44䷫姤 Temptation Gòu

☰天🌌 Heaven ☴風🍃 Wind 天下有風,姤; 后以施命誥四方。 The wind under the sky: Temptation. Rulers announce directives in all directions. 姤: 女壯,勿用取女。 Temptation: Women wield the power. Do not marry.

43䷪夬 Breakthrough Guài

☱澤🏞 Lake ☰天🌌 Heaven 澤上于天,夬;君子以施祿及下,居德則忌。 The lake rising up to heaven: Breakthrough. Superior people dispense riches downward & refrain from resting on virtue. 夬: 揚于王庭,孚號, 有厲,告自邑, 不利即戎,利有攸往。 Breakthrough: Someone is proud in a ruler’s presence. The ruler trusts them. If one exposes the truth: danger. Tell one’s own people. Using force is not beneficial. Beneficial… Continue reading 43䷪夬 Breakthrough Guài

34䷡大壯 Great Strength Dà Zhuàng

☳雷⚡ Thunder ☰天🌌 Heaven 雷在天上,大壯; 君子以非禮勿履。 Thunder over heaven: Great Strength. Superior people do not tread upon paths that do not accord with established order. 大壯: 利貞。 Great Strength: Righteous persistence brings reward.

33䷠遯 Retreat Dùn

☰天🌌 Heaven ☶山🏔 Mountain 天下有山,遯; 君子以遠小人,不惡而嚴。 Mountain under heaven: Retreat. Superior people keep inferior people at a distance, not with ill will, but with dignity. 遯: 亨,小利貞。 Retreat: Success. Persistance in small matters is beneficial.

26䷙大畜 Great Accumulating Dà Chù

☶山🏔 Mountain ☰天🌌 Heaven 天在山中,大畜; 君子以多識前言往行, 以畜其德。 Heaven within the mountain: Great Accumulating. Superior people study ancient knowledge to improve their character. 大畜: 利貞,不家食吉, 利涉大川。 Great Accumulating: Righteous persistance is favorable. Good fortune eating away from home. Beneficial to cross the great river.

25䷘无妄 Innocence Wú Wàng

☰天🌌 Heaven ☳雷⚡ Thunder 天下雷行,物與无妄; 先王以茂對時,育萬物。 Under heaven thunder rolls: all things attain the natural state of Innocence. Ancient rulers, rich in virtue & in harmony with the time, fostered & nourished all beings. 无妄: 元亨,利貞。 其匪正有眚,不利有攸往。 Innocence: Sublime success. It is beneficial to be correct. If not correct, there will be disaster. Not beneficial… Continue reading 25䷘无妄 Innocence Wú Wàng

14䷍大有 Wealth Dà Yǒu

☲火🔥 Fire ☰天🌌 Heaven 火在天上,大有; 君子以遏惡揚善,順天休命。 Fire above heaven: Wealth; Superior people repress evil & promote good. They abide by the will of heaven to enrich their life. 大有:元亨。 Wealth: Great progress & success.

13䷌同人 Fellowship Tóng Rén

☰天🌌 Heaven ☲火🔥 Fire 天與火,同人; 君子以類族辨物。 Heaven & fire: Fellowship; Superior people distinguish things in terms of categories & groups. 同人 : 于野,亨。 利涉大川,利君子貞。 Fellowship: In the open countryside. Success. Beneficial to cross the great river. Beneficial for superior people to continue.

12䷋否 Standstill Pi

☰天🌌 Heaven ☷地🌎 Earth 天地不交,否; 君子以儉德辟難, 不可榮以祿。 Heaven & earth are not united: Standstill. Superior people restrain themselves to avoid danger. They seek neither honor nor wealth. 否 : 之匪人,不利君子貞, 大往小來。 Standstill: No benefit, although not of man’s doing. Superior people follow their principles. The great goes & the little arrives.

11䷊泰 Harmony Tài

☷地🌎 Earth ☰天🌌 Heaven 天地交泰, 后以財成天地之道, 輔相天地之宜, 以左右民。 Heaven & earth unite: Harmony. Rulers administer the way of heaven & earth. They assist in the proper balance of heaven & earth, in order to help people. 泰:小往大來,吉亨。 Harmony: The little goes & the great arrives. Good fortune, progress & success.

10䷉履 Treading Lu

☰天🌌 Heaven ☱澤🏞 Lake 上天下澤,履; 君子以辨上下,安民志。 A body of water lying open to the sky: Treading. Superior people consult both high & low & thereby steady people’s will. 履 : 虎尾,不咥人,亨。 Treading: On the tail of a tiger, which does not bite. Progress & success.

9䷈小畜 Small Harvest Xiao Xu

☴風🍃 Wind ☰天🌌 Heaven 風行天上,小畜; 君子以懿文德。 Wind blows across the sky: Small Harvest. Superior people improve their skill & virtue. 小畜:亨。 密雲不雨,自我西郊。 Small Harvest: Progress & success. Dense clouds, no rain from western borders.

6䷅訟 Conflict Sòng

☰天🌌 Heaven ☵水🌊 Water 天與水違行,訟; 君子以作事謀始。 Heaven & water, moving away from each other: Conflict. Superior people take good counsel about first steps. 訟:有孚,窒。 惕中吉。 終凶。 利見大人,不利涉大川。 Conflict: Sincere contention meets opposition & obstruction. If one is cautious, there will be good fortune. If one contends, there will be evil. Advantageous to see a great… Continue reading 6䷅訟 Conflict Sòng

5䷃需 Waiting Xu

☵水🌊 Water ☰天🌌 Heaven 雲上於天:需。 君子以飲食宴樂。 Clouds rise up in the sky: Waiting. The superior person enjoys food & drink. They remain relaxed & happy. 需:有孚,光亨,貞吉。 利涉大川。 Waiting: Brilliant success if you are sincere. Continuing leads to good fortune. Beneficial to cross the great river.

1䷀乾 The Creative Ch’ien

☰天🌌 Heaven ☰天🌌 Heaven 天行健, 君子以自強不息。 Heaven’s path is strong & dynamic. Superior people ceaslessly strengthen themselves. 乾:元亨 , 利貞 。 The Creative: Great success. Benefecial to persevere.