iChing Reading

Fengshui Singapore

The iChing, also known as the “Book of Changes,” is one of the oldest and most revered texts in Chinese philosophy and divination. It originated over 3,000 years ago and has been used for centuries as a guide for making decisions, understanding the nature of change, and gaining insight into the patterns of the universe.

Here’s how an iChing reading is like:

  1. Consulting the Oracle: At Unravel, the way of consulting the iChing involves counting yarrow stalks to generate a hexagram, which is a six-line figure composed of solid (yang) and broken (yin) lines. There are 64 possible hexagrams, each with its own unique meaning and significance.
  2. Formulating a Question: Before casting the yarrow stalks, the person seeking guidance formulates a specific question or issue they would like insight into. The question should be clear, focused, and relevant to their lives or situation.
  3. Casting the Yarrow Stalks: The iChing master counts yarrow stalks 6 times, following a prescribed method for each round. The results of the casting determine the arrangement of the hexagram lines.
  4. Building the Hexagram: After completing 6 rounds of counting yarrow stalks, the resulting combination of solid and broken lines forms a hexagram. Each line of the hexagram corresponds to a specific position and represents a particular aspect of the situation or question.
  5. Consulting the Oracle Text: Once the hexagram is formed, the iChing master consults the corresponding text in the iChing to interpret its meaning. The text provides insights, advice, and guidance based on the symbolism and attributes associated with the hexagram, as well as the changing lines (if any).
  6. Understanding Changing Lines: In some cases, one or more lines of the hexagram are changing, meaning they are moving from yin to yang or vice versa. These changing lines indicate areas of potential growth, challenge, or transformation within the situation.
  7. Reflection and Integration: The iChing master reflects on the insights gained from the iChing reading and considers how they apply to their question or situation. The wisdom of the iChing can provide valuable guidance for navigating challenges, making decisions, and embracing change in alignment with the natural flow of life.

iChing readings are deeply rooted in the principles of Taoist philosophy and the concept of yin and yang, representing the complementary forces of change and balance in the universe. By consulting the iChing, individuals can gain clarity, wisdom, and perspective on their path and purpose in life.