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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Hexagram 37

Hexagram 37

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By James Byrd

I. The Oracle 

A. Hexagram thirty-seven is related to or has reference to Returning, hence, The Dwelling People and if you looked into just a little bit further you will find that there are additional variations which will include The family, The Clan or the idea of Family Members.   

1. In the idea of The Family, it can be seen that although you are a member of a large or small family you must maintain correctness in order to connect this type behavior to that of an ego of peaceful temperaments. A paradigm that communicates good judgment, show this to the family in order to maintain order within that dwelling and all-else that surrounds that Family’s Union. Do that, that is your respect.
   2. The Family:

The perseverance of the woman furthers. The settlement, the parish, the place dwelling people.

B. The Image

  1. The wind comes forth from the fire
      a) The image of The Family.
      b) Thus the superior man has substance in his words
      c) And duration in his way of life.   

II. My interpretation 

I will tell you one good thing, one cannot be "too mannish" -- that is a word my grandmother used to describe me at times when I was a child. I had no idea it meant one who is somewhat out of balance when it comes to temperament and the image one might be unknowingly projecting.  

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