The Love Oracle

Your current love situation

Your current situation can be depicted as "The Corners of the Mouth (Providing Nourishment)" transforming into "Development (Gradual Progress)".

In front of you lies "Mountain" which transforms into "Wind". That means that stillness and obstruction are being transformed into penetration and following.
Behind you lies "Thunder" which transforms into "Mountain". That means that movement, initiative, and action are being transformed into stillness and obstruction.


The Situation

27. I - The Corners of the Mouth (Providing Nourishment)
Above (in front): Kên - Keeping Still (Mountain)
Below (behind): Chên - The Arousing (Thunder)




The Judgement for the Current Situation

The Corners of the Mouth.
Perseverance brings good fortune.
Pay heed to the providing of nourishment.
And to what a man seeks
To fill his own mouth with.


The Image for the Current Situation

At the foot of the mountain, thunder:
The image of Providing Nourishment.
Thus the superior man is careful of his words
And temperate in eating and drinking.


Interpretation of the Changing Line(s)

Line 1: You let your magic tortoise go,
And look at me with the corners of your mouth drooping.
Misfortune.

Line 3: Turning away from nourishment.
Perseverance brings misfortune.
Do not act thus for ten years.
Nothing serves to further.

Line 5: Turning away from the path.
To remain persevering brings good fortune.
One should not cross the great water.


The Future

53. Chien - Development (Gradual Progress)
Above (in front): Sun - The Gentle (Wind)
Below (behind): Kên - Keeping Still (Mountain)


The Judgement for the Future

Development. The maiden
Is given in marriage.
Good fortune.
Perseverance furthers.


The Image for the Future

On the mountain, a tree:
The image of Development.
Thus the superior man abides in dignity and virtue,
In order to improve the mores.