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Jian / Inertia Hexagram, 53rd of King Wen, 60th of Moondial
Natal Jian January 19 - 24
Born under this hexagonal power, all motions are utilized to temper emotions, and enhance virtuous promotion. Through the display of the linguistic character of Jian, water stroke or shui on the left side can served as either the outward expression or inward depression. Pound or gallon stroke or jin as the measuring result exemplifies that as the water-wagon or che holds the flowing water into the jin-cups of the round and ring like moving wheel, each pound or jin cup dumps water pumped by the forward streams of moving and flowing river.
Therefore, something in between, somewhere in the middle, and somehow along the central beam, there is somewhat to neutralize, balance, cancel, distill, crystallize, both sides, both ends, both polar oppositions, both collars of solar and lunar, into the steadfast flow of minutes, hours, days, months, years. By regenerating and recycling seasonal wagon with astral wheels, rain and snow water flows freely out of season, from sky to mountain, streams into rivers, and water-wagon into irrigation field, rice field, and industrial field, as the best purified and most distilled outcome.
So be careful not to be influenced by yourself or others, you know your role, your title, and your performance. You are in the middle of long day, on a road of long journey, witness how poplar oppositions cooperate with popular corporations. Like a word, you can be either the positive outcome or the negated income. Like a stance, you can either glance with your eyes or dance through your wheels. Like any expression, your outcome can get hired or fired, promoted or demoted; be placed your high so tight in the middle, or grounded the chaos into a harmonic chore. Like the Biblical stories that contain legally notified mortal conduct, you are the diplomatic agent between any two parties, any two functioning institutions, or any two governing countries. You are in between the twos and around the twins.
Remember that nothing destroys the middle man, like food between cooking jar and serving dish, between biting and chewing mouth and digesting and eliminating intestines, between good and bad, between life and death, and between visible world and invisible change. It may take a long time for you to find yourself, your functioning position, and your operating strategies; but it is already in there. Just place yourself like a land to ground, birth and nourish all living creatures, your internal glands will crystallize all social fluids into awakening marrow or blissful elixir. No need for band or sand, you are the songs of light, lyrics of voice, plasma of flesh, water of love, and peace of light.
Remember the ancestral contract, you act may be contrary to Mary, for the marriage, but family duty and familiar obligation are the work of your physical body. Whether producing children or promoting the deceased members, your family obligation is given, and there is no way you can escape from it. The distilled ancestral blood is the passion of your love, the will of your collective illumination, and the power of century-old familiarity. Between your left knee of K, and your central boomerang of C that issues the power of your thighs above your shins, water flow of life upon land will become your right-handed and right-sided movement of J. When these three letters work together, J jokes at your E, so that abdominal spiral S inside the double-hipped E will align with the power of I: the eternal alignment between your flesh and your spirit.
Therefore, remember your family duty and its familiar obligation is to align vertically the power of your eternal presence, and the horizontal power of your peaceful expression. The victorious V will lower your mind, through the descending rod of I, into the function of double-legged boomerang. Upon this mobile boomerang, you may use your jaw to bite your pelvic jar, your hand to grasp eyed I, and your knees to gasp the power of all perhaps, and any relapses, so you can clap the lap, and snap the nap. All cells are the familiar bells, and all sells remember the family well.
You have the power to kick off the sick, and handle any burning candles! Be sure to watch your feet, your shadowed marks of life trails. It is the result of your familiar action will leap your joy into divine expression, and joke about the yoke inside your folks.
Line 9-2 January
As the second line changes from previously the C into now the R, external movement of life becomes the internal flow of thought and love. Your inspiration will inspire your ideal to finalize your left shoulder of G and left brain of Z into a never left knee-capped Q. In front of your knee, wind kicks the dust and you kiss the lust. By the time the dust becomes gust, your lust justify your must. There is breathing wind, and there is free-expressing wind. The breathing wind tells you to move about the day or sleep through the night, but your free-expressing wind tells your thought to be careful, and your projection to be target-able. The word from your thought may advertise you well; but it is the distilled wind power, and the ever flow of love, will sell you as the family and cultural commodity. Wind begins the life as a prayer from your parental dreamed wish, and wind moves the season so you can mind through your reason. There is mobile life, and there is eternal life. The mobile life keeps you going from trial to trail, and the eternal life sleeps you through birth and death. When both left thigh of birth and right thigh of death are wheeled by doubled wind, you bind your kind mind, and you blind your frying and flying grind. By the time the grind wins the sins in your mind, wind wines the sink in your grinding ink.
Your mind thinks, and your heart inks; your thought tells the inspirational wind to perspire your heart, and your idea grounds the expressive wind you're your solid feet, but mobile heels. When the heels feel what your central truth moves about your jilting and tilting shadows, you are now inside the doubled wheels of life, the life of moment and the life of monument.
Line 6-3 January
By the time the egoistic monument surrenders to the sanded mountain top, and personal crown colors the brown in your established town, or country, your mind is contrary to your heart, and your heart contradicts to your mental dictation. When the dictation finalizes into a district, the right brain of T square teams up the power of purple heart, teaches how to use the eternal rod, and tells how the ancestral power from physical conception among legs and tailbone teams up the commercial flow of golden calf, half of you is inside the horn deformed, and half of you belongs the universal laughter. Mountain wind blows away the personal power, the egoistic flower, so that cosmic tower showers through the abysmal malls and walls. Temple bells tell the nightmare to be fare to the coming affair, so that your personal affair will align with seasonal fair and collective hair. To repair the lost horn, the temples above your ears will hear the fear from animistic trial, and incestuous betrayal, so that your personal reddish heart can align with the universal purple heart, and your egoistic gold will be refined into the fine wheel of cosmic vehicle.
People live inside the temple have lost the biological belongings, and the templates, you believe inside your temples, attempt all the temptations into temple teachings, so that what left behind you is the golden flower, and what is shining through the collective temple is the universal tower.
Line 9-4 January
Being initiated inside the highest temple, you have to go, either to escape from the prison of wards inside the temple, or estrange yourself into the wonder-land of no-where. Only through this way, the God's way is the mighty way, and your way is the universal way.
Regardless how powerful your kicks may be, double water between mouthful drink and bladder-filled urine will jam your trunk between universal power of O and ancestral power of A. By the time your big toe atones your lustful heart into purple heart, marrying to a personal wall is marrying into the universal wallet. The universal wallet provides you with fare, and your personal wall shines the light inside your heart, inside your spirit. That is how Moses escaped from and into, the land of peace! That is how the roses flower into, the gland of love!
Line 6-5 January
From the ends of your hair, you send yourself to the beginning of your toe. The toe without shoe is as naked as the serpent eye, and the shoes, do not belong to the heels, stand higher above your shoulders. When your shoulders ground your personal root as the mountainous roof, your proof is the surviving troop, and the awakened foot wrapped with universal loops.
Be the best
of your own mountain: because no one can claim your peak experience, and
no other can blame your personal flame. The ever-flow of mother earth's
mountain tops display endless individual peaks, but average the collective
presence. Light and wind atop the peak, and love and will stop at the
So do not be afraid to breathe like mountain wind, and never shy away from the flight of the mountain height! That is your personal glory as well as your ever resting peace. As all your personal powers land on your right knee, you know how to sit and sleep, sift and swipe.
Line 6-6 January
Now, love is trapped inside angelic mother's knee, and blood is wrapped around her landing foot. She is surrendered by the mountain water trapped inside snow and holy water wrapped inside her eternal heart. Her left hip is dammed, and jammed, but her right should is aligned and assigned. How we can walk our body into our biological mother's womb, and then once again into the angelic mother's showering knees and bleeding feet!? Only the purified water rests to flow through mountain peak, and only the purest love glows through the enslaved body and engraved mind. Body is forever a slave, and mind is forever inside grave. To be a dutiful slave, you free from the assignment from your boss! And to be humble inside your grave, your will be saved by eternal brave.
Life is forever trapped in duty, and love is forever wrapped with responsibility. By the time your duty finishes the June and reaches into July, the supply is plentiful. By the moment you are absolutely responsible to your divine love and its undivided attention, your action responds to not your mobility, but eternal power of ability. This duty is, in turn, duty-free; and this responsibility is, as a consequence, the work of ever present ability of the spouse.
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