The Love Oracle

Your current love situation

Your current situation can be depicted as "Preponderance of the Great" transforming into "Approach".

In front of you lies "Lake", representing joy, pleasure, and attraction.
Behind you lies "Wind" which transforms into "Earth". That means that penetration and following are being transformed into docility and receptivity.

The Situation

28. Ta Kuo - Preponderance of the Great
Above (in front): Tui - The Joyous (Lake)
Below (behind): Sun - The Gentle (Wind)

The Judgement for the Current Situation

Preponderance of the Great.
The ridgepole sags to the breaking point.
It furthers one to have somewhere to go.

The Image for the Current Situation

The lake rises above the trees:
The image of Preponderance of the Great.
Thus the superior man, when he stands alone,
Is unconcerned,
And if he has to renounce the world,
He is undaunted.

Interpretation of the Changing Line(s)

Line 1: To spread white rushes underneath.
No blame.

Line 3: The ridgepole sags to the breaking point.

Line 4: The ridgepole is braced. Good fortune.
If there are ulterior motives, it is humiliating.

Line 5: A withered poplar puts forth flowers.
An older woman takes a husband.
No blame. No praise.

The Future

19. Lin - Approach
Above (in front): Tui - The Joyous (Lake)
Below (behind): K'un - The Receptive (Earth)

The Judgement for the Future

Approach has supreme success.
Perseverance furthers.
When the eight month comes,
There will be misfortune.

The Image for the Future

The earth above the lake:
The image of Approach.
Thus the superior man is inexhaustible
In his will to teach,
And without limits
In his tolerance and protection of the people.