In one way the Chinese Year of the Earth-Dog ( loyal and generous ) is very special: The occurrence of some I Ching Hexagram in long sequence, that means for a long period of time. It signifies that, during this year, most of the days only have * or ** stars enlightened, that in general we are moving in the material, earthly part of the existence and the I Cing trinity (Earth-Human-Heaven).
On a zero, one ( * ) and two ( ** ) star day, there is no change of an I Ching Hexagram! For that reason an I Ching Oracle entity can exists for a long time, even nearly a month.
Here below you find a list of the I Ching number, which occur the most days in this year.
Hexagram 14 ( Heaven below; Fire above ) = Wealth happens in total for 40 days, mainly in springtime ( march and April), but also in autumn.
Hexagram 44( Wind below; Heaven above ) = Coming to meet occurs for 38 days, mainly in December and even enlightened in January 2007!
Hexagram 30 ( Fire below; Fire above ) = The Clinging exists for 37 days in this year, mainly in august 2006.
Hexagram 26( Heaven below; Mountain above ) = The taming power of the Great happens totally for 30 days in this year, mainly in October 2006.
Hexagram 1 ( Heaven below; Heaven above ) = The Creative occurs for21 days, mainly end November, beginning December.
Hexagram 33 ( Mountain below; Heaven above ) = retreat exists for 19days, mainly in February 2006, also in November.
Hexagram 9 ( Heaven below; Wind above ) = The taming power of the Gentle happens for 13 days, mainly November 2006 and February 2007.
Notice how many times Heaven plays a role, especially when you look at the trigrams, which constitutes the hexagram and wonder how the yin – yang process functions in this year, so magical and of a great cosmic order.
44( Wind below; Heaven above ) Coming to meet is opposite to 9 ( Heaven below; Wind above )The taming power of the Gentle.
26 ( Heaven below; Mountain above ) The taming power of the Gentleis opposite to
33 ( Mountain below; Heaven above ) retreat !!!
All this is very interesting and could be more deepened by reading the specific I Ching Oracle yourself. One can see that there is a very deep harmony in the cosmic processing of the stars! I hope that all of you get the good advice of the holy book in due time.
Sarvamangalam (that all sentient beings may be happy), Manoj.
Dear Akhaldanner, Amsterdam, 16 September 2005