30 Radiance/Visionary LI


Make an offering and you will succeed.
Accumulate the female cattle. Wise Words! The Way is open.

Discriminate, articulate and join things to reveal new possibilities. Let go of the past and brighten all that is hidden. Beware of irregular pacing, using resources carelessly, failure to develop inner potentials. Acknowledge the sources of energy. Take care of your base and it will take care of you.

The Image
The old character shows the bird of omen and a net, a pattern of symbols through which we reflect on what it represents and spread the awareness to all.

Circle of Meanings
Light, warmth, awareness; illuminate, discriminate, articulate, see clearly;  spread the light, join with, meet with, encounter by chance; a sign that reveals the presence of the spirit. Heart Theme: 28 the Great Transition and emergence as an individual.

Spirit Helpers
Radiance doubled. Middle Daughter, the Visionary, generates brightness and warmth that change awareness. Articulate things and connect people by spreading light and warmth. Illuminate and discriminate. Reveal new possibilities through inner clarity. Spreading this awareness will bring together what belongs together and nurture the receptive strength that can carry burdens. Make an intelligent effort. Connect and illuminate things to the four corners of the world. The sun and the moon hold together with Heaven and illuminate it. The many plants and grasses hold together with Earth and illuminate it. Brightening things again and again allows people to correct themselves. This is how change occurs in the world.

Voice of the Mothers
This is the bright presence that reveals the spirit in everyday life. Spread the light and warmth. Illuminate things. Join with others. Bring together what belongs together. Accepting inner guidance now leads to finding real directions in life. Be carried by inspiring force now (1). Do not focus on personal recognition (35).

Li, Radiance is the Bright Presence of things, a numen that surges from the depths and turns them into omens that reveal the spirits. It is associated with birds, nets and victims taken for sacrifice, the rituals of the bird dancers who call the spirits down and the creation of an oracular language, the symbolic openings through which they can speak. It is the yellow lia-bird whose song makes the silkworms appear and who sponsors lovers and the dance of the pheasant drumming the earth to call to her mate, a dance that wakens the thunder in spring. Li, Radiance and the Bright Omens makes people go in pairs. She suggests extraordinary happenings that separate people from the conventional and evokes stringed instruments, a bride’s veil and a woman’s decorated girdle. She is associated with brightness, fire and the light of the heavenly bodies, midday sun, summer, the south and the beauty and splendor of things. Radiance or Bright Omens is part of the Axis of Change, the Burning Water or prima materia. She leads through her warm clear light, the radiance of living beings holding together. She is nets and soft things with shells, a bright pheasant, a bird of omen. Radiance works in the Heart, master of the organs, commanding the pathways and the blood, bringing the spark of life and offering a quiet center in which the spirits find a voice.

Summer (30): Ripen the fruits by evaluating your motives. Be very careful. Don’t get trapped by the past.
Fall (56): Harvest the crop by sticking to your principles and connections. Stay with the influence and go through all the steps.
Winter (62): Find the seed of the new by making very careful moves. Stay low and humble. Be sincere. Rescue what is important. Hold on to the hidden connections. They lead to honor and reward.
Spring (55): Rouse new growth by spreading abundance. Do not stay in isolation. Seize the opportunity action. Don’t be afraid to act alone.

Voice of the Fathers
This is a Realizing Figure and Engine of Change that recharges experience with meaning and energy. It acts as a Transition from initiation and the search for an image of the deeper Self to the stage of the Symbolic Life when we struggle to found an individual dwelling, family and career.

The Situation: A time to cultivate inner resources to spread warmth, clarity and Illumination to others.

Caring for Others: Concentrate on skilful cultivation of relationships and practical resources. Plan for future possibilities by cultivating enthusiasm and commitment throughout your family. Illuminate central ideas and purposes and seek out undiscovered or under-utilized energy and potential.

Setting Intentions: Plan carefully to complete undertakings for the future. Calculate carefully. Be aware of interdependencies and take care of them.

Communication and Interaction: Good ideas spread rapidly now. Cultivate a warm atmosphere. Give positive feedback and do not waste energy through hasty plans. Atmosphere for learning and growth is excellent.

Change from the Inside Out: Wide ranging use of your resources is good. Emphasize integrity and responsible reputation. Evaluate your place in your family and community, and focus on the uniqueness of your contribution. New initiatives need careful planning. Your creative judgment is good. Let the ideas of others shine.  Be adventurous and seek larger horizons. Do not underestimate your worth.

  • Immediate Future: strange and illuminating encounters.
  • Personal Development: see the bright presence of the spirit in all things.
  • Working within the Family: activate and release innate powers of perception.
  • Expanding the Circle: cultivate relationships with others. Consult on decisions.
  • Partnership: celebrate each other. Melt obstacles in this great warmth.

Pairing: Bringing Change to Life
Each hexagram is part of a Pair that activates hidden paths of transformative energy through the interaction of the trigrams or Spirit Helpers, connecting Inspiration and Realization. You are in the Realizing phase of this Pair.

The Pair 29:30 Ghost River and Radiance is an Engine of Change that develops the courage to accept all challenges and the clarity to be of help to others.

Outer to Inner: the pairing process transforms the Navigator trigram in the outer world of 29 into the Visionary trigram in the inner world of 30. This turns your need to manage the flow of life into accepting inner guidance.

Inner to Outer: this interiorisation transforms the Navigator trigram in the inner world of 29 to the Visionary trigram in the outer world of 30. This turns your inner containment of fear and impulse into the ability to find real directions in life.

Transforming Lines

Mothering Change presents Transforming Lines as Steps of Change that show you where and how to focus your energy. Click on the links to connect with the Relating Figure generated by each line.

Inner World

Step 1 Beginnings: This return of the spirit attracts a new fate.
Treading crosswise. Honor the Bright Omen! This is not a mistake.
Be very careful with the first steps. Polish and clarify your motives. If you respond the same way again and again you will be caught in the tomb of melancholy. If you make an impulsive move you face disaster. Search outside the norms. Do not be afraid to act alone. You are connected with a creative force. (56 Sojourning)

Step 2 Inner Center: This inner re-organization leads to harmony with others.
Yellow Radiance. Wise Words! The Way to the Source is open.
You have found the connection. Light and power surge up from below. As you venture into danger you will get what you need by being flexible and adaptable. Gather people around you and do not impose your will. You are at the center of this group. Do not let this chance slip through your fingers. Use an inspiring idea to carry your desires. Be resolute. You are connected with a creative force. (14 Great Being)

Step 3 Threshold: This inner re-balancing lets you make your way in life.
The setting sun’s Radiance.
If you do not beat the clay drum and sing,
you will lament like a Great old person. Alas! Trap! The Way closes.
You see everything in the light of the setting sun. If you do not beat your drums now you will end up lamenting. Do not push on into your melancholy. The source of common values is disturbed. You feel the sorrow of someone who is connected to the source of life but has no one to share it with. As you bite through the obstacles to union you will encounter something poisonous. Bring it out! Proceed step by step. Gather energy for a decisive new move. (21 Biting Through)

Outer World

Step 4 Arrival: This inner preparation leads to what is greater.
It comes suddenly, flares up and dies out.
This is an image of what can be abandoned.
This anxiety comes suddenly, burns up and dies out. You can simply throw it away. You may feel trapped but do not fight the situation. The oppressive duties that confine you will slowly loosen. The people approaching you now are not outlaws. Attribute great wisdom and worth to them. Seek an alliance. These goings and comings release the energy bound up in the past. Step outside the norms and re-imagine the situation. Gather energy for a decisive new move. (22 Adorning)

Step 5 Outer Center: This inner re-grouping lets your real purpose shine.
Tears flowing like rivers, lamenting like mourners at a funeral.
Wise Words! The Way opens.
It feels as if you have lost a connection with someone important. Let your sadness be seen. The decisive encounter approaches and you are assured of victory. Get rid of old ideas and bad memories. People are coming together after a time of loneliness and separation. The great leaders meet to mutualize their power for the good of all. You will soon find supportive friends. You are coupled with a creative force. (13 Harmonizing People)

Step 6 Culmination: This inner stripping leads to a breakthrough.
The King sets out on campaign. There will be excellent results.
Sever the heads, offer the rebel chiefs in sacrifice.
Put them to the question. This is not a mistake.
Take aggressive measures. Something harmful has occurred and you must deal with it.  Seize what is truly important. If you go on in the old ways now you will be bound, judged and imprisoned. Disperse the bad blood. Do not stay in mourning for the past.  A time of abundance is coming. You are coupled with a creative force. (55 Abounding)