Saturday, February 16, 2008

Good Thing I Don't Really Believe in These

Your Present Hexagram

The situation calls for confronting a knotty conflict and cutting right through it. Somehow, the way to harmony and unity is blocked or frustrated -- perhaps by a tangle of misunderstanding or deceit. Like Alexander the Great cutting the Gordian knot, assert yourself and you will meet with good fortune. Don't be afraid to shake things up a bit. The ability to take corrective measures, when they are needed, is an essential part of all relationships.

But those who bring discipline to bear must, above all, be honest -- with others, and with themselves. Honesty is the hallmark of the strong and self-confident. The successful person masters the art of honesty much as a swordsman masters fencing. When lies, delusions and game playing are getting in the way of a loving relationship, a swift sword of assertive honesty must be wielded to protect one's integrity and values. Decisiveness with integrity at a time like this brings good fortune.

Though your actions can be vigorous, they must not be hasty, severe, or arbitrary. Be sure to carefully consider all the circumstances. In the case of a serious disruption of relations, you must forgive, but not forget to give a person a chance to make reparations for his mistakes. If corrective action is necessary, make certain that it fits the crime. When boundaries have become slack and useless, only through the institution of clear and swift correction can their effectiveness be restored.

In situations where serious issues are at stake, keep careful records, and do not hesitate to go public with the truth.

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