AI I Ching

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Decided to try out the I Ching plugin on ChatGPT.


To proceed with an I Ching reading, you’ll need to toss three coins six times to create a hexagram. Each toss represents a line in the hexagram, starting from the bottom. You can use any coins, and the values are:

  • Heads-Heads-Heads (3 heads) = Old Yang (9)
  • Heads-Heads-Tails (2 heads, 1 tail) = Young Yin (8)
  • Heads-Tails-Tails (1 head, 2 tails) = Young Yang (7)
  • Tails-Tails-Tails (3 tails) = Old Yin (6)

After each toss, note the combination and whether it’s an old or young line (Old lines can change into their opposite). Once you have all six lines, you’ll have a primary hexagram and, if there are changing lines, a new hexagram.

Please conduct your coin tosses, then share the results of each toss here. If you have a specific question or context for your reading, feel free to include that for a more tailored interpretation.

Please provide the results for each of the six tosses. If you’ve already done all six tosses, list the results in order from the first to the sixth. Also, if you have a specific question or context for your reading, include that for a more personalized interpretation.

Thank you for providing the final result. Here’s the complete hexagram from your tosses:

  • 3 tails (Old Yin: 6, a changing line)
  • 2 heads, 1 tail (Young Yin: 8)
  • 1 head, 2 tails (Young Yang: 7)
  • 2 heads, 1 tail (Young Yin: 8)
  • 1 head, 2 tails (Young Yang: 7)
  • 3 tails (Old Yin: 6, a changing line)

This forms your primary hexagram, and with the changing lines (1st and 6th lines), there will be a secondary hexagram that represents the transformation suggested by the changing lines. I will interpret this configuration and provide guidance based on the I Ching. If you have a specific question or context for your reading, please share 

it to ensure the interpretation is tailored to your situation.

Meanwhile, I will also generate images representing your primary hexagram, the changing (or new) hexagram, and a visual to accompany the interpretation advice. Please hold on for a moment while I prepare your reading.



Your primary hexagram is formed by the lines you’ve provided, and the changing lines at the 1st and 6th positions suggest a transformation, leading to a secondary hexagram. Here is an image symbolizing this transformation, showing the serene stillness of your current situation and the potential for awakening and renewal as suggested by the changing lines.

Reflect on this image as you consider the changes that may be occurring in your life or the situation you’re inquiring about. If you have a specific question or context for your reading, sharing it can help in providing a more tailored interpretation.

What kind of transformation is suggested?

The transformation suggested by your hexagram is marked by the changing lines at the 1st and 6th positions, both of which are Old Yin lines changing into their opposite, Young Yang. This indicates a significant shift from receptivity and introspection (Yin) towards action and assertiveness (Yang). Here’s a more detailed interpretation:

  • Initial Situation (Primary Hexagram): The combination of lines you provided initially forms a hexagram that symbolizes your current situation or the nature of your inquiry. The specific hexagram and its meaning depend on the pattern of the six lines you tossed.
  • Changing Lines (1st and 6th Positions):
    • 1st line (Old Yin changing to Young Yang): The bottom line signifies the beginning of a situation or your attitude towards it. A change here suggests that your foundational approach or your perspective on the issue at hand is transforming. You might be moving from a passive or receptive state towards taking a more proactive or initiating role.
    • 6th line (Old Yin changing to Young Yang): The top line reflects your higher understanding, future potential, or how the situation culminates. A change in this line suggests a shift in your insights, beliefs, or the overall outcome of the situation. It indicates moving away from accepting or concluding towards creating a new beginning or seeking new possibilities.
  • Resulting Transformation (New Hexagram): The changes in the 1st and 6th lines lead to a new hexagram, which reflects the situation you are moving towards or the advice for handling the transformation. The nature of this hexagram will offer more specific insights into the direction in which you are heading and guidance on how to approach this transition.

Reflect on areas of your life or aspects of your situation where a shift from receptivity or reflection (Yin) to action and initiative (Yang) might be necessary or is already happening. The transition is likely significant and involves both your foundational attitudes (1st line) and your higher understanding or long-term outcomes (6th line).

If you provide the specific primary hexagram (based on the unchanging lines), I can offer a more precise interpretation of the transformation and the resulting new situation.

Describe the serene stillness of my current situation

The serene stillness of your current situation, as symbolized by the calm pond under the gentle light of the full moon in the image, suggests a period of introspection, receptivity, and inner peace. In this phase, you might find yourself more inclined towards reflection rather than action, observing and absorbing what’s happening around you rather than initiating new ventures. Here’s a deeper look into what this serene stillness might entail:

  • Reflection and Introspection: You may be in a phase where looking inward is more productive than taking outward action. It’s a time for self-discovery, understanding your emotions, thoughts, and the deeper aspects of your situations or relationships.
  • Receptivity to External Influences: Just as a pond calmly reflects the moon’s light, you might be in a state where you’re more receptive to ideas, feelings, and guidance from outside. This doesn’t mean passivity but a thoughtful and deliberate openness to understanding and assimilating different perspectives.
  • Peace and Contentment: The serene stillness suggests a period of contentment and peace, even if it’s a temporary or delicate balance. It’s a time when you can appreciate the status quo, finding comfort in the familiar and the present moment, even if it’s a prelude to change.
  • Preparation for Change: Still waters can also signify deep currents below. Your period of calm might be a necessary phase for gathering strength, wisdom, and insight, preparing you for the changes that the changing lines suggest are on the horizon.

This phase is essential for your growth and development, providing you with clarity and a solid foundation of understanding and inner peace from which you can move forward when the time for action or change arrives. Reflect on how this serene stillness manifests in your life and what lessons or insights it might be offering you at this moment.

Are we describing personal life or professional life?

The serene stillness and the associated transformation can apply to either personal or professional life, or even both, depending on the context of your question or the focus of your thoughts when you were conducting the I Ching reading. The I Ching is often seen as a mirror to the inner workings of one’s life, reflecting the dynamics and patterns that might not be immediately obvious. Here’s how the serene stillness might manifest in both areas:

  • In Personal Life:
    • Serene Stillness: This might manifest as a period of harmony in relationships, a sense of contentment with your current life phase, or a time for self-reflection and inner growth. It can indicate a phase where personal conflicts are minimal, and there’s a greater focus on understanding oneself and one’s place in the network of relationships.
    • Transformation: The change might indicate a shift in personal dynamics, like entering or leaving a significant relationship, changing your personal beliefs or understanding, or transitioning to a new phase in life (e.g., parenthood, retirement).
  • In Professional Life:
    • Serene Stillness: In a career context, this might suggest a stable period at work, where things are going smoothly, or you’re in a phase of consolidating your achievements. It can also indicate a time when you’re absorbing new information, reflecting on your career path, or enjoying the fruits of your past labors.
    • Transformation: Professionally, the change might suggest a shift in your career trajectory, like starting a new project, changing jobs or roles, or even a complete change in your career path. It can also indicate a shift in your approach to work, perhaps moving from a period of learning and preparation to taking action or stepping into a leadership role.

Reflect on the aspects of your life that feel most connected to the reading. The I Ching’s wisdom can be quite fluid and adaptable to different facets of life, providing insights that might be applicable to various scenarios. If you have a specific area (personal or professional) in mind, focusing on that aspect can help you derive a more targeted interpretation from the reading.

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