I-ching Methods and Meaning




What is I-ching
Everything you need to know about I-ching - history, philosophy, structure, content and method of consultation

Oracle of Changes
Oracle or tool of predicting future events

I-ching Online
Free online reading device

Learn about hexagrams, meaning and methods

I-ching resources: sites, texts, versions and more...

I-ching Symbols
Hexagrams, coins and more...

I-ching programs for your desktop
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About the Online Method
of Consulting the I-ching Oracle

1. There are many better or worse online devices for consulting the I-ching oracle . But it is essential to know how to proceed before using these devices. If you want to consult the oracle using our device (see below), you should consider the following:

First thing first learn how to phrase 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 - try to be specific;

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

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

2. You can consult the I-ching oracle even on behalf of others. But by doing so, you must have the expertise of interpreting its answers taking into account that the oracle also makes reference to you;

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

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) (if any). The changing lines are red. Read the next hexagram, as the final conclusion.

Example: If the response of the oracle is the 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

__  __ 
__  __
__  __

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 follows:

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

__  __ 
__  __
__  __

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 general view over your problem.

You must know that interpreting the answer is a very difficult task. And that's because the oracle responds in a symbolic language, absolutely incomprehensible nowadays. A short example of a classic interpretation may be found here.

I-ching coin picture


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


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