Glad Yr of the Metallic Ox! — Embrace the Moon


Nicely, final 12 months’s Yr of the Rat did an awesome job decreasing the bar for future New Yr’s successes! 🤣. Nonetheless, I’m pondering this 12 months’s Metallic Ox can discover a manner of displaying off for us – only a bit! 🤞 It doesn’t matter what the Tao has in retailer for us we positive know learn how to make lemonade out of lemons and I belief nothing a lot can cease that from persevering with. ☯︎ I want us all an awesome new 12 months filled with every part that retains us and ours wholesome and retains all of us glad, secure and rising.

In our custom we tossed the cash on this Monday’s Qigong class for our annual studying from historical ebook of modifications, the I-Ching. We ask the I-Ching (ee-ching) to offer us recommendation on the approaching 12 months, to tell us what the circumstances are for the time forward. The I-Ching reminds us the one dependable reality is the reality that every part modifications. As at all times, it was an attention-grabbing learn. There are various many translations that you could even discover free on-line. Even in case you have no thought what that is, you’ll get pleasure from wanting round if you are interested. Within the meantime, right here is Brian Browne Walker’s translation for the “reply” to our query: Hexagram #40 with a altering line of #4, thus becoming Hexagram #7.

Glad New Yr. Could we dwell in attention-grabbing instances. Executed and achieved!


To the I-Ching we requested: “What are the circumstances and recommendation for the subsequent 12 months?”

Hexagram 40: HSIEH


A change in angle
delivers you from difficulties.

The hexagram Hsieh indicators the start of a deliverance from hazard, tensions, and problem. The I Ching instructs you right here on each the reason for deliverance and the way you have to act as a way to absolutely profit from it.

Deliverance is at all times attributable to a change in our angle. The Greater Energy makes use of conflicts and obstacles to show us classes that we refuse to be taught in a neater manner, however they solely darken our doorstep till we’ve got acknowledged the lesson. As long as we ignore or resist problem it stays our fixed companion; as quickly as we settle for its presence as an indication that some self-correction is required, our deliverance begins. Really, the one solution to dispel hassle and regain peace of thoughts is to alter our angle.

The I Ching additionally teaches us that we’ve got a number of tasks as soon as our deliverance begins. The primary is to forgive the misdeeds of others. The picture of the hexagram is that of a robust rainstorm washing away what’s unclean. This, then, is a time to scrub each slate and start anew, assembly others midway with gentleness and persistence.

Subsequent, we’re suggested to revive our interior steadiness and see that it’s maintained. Deliverance presents us a return to equanimity, and we should avail ourselves of the chance rigorously. Lastly, we’re recommended to not attempt to pressure progress, though the time is helpful. If we’ve got actually modified our angle, we’ve got change into indifferent, harmless, modest, and accepting. On this state we permit progress to unfold naturally based on the need of the Sage.


Free your self from inferior influences, each in your self and in your acquaintances. In any other case there isn’t a room for the superior to enter your life.


Hexagram 7: SHIH


In instances of battle it’s fascinating
to be led by a cautious and humane normal.

The hexagram Shih is a information to correct conduct within the face of adversity. It’s inevitable that we typically face trials and challenges in life. How we put together ourselves, by whom we’re led, and the way we conduct ourselves throughout these “wars” determines whether or not we’re victorious or not. The I Ching counsels us to comply with the instance of a first-rate military.

A really highly effective military at all times consists of quite a lot of devoted troopers who self-discipline themselves underneath the management of a superior normal. If he has achieved his place by pressure, the final is not going to final for lengthy and he’ll lose the assist of his military when he wants it most. If however he has change into a pacesetter by superior conduct and even-handed therapy of his fellow troopers, then his energy is nicely consolidated and it endures.

So it’s with us. Solely by conducting ourselves humanely and with persevering steadiness can we’ve got a real affect in attempting instances. There’s at all times the temptation to be led into battle by our egos, however we’re assured a humiliating defeat if we flip our inferiors unfastened on this manner. A superior individual achieves victory in the identical vogue as a superior military: by placing his inferior feelings underneath the steerage of his superior feelings, and by continuing cautiously, modestly, and with the continuous objective of attaining peace and detachment.

You’re suggested to arrange for a trial now. Your possibilities of success can be decided by the way you conduct your self inside and with out. If you happen to stay alert, modest, simply, and impartial, all will go nicely. If you’re mild and humane, you’ll have the allegiance of these round you. Advance cautiously when the time is true, and when it’s not, don’t permit your ego to face in the best way of retreat and disengagement.

Keep in mind that the final word victory in any battle comes after we regain our interior independence, our neutrality, and our equanimity. These can solely be received by inserting our inferiors underneath the management of our superiors. Do that now, and success can be yours.

Taken from The I-Ching translation by Brian Browne Walker