The Yellow Earth Dog Tao Time Book of Days beginning February 16th, 2018

is available now through January 31st

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

Access the Spiritual Alchemy of the I Ching in the 12 Branches over a 2 1/2 moon journey through 12 hexagrams to manifest your realization.

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Tao Time Book of Days A daily journal beginning on February 16, 2018 continuing through the year

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The Tao Time Book of Days


A transformational journey over a lunar year. Travel the hexagrams February 16, 2018 to February 5, 2019 in the Year of the Earth Dog


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. Attention to the progression of hexagrams is one way of charting the journey of one's destiny.

Lunar Months Hexagram Sequence






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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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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.

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Year of the Brown Earth Dog

The Chinese Lunar Year of the Yang Brown Earth Dog begins on February 16th, at the second new moon after the solstice. Expect the year to be a good year in all aspects, and an exhausting year. There will be happiness and frustration, restfulness and tiredness, cheerfulness and dullness. Now is the time to establish personal balance because dog energy will push and pull in all directions.

Following a year of the attention getting Rooster, the Brown Dog's male energy accelerates the initiation of all things, often bringing pressure and stress to everyday life. To balance this relentless drive the Earth element requires a need for solitude and reflection, even where it must begin with a growl and showing of teeth to set the boundary.

Dog month is the tenth moon, October on the Western calendar. Fruits on the tree are ripe, ready for the harvest not to be missed. The metaphor for a diligent spirit is complete the cycle in a timely manner for the greatest benefit. Planning is long past, there's no wiggle room for postponing and negligence, like missing the harvest, leading to loss. Dog energy is attentive to what is in front of their noses, where the action is.

The Dog takes a stand of a strong belief in justice and of following the rules of fair play. This deep moral sense also makes the Dog honest and loyal. Dog’s loyalty is admirable because it is grounded in belief. Brown Earth Dog is the immovable mountain of right thinking, right action where everything rests on a bedrock of nowness.
Dogs have the ability to save themselves in almost any situation by applying their natural, practical smarts. Very talented and perceptive with many great life skills, the Brown Earth Dog is professionally efficient and proactive at work. When called on they bring organizational skills with a knack for controlling chaos using a logical approach and commitment to bring about order and fair play. Dogs are not always leaders themselves but will be close to leaders, who can count on the Dog to save the day.

Skilled in mediation, the Earth Dog remains pragmatic, calm and serene. The Earth Dog may seem to be reserved and quiet at times yet they have a persuasive manner and usually reach their goals with the greatest of ease. They are kind and generous and are always ready to lend a helping hand to others. Always cautious and alert, sometimes undecided, the Earth Dog stands his ground when he feels threatened or betrayed by someone he had previously gratified with his friendship.
To harness the Brown Earth Dog influence to your advantage be wise about your ways. Timeliness, devotion, quick response and integrity are tenants of the Dog belief system. Setting boundaries, establishing personal standards and acting from personal values is the beginning of attracting Brown Earth Dog loyalty.
The Brown Earth Dog is pulling the action forward, nudging it to initiate movement. Personal balance will keep you on your feet. When you stumble know it is time to rest and rejuvenate. Dog energy will be there when you return renewed.