Oracle of Love
Let it be.
The hexagrams of the Oracle are constructed from the two building
blocks of Yang and Yin, as represented by the solid and broken lines of
which they are composed. This hexagram contains only broken lines, and
so epitomises the qualities of Yin.
Yin’s primary quality is receptivity to
Yang. Yang energetically conceives a stream of initiatives to which Yin responds
by providing perfectly complementary opposites to receive every initiative,
thereby letting them happen and giving them meaning.
receptivity is irresistibly attractive to Yang.
Yin’s reception is not
without character. Yin has the privilege of choosing the enthusiasm
with which it receives each initiative, thereby shaping the
Yin gives shape to Yang’s raw energy.
At one extreme, Yin's enthusiasm may be so muted
as to stifle the initiative, but at the other Yin may be so enthusiastic
that the initiative takes on a
life of its own.
The Oracle has a great regard for these requited initiatives.
They are the heart of its conception
Yin also has the qualities of yieldingness, ordinariness
and emptiness to complement Yang’s qualities of strength, importance
The meaning of the hexagram is in being receptive to
another’s overtures, in choosing the enthusiasm with which one
responds to them, and in the greatness that may come from
This hexagram represents one of twelve
stages in the cycle
of development and decline, an important
principle for the Oracle. It describes the stage at the start of a new
cycle and at the end of an old one, a state of pure emptiness from
which a development commences or into which a decline concludes.