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I Ching Hexagram #22:

Grace

How to interpret "Grace"

Like a sacred fire lighting up the night sky, this hexagram is about the beauty of form - the grace of the material world. When something is pleasing to the eye, it can fuel success and happiness. This is a favorable time to begin something new, alter one's wardrobe or redecorate. Adornment brings confidence and freedom. Enjoy the shifting appearances, but don't over indulge in them or they will distract you from true value.

Changes in Line 1

"Walking on Foot"

Solutions lie in taking responsibility for each step on the path. It is possible to receive help and guidance from others, but the wise person overlooks the false and heeds only true guidance.

Changes in Line 2

"Appearances"

There is no reason to be overly concerned with outer appearances. The deepest content always starts from within.

Changes in Line 3

"Bettering the Situation"

This line indicates good fortune through persistence. Only a sober attentiveness will bring good charm to the situation.

Changes in Line 4

"Honoring White Horses"

Here, the white horse symbolizes simplicity. In decision making and problem solving, remember to keep simplicity in mind and all limitations of space and time will be transcended.

Changes in Line 5

"Seeking the Higher Path"

The wise individual follows the garden path above the weeds of the superficial lowlands. It is important to take along a gift as you leave for higher ground, but this gift is not of the material kind. It is unseen. Bringing `nothing' may seem like an error initially, but the greatest gifts and fortunes cannot be seen.

Changes in Line 6

"Achieving Pure Grace"

This line is a reminder that the current situation is perfect as it is. It is not hidden by ornament or falsity, so its true power and beauty are available.


A note on iFate's I Ching translation: This is not a direct translation of the original "Book of Changes" from 1000 BC. While multiple translations of the original text are available, they include many archaic references and can be difficult to understand for 21st century readers. iFate uses our own modern rewritings (two different editions) of the "Book of Changes" which makes interpreting I Ching readings far simpler. For iFate's additional contemporary re-writing of the original text, see our "Love I Ching" translation.

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