1. Understand that the primary purpose of a
consultation is to obtain spiritual commentary and ascertain spiritual
need rather than to have the Oracle answer your questions.
2. Use the conversational
technique to let the Oracle lead the
consultation by deciding whether or not there should be a consultation
3. Cast your hexagram.
the hexagram you have cast by looking it up in the tables.
5. Read the text of the hexagram using the Guidelines for Interpretation
significance in the Oracular message.
6. Use the conversational
technique to let the Oracle decide whether another hexagram
should be cast. Repeat steps 3 to 6 for every succeeding hexagram.
7. Look for a
consistent theme running through a series of hexagrams (whether in a
single consultation or even running over days) as the key
indicator of meaning, rather than the text of a single hexagram.
8. Successfully following the Oracle’s agenda is
often a matter of
exploring different activities that could be considered appropriate,
until one is found that consistently evokes a clearly confirmatory
response from the Oracle.