The IChing also know as I Jing, Yijing and I Ging, this is the
Classic Book of Changes. It is the fundamental books of Confucianism.
It is over 3000 years old making it both one of the oldest still
existing books on the planet and so one of the oldest forms of
divination. Their seems to now be many ways of doing the IChing
from the Yarrow sticks to coins, well this is by computer!
The program will throw the coins for you, Show the resulting Hexagram
and give you an interpretation. Then show you the moving lines,
and give an interpretation of that. Then it will display the Hexagram
created by the moving lines and give an interpretation for that.
You have to sort of read between the lines with the I Ching but
most of its advice is good if you feel it relates to you or not.
The original method of diving the I ching, is or was with yarrow
sticks, 50 stalks, and well basically takes ages! each line is
built up line by line, then there are the moving lines from what
has been 'delt', which result in a final line.
I ching says everything is moving and nothing stays still, hence
its a divination of what is becoming. Trust me! clicking a deal
button is a lot easier!!
after the yarrow sticks method was designed the 3 coins method,
this is what the program simulates. and really the program is
as random as throwing the coins, but as usual think of your question/problem
when clicking.
The 3 coins method
Take 3 coins give the head's side the value of 3 and the tails
side the value of 2. You throw your coins and then add up there
values. If the total is 9 you have a Old Yang line
===O=== which is a moving line, meaning that for the resulting
hexagram it becomes a Yin line === === (marked in red in the program)
If the total is 8 you have a Young Yin line === === which does
not change
If the total is 7 you have a Young Yang line =======
and if the total is 6 you have a moving Old Yin line ===X===
(marked in red in the program) which becomes === ===
This then gives you your first line at the bottom of the Hexagram.
This is then repeated 5 times giving 6 lines in all.
The interpretation for this Hexagram is then read.
The interpretation for the moving lines are also read.
Then the Moving lines (totals 6 and 9, Old Yin and Old Yang)
change, and the resulting Hexagram it then read.
As this takes quite some time and looking up. This program will
through the coins for you, and give you the Hexagram, the moving
lines and the resulting Hexagram.
Now you get the idea as to why write an I Ching computer program!
The IChing also know as I Jing, Yijing and I Ging, this is the
Classic Book of Changes. It is the fundamental books of Confucianism.
It is over 3000 years old making it both one of the oldest still
existing books on the planet and so one of the oldest forms of
divination. Their seems to now be many ways of doing the IChing
from the Yarrow sticks to coins, well this is by computer!
The program will throw the coins for you, Show the resulting Hexagram
and give you an interpretation. Then show you the moving lines,
and give an interpretation of that. Then it will display the Hexagram
created by the moving lines and give an interpretation for that.
You have to sort of read between the lines with the I Ching but
most of its advice is good if you feel it relates to you or not.
The original method of diving the I ching, is or was with yarrow
sticks, 50 stalks, and well basically takes ages! each line is
built up line by line, then there are the moving lines from what
has been 'delt', which result in a final line.
I ching says everything is moving and nothing stays still, hence
its a divination of what is becoming. Trust me! clicking a deal
button is a lot easier!!
after the yarrow sticks method was designed the 3 coins method,
this is what the program simulates. and really the program is
as random as throwing the coins, but as usual think of your question/problem
when clicking.
The 3 coins method
Take 3 coins give the head's side the value of 3 and the tails
side the value of 2. You throw your coins and then add up there
values. If the total is 9 you have a Old Yang line
===O=== which is a moving line, meaning that for the resulting
hexagram it becomes a Yin line === ===
If the total is 8 you have a Young Yin line === === which does
not change
If the total is 7 you have a Young Yang line =======
and if the total is 6 you have a moving Old Yin line ===X===
which becomes === ===
This then gives you your first line at the bottom of the Hexagram.
This is then repeated 5 times giving 6 lines in all.
The interpretation for this Hexagram is then read.
The interpretation for the moving lines are also read.
Then the Moving lines (totals 6 and 9, Old Yin and Old Yang)
change, and the resulting Hexagram it then read.
As this takes quite some time and looking up. This program will
through the coins for you, and give you the Hexagram, the moving
lines and the resulting Hexagram.
Now you get the idea as to why write an I Ching computer program!
Chris
