Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sweltering heat

The voice of the earsplitting cicada tells the height of the summer.

In here Japan, people falling down by sunstroke and heat stroke increase rapidly.
Both my body and head seem to overheat because of the intense heat of every day.

Hydration is important, but must be careful not to drink a cold thing too much for stomach and intestines. Additionally, it is necessary to take in moderate salt and nourishment from a meal.

My dog also looks languid due to this sweltering heat.
Though a so hot day continues, he hates water and does not want to bathe. I am sorry that it is possible only to wipe his body with a cold towel.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Rainy season is over

Today, according to the weather forecast, the rainy season in the area where I live ended. Hereafter, real summer comes.

However, the rush of rain flooded the river in the next prefecture and caused the landslide before the end of the rainy season was announced. As a result, serious damage and the personal sufferings occurred.

Recently, abnormal weather of the world scale has been generated. Japan is not an exception either. Severe rain that is called "Guerrilla rain" tends to fall for these several years in Japan. It is rain like upsetting a large-scale pool.

Guerrilla rain caused the great deal of harm in the Chubu area and the Kanto area in Japan at last few years.

Feelings to fear nature come out when thinking of that. I suppose that they might be god's warning to man who possibly became arrogant.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Hexagram which expresses oneself

I Ching is used by various methods.
As one of them, there is a way that applies time, although time scale should be chosen as the situation demands. Of course, it is possible to apply our own birth date.

If we follow in the tradition, the lunisolar calendar calculated at each local time is used for this, not the solar calendar.

Here's an example: George W. Bush.
(born 6:26am July 6, 1946 / New Haven, Connecticut)

He was President of the 43rd United States of America, but led world countries to the Iraqi War. And I calculate the I Ching hexagram from his birth data: Nine at the top of the Hexagram 6 (Conflict).[*]

[*] According to his birth data, double hour is 5am to 7am(rabbit hour), but here I used 7am to 9 am(dragon hour). If the rabbit hour is correct, it will be Nine in the fifth place of the Hexagram 44 (Coming to Meet).

Study of the I Ching does not have the unitary way, but it is significant to apply time as a means of practice.

Monday, July 12, 2010

I Ching & Sabian Symbols

I have been studying the relationship between the I Ching and Sabian symbols for about ten years.

The research started when I was around 20 years old.
At that time, I had already studied astrology and I Ching for about two years.
However, I lacked practical experience and knowledge about it yet.
Therefore, it was only one method that I understood the relation between 64 hexagrams and Sabian symbols. It links "Zodiac signs(12 constellations)" and "Earler Heaven Bagua".

About a year after that, I noticed another perspective.
I understood it in an intuitive way during practice of "Kimon Tonkou".
"Kimon Tonkou(Qi Men Dun Jia)" is a technology that uses nine spaces where a complex element is included.
In that experience, I obtained a new viewpoint that connected astrology with the I Ching. That viewpoint linked "Later Heaven Bagua(King Wen sequence)" and "Zodiac signs".

Afterwards, I found the third viewpoint in 2004.
This can arrange one degree to one hexagram's Horizontal Line.
By these findings, I now can interpret the I Ching multilaterally.

Current study results are in my website.

http://ciarchives.nemachinotsuki.com/i-ching_sabian.html

However, my website is written in Japanese, so I made two English versions.

1. I Ching to Sabian Astrology or This

2. Sabian Astrology to I Ching or This


*Luo Pan


Sunday, July 11, 2010

Where does Japan heading into?

The House of Councilors election was held in Japan today.
Japan is already in the midst of political change.

Each party pledges were heard, people are confused. "What should we choose?"
Moreover, even for the party you support, nor can all agree with their policies.

People's choice in the coming years, including today's election will be the key to whether Japan can survive.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Switch yourself

Japan is now the rainy season.

Compared to the rest of the world, Japan has distinct seasons.
But, as a bridge to the summer, rainy season lasts about one month or more.
During the rainy season, people tend to be melancholy.

At this time, be a positive or not, you may be able to know the strength of character.

Now everyone in Japan, switch your mind and find a new self!

Friday, July 09, 2010

About the I Ching(Book of Changes)

I intend to write my opinion about the I Ching at the beginning.

The I Ching was created in ancient China and developed with the times, and it was told Japan in 513 from Baekje(Korean peninsula) by the Ph.D. five classics.
Afterwards, it has accomplished original evolution also in Japan.

It may not be the pure classic I Ching now that we learn. However, I think when the philosophy included in an original may come. Even if it is not the form of the genesis, I believe that interpretation should have been performed along the times.

One step of the beginning

I use Blogger for the first time today.
At present, I am not good at much English, but am going to write that I usually think.

I will try to continue writing blog little by little to increase own linguistic ability. About own diary, fortune-telling, music, and movie, etc.