Today's I Ching for Martin Luther King Jr.
|The present is embodied in Hexagram 60 - Chieh (Limitation): There will be progress and attainment, but if the regulations prescribed be severe and difficult, they cannot be permanent.|
|The third line, divided, shows its subject with no appearance of observing the proper regulations, in which case we shall see him lamenting. But there will be no one to blame but himself.|
|The topmost line, divided, shows its subject enacting regulations severe and difficult. Even with firmness and correctness there will be evil. But though there will be cause for repentance, it will by and by disappear.|
|The situation is shifting, and Yang (the active masculine force) is gaining ground.|
|The future is embodied in Hexagram 9 - Hsiao Ch'u (The Taming Power of the Small): There will be progress and success. We see dense clouds, but no rain coming from our borders in the west.|
|The things most apparent, those above and in front, are embodied by the upper trigram K'an (Water), which is transforming into Sun (Wind). As part of this process, danger and the unknown are giving way to penetration and following.|
|The things least apparent, those below and behind, are embodied by the lower 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.|