Starjumper

Feudal Lords

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I don't do the I-Ching oracle very often, but sometimes when I do I get one which includes the advice: "Favorable to establish feudal lords".

 

To me this means something like establishing a group or network of like minded people as a support group ... but, but, I'm a hermit.

 

So, please do tell more about how this could or should play out.

 

Thanks

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I get it quite often when I do a reading so I was looking for a more general application of it, but I will check to see what the latest one is.

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Posted (edited)
On 5/18/2019 at 2:07 PM, Apech said:

Which hexagram and line?

 

I got #16  -  Delight

Thunder

over

Earth

 

Decision:

Delight

Favorable to establish feudal lords

and mobilize the multitude

 

Commentary on the Symbol:

Thunder comes out of the Earth

Rising and stirring

An image of delight

In correspondence with this

the ancient king composed music to honor vitrue and merit

with ardent eagerness he offered it to god

and shared it with his ancestors

 

With the first line changing, so it becomes #51  -  Taking Action

Thunder

over

Thunder

 

 

 

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Posted (edited)
13 hours ago, Starjumper said:

 

I got #16  -  Delight

Thunder

over

Earth

 

Decision:

Delight

Favorable to establish feudal lords

and mobilize the multitude

 

Commentary on the Symbol:

Thunder comes out of the Earth

Rising and stirring

An image of delight

In correspondence with this

the ancient king composed music to honor vitrue and merit

with ardent eagerness he offered it to god

and shared it with his ancestors

 

With the first line changing, so it becomes #51  -  Taking Action

Thunder

over

Thunder

 

 

 

 

Hi,

 

The theme of this seems to be about a king inspiring through music (related to the rumbling of thunder) and assembling his forces.  feudal lords would be like generals or officers and the multitude the troops.  It could be related to an intent or purpose (the king) supported by conceptual forms (officers) and through them the various things you would have to do to put it into practice (the troops).  Thunder as a trigram is usually thought of as a shock, or something that stirs up a new order - a change (usually radical).  So to get action one has to first inspire people by the idea of it, publicise it, enthuse others and lead them into action.

 

I don't know what your original question was - and it doesn't really matter - but the moving line suggests to me that 'singing out delight - misfortune' means that as this converts to thunder/thunder - sometimes all the energy goes into the music, and the dancers (marshalled forces) get left behind, so although there is a lot of noise nothing really changes.

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