30: Clinging Like Fire

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Hexagram 30

General Meaning: Flames cling to their source of fuel in order to keep the fire burning. Likewise, in the human world, emotional attachment results from everything that radiates light or warmth is dependent upon something else. Through these dependencies we can see that all things are related, each thing to the other. Awareness of your own dependency on others is the key that unlocks the door to your true place in the world. No woman is an island.

Fire is also a symbol of liberation — sending out crackling molecules that fly away from home. Paradoxically, by clinging to what is balanced and true, we gain inner freedom.

Given perseverance on your part, this hexagram indicates success. In spite of challenges, cling to what is luminous in yourself, in others, and in life itself, never forsaking your belief in what is right. When events seem foreboding, or people seem oppressive, remember the good that has been and is yet to be. Holding to this idea is to cling to the power of the light and love within you.

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  1. I just got the same hexagram today and searched in Goolge and found that you had the same one. I noticed that you have only December and January, have you stopped blogging? I have my own blog its http://irasiev.wordpress.com/, interestingly mine is called Thoughts By Ira Siev and your title too has thoughts in it. Coincidental?

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