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I Ching Hexagram #24:

The Turning Point

How to interpret "The Turning Point"

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This welcome hexagram signifies a return to walking the proper path. The light has returned and cuts through the darkness. Walk with your head held high, knowing there is fruit to bear in every direction. Like the winter solstice, this is a time of new beginnings and opportunities. It is a time of true health and clarity.

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"Correcting Mistakes"

This line is a reminder to be easy on yourself if you have traveled down the wrong path in the past. Be forgiving of yourself and step forward knowing you are back on track.

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"Receiving Good Fortune"

Relax and re-energize yourself. Slow down. Deliberately accept your good. But there is no need to go forward alone. Surround yourself with helpers.

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"Accepting Bad Habits"

Put self-criticism aside if a bad habit momentarily takes center stage for you. Any habit is only a problem if you judge yourself for it. It is perfectly all right to digress at times. Stay the course and soon you will find yourself back on track.

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"Staying True to Oneself"

Don't stray from your path and your own inner knowing. Walk alone if you must. Let others follow their own destinies and stay on course for yours.

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"Letting go of Remorse"

Forgive yourself for old mistakes. Since you did not consciously choose to make that mistake, there is no reason to be harsh to yourself for it.

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"Seizing Opportunities"

This line is a reminder that misfortune could return if you fail to understand that this is indeed a powerful turning point. Be willing to start anew with a sturdy resolve. Accept responsibility. Blaming others will lead to futher failure.


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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