An I Ching Synchro

 

I have two friends whom I consider to be I Ching experts – Nancy Pickard and Adele Aldridge. Even though I’ve been using the I Ching for decades, these two women understand this Chinese divination system in the same way that Carl Jung probably did.

This morning, I received an email from Adele that she had a long dream where she was talking to someone, explaining things. “Most of the dream faded. I did remember the part where I was explaining what hexagram 30 was – Fire over Fire, etc.

“I forgot about it. I always do a morning I Ching reading for the day which I record in my desk calendar. This morning I got hexagram 1, The Creative, with  the second and fifth lines changing to #30.

“Isn’t that cool when a dream discusses the I Ching ahead of time? Double weirdo I am.”

It’s a solid synchro and precognitive as well.

Hexagram 30 is called The Clinging, Fire, and is a double sign. It looks like this:

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In other words, the two trigrams are identical. The hexagram means: to cling to something, to be conditioned, to depend or rest on something, and also brightness. “The great man continues the work of nature in the human world. Through the clarity of his nature he causes the light to spread father and farther and to penetrate the nature of man ever more deeply.”

The meaning of this hexagram fits what Adele is doing: illustrating and defining every line in all 64 hexagrams of the I Ching, with additional illustrations for 8 trigrams and an image for each of the 64 hexagrams. That’s a grand total of 456 illustrations!

 

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2 Responses to An I Ching Synchro

  1. Adele says:

    Hey Trish,

    This is the third time I have tried posting this comment. The other two disappeared before I could finish.

    When I signed onto your site I was at first surprised to see my illustration for The Clinging Fire. I had forgotten, for a moment, that I had told you about that dream. I created this particular image in 1979. Holy Moly! 40 years ago. One thing that has slowed me down in completing this mammoth project is I keep wanting to change the images. How fitting for “the Book of Changes.” This one is a rather erotic interpretation for fire. That is where I was 4o years ago. I still think fire is appropriate for passion as well as illumination. Long live passion.

    • Trish and Rob says:

      Don’t know why they disappeared. Strange. I’ll look to see where they ended up. Love this synchro and the image. Thank you again, Adele. Just put up on FB, too.