Peru in the coming months and then I noticed this section and decided to give it a try. I have had some certain personal dilemmas that I have been troubled with and if you have anything to say that may in fact lead my direction then all the better and more proof of the universal plan.

    My perspective on all that is was changed about a year and a half ago when I first had a psychedelic experience on psilocybe mushrooms, from then I have continued to experiment with psychedelics, namely mushrooms and lsd, although all with a pure intent of a ever deepening “journey of divinity” one could say. I have found the study of yoga to be the path I need to be able to reach peaks of my mind and to learn to become more than myself and I strive in my daily life to become a more loving pure person. My real dilemma is with the ego’s hold on me. It seems even when I want to do the right thing, it seems I don’t even know what the right thing to do is, like I have been put in a purely dark room and my challenge is to go as far north as possible with out any light to guide my way. My constant battle with ego and the challenges it faces me with along with my lack of insight as to what path I should walk in this life and what choices will get me there cause my discombobulation .

    If you have any insight from your obviously higher on the yogic path perspective it would be deeply and graciously appreciated.

    In Lak’Ech

  2. In Lak’ech Ala Kin,

    thank you for opening and entrusting.

    “It seems even when I want to do the right thing, it seems I don’t even know what the right thing to do is..”

    Yog means Union.
    Union with what?
    With practising the 8 limbs of yoga comes union with your higher self.

    Initially Yoga allows for stillness, and you begin to be able to hear the higher self clearer.

    The higher self can become your internal guide.

    Ego can be seen as the conditioned self, or lower self, seeking after self gratification of the senses. These two forces will probably always be evident even in the most advanced practioners. They certainly are in me. In time you learn to slip up less. I hope.

    A great exercise to become aware of ego was invented by Aleister Crowley, and was later revised by Robert Anton Wilson. The practicioner chooses a part of the body and whenever s/he vocally refers to the self, i.e, “me” or “I” s/he must slash himself with a blade! ( In R.A.W’s version you simply pinch yourself quite hard.) This exercise is best practised with an accomplice so you can help each other to adhere to the punishment. After only a short while a big change occurs. It is amazing to then go into a public place and engage with people and see how often the average person self refers, see how prevalent the ego is.

    Don’t be too hard on yourself.

    The process of union is a slow one. Yoga is a life long path. First you must purify the body, or more specifically the nadi channels, in order to be able to utilise greater amounts of astral energy. Following Yama and Niyama is the trick to the purifying process. You start with your thoughts, which become actions. Following the observances and abstentions also help to strengthen your link with your higher self and can be guidelines to right and wrong.

    I must warn you however, Yoga is not an easy path. It necessitates much change and upheavel in your life. I am not referring here about simple asana for fitness, but thoroughly following the 8 limbs of yoga. There is good reason why yogi’s retreat to ashrams or in private.

    “my lack of insight as to what path I should walk in this life and what choices will get me there cause my discombobulation .”

    I found, the I-ching to be an indispensible guide in determining the specific universal energy at the moment of time when you consult it. This gives insight a plenty. It gives a reading of how things are at the present moment, how they will change and what they will change to.

    The I-Ching also goes hand in hand with yoga philosophy. It’s central tenant is union. (strange when we think of current Chinese philosophy as athiest.)

    So my humble advice, if you do decide to proceed with yoga, is to also learn how to use the I-Ching. This may seem daunting at first, but is well worth the initial time investment.

    If you like, and have a specific question for the I, post it here and I will do you a reading, as an example, to see if it resonates with you..

    Your question should be in the form of changes over time rather than a yes or no expected answer.

    e.g “Beautiful Tao of love, please guide me on my new job/love/path..”

    As to right and wrong, Obi Wan sums it up well..

    “Luke, you’re going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view.”

  3. Dear AAAUMMM,
    Thank you so much for your offer regarding the IChing.
    I have a question that I would like to receive a devintation for.
    Can I have a full spiritual life while being a professional living with a crowded schedule in a crowded city?
    Thanks again.

  4. Dear Ehab,
    thank you for your question, one which affects many.

    The coins revealed:
    Hexagram 55 – Abundance
    Moving lines 1,4 and 5.

    Moving to
    Hexagram 39 Obstruction.

    I suggest you read thoroughly the whole of Hexagram 55 which is indicating the present time for you.

    Pay special attention to the moving lines 1, 4 and 5. These moving lines indicate how things will change for you. Do not read the lines 2, 3 and 6. They do not refer to your question.

    Lastly Read Hexagram 39 to see what the situation will change to.

    You do not read the moving lines of Hexagram 39. Only the moving lines of Hexagram 55.

    Firstly read the sections indicated above and allow them to work on your subconscious. I primarily use the Richard Wilhelm I-Ching, which i feature on this site, but it tends to be quite cryptic and can take a long time and a certain type of mind to understand. Feel free to search for other I-Ching versions and find one which is good for you. If you search for Hexagram 55 online, various interpretations will be available. They will all help clarify the situation.

    I find it best when doing a reading for someone, to let them discuss what the meanings feel to them, before offering any interpretation myself.

    I suggest you write here what you feel they mean, then if you like, I can offer my opinion.

    In Lak’ech Ala Kin,


  5. in appreciation for freely sharing….

    i would like guidance about my next step in my path to higher awareness and what will result from that awareness.


  6. Columba,
    Thank you for sharing..

    The I revealed:

    Hexagram 32 – Duration;
    With moving line 4.

    moving to;
    Hexagram 46 – Pushing upward.

    I suggest you read thoroughly the whole of Hexagram 32 which is indicating the present time for you.

    Pay close attention to the moving line 4. This lines indicate how things will change for in your situation.

    Lastly Read Hexagram 46 to see what the situation will change to.

    You do not read the moving lines of Hexagram 46. Only the moving line no.4 of Hexagram 32.

    Hope this helps,


  7. I think that this is a wonderful service you offer.

    I have been divorced for almost a year. I met a man and he has shown incredible interest in me, however his life is rather complicated. He is unattached, but there’s a lot that holds him back from being totally ‘free’ (Kids and a very unstable ex). I am also very interested in him. I was from the first day I laid eyes on him, that interesting connection you feel with people when you meet and know that there will be at the very least an enduring friendship between the two of you. He has helped me rediscover myself in ways that I thought were lost.

    My question is this: Do I wait for him to figure himself out, being there for him as he needs and wait patiently is there a future for us? I am trying so very hard to be patient, but he is set in his ways. The longer I wait, I am afraid the more this will hurt me in the end, if it does not turn out well. I know this one thing. I do love him.

    I am sorry, I know it’s sappy, and gushy, but I don’t know what else to do. My friends tell me to walk away, but I am not that type of person. I stayed in a marriage where my ex was controlling and emotionally abusive, for over 10 years, because I didn’t want to do harm.

    Thank you for taking time to consider this for me. I truly appreciate it.

    • Abernathy,
      Thank you for sharing..

      The I revealed:

      Hexagram 49 Revolution (Molting);
      With moving line 3.

      moving to;
      Hexagram 17 – Following.

      I suggest you read thoroughly the whole of Hexagram 49 which is indicating the present time for you.

      Pay close attention to the moving line 3. This lines indicate how things will change for in your situation.

      Lastly Read Hexagram 17 to see what the situation will change to.

      You do not read the moving lines of Hexagram 17. Only the moving line no.3 of Hexagram 49.

      Hope this is of some help,


      P.S I found this helped me when I was in a similar situation;

  8. Will I be financially well off from now onwards.Will it be advisable to invest in the sharemarket with regards this ?
    – fateful

    • Subramaniam,

      Thank you for sharing your question..

      The I revealed:

      Hexagram 19 Approach.

      In my experience, a single hexagram without moving lines usually indicates a sure answer.

      I suggest you read thoroughly the whole of Hexagram 19.

      Do not read the moving lines of Hexagram 19.

      Post back if you require interpretation of the reading.


  9. Dear Aaaummm,

    Thanks so much for offering this service…

    I have tried working with the I Ging myself, some years past, but never got very far … the only archetypes I really managed to grasp are the Yin and the Yang … everything else quickly gets so complex that it quickly boggles my mind…


    I am in a somewhat “interesting” situation right now…
    I’ll try to convey the “gist” of it in a couple of sentences:

    – I am now living in a place and environment that is very “toxic” to me, even though, from a purely objective standpoint, it should be fine. It feels as if I am “allergic” to everything … the people, the place, the culture, the society, the food, etc…

    – I am planning to leave this country very soon and go abroad to pursue a Master’s degree at a university in China. In some way I can’t stand universities any more (for obvious reasons), but it seems like the quickest and easiest way to get away from here and get in touch with other people.

    – I want to be completely financially independent as soon as possible, but my physical energy is very limited (I have had what you might call severe chronic fatigue syndrome for more than 6 years and am only very slowly recovering), precluding, at least for now, taking up any “normal” five-to-nine job (I tried it; and it would “kill” me within a a few weeks)

    – I feel as I am completely “stuck” in this situation, especially physically (with symptoms like severe muscular tension and complete lack of energy) and emotionally (just cannot keep up with processing all the emotions I am subjected to, since the people around me, of course, do not understand what’s going on and constantly bombard me with their “good advice”)

    – I do not feel any desire for “spiritual advancement”, at least in the “classical” sense it is understood, but it is clear to me that the spiritual side of things is the pivotal point in this complex of “problems” I am currently facing.
    I feel that if you put “me” into a healthy body with a healthy nervous system, I should be easily able to perfectly “function” in society and be “spiritually advanced” at the same time. But inside the body I am in right now (which, of course, is “me” as well), the simplest chores of daily life are the most arduous of tasks…

    – I want to live a life that is an expression of my true Self, but at the same time I don’t want to “overstrain” the “other people” … normal reactions usually range from fear to aggression.

    – I feel as if I am from another planet and humanity, with all their thoughts, feelings and concepts, is completely alien to me, although I can understand them, in a way. Still, it’s almost impossible to connect to people on a heart-to-heart level…

    – In case you were wondering, I am mentally sane (at least I do feel very sane), and the only psychiatric diagnoses I got so far are “weak concentration skills”, “deterioration of performance” and “slight depressions” … but I don’t really “believe” in psychiatry much anyway…

    Okay, that’s more sentences than I planned … hope I am not annoying you.

    I am not asking for medical advice, neither for personal, professional or relationship advice … just for an archetype from the I Ging, something I can meditate on in the weeks to come… if possible with a little explanation. It’s very hard understanding the hexagrams, as the names by which they are commonly called don’t necessarily reflect their actual archetypical nature…

    Again, thanks so much!!
    And all the best to you!


  10. Hi George,

    Thank you for sharing, you seem to be at an interesting stage in your life..

    The I revealed:

    Hexagram 15 Modesty.

    I suggest you read thoroughly the whole of Hexagram 15.

    Do not read the moving lines of Hexagram 15.

    I realise you have asked for a little explanation, which I am more than happy to provide; firstly though I think you should read the hexagram yourself and see how it feels before any secondary interpretation. Feel free to write back with any forthcoming questions.

    Hope this helps..


  11. Hey Rae,
    apols for delay in reply, busy week..
    Did a reading for ya on the night you asked, but have only just now got around to posting it..

    The I revealed:

    Hexagram 61 Inner Truth. With moving line number 1.

    I suggest you read thoroughly the whole of Hexagram 61, and the moving line number 1

    This moves to Hexagram 59 Dispersion. Read this one thoroughly too.

    Do not read the moving lines of Hexagram 59.

    Hope this helps.
    If you would like any help with this divination do not hesitate to ask..


  12. Hi, Aum. I would like your insight on whether I should (A) “keep fighting” or (B) “fight my way back (to civilization?)”. I’ll be brief, but let me know if I should go into more detail.

    I come from a rich country where I’m a licensed professional, but for several years I’ve been living in the tropics, learning the languages, “chasing anima” (anima = inner woman or ideal woman), and passively rebelling against the corporations, the patriarchy, etc. It has been easy and difficult at the same time — difficult mostly b/c of the finances.

    At this point I can either forge on ahead on all fronts while trying to become more active in the rebellion, or I can backtrack to my rich country and be a well-paid professional for a while. I could also quit chasing anima, settle for “a lesser woman”, and start a family.

    What “should” I do?


    • Hey 番,
      thanks for posting..

      The I revealed:

      Hexagram 39 Obstruction. With moving line number 6.

      I suggest you read thoroughly the whole of Hexagram 39, and the moving line, at the top, number 6

      This moves to Hexagram 53 Development / gradual progress. Read this one thoroughly too.

      Do not read the moving lines of Hexagram 53.

      Yours is a very interesting reading, if you would like any help with this divination do not hesitate to ask..



      • Much thanks, Aum!

        I’ve read these as closely as a newbie could. The parallels (to what I wrote above) seem striking, at least on the face of it! I would like to ask a few questions — please excuse me if they seem ignorant:

        1. Advantage in the southwest; going to meet a person of power — can I take these literally?

        2. Would “arresting my steps” and “turning around / inward” mean (A) doing exactly what I’ve been doing recently, or could it mean (B) I should go back to my old paths? Or is this something I’d have to meditate on personally?

        3. Is the moving line a “recommended course of action”?

        4. The marriage part is cryptic. Is it abstract, or should I literally get married? When does Hex. 53 “take effect”?

        Again, thanks. I look forward to hearing whatever you might have to say on this.

      • Aum,

        I had interpreted your last reading as applying to the next stage of my life. The last reading, as I read it, said that it would be a bad time to either go back or move forward, etc.

        The strange thing is I embarked on three or four months of frequent travel and it became somewhat clear that the reading actually applied to this shorter period of time. It just seemed like a bad time to travel. A lot of things went wrong.

        My question is, was there any indication, at the time, of what time frame this reading really applied to? And when would it be appropriate to get another reading? Would now be good?

        Thanks again.

    • Hey 番,

      “was there any indication, at the time, of what time frame this reading really applied to?”

      Your original question asked;
      “At this point I can either forge on..”

      The i would have taken your question literally. The time indication would have been, from this point.

      “I had interpreted your last reading as applying to the next stage of my life”
      The next stage of your life always begins now. When else could it begin?

      I was struck by the clarity of your reading, to me it seemed obvious your suggested course. You could have asked for help with the interpretation. This may have avoided the personal problems you have gone through recently

      Many years ago when I first studied the I, I soon understood that to go against its wisdom led to trouble. I, of course, had to learn the hard way.
      Going with the flow of the tao, life went better than expected.

      I hope you will learn this too.

      It will be a pleasure to do another reading.

      Please think carefully about the exact wording of your question.


      • Sorry for the hiatus. I’ve been trying to get back to this, and tonight I have.

        I really did try to act in accord with the last reading. Maybe I just misread it. I tried applying it to long-term activities, to a time frame of three years or five — a time frame where three months is just an instant. I guess I over-thought.

        My question now is this:

        Which course of action over the next fifteen months would be the most rewarding:

        (1) Seeking and accepting employment,
        (2) going into business solo, or
        (3) going into business with he-who-I’ve-been-apprenticing-with as a partner?

        Another question I have, “for you”, is whether or not the last reading is still worth consulting at this point? Or maybe its moving line, at least?

        I also have a few other details I would like to share with you, if you can email me. I assume you can see my email address from somewhere in your dashboard.

        Once again… Much thanks.

      • Hi 番,

        Looking at your original reading I do think the moving line is still poignant, mainly,

        “coming leads to great good fortune.”

        I believe “coming,” here refers to, the will being directed to inner things. This seems to me the most valuable point in your reading. I know you have enquired mainly about career matters, yet the I tends to provide the answers that we really need to hear.

        Your question; “Which course of action over the next fifteen months would be the most rewarding:

        (1) Seeking and accepting employment,
        (2) going into business solo, or
        (3) going into business with he-who-I’ve-been-apprenticing-with as a partner?”

        You might want to précis this question down to a single one.. Maybe, simply;

        “Beautiful Tao of love, please guide me on my career over the next 15 months.”

        Wording the question seems to be the key to getting more accurate answers. This is just my humble opinion though, and you may feel differently and I will be happy to pose any question the way you choose to word.

        I look forward to your next reading..


    • Hey Robin,
      thank you for posting your question.

      The I revealed:

      Hexagram 54 The Marrying Maiden With moving line number 1

      Moving to Hexagram 40 Deliverance.

      I suggest you read thoroughly the whole of Hexagram 54, and the moving line, number 1.

      This moves to Hexagram 40 Deliverance. Read this one thoroughly too.

      Do not read the moving lines of Hexagram 40.

      if you would like any help with this divination do not hesitate to ask.

      Hope this helps,


    • Hi Toula,

      The I revealed hexagram no. 38 Opposition. Read all sections of this hexagram, with the moving lines 2 and 3.
      This moves to hexagram no. 30 The Clinging. Read all of this except the moving lines.

      I hope this helps. If you have any questions, do not hesitate.


  13. I’m a 39 y.o. guy. I get extremely bad compulsive thoughts (e.g. sex, violence, hurting people, etc.). For more than 20 years, these thoughts have prevented me from making friends, finding a partner, keeping a job, continuing my education, or even functioning among other people. I never act on these thoughts and I desperately try to repress them or think other thoughts. It seems like people know that I am having bad thoughts.

    I’ve been practically celibate for nine years. I thought it would “purify” my mind. However, the extra energy seems to be stuck in the genitals and now there is more energy behind the compulsive thoughts. My life has gone nowhere for 20 + years and I think of suicide every day. I won’t do it because I believe I will be reborn into another wretched life facing the exact same problems.

      • Hey there mindlikeemptyspace,

        thanks for your post.

        You haven’t asked a direct question for the I-ching, so i cannot do a reading,

        Heres my 2 cents though, hope some of it can help.

        Firstly, have you tried any energy work, Chi Gung, yoga?

        I think the microcosmic orbit would help. Maybe check out Mantak Chia. “Taoists secrets of love, cultivating male sexual energy” Get that energy circulating.

        I found Kriya yoga to help re-programme trapped negative energy / behavioral patterns.

        Robert Anton Wilson talks about sexual imprinting, in “Prometheus rising” I think some research into this may help you to deal with possible root causes.

        Tibetan Soul retrieval work can help with any unearthed trauma, or similarly a Carlos Castaneda recapitulation. You can youtube these.

        Some research into vitamins, minerals and amino acids would be beneficial, I would recommend Patrick Holfords “how to quit without feeling shit.” Great book.

        These are some ways you can look into healing yourself, maybe some professional advice could help too.This is just my personal opinion, i am not a doctor.

        Feel free to chat on here anytime, I am interested in what you think of these ideas or if you have a specific question for the I-Ching..

        Hope this helps,


  14. Thanks aum for the advice.

    I was so absorbed in describing my plight in the last comment that I forgot to add a question, lol. I guess my question is: “What (if anything) should/can I do with my life?”

    Regarding your suggestions, I’ve been doing the microcosmic orbit for a couple of weeks but so far I don’t feel anything. I’m not expecting it to “work” immediately, and I will keep trying for years or decades if needed. Previously, I’d been unsure of whether to try it because I’d read stories of premature kundalini awakenings and didn’t want to undergo one.

    I tried yoga for a few weeks when I was a teenager. I am flexible and in decent shape for a middle-aged guy and I exercise every day and try to meditate daily as well.

    I will look into the sources you mentioned. Thanks again.

  15. Hi mindlikeemptyspace ,

    The I revealed hexagram no. 37 The family [The clan]. Read all sections of this hexagram, with the moving line no.5.

    This moves to hexagram no. 22 Grace. Read all of this except the moving lines.

    I hope this helps. If you have any questions, do not hesitate.


  16. Hi Aum,
    Maybe the I-Ching Oracle can answer my question about love coming into being in my life, in other words: where is the love?

    And, are ‘wanderer’ and ‘seeker’ the same?

    Best wishes,

    • Hey Invgi, thanks for your patience. I would like to pay special attention to your important question. Please read all the below carefully. If you have any questions please ask.

      The I has given Hexagram no.32 Duration, with moving lines no.2 and no. 3; leading to no.2 The receptive.

      This is how the situation is now:

      32. Hêng / Duration

      below SUN / THE GENTLE, WIND

      The strong trigram Chên is above, the weak trigram Sun below. This hexagram is the inverse of the preceding one. In the latter we have influence, here we have union as an enduring condition. The two images are thunder and wind, which are likewise constantly paired phenomena. The lower trigram indicates gentleness within; the upper, movement without.

      In the sphere of social relationships, the hexagram represents the institution of marriage as the enduring union of the sexes. During courtship the young man subordinates himself to the girl, but in marriage, which is represented by the coming together of the eldest son and the eldest daughter, the husband is the directing and moving force outside, while the wife, inside, is gentle and submissive.


      DURATION. Success. No blame.
      Perseverance furthers.
      It furthers one to have somewhere to go

      Duration is a state whose movement is not worn down by hindrances. It is not a state of rest, for mere standstill is regression. Duration is rather the self–contained and therefore self–renewing movement of an organized, firmly integrated whole, taking place in accordance with immutable laws and beginning anew at every ending. The end is reached by an inward movement, by inhalation, systole, contraction, and this movement turns into a new beginning, in which the movement is directed outward, in exhalation, diastole, expansion.

      Heavenly bodies exemplify duration. They move in their fixed orbits, and because of this their light–giving power endures. The seasons of the year follow a fixed law of change and transformation, hence can produce effects that endure.

      So likewise the dedicated man embodies an enduring meaning in his way of life, and thereby the world is formed. In that which gives things their duration, we can come to understand the nature of all beings in heaven and on earth.


      Thunder and wind: the image of DURATION.
      Thus the superior man stands firm
      And does not change his direction.

      Thunder rolls, and the wind blows; both are examples of extreme mobility and so are seemingly the very opposite of duration, but the laws governing their appearance and subsidence, their coming and going, endure. In the same way the independence of the superior man is not based on rigidity and immobility of character. He always keeps abreast of the time and changes with it. What endures is the unswerving directive, the inner law of his being, which determines all his actions.

      The lines. (This is how the situation will change.)

      Nine in the second place means:

      Remorse disappears.

      The situation is abnormal. A man’s force of character is greater than the available material power. Thus he might be afraid of allowing himself to attempt something beyond his strength. However, since it is the time of Duration, it is possible for him to control his inner strength and so to avoid excess. Cause for remorse then disappears.

      Nine in the third place means:

      He who does not give Duration to his character
      Meets with disgrace.
      Persistent humiliation.

      If a man remains at the mercy of moods of hope or fear aroused by the outer world, he loses his inner consistency of character. Such inconsistency invariably leads to distressing experiences. These humiliations often come from an unforeseen quarter. Such experiences are not merely effects produced by the external world, but logical consequences evoked by his own nature.

      I Ching hexagram 2 – K’un / The Receptive.

      (This is how things can be in the future.)

      Above K’un the Receptive, Earth

      Below K’un the Receptive, Earth


      This hexagram is made up of broken lines only. The broken lines represents the dark, yielding, receptive primal power of yin. The attribute of the hexagram is devotion; its image is the earth. It is the perfect complement of The Creative the complement, not the opposite, for the Receptive does not combat the Creative but completes it . It represents nature in contrast to spirit, earth in contrast to heaven, space as against time, the female-maternal as against the male-paternal. However, as applied to human affairs, the principle of this complementary relationship is found not only in the relation between man and woman, but also in that between prince and minister and between father and son. Indeed, even in the individual this duality appears in the coexistence of the spiritual world and the world of the senses. But strictly speaking there is no real dualism here, because there is a clearly defined hierarchic relationship between the two principles. In itself of course the Receptive is just as important as the Creative, but the attribute of devotion defines the place occupied by this primal power in relation to the Creative. For the Receptive must be activated and led by the Creative; then it is productive of good. Only when it abandons this position and tries to stand as an equal side by side with the Creative, does it become evil. The result then is opposition to and struggle against the Creative, which is productive of evil to both.


      The Receptive brings about sublime success, Furthering through the perseverance of a mare. If the superior man undertakes something and tries to lead, He goes astray; But if he follows, he finds guidance. It is favorable to find friends in the west and south, To forego friends in the east and north. Quiet perseverance brings good fortune.

      Judgement Commentary

      The four fundamental aspects of the Creative sublime success, furthering through perseverance”–are also attributed to the Receptive. Here, however, the perseverance is more closely defined: it is that of a mare. The Receptive connotes spatial reality in contrast to the spiritual potentiality of the Creative. The potential becomes real and the spiritual becomes spatial through a specifically qualifying definition. Thus the qualification, “of a mare,” is here added to the idea of perseverance. The horse belongs to earth just as the dragon belongs to heaven. Its tireless roaming over the plains is taken as a symbol of the vast expanse of the earth. This is the symbol chosen because the mare combines the strength and swiftness of the horse with the gentleness and devotion of the cow. Only because nature in its myriad forms corresponds with the myriad impulses of the Creative can it make these impulses real. Nature’s richness lies in its power to nourish all living things; its greatness lies in its power to give then beauty and splendor. Thus it prospers all that lives. IT is the Creative that begets things, but they are brought to birth by the Receptive. Applied to human affairs, therefore, what the hexagram indicated is action in conformity with the situation. The person in questions not in an independent position, but is acting as an assistant. This means that he must achieve something. It is not his task to try to lead–that would only make him lose the way-but to let himself be led. If he knows how to meet fate with an attitude of acceptance, he is sure to find the right guidance. The superior man lets himself be guided; he does not go ahead blindly, but learns from the situation what is demanded of him and then follows this intimation from fate.
      Since there is something to be accomplished, we need friends and helpers in the hour of toil and effort, once the ideas to be realized are firmly set. The time of toil and effort is indicated by the west and south, for west and south symbolize the place where the Receptive works for the Creative, as nature does in summer and autumn. If in that situation one does not mobilize all one’s powers, the work to be accomplished will not be done. Hence to find friends there means to find guidance. But in addition to the time of toil and effort, there is also a time of planning, and for this we need this solitude. The east symbolized the place where a man receives orders from his master, and the north the place where he reports on what he has done. At that time he must be alone and objective. In this sacred hour he must do without companions. So that the purity of the moment may not be spoiled by fictional hates and favoritism.

      The Image

      The earth’s condition is receptive devotion. Thus the superior man who has breadth of character Carries the outer world.

      Image Commentary

      Just as there is only one heaven, so too there is only one earth. In the hexagram of heaven the doubling of the trigram implies duration in time, but in the hexagram of earth the doubling connotes the solidity and extension in space by virtue of which the earth is able to carry and preserve all things that live and move upon it. The earth in its devotion carries all things, good and evil,, without exception. In the same way the superior man gives to his character breadth, purity, and sustaining power, so that he is able both to support and to bear with people and things.

      Hope this helps.


      • Hi Aum,
        Thanks for your extensive reply. After studying it (reading it thoroughly) I will most likely have some questions for you.
        Best wishes,

      • Hi Aum,
        I’ve read it thoroughly and it’s given me insight. I know now I need to live receptively in accordance with the creative and thus live as a superior man. Can’t say it’s easy though, the ego mind always seems to doubt the eternal truth and mystery. I will wander on and I’ve asked that someone by letter today.
        Take care,

    • oh, and,


      1.walk or move in a leisurely or aimless way.
      “I wandered through the narrow streets”
      synonyms: stroll, amble, saunter, walk, dawdle, potter, ramble, maunder, meander;

      travel aimlessly through or over (an area).
      “he found her wandering the streets”
      synonyms: travelling, rambling, roaming, roving, journeying, drifting, itinerant, floating, wayfaring, voyaging, touring;

      (of a road or river) meander.
      “the narrow road wanders along the foreshore”
      synonyms: meander, wind, twist, turn, curve, zigzag, bend, snake, worm.

      2 .move slowly away from a fixed point or place.
      “please don’t wander off again”
      synonyms: stray, depart, diverge, veer, swerve, deviate, digress, vary, drift, get separated, get sidetracked, go wool-gathering.

      get lost, lose one’s way, go off course, lose one’s bearings, go astray, go off at a tangent. unfaithful to one’s regular sexual partner.
      “he had married her and he was not going to be allowed to wander”
      noun: wander; plural noun: wanders. act or instance of wandering.
      “she’d go on wanders like that in her nightgown”
      synonyms: stroll, amble, saunter, walk, roam, meander, dawdle, potter, ramble.



      attempt to find (something).
      “they came here to seek shelter from biting winter winds”
      synonyms: search for, try to find, look for, look about/around/round for, cast about/around/round for, be on the lookout for, be after, hunt for, be in quest of, quest (after), be in pursuit of .

      attempt or desire to obtain or achieve (something).
      “the new regime sought his extradition”
      synonyms: try to obtain, pursue, go after, strive for, go for, push towards, work towards, be intent on, aim at/for, have as a goal, have as an objective.

      ask for (something) from someone.
      “he sought help from the police”
      synonyms: ask for, request, solicit, call on, invite, entreat, beg for, petition for, appeal for, apply for, put in for.

      I personally like:

      Move slowly away from a fixed point or place.


      ask for (something) from someone.

      (the question here is; “ask whom?”)

  17. Hello. I have two questions.1- when do my boy friend and I get married and live together (just two of us). 2- How can I find which of my interested is my Darma? thank you

    • Hello ah, thank you for your questions. I feel that i cannot answer them in their present state, as they need re structuring. (See section above on question asking.)

      Your first question asks “when do my boy friend and I get married and live together (just two of us)”.

      In my experience the I does not give definite times.

      Your second question asks

      “How can I find which of my interested is my Darma?”

      I presume you mean interests, but am unsure so will wait for your confirmation to proceed.

      Again, thanks for your question, and my humble apologies for not being able to help at this moment. I do hope you re phrase and ask again.


  18. Hi Aum,

    I have another question. In my previous response on the 22nd of june I let you know that I had asked that person by letter. Now it’s almost three months further. This person is someone who came into my life (by the internet), or me into her’s, somewhere in the autumn of 2012. Eventually we met at the end of march 2014. We loved each other the evening and night. No doubt about that. The day after she went from light to darkness. Not for me though and in days, weeks, months to come she kept repeating that she didn’t want or need a relationship but also that we were friends. As she also responded to my letter (her response was also quite mean). I never stipulated that we were to have a committed relationship or anything like that. But there seemed to be a connection having to do with the Soul. Eventually it turned out that she wasn’t capable of connecting in truth (in my view). The weird thing is though, that during this time-frame there were regular synchronicities that couldn’t mean anything else but that our meeting had in in some way been necessary. It took two years before she closed off. But now I’m still wondering: why did this happen? Or, what happened? Why did we meet?

    Maybe the oracle can clear this up some more.

    Take care,

      • Hi Ingvi, thank you for the reminder. I commiserate with your situation having been through something similar. Sounds like a tough time for your heart.
        Maybe you could attempt to simplify your question somewhat.. am struggling to get a handle on just exactly how to phrase your question to the I.
        hope this message finds you in peace..


      • Hi Aum,

        Probably the best way to phrase the question is: what was the reason for me and C.? Her name starts with a ‘c’.

        Best wishes,

      • Hey Ingvi,

        my apologies for the delay.. Difficult days..

        The coins revealed:
        Hexagram 58 – The Joyous, with,
        Moving line 1.

        Moving to
        Hexagram 47 – Oppresssion (Exhaustion).

        I suggest you read thoroughly the whole of Hexagram 58.

        Pay special attention to the first moving line.

        Lastly Read Hexagram 47.

        You do not read the moving lines of Hexagram 47.

        I hope the message within these hexagrams will help.

        Feel free to ask any further questions which may arise.


      • Hi Aum,
        They help as they are spot on. I wish you strength and luck in your difficult times. Hold on to this one: ‘this too shall pass’. Should I have another or more questions, I will know where to find you 😉

        With sincere and warm wishes,

  19. Aum
    For some reason you showed in my path right now. Since not long ago, I felt a sudden urge to learn about the I Ching. I do the runes as well. Both complement each other. I was wondering if you get a different message for me. Am I in the right path?
    Thank you,

  20. Hi Aum, I hope the years have treated you well…

    I’ve gone back over the reading you did for me in 2012 (July 30) many times. In the context of the events of 2014, it seems to make a lot of sense. I don’t know if that’s possible, in an I CHING sense [for things to come together so long after the reading].

    I would like to ask you to ask this on my behalf:

    “Beautiful Tao of love, please guide me on my new path.”


    • 番,
      thank you for your kind words..

      I would say readings definitely develop with time and as our own understanding of a situation develops. These readings do not have a time limit on them. I find the readings to be timeless positive personal advice.

      The coins revealed:
      Hexagram 39 – Obstruction, with,
      Moving lines 2 and 6.

      Moving to
      Hexagram 57 – The Gentle (The penetrating, Wind) .

      I suggest you read thoroughly the whole of Hexagram 39.

      Pay special attention to the moving lines 2 and 6.

      Lastly Read Hexagram 57.

      You do not read the moving lines of Hexagram 57.

      After perusing your previous readings it was intriguing to get this new reading. I have encountered the phenomenon of the same moving line occurring in my own personal readings, but not for someone else, and especially after your recent question concerning time… Imagine the odds!

      Please, feel free to ask any further questions which may arise.


      • “Obstructed” yet again, hahaha…

        Thank you, Aum. I’ma go do some deep thinking on this.

      • Hi, Aum —

        Long time no blog. I hope You’re still here!

        I went through some interesting changes in the past year. I’d like to ask You for your help on a new reading, if You have time:

        “Beautiful Tao of Love, should I accept the job that my friend has offered me, or should I stay on the path I’ve been on since last year?”


      • Hi 番,

        good to hear from you. Lil bit busy at mo, will do you a reading as soon as i possibly can 🙂 Hopefully some time 2mo.


    • Hi 番,

      sorry for delay, big things agwon here.

      The coins revealed:
      Hexagram 29 – The Abysmal (water),
      with, moving line no. 5.

      Moving to
      Hexagram 7 – The Army .

      I suggest you read thoroughly the whole of Hexagram 29.

      Pay special attention to the moving line no. 5.

      Lastly Read Hexagram 7.

      You do not read the moving lines of Hexagram 7.

      Looking forward to any questions that may arise.


      • Apologies for the delay, am moving house and all is in flux. My energy is very low after a long day. Shall endevor to consult the I for you as soon as possible 🙂

      • Ok Saritavihar, Sorry for the big delay.

        The I answered With a single Hexagram:

        Hexagram 42 Increase.

        I Ching Hexagram 42 – I / Increase

        hexagram 42
        Above Sun the Gentle, Wind

        Below Chen the Arousing, Thunder


        The idea of increase is expressed in the fact that the strong lowest line of the upper trigram has sunk down and taken its place under the lower trigram. This conception also expresses the fundamental idea on which the Book of Changes is based. To rule truly is to serve. A sacrifice of the higher element that produces an increase of the lower is called an out-and-out increase: it indicates the spirit that alone has power to help the world.


        Increase. It furthers one to undertake something. It furthers one to cross the great water.

        Judgement Commentary

        Sacrifice on the part of those above for the increase of those below fills the people with a sense of joy and gratitude that is extremely valuable for the flowering of the commonwealth. When people are thus devoted to their leaders, undertakings are possible, and even difficult and dangerous enterprises will succeed. Therefore in such times of progress and successful development it is necessary to work and make the best use of time. This time resembles that of the marriage of heaven and earth, when the earth partakes of the creative power of heaven, forming and bringing forth living beings. The time of Increase does not endure, therefore it must be utilized while it lasts.

        The Image

        Wind and thunder: the image of Increase. Thus the superior man, if he sees good, he imitates it. If he has faults, he rids himself of them.

        Image Commentary

        While observing how thunder and wind increase and strengthen each other, a man can note the way to self-increase and self-improvement. When he discovers good in others, he should imitate it and thus make everything on earth his own. If he perceives something bad in himself, let him rid himself of it. In this way he becomes free of evil. This ethical change represents the most important increase of personality.

        Hope this helps. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.


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