I Ching (by pattern)


The I Ching may or may not be a way of predicting the future. It is certainly a useful tool for stretching one's thinking, however, and it has been around for something over 5000 years.

Our descriptions are based on the output of the UNIX ching(6) program. For a somewhat less elliptical set of descriptions, we recommend:

      The I Ching: The Book of Changes and How to Use It
      Interpreted by Wu Wei
      Power Press, 1995
      ISBN 0-943015-07-3

      www.power-press.com/Cat1.html
      wuwei@power-press.com

To see a randomly selected I Ching,

Notes:

This page is also available sorted by number. There is also an icon-oriented I Ching Square, but it takes a while to ship over our WWW connection.

The icon at the top of each page listed below links to the hexagram's opposite. That is, "999999 (1) Ch'ien" and "666666 (2) K'un" are cross-linked.

Visit http://www.facade.com/attraction/i_ching/ for a computer-generated I Ching reading, a paper on I Ching, etc.

Patterns:

      666666  (2) K'un - The Receptive
      666669 (23) Po - Splitting Apart
      666696  (8) Pi - Holding Together [Union]
      666699 (20) Kuan - Contemplation (View)
      666966 (16) Yu - Enthusiasm
      666969 (35) Chin - Progress
      666996 (45) Ts'ui - Gathering Together [Massing]
      666999 (12) P'i - Standstill [Stagnation]
      669666 (15) Ch'ien - Modesty
      669669 (52) Kên - Keeping Still, Mountain
      669696 (39) Chien - Obstruction
      669699 (53) Chien - Development (Gradual Progress)
      669966 (62) Hsiao Kuo - Preponderance of the Small
      669969 (56) Lu - The Wanderer
      669996 (31) Hsien - Influence (Wooing)
      669999 (33) Tun - Retreat
      696666  (7) Shih - The Army
      696669  (4) Mêng - Youthful Folly
      696696 (29) K'an - The Abysmal (Water)
      696699 (59) Huan - Dispersion [Dissolution]
      696966 (40) Hsieh - Deliverance
      696969 (64) Wei Chi - Before Completion
      696996 (47) K'un - Oppression (Exhaustion)
      696999  (6) Sung - Conflict
      699666 (46) Shêng - Pushing Upward
      699669 (18) Ku - Work on What Has Been Spoiled [Decay]
      699696 (48) Ching - The Well
      699699 (57) Sun - The Gentle (The Penetrating, Wind)
      699966 (32) Hêng - Duration
      699969 (50) Ting - The Caldron
      699996 (28) Ta Kuo - Preponderance of the Great
      699999 (44) Kou - Coming to Meet
      966666 (24) Fu - Return (The Turning Point)
      966669 (27) I - The Corners of the Mouth (Providing Nourishment)
      966696  (3) Chun - Difficulty at the Beginning
      966699 (42) I - Increase
      966966 (51) Chên - The Arousing (Shock, Thunder)
      966969 (21) Shih Ho - Biting Through
      966996 (17) Sui - Following
      966999 (25) Wu Wang - Innocence (The Unexpected)
      969666 (36) Ming I - Darkening of the Light
      969669 (22) Pi - Grace
      969696 (63) Chi Chi - After Completion
      969699 (37) Chia Jên - The Family [The Clan]
      969966 (55) Fêng - Abundance [Fullness]
      969969 (30) Li - The Clinging, Fire
      969996 (49) Ko - Revolution (Molting)
      969999 (13) T'ung Jên - Fellowship with Men
      996666 (19) Lin - Approach
      996669 (41) Sun - Decrease
      996696 (60) Chieh - Limitation
      996699 (61) Chung Fu - Inner Truth
      996966 (54) Kuei Mei - The Marrying Maiden
      996969 (38) K'uei - Opposition
      996996 (58) Tui - The Joyous, Lake
      996999 (10) Lu - Treading [Conduct]
      999666 (11) T'ai - Peace
      999669 (26) Ta Ch'u - The Taming Power of the Great
      999696  (5) Hsu - Waiting (Nourishment)
      999699  (9) Hsiao Ch'u - The Taming Power of the Small
      999966 (34) Ta Chuang - The Power of the Great
      999969 (14) Ta Yu - Possession in Great Measure
      999996 (43) Kuai - Break-through (Resoluteness)
      999999  (1) Ch'ien - The Creative

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