Oracle of Love

Hexagram 8

A significant spiritual presence.

The hexagram describes a connection between opposites, joining things that are separate or different into a coherent whole without obscuring or restricting their diversity.

That everything in the universe holds together in such a diverse and unobtrusive whole is the Oracle's paradigm for spirituality. The universe as a spiritual whole is sentient- it feels its connections and influences them - but it does not control them. The spiritual presence in the world is a mindful but background connection of everything.

We are rarely aware of such unobtrusive connections, yet they are sensed and responded to by our feelings of Love. In this way we connect with the world by what we feel as well as by what we do and say. At their deepest and most sincere our feelings of Love coincide with the spiritual feeling, and by turning our attention to these deep feelings we can find our spiritual connections. Spiritual awareness is a palpable feeling of universal connectedness.

Though the spiritual presence is always an unobtrusive background, at times it is more significant in our lives than at others. At these times our spiritual connections become more apparent to us, our feelings of Love near the surface of our consciousness and we become more closely aligned with the sensibilities of the universal spirit.

The Oracle reflects the spiritual influence and guides us to behaviour considerate of spiritual feeling. Being considerate of spiritual feeling promotes the spiritual presence in our lives and assists our quest for spiritual awareness. But the texts and hexagrams of this Oracle, together with all other religious texts, words and symbols, are only indirect representations of spirituality. They may lead us to spirituality but by themselves are not it - our deepest feelings of Love are it. Representations are not necessary for spiritual awareness: Every being can find their own direct experience of spirituality.

Suggested Responses

There is a significant spiritual presence.

Honour the presence with Love.

This is a good time to examine your deeper feelings and explore your spiritual connections.

Alternatively, the hexagram may be indicating that a matter you are concerned with is also of spiritual concern, or that the source of the concern is spiritual.


Not spiritually significant.
Or, Not considerate of spirituality.

Spiritual Identity.
The moment is sublime.

Spirituality is manifestly significant.

Restricted connections.
Constraints to spirituality are nonetheless accepted.

Spiritually considerate.

Spirituality is present even when not significant.

This interpretation of the hexagram is substantially different to a classical I Ching understanding.

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