19: Approach of Spring

Spring is coming. Good times seem inevitable, and there is vitality in the air. This is a most auspicious time. Like a snake emerging from hibernation, negative forces are only beginning to stir and can be effectively controlled. This is a time of hopeful progress and must be used to one’s best advantage. When approaching good fortune, conscientious work pays great dividends. A clear road lies ahead. In the spring, seeds that have been lying dormant are ready to bloom.

Act now, for at some point, this ripe opportunity for advancement will be challenged. No spring lasts forever; it’s wise to stay alert and note the changing signs of the times. In doing so, preparing for less fertile times is a noble and fruitful effort. Make the most of the season now.

Changing Line Interpretations

Line 1 (bottom line)

When forces of good begin to prevail, people of influence take notice; and men and women of ability are drawn to the center of action. If you sense such movement, you are advised to join in—but don’t let yourself be swept away by the tide of events. Careful movement brings the best fortune.

Line 2

If you are presented with an opportunity, prospects for success are favorable. This is an excellent time to make a clear decision and take strong, valiant action. When a person possesses inner strength and self-confidence, the future is not a concern, for everything will move in a positive direction.

Line 3

When things are going very well, you face the danger of becoming too relaxed and careless. Enjoy your successes, but remain mindful of how you have achieved them. There is a natural tendency to get carefree once you are ahead, but the great players keep challenging themselves until the end of the game.

Line 4

An open-minded approach brings success. Organizations that value performance over superficial qualities advance more quickly than those that take a complacent or cliquey attitude. Avoid prejudices against those of different backgrounds. When laziness creeps into your personal life, radical action may be necessary to change this energy.

Line 5

The great leaders reveal true power by attracting people of excellent ability and by allowing key associates the freedom to exercise their own judgment. The person able to give power to those who can effectively exercise it gains more power in return.

Line 6 (top line)

When a sage returns from seclusion to re-enter the day-to-day world, good fortune falls on those who he or she teaches and helps. Seek objective advice from those you respect, particularly those who have not been caught up in your worldly affairs. Their perceptions may be to provide you with a fresh, new perspective.
Spring is the season of new relationships. In the bounty of good times, new bonds are formed effortlessly. Relationships born in spring can serve well to warm us in the following autumn and winter.