I Ching at the Quest Bookshop

The I Ching, or the Book of Changes, is one of the oldest divinatory systems known to humanity. Extending back over 3,000 years, this system has been used to help with decisions from the simplest to matters of nations going to war. Commonly, the readings are generated using Chinese coins, but many use a more traditional method employing yarrow sticks, which puts the mind in a meditative state better able to interpret the advice given. In its purest practice in China, it is an astrological system. When used astrologically, it is called the King Wen method.

The Quest sells coins, sticks, and books on the I Ching, and occasionally has classes as well.

If you are interested in an I Ching or King Wen consultation, our resident expert on traditional Chinese divination, Raphael Simons, is here at the Quest on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.



Chinese astrological I Ching reading: 12/6/16 PDF Print E-mail
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12/6/16 is the day of Water Dragon in the month of Earth Pig. It is a clash combination, and it favors competition.
The day is designated as inauspicious and initiate. It is not useful for any activities.
An initiate day involves beginning something. But the day is not good.
The lunar mansion is Shi, Room. It is a good star to have when you intend to get married.
If you were born in a year or day of a Monkey, Rat, and Dragon, this is a good day for creative work.
Dragon, the sign of this day, is in harmony with Monkey, Rat, Tiger, and Rooster; neutral with Snake, Horse, Sheep, Pig, and Ox; clashes with Dragon and Dog; and ambivalent toward Rabbit.
The I Ching hexagram, the King using the Wen method, is number 27, line 4.
Hexagram 27 is Yi, Jaws. Pay attention to providing nourishment, and to what a man seeks to fill his own mouth with.
Line 4 You turn to the summit for proper nourishment, and this is good fortune. You spy about like a tiger with insatiable hunger. The zodiac signs of line 4 are Dog and Horse, they are harmonious. By the element of the season these are weak. By the element of the hexagram, they signify money and support. Dog and Horse are in harmony with the signs of changing line, 6, and neutral with the signs of the day and month. The Water of Water Dragon day puts a worm in line 4. You have to be careful.
Raphael gives in-depth Chinese astrology readings, psychic readings, and fengshui consultations. For information, visit  www.raphaelsimons.com
Raphael's book on fengshui, Feng Shui Step by Step, is reprinted and is available at Amazon and at  www.createspace.com/3472024
 
Chinese astrological I Ching reading: 10/5/16 PDF Print E-mail
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10/5 is the day of Metal Monkey in the lunar month of Earth Dog. This is a harmonious combination. It favors competition and occult research.
This day is designated as excellent and close. It is ideal for traveling, building, moving house, and launching a new business.
A close day is good for closings.
The lunar mansion this day is Ji, Basket, It is good for door alignment, and all things having to do with fengshui.
Monkey, the sign of this day, is the Star of Travel for Tiger, Horse, and Dog. If you were born in a year or day of one of these three signs, this is a good day for traveling, changing you work place, and making progress in your career.
Monkey is harmonious with Monkey, Rat, Dragon, Rooster, and Dog; indifferent to Ox, Rabbit, Horse, and Sheep; and clashes with Pig, Tiger, and Snake.
The I Ching hexagram, using the King Wen method, is number 54, line 3.

Hexagram 54 is Guimei, The Marrying Sister. The symbol is the sun obscured by threatening clouds.

Line 3 The marrying sister as a concubine. You can't rely on others. The zodiac sign, Ox, is strong by the season, and by the hexagram, represents support. Ox is partly harmonious with the signs of changing lines 1 and 4, and is harmonious with the signs of the day and month. Gold in Earth. Profits ahead. The Metal of Metal Monkey day puts a dragon in line 3. It is a time of action.

Raphael gives in-depth Chinese astrological readings, psychic readings, and fengshui consultations. For information, visit www.raphaelsimons.com

Raphael's book on fengshui, Feng Shui Step by Step, is reprinted and available at Amazon and www.createspace.com/3472024