I Ching (易經)

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The I Ching, or Yi King, is an ancient Chinese text that contains a divination system whose oracles are shown as six lines, a "hexagram", that further divide into two "trigrams" (groups of three lines). Each hexagram has a meaning and an interpretation, and represents a description of a state or process. Come to the oracle with a question or a situation about which you want advice. Cast the oracle, and meditate on the answer.

The two trigrams of each hexagram are referred to as the lower and upper. The lower trigram is the inner aspect (the personal aspect) of a change that is occurring. The upper trigram is its outer aspect (the external situation).

There are several ways of casting the oracle. The system on this page tosses three coins, which come up heads or tails. Heads count as 3, tails as 2, so each cast yields a number 6 through 9. The numbers 6 and 8 are "Yin", represented by a broken line in the hexagram, whereas 7 and 9 are "Yang", represented by a solid line.

Each oracle may have one or two parts. Yin and Yang each have two aspects, "young" and "old". Old Yin becomes Yang, and vice versa; so if your hexagram contains any old Yin or old Yang lines, the change will generate a second hexagram. When you toss the coins, 6 represents old Yin and 9 represents old Yang; these will be shown by the numbers 6 and 9 to the left of their respective lines so you can see what lines will change.

The old Yin and old Yang lines also have special meaning in each hexagram. These explanations will be shown to you.

On this page, you "toss the coins" by clicking above, where it says "click here". You will do this six times; and when you are done, your oracle will be shown to you along with its explanation.

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Lines marked '6' and '9' will change in the hexagram just displayed. After the changes, you get:

 

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