If you click through to http://www.ichinglivingchange.org/, you’ll find a series of four posts on the US election. I wanted just to mention them here, as I think they’re intriguing readings and worth a closer look.
Here are Stephen’s questions and Yi’s answers:
What is American hiding?
188.8.131.52 changing to 45 – the Traveller’s Gathering
(A search for its role in the world, drawing on a sense of history, continuity and shared values? A nasty tendency to self-destruction – through undermining relationships with other nations? or in other ways?)
What is Romney hiding?
47.1 changing to 58 – Oppression’s Opening
(Stephen points out the apparent allusion to Romney’s comment on the ’47%’; I don’t really want to speculate about the line.)
What is Obama hiding?
184.108.40.206 to 32 – Gathering Lasting
(Those lines seem beguilingly easy to interpret, don’t they? 45 is full of emotion, none of which would be regarded as very ‘presidential’, all of which needs hiding. The true desire to make an offering while knowing how small it is in the greater scheme of things; intense vulnerability, lamenting all that doesn’t work; being the incumbent, in the ruling position, yet lacking trust (self-trust?). But then – ‘from the source, ever-flowing constancy, regrets vanish.’)
What will happen on election day?
3.3 to 63 – Sprouting, Already Across
(I do wonder whether Yi isn’t playing with us, with 3.3. It sounds as though American voters will just barely manage to avoid losing sight of the reality of the situation, running heedlessly after their desires and getting hopelessly lost. So to turn this reading into a prediction of the outcome, we only need to know which candidate is encouraging that headlong dash into the forest. And then in support of the interpretation, maybe also identify the ‘Demon Country’ in the fan yao and its pair!
I see Stephen has deliberately not undertaken this reading as prediction, and focuses on the nuclear hexagram and its ‘family’ rather than the moving line, looking for inner processes rather than outcomes.)
Of course it’s impossible to interpret any of these without political opinion shining through – and mine from over here in the UK is not at all well-informed.
By the way, we also have a forum thread on the subject.