Essentially the fight for the right to govern this beautiful country will be predominantly between the Liberal and Labour parties – as usual. To gain an insight into which party will win a group of students of the I Ching at a recent conference in Perth Western Australia decided to pose this important question. Who will win the next election – Gillard or Abbott with Julia Gillard assigned the position of the dominant subject.
The King Wen 3 coin formula resulted in the 57th hexagram of wind over wind, with 3 active lines providing the resultant hexagram of lake over mountain.
Whichever way you look at it, the original hexagram is a ‘total clash’ and suggests that there are some serious problems within both camps and that there will be no outright winner during this fierce competition. How can this be so?
The Hexagram suggests that Julia Gillard is seen to be a very intelligent woman and receives considerable support for her more conservative policies. However, active earth near Julia Gillard suggests that she will try and buy her votes by using money as an incentive. However, her money policies will be seen as too weak and the tide of support will go against her and flow towards Tony Abbott. In other words Abbott’s economic policy will have broader appeal. Most importantly Gillard sits on the tortoise within the hexagram and this has significant implications. This configuration usually suggests some level of dishonesty and so she could be seen as withholding information. This will indeed go against her.
On the other hand, the placement of Tony Abbott within the hexagram clearly shows he is his own worst enemy as the horse comes to attacks his rooster. This means that he can be seen as being far too firm, aggressive and harsh. In addition he is sitting on the worm and this configuration suggests that there will be many obstacles to be overcome if he is to be the victor.
Overall…the conclusion is that whilst the coming election will be fiercely contested and highly competitive; there is in fact no outright winner.
Given that we were unable to digest this result the next day we threw the ‘coins’ again only to have the exact same result. At the end of the course, a client whose business interests will be directly influenced by the outcome also threw the 'I Ching' only to have the very same result – a hung parliament.
We shall see.