A dynamic energies playing card script

The deck starts out shuffled.  Click “reset” to reshuffle if you prefer.

Click any two cards to cut them and the cards between them.

A cut of about 1/4 to 1/2 of the deck will yield conventional results.

A larger cut produces greater variation in the probabilities, and vice versa.

Be sure to leave at least six cards in the deck.

After the cut is removed, the deck is reshuffled.

Then select any six cards from the deck as hexagram lines.






Playing cards may be used to consult the I Ching.  Black cards (spades, clubs) are yin lines; red (hearts, diamonds) are yang.  Face cards (jack, queen, king) are moving lines.

It is possible to introduce another layer of choice and allow the process to determine its own odds, each new hexagram having its own “yin energy” and “yang energy” based on uniquely-determined line probabilities.  One may do this with cards by cutting off a part of the deck, then using a smaller selected deck whose line probabilities are not known ahead of time.  If you cut off 1/4 to 1/2 of the deck, you skew the odds along the lines of yarrow stalks, albeit equally for both yin and yang lines.


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