Seasonal Command: This is that area in the rhythmic cycles of Change when things respond to the urge to leave where they are; to seperate from what they are.  Thus is initiated a counteraction which tries to maintain their place, and tends to freeze their idenity.

   One has to be aware of being located in order to experience leaving. Departing is an aftereffect of Clinging. In short, things become busy with clinging as they mistake the flames of existance as its light. The flame of fire in leaping from the fuel of its orgin seeks to cling to its source. In so doing it consumes its own raison d’etre and loses the senter of its brightness. 

Sequence: As fire leaps from its fuel, so humans departs from nature. The brightness of light is not in itself, but in its effect as it interacts with other other conditions of existance. Human’s spiritual creativity is not manifested in philosophies, creeds, theological dogmas, or political systems, nor in wisdom, nor in foolishness; it is manifested in the way one affects and transforms the world.

The hexagrams for the Sixth Moon are in this order: 33: Retreat, 50: The Cauldron, 10: Treading, 59: dispersion, 55: Abundance 

Lunar Counsel: To be in accord with the time is to know the moment for Yin and the moment for Yang. when hostile forces dominate the ideal person retreats. Foundations for success are built when one retreats with confidence at the proper time and structures new plans of action. By stubbornly clinging to bad judgement and blind pride, one comes to flee in panic. Planned reteat is to hold control of one’s actions and select options. In this way hostile forces are eventually neutralized.

Sequence: All existence is process; a begetting, becoming and begoning. Difficulties arise from trying to stand still in midair and trying to broad-jump in a box. Observe the time and conditions: they dictate the “when” for Retreat 

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