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  1. Yin & Yang do not have any function in 河洛理數 (unless you can show me where it is explained in the original manuscript) Qi is not mentioned in 河洛理數 (unless you can show me where it is explained in the original manuscript) Why should it? The 河洛理數 book doesn't either. Why should it? The 河洛理數 book doesn't either. But maybe you can be more specific. What do you mean by 'source'? Otherwise said, what exactly were you expect to see covered in the book? I agree that there are certain chapters in the 河洛理數 book of which a translation would have been helpful, especially the parts that cover the ten auspicious and inauspicious factors, as well as the chapter on the meaning of the Heavenly & Earthly numbers, Yuan Qi 元氣, Yuan Qi Xiang Fan 元氣相反, Hua Gong 化工 and Hua Gong Fan 化工反. But your vague statements make it sound as if you are not at all familiar with 河洛理數. I am well aware that the book of Sherrill & Chu has its flaws but as an introduction in to the original system, especially for someone who is interested in hexagrams as descriptions of persons & personalities, it will do.
  2. I know it is not a complete translation of the original 河洛理數 manuscript and that the authors made significant changes to certain parts of the original material (which motivated me to wrote my own book about 河洛理數) but that does not mean this book is 'typical Western stuff'. Concerning accuracy: when you know your 八字 you can convert them to the 先天 and 後天 hexagram using this book. From there 'accuracy' is determined not by the book but by the user who applies the principles that are described. And the descriptions of the hexagrams are a fair translation of the Chinese original. But maybe you can be more specific why you take issue with this book.
  3. Good example, makes sense. Although what you describe also makes me think of another 'activity', from a male perspective, including foreplay and all that...
  4. Hmmm...somewhat. I'm curious how you apply this in the application of the Yijing. Do you have a RL example?
  5. Actually the book has nothing to do with astrology - it is just called that because the result is somewhat similar to a horoscope. See attachment :-) The_Astrology_of_I_Ching_-_Sherrill-Chu.pdf
  6. Yes, the Heluo Lishu 河洛理數 manuscript contains descriptions of hexagrams as character traits or persons. It has been translated by W.Sherrill & Chu as The Astrology of I Ching. I don't entirely agree with the way they treated the manuscript but the part with the descriptions of the hexagrams is more or less okay.
  7. Good idea :-) No doubt there are other ways to look at moving lines and what they do to trigrams. The main goal of my video is to stimulate the viewers to look at changing trigrams instead of solely looking at changing hexagrams and moving lines as individual entities that don't have any relationship with other parts of the hexagram.
  8. You are right. What I show in the video is how I began to see changing lines and changing trigrams when I tried to find a way to put them to use - that too much of yin or yang imbalance the trigrams, made them larger and exaggerate their qualities. After more than 35 years of studying the Yijing I find it very hard to let go of this view. But as you show this is not the only way to look at it. The aim of the video is to show my viewers that trigrams can change and that this change has meaning. How this change can be interpreted is an interesting journey to explore and I would like to encourage every Yijing user to do that.
  9. Example Yijing reading

    At the end of my second video (see my YiTube Channel) I invite viewers to send me readings that I can use in my videos to show how I interpret the answers of the Yijing. This is one of those readings. In this case I did not know the background of the question that was asked to the Yijing so I created one of my own. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dVWXYqmDUo
  10. My small Yijing tour through the USA this month

    It has been decided that there will be a future one. Hopefully next year :-)
  11. My small Yijing tour through the USA this month

    I am sorry, I don't have the equipment to make a recording :-( . I find the workbook as it is not very useful for self study. So I am working an an expanded version that I hope to finish in about a year or so.