59 Dispersing HUAN


Dispersing. Make an offering and you will succeed.
The King approaches the Ancestral Temple to receive blessings for all.
Advantageous to step into the Great Stream. Advantageous Trial.

Dissolve old structures and liquidate assets. Establish new principles and let go of the old ones. Beware of a false attitude of superiority not grounded in value. Don’t try to protect your weakness. Organize your own spiritual orientation. You will see the source of difficulties and how they can be overcome. 

The Image
The old character shows the Ghost River and a person at the entrance to a cave or abyss with a knife in his hand.

Circle of Meanings
Dissolve, clear up, clear away; scatter clouds, lift the fog, melt the rigid, eliminate resistance, dispel illusion, fear and suspicion; structures dissolving, fever breaking; disperse the old self; long, deep, far away; high antiquity. Containing your fear and impulse now lets you acquire a place where you can influence the world you live in. Heart Theme: 27 Clear the channels.  

Spirit Helpers
Wind over the Ghost River. Eldest Daughter and Middle Son, the Matchmaker and the Navigator, are creating an inner stream that permeates the outer world. Dissolve old structures and make their energy available for new endeavors. Clear away what is blocking clarity. Eliminate misunderstandings, illusions and obstacles. Scatter the clouds, melt the ice, dispel the fear, and eliminate suspicions. This is the right time to embark on a significant enterprise. Let the light of understanding shine through. Be like the King who imagines creating a great temple full of images that unite the people and connect them with the spirits. Step into the stream of life with a purpose. You can go on to achieve something strong and great.

Voice of the Mothers
Dissolve your old identity. Dispel illusion, fear and suspicion. Clear away what is blocking the light. Containing your fear and impulse now lets you acquire a place where you can influence the world you live in. Gather resources for a great new project (45). Do not focus on presenting your case (6).

Huan, Dispersing means to radiate and disperse energy, to distribute, expand, spread and scatter. It is something brilliant or striking that emerges from images of personal death and blood sacrifice that dissolves, cleanses and frees us. As an oracular response it indicates: The omen is good. The sacrifice is accepted. Disperse the obstacles. This is a time to act. In its oldest meanings it is the blood of sacrifice gushing or spurting from the victim and the celebrant who lays out the offerings at the Earth Altar, sacrificing personal wishes and desires. As this blood flows over things, both literally and metaphorically, it clears away obstacles and activates a new spirit that is in accord with Heaven. Like the tributaries that flow into a great river, its transformative quality opens the way to blessing. The roots of the pair Dispersing and Articulating are water and bamboo. Together they signify the sprouts of virtue that lead to the second birth, a spirit that grows in the heart.

Fall (59): Harvest the crop by shedding your old identity. Get rid of all bad feeling or causes for conflict. If you return to past behavior now you will be lost. Be open and do what must be done.
Winter (29): Find the seed of the new by facing challenges and taking risks. If you make an impulsive move now, you will be lost. Learn the lessons of the past and do what you have to do.
Spring (60): Rouse new growth by articulating the new time. Do not be harsh or bitter. Reinvent yourself. Be modest and do what has to be done.
Summer (61): Ripen the fruits by connecting your inner and outer goals. Don’t take on other people’s problems. Focus on what you really need. The connections you make now will bring you honor and reward.

Voice of the Fathers
This is an Inspiring Figure, part of the Sacred Sickness Pathways that connect personal disorders with cultural change. It contains a Zone of Radical Transformation when the Ghost River flows through the Opened Heart and is purified. It is a Transition from the time when we deal with power and our responsibilities to the human community to the final stage of the Symbolic Life, birth into the life of the spirit.

The Situation: A dispersion and dissolution of blockage that allows your family to fulfill its potential.

Caring for Others: Confront and dissolve the negative effects of hoarding. Disperse the obsession with the status quo. This means letting go of grudges, jealousies and envy as well as clearing familiar routines. You are in a position to do this. The basic assumption is: give before you get. Raise your mind and your heart will follow. Others will be inspired by your example.

Setting Intentions: Overhaul and clear out systems. Open lines of communication. Focus on present functions rather than future projections.

Communication and Interaction: The present situation leaves a lot to be desired. If your ideas touch on universal values they will have a wide effect.

Change from the Inside Out: Growth is by no means optimum. Polish up your own situation before looking at wider possibilities. Create more open space at home. You are not ready for new ventures or new support. Leave promises and agreements alone until the negative attitudes are cleared up.

  • Immediate Future: your current situation will soon dissolve.
  • Personal Development: clear the inner obstacles to connection with others.
  • Working within the Family: dispel contention so inner truth can shine through.
  • Expanding the Circle: clean out old systems. Don’t think of immediate gain.
  • Partnership: something must dissolve. Make the decisions together.

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 Inspiring phase of this Pair.

The transformative process of the pair 59:60 Dispersing and Articulating develops a willingness to let go of the past and the inner joy that creates a new world for all.

Outer to Inner: The process transforms the Matchmaker trigram in the outer world of 59 into the Mediator trigram in the inner world of 60. This turns your need to influence the world into inner self reflection.

Inner to Outer: This interiorisation shifts the Navigator trigram from the inner world of 59 to the outer world of 60. It turns your inner containment of fear and impulse into the ability to manage the flux of events.

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.
Use the strength of a horse to rescue this.
Invigorating strength opens the Way.
This affair is in trouble and you must come to the rescue. Do not take on other people’s problems. Harsh measures and bitter words do nothing but harm. Give it up. The cause for sorrow disappears. Be open and provide what is needed. (61 Opened Heart/Connect to Center) 

Step 2 Inner Center: This inner re-organization leads to harmony with others.
Leave what supports you and flee to the hidden triggers of change.
The cause for sorrow disappears.
Let go of what you habitually depend on and activate your creative spirit. This will bring clarity and disperse the obstacles. Take the woman’s perspective now, watching from hiding. The knowledge of a great leader is nearing. Articulate your thoughts with sweetness and grace and you will meet with honor. Strip away your old ideas. Be open and provide what is needed. (20 Viewing) 

Step 3 Threshold: This inner re-balancing lets you make your way in life.
Dispersing the obstacles. The cause for sorrow disappears.
Do not identify with your need to express yourself or your craving for personal power. Focus entirely on the needs of the work at hand. There is an opening now, but everyone is striving for their own ends. Separate from this and you will have cause to rejoice. Articulate your ideas quietly.  If you let yourself be led you can realize the hidden potential. Co-operate with the on-going process of change. (57 Subtle Penetration/Sun) 

Outer World

Step 4 Arrival: This inner preparation leads to what is greater.
The Way to the Source opens.
Disperse the ordinary and go to the hilltop shrine. You are not in hiding.
This is a place to ponder what you would not ordinarily think.
Let go of the flock of thoughts that usually surround you. Find a place to ponder things deeply. You have a great opportunity and you need to see it clearly. Do not appeal to authority. A new mission is coming. The situation will deteriorate at first but have no fear. Consider things carefully. Articulate real needs. Gather energy for a decisive new move. (6 Arguing) 

Step 5 Outer Center: This inner re-grouping lets your real purpose shine.
Dispersing sweat, a King’s command.
This is not a mistake.
You are involved in a great project. Work hard to disperse the obstacles. Envelop your youthful impulsiveness. There are hidden processes at work that will ripen the situation. Those you confront are not outlaws. Seek an alliance. It will be a while before this bears fruit but in the end nothing can stop you. Take in the lessons of the past. Be open and provide what is needed. (4 Enveloping) 

Step 6 Culmination: This inner stripping leads to a breakthrough.
Disperse the bad blood.
Leave it, send it away, then come forth.
This is not a mistake.
Remove any cause for conflict. Send it far away. You can emerge into the light and have the place you deserve. If you stay trapped in negative feelings you will be judged and punished. Stay in the inner center and contemplate what is truly important. Take in the lessons of the past. Be open and provide what is needed. (29 Ghost River/Navigator)