Today's I Ching for Martin Luther King Jr.
|The present is embodied in Hexagram 58 - Tui (Joy): There will be progress and attainment, but it will be advantageous to be firm and correct.|
|The first (bottommost) line, undivided, shows the pleasure of inward harmony. There will be good fortune.|
|The topmost line, divided, shows the pleasure of its subject in leading and attracting others.|
|The situation is shifting, but neither Yin (the passive feminine force) nor Yang (the active masculine force) is gaining ground.|
|The future is embodied in Hexagram 6 - Sung (Conflict): Though there is sincerity in one's contention, he will yet meet with opposition and obstruction. If he cherish an apprehensive caution, there will be good fortune. If he prosecute the contention to the bitter end, there will be evil. It will be advantageous to see the great man. It will not be advantageous to cross the great stream.|
|The things most apparent, those above and in front, are embodied by the upper trigram Tui (Lake), which is transforming into Chi'en (Heaven). As part of this process, joy, pleasure, and attraction are giving way to strength and creativity.|
|The things least apparent, those below and behind, are embodied by the lower trigram Tui (Lake), which is transforming into K'an (Water). As part of this process, joy, pleasure, and attraction are giving way to danger and the unknown.|