After a blitz of promotion for my new book, I did another reading to get a bearing on my current condition.
I got hexagram 58 changing to hexagram 39, which long story short I interpreted to very clearly mean “Well done, now that’s far enough. Anything more would be too much and would be counter-productive. Wait a while and watch it grow.” In particular, the changes in lines 1-4 told of good progress and auspicious circumstances that would be stymied by too much additional effort.
Fair enough. I can take a hint. If nothing else the oracle has become a helpful companion for making decisions I’m not sure of, and seems to err on the side of caution while still giving prompts to take risks when the time is right.
I’m still going to print up some business cards and promote my work whenever the chance comes up but the initial rush of “BUY MY BOOK!” promoting and risky decisions is over for now. I took a big risk, it seems to have had at least a modest payoff, and I’m not about to kill the goose before it even has a chance to lay golden eggs.