Oracle of Love

Hexagram 57

Consciousness, intelligence and a gentle intent.

A lively and insistent movement touches lightly and sensitively like the wind, thoroughly infiltrating whatever it encounters with little impact. Such gentle penetration is a paradigm for the ability of mind to grasp something without affecting it.

A mind can perceive what is material, abstract it into a detailed knowledge and understand, maintain and organize that knowledge relevantly but purely conceptually. The hexagram refers to conscious awareness, knowing and intelligence.

A mind can develop a deliberate intent. A conscious mind can plan strategically, look ahead wilfully and materialise its thought. Gentle penetration suggests that a mind materialise its intent sensitively, appropriately and considerately of others.

Suggested Responses

Think before you act.

Act when you have thought.

Set clear and appropriate goals for yourself. Assess your desires in the light of a thorough appraisal of others and your environment. Have clearly calculated priorities so that you are able to recognise opportunities when they arise and can act on them deliberately.

Be mindful of your strategy to Love.

The hexagram may be pointing to a specific item of knowledge, perhaps recently acquired, and be indicating that plans can be made in the light of that knowledge.

The hexagram may be an acknowledgement by the Oracle that it is aware of something; or the hexagram may be referring to the mindfulness of another person.

A lively, determined but gentle demeanour is appropriate

Take advantage of the time to Love.


Penetration goes too far.
Or, Cleverness is not appropriate.

Scaling the heights of intellect.
Now you can share your knowledge.
Be careful.

Cleverly done.
A clear intention is implemented.

Thinking about things again and again.
The intent is not clear.
Or, Limited mindfulness.

Penetrating the mysteries.
Or, An intent becomes clearer.

Understanding takes patience.
An act of will requires a clear understanding.
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