The Yin Water Rabbit Tao Time Book of Days beginning Janury 21st, 2023

is available now through February 15th

Go here to order your Tao Time Book of Days. Enjoy being guided by the I Ching Oracle for the next twelve months.




When you can discern changes, the I Ching becomes available to you.

Transformative Tao Seventy-Two Days

Three Currents Inquiry - A three hour inquiry and consultation that takes Eighteen days to play out

What Time is It For Me? A one hour inquiry and consultation that calls you to live the answer for Six days

Tao Time Book of Days A daily journal beginning on January 21, 2023 continuing through the year

Tao Time IChing Texts

The 64 Hexagrams Worksheets & Articles in reproducible form $35


Topical Papers

Composing an Inquiry of the Oracle

Reading & Interpreting I Ching Answers

A Summary of Taoism




Twelve Branches
Three Currents
What Time Is It?
Lunar Book of Days
Tao Time Blog


The Tao Time Book of Days



A transformational journey over a lunar year. Travel the hexagrams January 21, 2023 to February 9, 2024 in the Year of the Rabbit



Four Directions

The I Ching is a Pathway to Harmony and Balance

A calendar is more than merely a device for the numbering of days. All calendars are directly bound to the ever-recurring cycles of nature, most commonly manifested in the rotation of the earth and its cosmic influences; their underlying purpose is to help humans adjust to these cycles and the forces that permeate them by achieving an organic sense of time - a true sense of participation in the rhythmic flow of natural events. Ultimately this brings a sense of harmony with the universe.

Time, as conceived by humans, is only one of infinite manifestations of the Originating Principle of the Universe. This principle is known to the chinese as Yin and Yang. Time is the duration of experience upon consciousness. If we accept this as a definition of "time," then we are obligated to try to become aware of the nature of experience.

In this discourse experience is defined as a phenomenon of Now-consciousness.

Now-consciousness is the enduring and non-changing actuality through which all other events of past and future, departing and approaching, are conceivable.

The Lunar Calendar arranges the ancient Chinese observations of change as an overlay pattern that links them with the coming-passing moment. The hexagram lines are allied with the days, lunar cycles and seasons which comprise the annual cycle.

In this way, I Ching, the principle of inexhaustible potential expresses infinite meaning through the fluid association of its linear components. The Lunar Calendar correlates time with wisdom. Attentio

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The Lunar Order of I Ching

When the ancient Chinese consulted the Book of Changes regarding a matter of great concern, they were interested in knowing when to act or not to act. Many forms were identified to access the wisdom; What time is it for me? Who do I need to be when? What is the way to success here?

Structuring the order of the hexagrams to the days of the annual cycle began in ancient times. An early work; I Ching: Yi-wei Chi-lan'u (Treatise on the Changes: Consultation Charts, 1952), described a complex correlation structure that reflects a relationship between the divisions of the year and the sixty-four hexagrams.

The Western translations by Wilhelm—Baynes and repeated in the John Blofeld Book of Changes identified only certain months with particular hexagrams. Inconsistencies, either in the original or a copyist error was repeated.

Fung's scholarly and highly respected work listed the lunar calendar order of the hexagrams. In his listing four hexagrams are not included.

In the first Taoist Book of Days (1975), Khigh Dheigh returned to the work and identified the Yin/Yang flow of he lunar months and the order of hexagrams within their cycles.

First the month by month structure of the hexagrams following the evolution and devolution of the Yin and Yang was constructed.
Then 61 hexagrams were assigned roles through each month to address each of the 365¼ days of a year.

Each page labeled by Moons (First, Second ...Twelfth) contains the order of hexagrams for that period.

By engaging the Tao Time Book of Days one can develop an understanding of the I Ching, gaining incredible wisdom and insight in personal and universal flow. Actions taken result in most appropriate manifestations. The one called Dale Bruder is among the cultural innovators who have devised implements and techniques to use the I Ching in describing and predicating elements, processes and experiences in practices involving special uses of the mind and body energy cycles through deepening wisdom is available to be taken.

Enjoy your journey and the sojourns the personal hexagrams take you.
The Tao Time Master


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The Tao Time Master







Communication Links Voice/Text 520.331.1956


Sojourn Currents of the Occurring Worlds

Dale Bruder is a life student of the Tao through the I Ching. Since 1976 he has been applying the I Ching to his self the way psychoanalysts and Zen teachers apply psychoanalysis or Zen to themselves before presenting to others.


His studies of Taoist, Buddhist and Confucian  I Ching texts towards  mastery of the 'hall of mirrors at the end of a giant kaleidoscope'  continues today. His intellectual journey is to match the complexity of ordinary real life with total coherence of the three views of Chinese thought.


Life is cyclical and sequential; a series of events and episodes that advances or reverses goals and aspirations.


Making use of and learning from the experience is a key component of a well lived life. Using the Tao Time path changes the social, cultural, technological and economic push/pulls into a flow that is navigable.


Dale Bruder, a business intelligence consultant, invites you to play the infinite game.

(520) 331-1956



Transformative Tao Sojourns

First Moon

Second Moon

Third Moon

Fourth Moon

Fifth Moon

Sixth Moon

Seventh Moon

Eighth Moon

Ninth Moon

Tenth Moon

Eleventh Moon

Twelfth Moon


Make Your Own Luck in the Year of the Rabbit

By Dale Bruder, the Tao Time Guide

Rabbits in Nature are observant, curious and quick to react. The fourth animal of the Chinese Zodiac, Rabbit represents strategies for less stable, less predictable than usual times. The future is clouded, like Rabbits’ nearsightedness, masking surprises until right up against their nose. Quick to flee, Rabbit’s luck is to escape.

Spontaneous and playful, Rabbit makes life look easy, is charismatic and charming yet is not adventurous. Rabbit will run rather than be confrontational, not out of cowardliness but from being conservative in action and expenditure.

Beginning around the 2023 January New Moon the Year of the Rabbit guides the approach to emotional and rational reality in thought and action. Rabbit is lucky but does not gamble or risk, instead attracting opportunity, they do not need to win. Less interested in kudos, Rabbit treasures freedom.

All this said, Rabbit needs surprises to mix things up. In times of instability and unpredictability safety is precarious. Rabbit spontaneity, protected by standards and boundaries, provides safety.

To be like a Rabbit of the Chinese Zodiac, protect your self and generate your own luck.
Focus on a personal practice, on earnestly investing in your self and taking care of others.
Make life look easy by being upbeat within established boundaries, yours and others, hopping through difficult patches patiently resolving means and matters.

Do not get into dilemmas by adventuring, accept your not going to pull a rabbit out of a hat in some magical moment. Back away, contemplate a resolution, do not force a conclusion.

Cultivate charisma by being enthusiastic and humble. A high level of energy will get you noticed while humility will make you accessible and likable. Rabbit attracts by gentility.

Be innocently curious like Rabbit. In a Zen way you do not know what you don’t know. Innocence is not the same as ignorance. Innocence combines honesty, purity and respect for simplicity. Ignorance is just plain dumb. Do not be ashamed to admit you don’t know. Coming from a beginners mind others will want to help you. Consciously keeping an open mind puts you in touch with your playful side.

Simplify others lives by being helpful and encouraging. Generosity attracts others generosity. Acts of generosity cause others to admire you went out on a limb for them. The returned favor appears like a lucky break.

Give others credit for your expertise, let them own a piece of you. Seek the advice of key people and let them share credit for your achievements, and they will help you make good luck happen.

Fireproof your bridges. Put on a happy face – even in difficult situations. Don’t wind up on important people’s radar screens as a problem. Get over disappointment, prepare for the next opportunity.

Cultivate your luck in these ways and, like Rabbit, attract spontaneous playful opportunities.

You will be surprised how lucky life becomes.