I had these cards out, having recently read with them for a friend, so I decided to pull a couple for myself. I did not specify a topic, but allowed whatever came up to...come up.
I received Hexagrams 15 and 46. I decided to combine them into 'Modest Progress' but of course they could be unrelated. Generally speaking I think cards often go together, but there's always the chance that they don't. This reminds me of my comment on receiving the 'slow animals' such as camel and tortoise in my recent Tea Leaf Fortune Card draws. I must learn to be happy and content with slow progress. Quick fixes are rarely helpful.
I also think moderation is a great concept to work with on a day to day basis, especially if you're prone to anxiety and delusions of grandeur. I think that I fall into the trap of 'all or nothing'. Temperance can be very healing. I chose changing line 2 for the 'Modesty' card, so here's that quote:
"Others recognize and are attracted to your modest nature. Your sincerity and integrity speak volumes. You are respected for who you are, and your gentle influence has positive and far-reaching effects."
Wow...thanks, Tao Oracle! What a nice thing to say. I can't vouch for this because I don't feel all that grand about saying, 'Wow, I'm so modest!' Lol. But it is my goal to be a loving, modest and healing presence. I want to tame my anxious nature, desire to 'get ahead', and the fears that keep me worrying night and day. I think when I strip away my anxiety and defensiveness I am the person they describe in that sentence. But we all have our nasty bits and our blind spots, but they are beneficial and telling in their own way.
I actually decided to use changing line 2 for the 'Pushing Upward' card too. Here's a photo of that:
Strangely, this description sounds an awful lot like the 'Modesty' card. I love it when cards reinforce each other's meanings! That definitely makes it much easier to interpret them.
Three cheers for modest progress.