Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Yi 1497: Carole's marriage, again

Why I have the dreams that depict their marital disfluency, I strongly suspect I'll never know. But they are there, quite contradicting what appears (entirely convincingly) on the surface, at least the surface I encounter, while every reading re: their marriage points to problems.

I wish them happiness, bliss, but still wonder, wth?


Line-6
Legge: The sixth line, magnetic, shows its subject bound with cords of three strands or two strands, and placed in the thicket of thorns. But in three years she does not learn the course for her to pursue. There will be evil.
Wilhelm/Baynes: Bound with cords and ropes, shut in between thorn-hedged prison walls: for three years one does not find the way. Misfortune.
Blofeld: Bound with black ropes and imprisoned amidst thorns, for three years he fails to obtain what he seeks. [This situation is far from cheerful, but not as hopeless as the situation of those who receive moving lines in the second and third places.]
Liu: Tied with thick ropes, one is put in prison among thorn bushes. One cannot find the way for three years. Misfortune. [If you receive this line, avoid all entanglements, both physical and mental. Be cautious, or you will be detained.]
Ritsema/Karcher: Tying availing-of stranded ropes. Dismissing tending-towards dense jujube-trees. Three year's-time, not acquiring. Pitfall.
Shaughnessy: The attachment uses braids and cords: place him in the clumped thorn bushes, for three years not getting him; inauspicious.
Cleary (1): Bound with rope, put in a briar patch, for three years one cannot find the way out; misfortune.
Cleary (2): … Helpless for three years – misfortune.
Wu: He is tied with black ropes and surrounded by thorny vines. He cannot set himself free for three years. Foreboding.
 
COMMENTARY
Confucius/Legge: She misses her proper course -- there will be evil for three years. Wilhelm/Baynes: This misfortune continues for three years. Blofeld: The line indicates that we lose our way and suffer misfortune for three years. Ritsema/Karcher: Pitfall: three year's-time indeed. Cleary (2): The top yin loses the way, unfortunate for three years. Wu: The sixth yin violates the proper way of doing things and the violation results in the misfortune for three years.
Legge: The case of line six is hopeless. When danger has reached its peak, there she is -- yielding, without a proper correlate. The thicket of thorns is a metaphor for a prison.
Anthony: Misfortune comes because we press on, taking matters into our hands. This line warns of the failure we may expect in maintaining this attitude and notes the obstinacy that has brought us to this impasse. The remedy is to return to the path of perseverance.
 
NOTES AND PARAPHRASES
Siu: The man is hopelessly enmeshed in his own faults after missing the proper course. No chances of escape are apparent.
Wing: None of your solutions or efforts have been appropriate. The way out of danger is blocked. There will come a long time of disorder. All you may do is wait.
Editor: On the face of it, there is little ambiguity in this line -- it depicts one who is severely confined because of not knowing the proper course to pursue. If we closely examine the psychological symbols of this restriction however, we see deeper into the possible reasons for it. Chetwynd, in his Dictionary of Symbols identifies cords or ropes with links to the inner psyche -- the umbilical cord being the connection to the Mother, or source of our physical-emotional being. He also points out that thorns are a common symbol of the dark side of the Mother principle. To be bound with cords and imprisoned by thorns then, is to be trapped in a "womb" of primitive emotional darkness, or suffocated by some entity which does not want to evolve into conscious awareness.
The rest of the souls are also longing after the upper world and they all follow, but not being strong enough they are carried round below the surface, plunging, treading on one another, each striving to be first; and there is confusion and perspiration and the extremity of effort; and many of them are lamed or have their wings broken through the ill-driving of the charioteers; and all of them after a fruitless toil, not having attained to the mysteries of true being, go away, and feed upon opinion. Plato -- Phaedrus
A. You have lost your way and are imprisoned by illusions.
B. Your limiting beliefs prevent you from furthering the Work.
Line 6 Bound with ropes in a thorny prison = for three years no gains, misfortune. Changes to (59) Dispersion. The illusions that led you into danger have trapped you. In this situation someone has become immovable and there can be no gain. There may be a disillusioning process required before you will find your true path again. When hurt deeply or ashamed of behavior, one retreats to protect themselves. Dispersion is a positive message that the cognitive dissonance that creates illusions must be dispersed. Be willing to see the truth of the prison you have created for yourself. You may need to let go and move on.





As the likelihood of this scenario borders on the territory of Absolutely Impossible, it is also true that in the dream (six-plus years ago) Carole did in fact execute a mountain-climbing move that would be Absolutely Impossible. (A move I subsequently reciprocated, thus effecting her repeat performance and our death-defying ascent nearing to the top of the mountain.) No matter that Carole might (have) represent(ed) someone else, it remains a dream not easily dismissed. Not to mention the loud others. Default to "we'll see."   



not the first time that question has been answered with that. 




Line-4
Legge: The fourth line, magnetic, shows its subject advancing, but only to greater difficulties. She remains stationary, and unites with the line above.
Wilhelm/Baynes: Going leads to obstructions, coming leads to union.
Blofeld: To proceed would lead to trouble, whereas those coming will forge useful connections.
Liu: Going leads to obstruction. Coming brings about unity.
Ritsema/Karcher: Going Limping, coming continuity.
Shaughnessy: Going afoot, coming connected.
Cleary (1): Going leads to trouble; come form associations.
Cleary (2): Going means trouble; coming back brings company.
Wu: Going forth is difficult; coming back will find an associate.


                                               Line-5
Legge: The fifth line, dynamic, shows its subject struggling with the greatest difficulties, while friends are coming to help him.
Wilhelm/Baynes: In the midst of the greatest obstructions, friends come.
Blofeld: In the midst of severe trouble, friends (or a friend) arrive.
Liu: One meets great obstruction. Friends come. [You can expect help in your undertakings and good fortune in everything.]
Ritsema/Karcher: The great Limping, partnering coming.
Shaughnessy: Greatly afoot, the friend comes.
Cleary (1): Great trouble; a companion comes.
Cleary (2): In great trouble, companions come.
Wu: There is great difficulty. Friends will come.





I only ask the questions.

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