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Hexagram 20I am still mired in my moving process, unable to focus on my next I Ching Meditations hexagram 17, Following. Recently, Trish MacGregor from, posted a question on this blog, asking if I had consulted the I Ching about my move. Yes, I have asked several different questions at different times but I didn’t think they were interesting enough to anyone else to bother posting about, nor did I feel I could take the time out to do it.

While I am choosing to make this move and will be very glad when the whole process is done, still, living in the chaos, packing, sorting, dealing with endless paperwork, the whole thing becomes not only tiring, boring and at times very soul searching.

Then yesterday, after several days of dealing with tiring issues regarding the move at the end of day, feeling weary I asked this question:

What will be the ‘Blessing’ on the other side of this move into a new environment?

The response I got when throwing the coins (unlike choosing a hexagram to focus on like I did in my previous post) was Hexagram 20, Contemplation, with all lines changing to hexagram 34, The Power of the Great. Sounds good to me. The response I received prompts me to post it just because of the odds of receiving a hexagram with all moving lines.

I have not yet created an image or text for either of those hexagrams for my I Ching Meditations but have painted an image for the character paintings and also have my I Ching Prescriptions for all the hexagrams.

Of course the I Ching always throws back at me just what is going on. While I was asking about the future, or thought I was, the two Hexagrams, 20, Contemplation/Viewing and hexagram 34, both depict what I am dealing with in this moving process that are outside of my grumbles.

The moving process forces me to examine every article, whether it is furniture, clothing or even food. I come across old photographs, and things I forgot I had. I have to find a million boxes and so on and so on. And all this takes a lot of strength.

When I look at what I wrote for I Ching Prescriptions, it fits my mental process. In the hexagram Contemplation/Viewing the idea of viewing, is an image of a tower that sees far and is seen from a far and I think is described as a literal landscape. But the hexagram works for the inner process as well. I am viewing my life, and much of it is as from a long distance. Hexagram 34 is all about the power of strength which sure is needed during a move.

Hexagram 34It seems to me that when all the lines of a hexagram are in movement that the energy of the situations move back and forth. While I thought I was asking about the future – i.e., my “Blessing” AFTER this drudgery is over, and I like what I got for an answer, the response I got from the throw of the coins, applies to the present. If after I get settled and unpacked, and my “blessing” is to be contemplation and power, I will be most grateful. A move into new territory is an event that can take quite a while to absorb. I will be contemplating and viewing a lot and glad that I will have strength. My big wish is that I will be able to use Contemplation and The Power of the Great to complete my next meditation, Following.




I Ching Prescription 20
I Ching Prescription 34

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10 Comments on I Ching Hexagram 20, Contemplation Changing to Hexagram 34, The Power of the Great

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  2. TrishNo Gravatar says:

    Just shove those boxes into a corner and forget about them!

  3. trishNo Gravatar says:

    Are you moved?

    Happy 4th, Adele!

  4. TrishNo Gravatar says:

    It always feels that way. But you can at least unpack at your leisure!

  5. TrishNo Gravatar says:

    It sounds wonderful, Adele. You’ll settle in quickly and be back at work in no time!

  6. Adele AldridgeNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Trish – thanks for the comment – “Jung’s Tower” Oh my! I’m moving back to Connecticut, half mile from my daughter and family – a tiny place but also a few blocks from the beach. While the moving process is hell, even more hell as I get older, the result is going to be good.
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  7. trishNo Gravatar says:

    You’re in Jung’s tower,Adele. What do you see? What do you intuit? What resonates for you? I like these hexagrams, I feel good about this move for you. But where are you moving snd why?

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