I Ching


The I Ching has been used for more than 5000 years as an aid to making decisions, predicting the future, etc. So, if nothing else, it is a long-standing and popular source of wisdom and inspiration.

Our descriptions are based on the output of the Unix ching(6) program. There are a number of books on the I Ching. Wu Wei, in particular, has published several with Power Press.

To see a randomly selected I Ching,

Notes:

This page is also available sorted by pattern. There is also an icon-oriented I Ching Square, but it takes a while to ship over our WWW connection. The icon at the top of each page listed below links to the hexagram's opposite. That is, "Ch'ien" (1) and "K'un" (2) are cross-linked.

Visit www.facade.com/attraction/iching/ for a computer-generated I Ching reading, a paper on I Ching, etc.

Patterns:
1 999999 Ch'ien - The Creative
2 666666 K'un - The Receptive
3 966696 Chun - Difficulty at the Beginning
4 696669 Mêng - Youthful Folly
5 999696 Hsu - Waiting (Nourishment)
6 696999 Sung - Conflict
7 696666 Shih - The Army
8 666696 Pi - Holding Together [Union]
9 999699 Hsiao Ch'u - The Taming Power of the Small
10 996999 Lu - Treading [Conduct]
11 999666 T'ai - Peace
12 666999 P'i - Standstill [Stagnation]
13 969999 T'ung Jên - Fellowship with Men
14 999969 Ta Yu - Possession in Great Measure
15 669666 Ch'ien - Modesty
16 666966 Yu - Enthusiasm
17 966996 Sui - Following
18 699669 Ku - Work on What Has Been Spoiled [Decay]
19 996666 Lin - Approach
20 666699 Kuan - Contemplation (View)
21 966969 Shih Ho - Biting Through
22 969669 Pi - Grace
23 666669 Po - Splitting Apart
24 966666 Fu - Return (The Turning Point)
25 966999 Wu Wang - Innocence (The Unexpected)
26 999669 Ta Ch'u - The Taming Power of the Great
27 966669 I - The Corners of the Mouth (Providing Nourishment)
28 699996 Ta Kuo - Preponderance of the Great
29 696696 K'an - The Abysmal (Water)
30 969969 Li - The Clinging, Fire
31 669996 Hsien - Influence (Wooing)
32 699966 Hêng - Duration
33 669999 Tun - Retreat
34 999966 Ta Chuang - The Power of the Great
35 666969 Chin - Progress
36 969666 Ming I - Darkening of the Light
37 969699 Chia Jên - The Family [The Clan]
38 996969 K'uei - Opposition
39 669696 Chien - Obstruction
40 696966 Hsieh - Deliverance
41 996669 Sun - Decrease
42 966699 I - Increase
43 999996 Kuai - Break-through (Resoluteness)
44 699999 Kou - Coming to Meet
45 666996 Ts'ui - Gathering Together [Massing]
46 699666 Shêng - Pushing Upward
47 696996 K'un - Oppression (Exhaustion)
48 699696 Ching - The Well
49 969996 Ko - Revolution (Molting)
50 699969 Ting - The Caldron
51 966966 Chên - The Arousing (Shock, Thunder)
52 669669 Kên - Keeping Still, Mountain
53 669699 Chien - Development (Gradual Progress)
54 996966 Kuei Mei - The Marrying Maiden
55 969966 Fêng - Abundance [Fullness]
56 669969 Lu - The Wanderer
57 699699 Sun - The Gentle (The Penetrating, Wind)
58 996996 Tui - The Joyous, Lake
59 696699 Huan - Dispersion [Dissolution]
60 996696 Chieh - Limitation
61 996699 Chung Fu - Inner Truth
62 669966 Hsiao Kuo - Preponderance of the Small
63 969696 Chi Chi - After Completion
64 696969 Wei Chi - Before Completion


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