Today's I Ching for Colin Powell
The coins have been tossed...
|The present is embodied in Hexagram 47 - K'un (Oppression): Despite exhaustion, there may yet be progress and success. For the firm and correct, the really great man, there will be good fortune. He will fall into no error. If he make speeches, his words cannot be made good.|
|The first (bottommost) line, divided, shows its subject with bare buttocks straightened under the stump of a tree. He enters a dark valley, and for three years has no prospect of deliverance.|
|The situation is evolving slowly, and Yang (the active masculine force) is gaining ground.|
|The future is embodied in Hexagram 58 - Tui (Joy): There will be progress and attainment, but it will be advantageous to be firm and correct.|
|The things most apparent, those above and in front, are embodied by the upper trigram Tui (Lake), which represents joy, pleasure, and attraction.|
|The things least apparent, those below and behind, are embodied by the lower trigram K'an (Water), which is transforming into Tui (Lake). As part of this process, danger and the unknown are giving way to joy, pleasure, and attraction.|