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I Ching & U.S. Presidential Election – 4

This is the fourth I Ching reading on the US election.

You can find the others here: #1, #2, #3.

The I Ching or Book of Changes is a 5,000 year old Chinese classic of wisdom and divination. By the random throwing of coins and interpreting the pattern of heads and tails a synchronistic connection is made with a chapter (hexagram) and line of advice in the oracle.

The last time we consulted the oracle on September the 4th we were told that HRC was in retreat mode with DJT nipping at her heels. And this seemed to have happened with DJT rising in the polls to become a real threat. (Hexagram 33, line 1).

DJT, the oracle said, was about getting support and presenting a broad positive vision and that his support so far is with those who consider themselves forgotten and ignored. (Hexagram 13, line 6). ( And who isn’t?)

Today’s reading focuses on Monday’s Presidential debate and how they will fare.

DJT received hexagram 47 with line 4.

Hexagram 47 shows the water draining out of a lake. it is the symbol of oppression and adversity. Line 4 describes of an official leaving his golden carriage and coming to the aid of those less fortunate.

I would interpret this to mean that to succeed DJT must free himself from the image of a wealthy businessman interested only in increasing his own wealth and stature and show genuine concern for those less fortunate.

HRC received hexagram 41 with line 6.

Hexagram 41 is about loss and decrease. Line 6 however says that her time of loss is over and that she has a supportive staff that will enable her to move out of her protective stance.

I would interpret this to mean that she can tell people how she is working for the public good by showcasing the specific policies she has developed as part of her platform.

I also looked at their biorhythms for Monday the 26th.

DJT is high physically – he will have the stamina for the debate. Emotionally he has just turned the corner from a low point and intellectually rising from a low point. His emotional stability is his weak point.

When the biorhythms are translated into a hexagram (Hexagram 5, line1) he is advised to be patient and stick to the issues his supporters love him for. (And those ‘issues’ would be what?)

HRC’s biorhythms tell us that she is coming down from a high physically and approaching a critical point. She is strong and rising emotionally and just turning the corner from an intellectual low. Her weak point is her physical stamina. (Much about nothing me thinks. Thanks to the media (small m)).

This translates into hexagram 28, line 2. Hexagram 28 is about bending under a weight, feeling burdened. Line 2 however says that an old willow is able to send forth fresh green shoots.

Putting it all together I would say that DJT will benefit from by keeping his cool, leaving his golden Trump Tower to be with the people and attacking HRC’s political elitism.

HRC will do well demonstrating her record of public service, her plans for helping the country and attacking DJT’s financial elitism.

If I were to take a bet I would say that HRC will come out on top.

We’ll see.

Rod (and Amy)




I Ching & the U.S. Presidential Election – 3

I Ching & Presidential Election – 3
September 4th 2016

This is the third in a series of I Ching consultations about the US presidential election.
The first was done on July 23rd and the I Ching told us that DJT was not qualified to be president; that it was an overreach on his part.

As for HRC we were told she was over-prepared and suffered from a feeling of immobility and paralysis.

But things change and these queries are about the current situation for each candidate at the time of asking.
The second set of readings were done on August 27th after the conventions.

The I Ching said HRC was looking good. “Dressed in white” is the translation of  the line in the I Ching – the color she wore at the convention.
DJT, we were told, had not gone so far off track that he could not still make a recovery if he changed course now.

Today: September 4th we ask again about the two contenders.

Hexagram 33, Heaven over the Mountain, with line one moving.
This hexagram is about achieving or maintaining a secure position, protecting oneself from destabilizing attacks and taking to the high ground.
Line one tells us that HRC is vulnerable to enemy attacks.
The strategy recommended is to give the enemy nothing to latch on to.
HRC’s exposed flanks are the e-mail and Clinton Foundation scandals and her perceived lack of empathy.
She must protect herself without appearing defensive and likable without appearing weak.
A difficult task.

Hexagram 13, Heaven over Fire with line 6 moving.
This hexagram is about the value of making friends, cooperation, a positive vision with clear objectives presented with affinity and empathy.
Line 6 warns us that his influence is limited to rural areas and the fringe of the population.
There is a lack of broad support and cooperation, and your forces are weak.
DJT’s task is to be inclusive, open and friendly.
DJT is now attempting to broaden his appeal without losing his base.
However he presents himself as a savior against dark forces rather than a leader seeking the advice and help of others in achieving a grand vision.
This will be to his detriment.

Best – Rod