Adele Aldridge on May 22nd, 2015
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Hexagram 18 character
The image of Wind blowing low on the Mountain

Image I Ching hexagram 18, Mountain over Wind & Wood

There are times when I feel poisoned
with a stagnating parasite eating me in the gut.
I must go back in my personal history
to learn what may be the cause of my discomfort.
This is not an easy task.
It takes more than one cycle of time to understand
deeply rooted experiences not always in conscious memory.
I realize that this corruption is not something I caused
but was handed down to me through through my parents.
I can’t change my genetic code
or how my mother or father treated me.
Once I understand the cause for what
feels like a decaying can of worms,
I can move forward into a new growth cycle.

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Adele Aldridge on April 29th, 2015
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Illustration for Trigram ,The Joyous Lake

The youngest daughter in the I Ching trigram family is the symbol of The Joyous Lake.

According to Wilhelm:

The Joyous, is autumn, and leads the year toward its fruition and joy. The Joyous acts in the sheep. The Joyous is the lake;  it is a sorceress; it is mouth and tongue. It means smashing and breaking apart; it means dropping off and bursting open. Among the kinds of soil it is the hard and salty. It is the concubine.

Trigram LakePainting inspired b y the Chinese character for the trigram, The Joyous Lake

Joyous Lake
My original image for the trigram, The Joyous Lake

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Adele Aldridge on April 27th, 2015
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Youngest son, trigram Keeping Still
The youngest son in the I Ching trigram family is the symbol of The Keeping Still Mountain.

According to Wilhelm:

Keeping Still is the trigram of the northeast, where beginning and end of all creatures are completed. He brings them to perfection in the sign of Keeping Still. … The trigram Keeping Still, whose symbol is the mountain, is of mysterious significance. Here, in the seed, in the deep-hidden stillness, the end of everything is joined to a new beginning. Death and life, dying and resurrection—these are the thoughts awakened by the transition from the old year to the new. … Keeping still acts in the dog.

Trigram for Mountain

Painting inspired by the Chinese character for The Keeping Still Mountain.

Keeping Still Mountain

My original illustration for The Keeping Still Mountain

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Adele Aldridge on April 23rd, 2015
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Illustration for Trigram Fire, Middle daughter

The middle daughter in the I Ching trigram family is the symbol of The Clinging Fire. The Clinging means dependence. The Clinging acts in the pheasant-like firebird. The Clinging is the brightness in which all creatures perceive one another.

Trgram FirePainting inspired by the Chinese character for the trigram, The Clinging Fire

The Clinging fire
My original image for Trigram, The Clinging Fire

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