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Hints on How to Consult
the I-ching Oracle

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Please acknowledge that the best consulting practice is through yarrow stalks or coins methods. One shouldn't use a script or device such those available online to consult the oracle.

Still you may use our application if you wish to test the answers of the oracle to your questions. But keep in mind that the answers may be wrong or false.

First thing first learn how you should proceed with the phrasing your question.

    - Keep the question in your mind during the consultation procedure; you may need to empty your mind of anything else which is not related with your concern;

    I Ching diagram- Always ask short and clear questions - when you phrase your question try to be specific;

    - Ask about anything you need to know including health, wedding, business, love concern;

    - Your question should address only future matters; the best question is about the good or bad result of your intended endeavor;

    - You may ask the oracle on behalf of other persons as well;

    - Write your question and the response in your diary and check out the future development of events if they fit the answer. If you need, ask the oracle again regarding the same problem.

You may learn more about working with the I-ching as oracle by taking our short 10-lesson course intended for beginners. A lot of examples of answers explained help you understand the way one should deal with the meaning of the answers which is the most difficult when consulting the oracle. Click here to learn more.

Continue your oracle consulting by clicking the button below.

 

Usage: Upon clicking the button a new window opens in the right part of the screen. Click Create Hexagram button. Read the Judgment of the first hexagram and the text(s) of its changing line(s) (the red ones, if any). Read the next hexagram, as the final conclusion.

Example: If you receive as response Hexagram 11 with two changing lines (see below) you must read its Judgment and the texts of the two changing lines as follows:

Hexagram 11

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__  __
__  __
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_____
_____

Read:
1. The text of the Judgment

2. The text of line 2

3. The text of line 4

Please keep in mind that the changing lines are counted from bottom to top of hexagram as below:

Hexagram 11

__  __ 6 
__  __ 5
__  __ 4
_____ 3
_____ 2
_____ 1

 

Because of the changing lines (those marked with red) this Hexagram also changes to a new one, in our example Hexagram 55.

Hexagram 55

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__  __
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__  __
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Read:
1. The text of the Judgment

You may receive a Hexagram without changing (red) lines. In this case read only to text of the Judgment which offers a ageneral view over your problem.

The interpretation of the answer is a very difficult task. This is because the answers are given in a symbolic language. A short example of classic interpretation may be found here. Many examples will be available soon (please, register with our newsletter here to keep in touch with our news).

If you need help with the meaning of the answer(s), please check out our assistance offer here.

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