Friday, February 5, 2016

Icing predictions for May 2016 elections

What is at stake for the Philippines this coming new year (Chinese, I mean)? I consulted the I Ching, a very old divination tool and this is what resulted.

25. Without Pretense
Line 1:
Being without pretense.
Going brings good fortune.
Being natural, without pretending to be other than one really is. What one does will go well.
Line 2:
Not plowing yields uncultivated land.
Thus, it is beneficial to have a goal to move to.
Not taking action to make things happen, so nothing happens. It is better to work towards a goal.

Hexagram is changing to:
6. Conflict
Trust has stopped.
Cautiousness while in the middle of this brings good fortune,
at the end misfortune.
It is beneficial to see a senior person.
A disadvantage for crossing the big river.
There is a conflict, so there is no trust in the other party any more. One must be cautious now, while in the middle of this conflict. If one needs to stay cautious things would not go well. An advisor or mediator could be helpful. This situation is a problem when important things are at stake.
Seems like what the IChing is telling us that if trust on the electoral system fails, then, it would lead to conflict and an eventual resolution by a "senior person"? Will we see a Fidel Ramos again, intervening to bring balance to the political system once more? We will see.

Another hexagram is hexagram 7

7 - Seven
Shih / Recruiting Allies

Deep Water beneath the Earth's surface:
Untapped resources are available.
The Superior Person nourishes and instructs the people, building a loyal, disciplined following.
Good fortune.
No mistakes if you follow a course led by experience.
This senior person, as what the IChing describes, is building a "loyal, disciplined following". Who is this "senior person"?

On the question as to who will win in the May 2016 elections, the IChing gave this very cryptic answer:

16 - Sixteen
YĆ¼ / Enthusiasm

Thunder comes resounding out of the Earth:
Similar thunder roars up from the masses when the Superior Person strikes a chord in their hearts.
Whip up enthusiasm, rally your forces, and move boldly forward.
There is a rhythmic force, a world music, that lives deep in the Unconscious of each of us.
It's a primitive drumbeat, a shaking rattle, a tribal chant that invokes the primal self to rise up and join the dance.
This is the enthusiasm that is generated now.
Not rhetorical persuasion, not a play on the emotions, but a charismatic, irresistible Call of the Wild.
Confucius said that the person who could comprehend this could 'rule the world as though it were spinning in his hand.'
This is a time for instinct, not intellect -- the Thunder from Beneath.

Who would stir such "thunder" from the hearts of the people? Whoever this is, is expected to win the elections. This thunder, as the IChing described, is likened to a "tribal chant that invokes the primal self to rise up and join the dance"