I worked with the James Legge version of the I-Ching for many years and some aspects
I think are the best interpretation going, but I'm also aware that other aspects seem very negative and damning with some horrific symbolism and imagery. e.g. Misfortune. Shut in behind thorn-hedged prison walls for three years he does not find the way .........Yikes!!!!!
On the other hand I find some so -called New age attitudes so airy fairy and everything's always wonderful, when you may need a wake-up call over some issue .
I wondered what any of the I-Ching experts may think about this. I prefer the idea that I'm looking
at patterns which i can affect by my response rather than some fixed Fortune or Misfortune
which is unalterable.