Guide to question Oracle

The goal of a pulling is to obtain a hexagram.

For example :

which is 50, The Cauldron

This cauldron gives us the essence of his result in the Judgement. The comment makes it possible to look further into Oracle.

line 6 yang

line 5 yin

line 4 yang

line 3 yang

line 2 yang

line 1 yin

This hexagram, made up of six lines, described the situation. In a pulling however, the lines are not only yin or yang. Sometimes, they are yin old or yang old. They then indicate the germs which make change the situation. They discover the mobiles. These germs are visible in the mutant lines.

For example, let us imagine that pulling gave two mutant lines (line 3 and line 5).

line 6 yang which will remain yang

line 5 old yin which will become yang

line 4 yang which will remain yang

line 3 old yang which will become yin

line 2 yang which will remain yang

line 1 yin which will remain yin

Consequently, the hexagram will change at two places which will become their opposite. This is why if a line transfers (or several), a second hexagram, mutant, are drawn on the right. You will notice that it never presents mutant line.

We thus have four trigrams (2*3 lines for the principal hexagram and 2*3 lines for the hexagram mutant).

We could also interesser with the trigrams intern ourselves lower (lines 2,3,4)

line 4 yang which will remain yang

line 3 old yang which will become yin

line 2 yang which will remain yang

Or superiors (lines 3,4,5)

line 5 old yin which will become yang

line 4 yang which will remain yang

line 3 old yang which will become yin

The response of Oracle consists in examining:

The Judgement

The Comment

The text of the mutant lines

The judgement of the hexagram mutant

The Comment of the hexagram mutant