Today's I Ching for Michael York
The yarrow have been drawn....
|The present is embodied in Hexagram 38 - K'uei (Opposition): Notwithstanding the presence of opposition, in small matters there will still be success.
|The second line, undivided, shows its subject happening to meet with his lord in a bye-passage. There will be no error.
|The topmost line, undivided, shows its subject solitary amidst the prevailing disunion. In the subject of the third line, he seems to see a pig bearing on its back a load of mud, or fancies there is a carriage full of ghosts. He first bends his bow against him, and afterwards unbends it, for he discovers that he is not an assailant to injure, but a near relative. Going forward, he shall meet with genial rain, and there will be good fortune.
|The situation is shifting, and Yin (the passive feminine force) is gaining ground.
|The future is embodied in Hexagram 51 - Chen (Shock): There is an intimation of ease and development. When the time of movement comes, the subject will be found looking out with apprehension, yet smiling and talking cheerfully. When the movement, like a crash of thunder, terrifies all within a hundred li, he will be like the sincere worshipper, who is not startled into letting go his ladle and cup of sacrificial spirits.
|The things most apparent, those above and in front, are embodied by the upper trigram Li (Fire), which is transforming into Chen (Thunder). As part of this process, brightness and warmth are giving way to movement, initiative, and action.
|The things least apparent, those below and behind, are embodied by the lower trigram Tui (Lake), which is transforming into Chen (Thunder). As part of this process, joy, pleasure, and attraction are giving way to movement, initiative, and action.