The I Ching, the "Book of Changes," an ancient Chinese book of divination, consists of 64 hexagrams (gua) whose distinct patterns each denote a
specific meaning based on each of the six individual lines (Decisions) which compose it. The book tells one of his/her present situation and the future potential resulting from the present, but always illustrates the presence of free will and the possibility of change. The guidance is based upon a comprehensive observation of the natural laws of cause and effect. Based on the Tao of I, it shows us that all is in a process of continual change; the natural ebb and flow of life.
The hexagram is determined by a pattern derived from the casting of yarrow stalks or coins. The stalks or coins are cast six times. Each casting produces a specific pattern which builds a line of the hexagram pattern. The overall pattern creates one of the 64 specific gua which will relate to your specific situation and offer necessary insight. Each divination will offer you advice about your present situation/concern and also offer information about the future potential of that situation/concern.
Return to Journey Into Self-Discovery Home Page
©2004 Starr-Rhapsody Creations. All Rights Reserved.