58 Opening/Mediator DUI


Express yourself. Make an offering and you will succeed.
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Spread the word through inspiring words and images. Promote, explain, repeat and do not pull back. An unfeeling atmosphere will undermine vitality. Communicate positive feeling, togetherness, enthusiasm, joy and laughter. 

The Image
The old character shows a person with an upturned face and opened mouth and the words of the spirit that rise from it.

Circle of Meanings
Expression, communication, opportunity; spread the word; interact, interpenetrate, open a passage or way; joy, excitement, pleasure; persuasive, responsive, freed from compulsion; the marketplace, free exchange of information; gather, exchange, barter, trade; sexual stimulation and the power of inner images. Inner self-reflection now gives you the ability to express the spirit in the human community. Heart Theme: 37 establishing the Dwelling.  

Spirit Helpers
Lake/Mists doubling. Youngest Daughter, the Mediator, offers inspiring ideas that reveal innate form. This is a time to spread the word, to express the spirit in the human community. Cheer people and urge them on. Talk, bargain, barter, exchange information. Enjoy yourself and free others from constraint. See people and let yourself be seen. Join with others again and again to discuss, practice and inspire. Remember, if you explain the importance of things to people before they set to work, they will forget how hard the work is. If you explain why something must be difficult or oppressive, they will even face death willingly. This is the power of inspiring words that express the spirit.

Voice of the Mothers
Open communication and express the spirit joyously. Cheer people on. Use persuasive words to liberate hidden feelings. Inner self-reflection now gives you the ability to express the spirit in the human community. Personally confront danger again and again (29). Do not focus on assembling and leading people (7).

Dui, Open is the Joyous Dancer, the wu or spirit-medium who calls down and speaks for the shen or spirits. She opens the fields in spring, going up to the Mountain Shrine to meet the Tiger spirit to bring back the destinies of the great beings.  She is the Young Ancestress who conceives by stepping in a footprint of Di, the High Lord, or becomes pregnant after swallowing the egg of the Dark Bird. She is the mediator whose inspiring words bring joy. We see her in the luminous vapors rising from open waters, fertile marshes and sunlit lakes and in the words from people’s mouths that connect and inspire. Her character is also read as joy, delight and pleasure (yue). She presides over the marketplace where we come together and news passes joyously and freely from mouth to mouth. She inspires sexuality and satisfaction, expressed as the moment when the harvest is home and the winter secure. She is the stimulating and loosening one, persuasive speech, delight and freedom from constraint. She leads through joy and cheering words, magic and pleasure. She feels the spirit in her body and gives it words, making it present in the human community. She is rising mists and open water. She gladdens all things that welcome her. In the body, Open acts through the skin, lungs and nervous system, regulating the rhythm of life, through the power of inner images.

Spring (58): Rouse new growth through joyous communication. Host gatherings for alliances.  Don’t let this opportunity slip through your fingers.
Summer (10): Ripen the fruits by leading with confidence. Be simple and pure in your efforts. Don’t try to control people. Changes are coming. Respect them and you achieve everything you desire.
Fall (6): Harvest the crop by creating a solid vision. Don’t get lost in power plays and you will soon find support.
Winter (47): Find the seed of the new by maturing beyond old beliefs. Don’t get caught in isolation and melancholy. The time is changing; opportunity approaches. Solve problems and bring out the best in others.

Voice of the Fathers
This is a Realizing Figure and spirit helper. It empowers the Sacred Sickness Pathways that connect personal disorders with cultural change and is a Mission of the stage of the Symbolic Life when we must deal with power and our responsibilities to the human community.

The Situation: A time to create a warm and congenial atmosphere for learning, inspiration and the exchange of ideas.

Caring for Others: Concentrate on making the atmosphere for learning and social exchange pleasant and stimulating. This assures achievement without force or effort with no loss of quality.

Setting Intentions: Revise environmental and family routines to create an atmosphere of ease. Arrange for people to collaborate on activities or challenges. Cultivate a family infrastructure based on friendly, practices.

Communication and Interaction: Excellent and encouraging. Difficult things become easy. Throw a party.

Change from the Inside Out: Learning and growth within your family comes first. Make intuitive connections with like-minded families. Seek support through mutual friends. Development and progress are favorable. New endeavors are auspicious if you work with friends rather than family members.

  • Immediate Future: opening communication and free expression.
  • Personal Development: take joy in others.
  • Working within the Family: give spirit a voice in everyday life.
  • Expanding the Circle: create a stimulating atmosphere. 
  • Partnership: keep communication open. Celebrate the joy you share.

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

The transformative process of the pair 57:58 Subtle Penetration and Opening develops the insight to release hidden suffering and the capacity to express the spirit in the human community.

Outer to Inner: The process transforms the Matchmaker trigram in the outer world of 57 into the Mediator trigram in the inner world of 58. This turns your need to influence outer events into an embodied self-reflection.

Inner to Outer: This interiorisation transforms the Matchmaker trigram in the inner world of 57 into the Mediator trigram in the outer world of 58. This turns inner self-cultivation into the ability to give the spirit a voice in the human community.

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.
Harmonious Opening. The Way is open.
Open yourself to this influence and expect real harmony to develop. If you get caught up in the old dramas you will lose your position and all you care for. There is a source of real energy in your connection with common needs and common feelings. Do not try to cover it up. You will soon find supportive friends. Gather energy for a decisive new move. (47 Confining/Oppression) 

Step 2 Inner Center: This inner re-organization leads to harmony with others.
A connection to the spirit will carry you through.
The Way is open. The cause for sorrow disappears.
Open yourself to this influence and it will open a whole new world. Connect with others. Complete what has been started. You must confront the corruption of authority. Use praise to accomplish your task. You disarm your opponents and reclaim your own intelligence. Let your sense of position dissolve. Proceed step by step. Gather energy for a decisive new move. (17 Following) 

Step 3 Threshold: This inner re-balancing lets you make your way in life.
Coming Opening. Trap! The Way closes.
This may look like an interesting opportunity but there is nothing in it. This situation is a barren womb. Part from these people intent only on their own mastery. Subtly penetrate to the new you will achieve everything you desire. Do not be afraid to go on alone. Be resolute and part from the past. You are connected to a creative force. (43 Deciding/Breakthrough) 

Outer World

Step 4 Arrival: This inner preparation leads to what is greater.
Opening, bargaining words. No peace yet.
Separate from the contention and there will be rejoicing.
You are discussing this opportunity and everyone’s temperature is rising. Simply separate yourself from all the contention and this will become a source of joy. Do not be caught in your desperate need for control. Dissolve your old identity and articulate the new time peacefully. Be open and provide what is needed. (60 Articulating) 

Step 5 Outer Center: This inner re-grouping lets your real purpose shine.
A connection to the spirits will carry you through.
Strip away the outmoded.
There will be adversity, the hungry souls and angry ghosts.
This is a dangerous and exciting opportunity. Strip away your old ideas and face the challenge. Penetrate to the core of this old dark story and free yourself from its grasp. Changes are coming, an omen of great future happiness. If you let yourself be led you can realize the hidden potential. Co-operate with the on-going process of change. (54 Marrying Maiden) 

Step 6 Culmination: This inner stripping leads to a breakthrough.
Prolong the Opening. Draw out the words. Extend the joy and pleasure.
Extend the opening and possibility for connection. This could be a lasting source of joy and pleasure.  Do not be timid. If you look at what you are doing you now will see that it connects with something larger than personal desires. Step out to meet the new spirit. You will soon find supportive friends. Gather energy for a decisive new move. (10 Treading)