Alternatives

Yes or no questions are a recurring subject of debate. Some say you shouldn't ask and others say you can do it. In practice, it is quite possible to ask such questions, but it is then necessary to be able to interpret the answer. Here are...

Omens

Omens

Photo by Nikhil Mitra on Unsplash When I have created this page about the methods to consult the I Ching, I didn't mention omens, because omens are not the result of a consultation but direct messages sent to us. In the Antiquity omens...

What is a soulmate?

What is a soulmate?

Photo by vijay kumar from Pexels The situation: 20.1.6 (20 > 3) James LeggeTaoscopy (GB)TaoscopyCharles de HarlezTaoscopieTaoszkópia ...

There are no Yi-Jing masters

There are no Yi-Jing masters

Photo by Nam Hoang on Unsplash We are all Yi-Jing students! But, if you prefer, we are all Yi-Jing masters, to a certain point. It makes people feel more confident if someone is knowledgeable in their domain. The oracle and the...

Validating Comments

When I started studying the I Ching, I promptly realized that the hexagrams were describing situations. The comments associated with each hexagram and line either give proper advice, or describe the situation and eventually predict its...

Can the I Ching predict the future?

The title itself of this blog post resumes the difficulty that we face. I could have chosen instead "Can I predict the future by using the I Ching?" or "Does the I Ching's oracle know the future?". This is a difficult question, because...

Interpreting multiple lines: the pivot method revisited

The pivot methodWhen obtaining a multiple lines reading, you can use one line or groupe of lines as a pivot and amend it with the remaining line (or alternatively take one line as pivot and amend it with the remaining line or group of...