I Ching: it's a thunder over mountains time.

Out of bordeom (and frustration with a Saltation chapter that still hasn't posted!) I backread May entries from '07, '06 and '05.

Which lead me to a very nice I Ching online that I had used in May '05.

To sum up the below, when there is a thunderstorm on the mountainside, little birdies seek shelter! Re-twig your nest edges and hunker down, young Skywalker! If you try to shift the hub or lobby the decision-maker, it is you who will be left shiftily cooling your heels in the lobby!

The I Ching online's version of this advice is as follows:

62. Hsiao Kuo / Preponderance of the Small

---- ----
---- ---- above Ch^en The Arousing, Thunder
---- ---- below K^en Keeping Still, Mountain
---- ----

The Judgement

Preponderance of the Small. Success.
Perseverance furthers.
Small things may be done; great things should not be done.
The flying bird brings the message:
It is not well to strive upward,
It is well to remain below.
Great good fortune.

The Image

Thunder on the mountain:
The image of Preponderance of the Small.
Thus in his conduct the superior man gives preponderance to reverence.
In bereavement he gives preponderance to grief.
In his expenditures he gives preponderance to thrift.

The Lines

() Six in the second place means:
She passes by her ancestor
And meets her ancestress.
He does not reach his prince
And meets the official.
No blame.