The Woman's journey through the Waters


The Woman in the Waters of Darkness

The Wanderer is in an unstable, ever changing situation, in the middle of a great darkness: any move is dangerous, a watchful separation is recommendable. In contrast to the Abysses, where one can save himself by just keeping still, here danger is active, it hunts the wanderer, since the Waters, like confusion, are restless and invasive.
In this situation inert passivity may be as incorrect as an impulsive move. In these conditions a certain flexibility is necessary, but the least possible . We can compare it to someone in a ship that is moving with the waves on pitch dark night: the sailor only does what is necessary to keep him afloat, and does not navigate in any particular direction.
When the combination is total darkness and instability, merely surviving is considered a success.

Keys: When things become uncertain, and one is unprepared, the best thing to do is to take a step back and not initiate any movement. I Ching's Glossary Hexagrams