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The Image of Heaven over Fire

hexagram thirteen image, Heaven over Fire

I come out of black stillness
Like the flowers returning to new life.
I am one of many
As we reach to join in community.
We embody strength in character
When no one is the authority.

Our ideas are made brilliant by joining the flames
Of our inner visions as we share
The experience of love within friendship.

I Ching, hexagram 13, line i

Nine in the First Place

We form a gate to friendship
To meet in the open without secrets.

Hexagram thirteen, line two

Six in the Second Place

When paired in exclusivity
We form a barrier to the larger community.

I Ching, hexagram 13, line 3

Nine in the Third Place

We hide from ourselves the mistrust
That we see in each other.
These thorns of doubt prevent us all
From picking the bouquets of friendship.

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Nine in the Fourth Place

We climb the wall of the barrier to friendship
Only to find all our doubts are mirrored back
And see that we cannot attack.

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Nine in the Fifth Place

We cry in the frustration of separation.
Our thoughts have met
when our words said the opposite.
Our hearts have heard what our ears have not.
This truth breaks all walls exploding into the open
with the joyous fragrance of our laughter.

Hexagram 13 line 6

Nine in the Last Place

Before meeting in heartfelt relation
We join a community without expectation.

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3 Comments on Hexagram 13 – T’ung Jên / Friendship in the Open

  1. TrishNo Gravatar says:

    Mystery solved! Fifth house sun. You luck lady, you.

  2. Adele AldridgeNo Gravatar says:

    Trish – I didn’t say that I had a 12th house sun. My birthday is August 12th – 5th house sun, as is most appropriate for an artist, don’t you think?

    Thanks for asking though – Adele

  3. TrishNo Gravatar says:

    Adele – how can you be a leo sun in the 12th house and have Aries rising? Or did I read that wrong? A Leo sun in the 12th would mean a Virgo rising, unless you have an interception somewhere in your chart. But even with an interception, you wouldn’t have Aries rising with a leo sun in the 12th.

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