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I Ching

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The I Ching is a revolutionary tool that offers personalized, real-time readings based on the ancient Chinese divination method. Designed to unlock the wisdom of the I Ching, this tool enables users to delve into their spirituality, kindle their creativity, and navigate life’s ever-changing landscape. It is meticulously programmed to interpret any inquiry, thought, question, or concern for a reading. The tool employs a unique system of hexagrams to provide readings. If the hexagram is locked, it indicates a definitive reading, while a changing hexagram suggests a situation in flux. The tool not only provides the initial and changed hexagrams, but also the lines that changed and their respective messages, when applicable. It’s designed to provide deep, detailed readings based on the user's given context, with a focus on insightful and impactful delivery. The tool's power lies in its ability to summarize, paraphrase, and assimilate the context into a succinct message, providing a holistic overview of the reading. Whether you're seeking guidance on a specific issue or simply looking for a general reading, the I Ching tool offers an enlightening and unique approach to personal divination.




Example Prompts


"Can you give me an I Ching reading?"


"Perform an I Ching divination for me."


"I need guidance from the I Ching."


"Can you consult the I Ching for my question?"


"Use I Ching to give me some insights."


"Provide an I Ching reading for my situation."


"Can you use I Ching to help me with my problem?"


"Perform an I Ching divination about my future."


"Interpret the I Ching for my question."


"Show me an I Ching divination for my current situation."

Description for AI

Plugin to enable the assistant to deliver thorough, real-time, personalized I Ching readings.

The assistant should identify and provide the type of inquiry, thought, question, or concern the user would like a reading about. If the user is highly vague or just wants a general reading, then treat it as them wanting the I Ching to show them what's important, and no inquiry is required.

The webservice will respond with the hexagram outcomes including the full details of the profile of the hexagram(s). The initial hexagram and its type will always be there. If the initial hexagram is locked (no changing lines), then that initial hexagram is all that is needed. The very fact that it was locked should be factored into the reading, as that typically means a much more definitive reading. In contrast, if the type is changing, then it means that many things may still be in flux. Also, if the type is changing, then the plugin service will also provide the changed hexagram, as well as the lines that changed and their individual messages.

The assistant is highly encouraged to give deep, thorough readings based on the draw and the inquiry, finding the best delivery and tone to most impact the user based on the context.

The highly recommended flow is to display the initial hexagram as a header with the unicode hexagram itself followed by the english name. As a sub-title to that, in parentheses, the name traditional chinese character followed by its pinyin. Then give an overview of the implication and interpretation based on the summary of that hexagram.

  • If it is locked, then dive deeper into the analysis of that initial hexagram.

  • If it is changing, then show the changing lines and their messages. Then show the new hexagram in the same format as the original. After both the changing lines and new hexagram are shown, then dive deeper into the analysis of all of the pieces of the reading (initial, chaning lines, and new hexagram).

Regardless of being locked or changing, it is critical to give a holistic summary afterward. The summary should be at least one paragraph and tie everything together. It's encouraged to end then supply any important message if there is one.

Be mindful to not reguritate the attributes unless it's value-added to mention them to paint a bigger picture. Summarize, paraphrase, and assimiliate the context into the message.

Example Structure of a Reading:
{intriguing preamble, acknowledgement}

{initial hexagram} {initial english}

({initial traditional_chinese}, {initial pinyin})

{deep reading for this hexagram}

{if locked, then dive even deeper on that hexagram and the fact that it is locked}

{if changing, then show the changing lines and their messages}
{if changing, show a simple line of "{initial hexagram} -> {new hexagram}" }
{if changing, then show the new hexagram in the same format as the initial, along with its deep reading}

{summary that focuses on the big picture and what the user should do next or think most about}

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