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Current version: 2.12.13
Very short instruction:
You are visiting the online version of the I Ching, the classic Book-of-Changes.
This is version 2 - the I Ching Online Original, without the save-reading option.
If you have no intention ever to save your readings in a personal account, then you might as well use this version 2, with exactly the same functionality as version 3.
Else, you can better use version 3, where you can save your readings for later retrieval and analysis, and with several more features for members-only.
Any vital question you may have, ask it here.
Ask advice about your health, dietary supplements (whether you need any food supplies), medication, your relation, getting rich, or even how to fix your TV set that is broken!
Enter your question in the available textbox, if you want.
(You don't need to, but it helps you concentrate on the issue.)
Click "Continue", and throw the coins six times.
"Throw coins virtually" (the program throws for you), or
"Throw coins by hand" (and fill in the result yourself).
Click "Read", to read the answer.
The different aspects of the answer to your question are given in four different tabs:
The "Cast Hexagram" explains the situation you are now in, or what has gone before.
The "Changing Lines" (if there are any) are the lines that move into their opposite.
The one of them that applies especially to your question is preselected, but any changing line can be read about if you click on it.
The "Transformed Hex" describes the future situation, after the lines have changed, and if you follow the advice the I Ching has given.
In the "Trigram Symbols" you can read the interpretation of the two Trigrams that the Cast Hexagram is made of.
At the bottom of every tab there is a button "Read original text".
Click this button to read the original Richard Wilhelm translation for that Hexagram or Changing Line.
When you entered a real question (did not leave the textbox empty), at the bottom of the last tab appears a button "Custom search".
Press this button to generate a Google custom search for the literal question you typed in, and be surprised by the results you get.