By attributing 0 to the broken Yin and 1 to the solid Yang line, we can attribute binary values. By taking a group of 3 binary digits, we obtain octal values:
A Story Board Composed from I Ching Hexagrams
|The I Ching [Book of Changes]issomulti-facetted for its many levels of interpretation that I was glad when I discovered anewsequenceforthe64hexagrams. Foritgivesmetheopportunitytoputin a nutshell what the I Ching is about:
This is therefore the essence of each hexagram, but in the sequence of octal numbers which are derived from three binary digits.
By starting with 00 [Earth / Feminine] and ending with 77 [Heaven / Masculine], I hope that our journey on Earth might reach the Heavens by co-joining smartly with binary technology.
The King Wen links lead to interpretations of the Wilhelm & Baynes translation that the Wisdom Portal publishes.
|OCTAL||KING WEN||SHORT NAME||OCTAL STORY BOARD|
|00||2||Receptiveness||Earth is entirely receptive to Light from the Heavens. Woman is open to gifts from Man.
Balance is needed for technology to protect Earth.
|01||16||Providing-For||When Earth is fertilised by the Heavens,
everything is provided for.
|02||8||Grouping||On Earth, people are grouping to work together
and to celebrate unions.
|03||45||Clustering||Grouping leads to clustering for more efficiency
and increased effectiveness.
|04||23||Stripping||To become successful,
redundancies may have to be stripped away.
of the Light
|It may be necessary to hide your light.
Consider your desirable outcomes!
|06||20||Viewing||Looking at Life’s situations from all possible angles
is an art we need to learn all the time.
|07||12||Obstruction||Resistance is necessary
so that we learn to overcome obstructions.
|10||24||Returning||We will return to where we came from,
but with more awareness and experience
so that we can make better decisions.
|11||51||Shake||It seems necessary to be shocked and shaken
so that we wake up and come to our senses.
|12||3||Sprouting||Sprouting is necessary and takes its time
like babies take their time of nine months.
|13||17||Following||Sometimes we follow. Sometimes we lead.
But our intuition and inner voice should always win!
|14||27||Swallowing||Nourishment is fundamental for all living beings.
This hexagram promises nurturing!
|15||21||Gnawing Bite||Do we have enough ‘tooth’ to bite?
Can we bite through what we’re given to chew?
|16||42||Augmenting||A period of growth – as in all projects and processes – is promising.|
|17||25||Without Embroiling||Be like an innocent baby:
without preconceived ideas and notions.
|20||7||Leading||Leading troops and armies is symbolic of employees, markets, clients, campaigners or activists.|
|21||40||Taking-Apart||But before success can be achieved, components need to be untangled and differentiated.|
|22||29||Gorge||We may otherwise hit this danger that requires more vigilance and care than usual.|
|23||47||Confining||We may even have to restrict ourselves for a while to avoid oppression and master exhaustion.|
|24||4||Enveloping||Then the young shoots of fresh energies
can unfold for good fortune.
|25||64||Not Yet Fording||Shortly before the goal, we must hang in and persevere. Never, never give up!|
|26||59||Dispersing||Before energies, like water, can gather again,
they may have to disperse for a while.
|27||6||Arguing||We may even have to go through conflict and problems, before we come out with flying colours.|
|30||19||Nearing||As we approach our goal,
we may see more difficulties and hindrances.
|31||54||Converting the Maiden||Marriage of polarities, union of opposites, the ultimate goal. Seduction, persuasion and conversion are skills of honest and open communication.|
|32||60||Articulating||Articulating our own thoughts and our own feelings is at the heart of human existence. Keep trying!|
|33||58||Open||Anything goes. Just do it!
What’s the worst that can happen?
|34||41||Diminishing||Every phase of growth is followed by a phase
where things diminish and ‘go down’.
|35||38||Polarising||Polarising means separating extremes so that clarity and balance can emerge before unison and union.|
|36||61||Center Returning||Back to the inner core, the inner voice
that knows nothing but the truth.
|37||10||Treading||Keep going keeping going! Hang in there!
This, too, will pass!
|40||15||Humbling||For true success in the outer world, modesty and egolessness are required in the inner world.|
|41||62||Small Exceeding||Small is beautiful! Micro is powerful!
Nano is wonderful! Forget growth!
|42||39||Limping||Don’t be surprised if plain sailing is not on offer.
You may have to limp, until waves are calming down.
|43||31||Conjoining||You see, patience brings good fortune!
For business partnerships or personal friendships.
|44||52||Bound||When you are immutable as a mountain,
when nothing can sway you,
you are getting closer to Buddhahood!
|45||56||Sojourning||Never be a tourist! Always be a traveller!
Life never has a goal, but is always a process.
|46||53||Infiltrating||As long as you see the journey as being more important than the goal, you will make gradual progress and advance.|
|47||33||Retiring||You may have to retreat! Reculer pour mieux sauter, the French say: step back to jump better ahead!|
|50||35||Prospering||You and your life can and will prosper. It depends how you measure success. E.g. the Japanese measure success by the number of risks taken.|
|51||55||Abounding||Nature and Life tend to move along smooth transitions with turning points.
A growth phase can thus last.
|52||63||Already Fording||This is already the beginning of a new phase.
Don’t linger on!
|53||49||Skinning||Redundancies have to be removed. Superfluous people, things, processes need to be slimmed down.|
|54||22||Adorning||The pearl in the oyster might become visible
or the uncut diamond.
|55||30||Radiance||This stage of success may shine into the world
and radiate the essence of your undertaking.
|56||37||Dwelling People||Do you want to get married or join a community
or enterprise? Good fortune!
|57||13||Concording People||Get to know everybody!
Connect with likeminded people!
|60||46||Ascending||Like plants need to push upwards through the ground, you have to persevere with your efforts.|
|61||32||Persevering||Commitment is the first stage. Perseverance the next virtue, if you want to succeed
by living according to your inner voice.
|62||48||Welling||The ground is welling up for your projects.
Watch out that you keep control!
|63||28||Great Exceeding||Once critical mass is reached,
great achievements can be made!
|64||18||Correcting||Feedback is the mechanism for fine tuning and correcting what needs control and managing.|
|65||50||Holding||Then you can keep cooking and stewing
for good fortune and success!
|66||57||Ground||Nurture gently. Manage kindly. Grow effortlessly.
Ground yourself in your innermost thoughts.
|67||44||Coupling||Real meetings of minds, bodies and souls require attention and awareness on many levels.|
|70||11||Pervading||Peace is the ultimate greatness.
The ultimate reward. The ultimate success!
|71||34||Great Invigorating||When all power is concentrated, it can be unleashed – with awareness.|
|72||5||Attending||And then it needs nurturing and nourishing
so that good fortune will be the outcome.
|73||43||Displacement||It may be necessary to take spontaneous action
and break through.
|74||26||Great Accumulating||Give special attention to tending and taming strong energies, accumulations and excesses.|
|75||14||Great Possessing||Remember we are born naked and we leave this planet in the same way. Meanwhile, enjoy your possessions, without clinging to them.|
|76||9||Small Accumulating||Little steps are wise for little feet.
Small remains beautiful.
|77||1||Force||When all variations of growth and diminishing phases have been experienced, you may experience the ultimate force of mastering your destiny!|
This is a story board with ‘nuggets’ of the 64 hexagrams, told as a string of ‘wisdom quotes’ – with links to the full original interpretations of the Wilhelm & Baynes translations.