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9.       The lost ear of wheat

 

Ci Mo dreamt that he picked up an ear of wheat, and then lost it:

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Master Guo - Qioqing told him: 
"the characters h: ear and shi : lost together give zh : official position
You will certainly get an important office". 
Indeed, within the next following ten days, 
the emperor of the Later Hn appointed him as Minister.

To pick up an ear and to lose it, this is to pick up an official position. 
It is to be noticed that he first loses the picked-up ear (phallic symbol)
 as a tax for the position he coveted, but not in a perspective of failure,
 as; at the latent level, he felt he was ripe for it.

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