What to Expect from Obama's First 100 Days
What can we expect from President Obama's first 100 days?
When we asked the I Ching this question, we received a hexagram with quite a lot of change.
It was clear from our last op-ed that "change" was the watchword of the day. President Obama's election will bring nothing short of near ubiquitous change throughout Congress, the US and the world. The change won't be harsh or abrupt, but gentle yet firm, like a "penetrating wind."
Of course, change is rough - if one isn't ready to change or if one fails to manage the change well. Change can produce instability, volatility, uncertainty. Change can be dangerous.
The Change Leads to Fellowship Among Men
But though these impending changes will bring hardship, President Obama's statesmanship will eventually result in greater fellowship among men, according to the I Ching. The oracle suggests that if we as a nation persevere througout these "penetrating winds" of global change, this will result in hexagram #13 - Fellowship With Men.
Op-Ed informed by the I Ching, Hexagrams #57 and #13