I Ching are a very ancient Chinese oracle from the XII
century B.C. Whilst other divination techniques tend to illustrate a
possible future or outcome of a specific event, I Ching go beyond
this and not only illustrate what is likely to happen but, more
importantly, they suggest the appropriate behaviour to face these
events. Curiously, most people miss this point and are simply
satisfied to know the likely outcome of an event.
But I Ching is about suggesting behaviour and actions and not
making predictions. For instance, if in our future it is about to
rain, I Ching will not only tell us that it is about to rain, but
will also suggest the best way to face this event by suggesting e.g.
to wear a raincoat, or take an umbrella or stay at home and so
You can appreciate the importance of these suggestions when
situations are more complex and delicate. For example, we may have
problems with our boss at work and not know what to do about it. I
Ching will tell us whether the situation is going to improve in the
near future and, most importantly, will suggest the most appropriate
behaviour to face the current situation to either improve it or cope
Sometimes it may tell us that for the present time
the only thing we can do is wait because the situation is not yet
mature and advice will be given about what we can do to make the
situation more tolerable. We can also ask advice about romantic
relationship and enquire, for instance, whether our partner is right
for us and so forth.
In brief, I Ching can become a very loyal friend to whom we can turn
for advice in times of uncertainty.