book, you will be able to do your own divination and your
friends’ too without having to go to temples or other
diviners. You can carry this compact book with you wherever
you go. The only other tool you need is a slim sharp object
like an office pin. Everything has been made as simple as
possible so that anyone may be able to use it, even the
language is kept simple.
However, here are some words of advice. The I-Ching should
not be used for frivolous purposes such as checking on other
people’s business which is none of your concern e.g. while
you may ask if your romance is going to result in marriage,
you should not use it to find out if Jack is interested in
Jill. Neither should you use it as a barometer for your
spouse’s fidelity. However, if you are really facing marital
problems, you may consult the I-Ching.
The accuracy of the oracles depends on how sincere your
request is. Another important point is how you phrase your
question; it must be specific and reasonable. For instance,
instead of asking: “Will I be rich in the future?”, say
“Will I enjoy financial wealth in the next three years?”
Future is a long, long time and you could very well have
lots of ups and downs in the years ahead of you.
once. Even if the answer is not to your liking, that’s the
one for you. If you wish to ask again, do so only on another
day. From my own experience, the answer is quite similar
although the gua picked is of a different number. Also refer
to “How to use this book for divination” on Page 11.
the guas, reflect on the explanation more deeply especially
on the Interpretation and Verse sections. Read between the
lines to catch the more subtle answers. If your question
concerns career, then seek your answer in the relevant
section. The indication given in another section may not
concur with it and thus cause you confusion.
The “Ailments” section indicates the parts of your body that
are most vulnerable to illnesses and you should pay more
attention to them. It does not mean every part mentioned is
diseased or malfunctioning.
The I-Ching Oracles may be used by people of any race or
creed. However, as it was originated by the Chinese, there
are some features that may not apply for others such as the
part under “Benefactors” whose names should incorporate some
I am sure you will have a marvelous time with this book.
Yap Cheng Hai