The I Ching and Chakras, Part 7: A New Way To Look At An Ancient Oracle Through A Card Deck

Getting near the end of these. This is part 7 of the Inner Child I Ching Oracle and Tarot Card Deck. I really like the way these turned out. The bright chakra colored backgrounds are a nice offset to the deep black of the yin and yang lines of the hexagrams. In this collection of eight hexagrams, we have hexagrams numbered 49 through 56.

As has been my habit in the posts about these cards, I’ll give you links to both concise and more in-depth interpretations of the hexagrams. You can find the previous groupings from the card deck by looking through older posts.

So here’s Hexagrams 49 through 56 of the Inner Child I Ching Oracle and Tarot Deck…

Inner Child I Ching Oracle and Tarot Card Deck showing hexagrams 49 through 56 by Sacred Square Design

The hexagrams of the I Ching are created by combining two trigrams (three lines). The 64 hexagrams of the I Ching are derived from 8 trigrams.
The eight trigrams are; Heaven, Earth, Lake, Fire, Thunder, Mountain, Wind, and Water. Here’s the breakdown for these hexagrams.

#49 • Ko • Revolution • Lake over Fire
Concise interpretation of hexagram #49
Wilhelm interpretation of hexagram #49

#50 • Ting • The Caldron • Fire over Wind
Concise interpretation of hexagram #50
Wilhelm interpretation of hexagram #50

#51 • Cheri • The Arousing • Thunder over Thunder
Concise interpretation of hexagram #51
Wilhelm interpretation of hexagram #51

#52 • Ken • Keeping Still • Mountain over Mountain
Concise interpretation of hexagram #52
Wilhelm interpretation of hexagram #52

#53 • Chien • Development • Wind over Mountain
Concise interpretation of hexagram #53
Wilhelm interpretation of hexagram #53

#54 • Kuei Mei • The Marrying Maiden • Thunder over Lake
Concise interpretation of hexagram #54
Wilhelm interpretation of hexagram #54

#55 • Feng • Abundance • Thunder over Fire
Concise interpretation of hexagram #55
Wilhelm interpretation of hexagram #55

#56 • Lu • The Wanderer • Fire over Mountain
Concise interpretation of hexagram #56
Wilhelm interpretation of hexagram #56

The Wilhelm translation is an in-depth look into each hexagram. As a scholarly work it is sometimes a little tough and requires a more thorough reading. I can say that it is well worth the effort. But I also enjoy the concise interpretations as they have a directness that is appealing at times. I encourage you to explore both and enjoy the I Ching for the wisdom it contains.

As always, your comments are appreciated and encouraged.

Yours in possibility,
Cosmo

To my beloved Zen Girl. I would never have travelled this path without your guidance, encouragement and love. Thank you,

 

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