I used to have an I-Ching set.
Then, a "friend" borrowed it and never returned it. No, Z, I haven't forgotten. People make my blood pressure rise lol.
Anyway, as I've explored Human Design (HD uses I-Ching for the gates), it has peaked my interest in the I-Ching again and I was thankful when Baeth from Align to Your Design posted a podcast featuring Mindy Mayhew showing how you can access the guidance of I-Ching with the use of a three coins (I use pennies).
How does that work?
I'll break it down below but be sure to watch the podcast for a more in-depth explanation. Some of it can sound complicated but when you see it broken down by Mindy, it makes sense.
I've had to bend A LOT to survive. So much so, at times I've felt broken and wondered if that broken feeling would ever go away. Often people will find that they role a hexagram for their human design gates. Even though failure has been a huge theme in my life, I don't have gate 47.
Instagram user aligned_by_design writes:
"The 3/5 profile is constantly being burned at the stake."
And people wonder why I enjoy alone time and avoid relationships...
One last note the line 3:
"You learn by trial and error. While this may sound negative, it truly leads you down a path that is correct for you. Carrying this energy means you are very resilient and can morph and change rather easily. The more you lean into this energy, the more powerful it becomes. While society may not be set up for those of us who are constantly trying and 'failing', it is the way forward for third lines, as you then get to share about what you've learned on your ‘travels’." via ProjectorMovement
Enough of that, back to I-Ching.
When I rolled that hexagram 47, I had two 9s show up, one on line 4 and one on line 5. So, I switched their lines from solid to dashed to create my new hexagram, 7. Hexagram 7 in NOT my guidance but, the lines where I had 9's are. So, I went to hexagram 7 (which represents Organized Discipline) and scrolled down to lines 4 and 5 for my additional guidance.
I found so much hope from my reading today.
I've been in a winter so to speak. I've experienced many of these winters in my life. And, as nice as it is to have time to rest and reset, it's also challenging because I'm ready to start the next chapter of my life. I have HUGE plans. And, I'm so excited about them. But, I did just endure a great loss. And, now, like hexagram 47 says, I need to bend and embrace hope to get through this winter.
Hi, I'm Dana.
I love art, design, vintage goods, healthy living, and weirdo fringe stuff.
I design wallpaper and textiles under the name Dolphin & Condor.
I have my own line of pillows based on the periodic table called Element Pillows.
I have an ugly Christmas sweater shop called My Ugly Sweater.
I edit and sell vintage photos under the handle Photo Trade Co.
And, so much more! Can you tell I enjoy working?