62䷽小過 Small Exceeding Xiǎo Guò

☳雷⚡ Thunder ☶山🏔 Mountain 山上有雷,小過; 君子以行過乎恭,喪過乎哀,用過乎儉。 Thunder over the mountain: Small Exceeding. Superior people’s conduct is overly humble. In mourning, they lament exceedingly. They are frugal in spending. 小過:亨,利貞,可小事, 不可大事。 飛鳥遺之音, 不宜上,宜下,大吉。 Small Exceeding: Success. Perseverance furthers. Small things may be done; great things should not be done. A flying bird brings a message: It… Continue reading 62䷽小過 Small Exceeding Xiǎo Guò

55䷶豐 Abundance Fēng

☳雷⚡ Thunder ☲火🔥 Fire 雷電皆至,豐; 君子以折獄致刑。 Thunder & lightning: Abundance. Superior people judge lawsuits & impose punishments. 豐: 亨,王假之, 勿憂,宜日中。 Abundance: Success. A ruler attains greatness without sadness; they should be like the sun at midday.

54䷵歸妹 Marriage Guī Mèi

☳雷⚡ Thunder ☱澤🏞 Lake 澤上有雷,歸妹; 君子以永終知敝。 Lake below thunder: Marriage. Superior people understand the transitory in light of the eternity of the end. 歸妹: 征凶,无攸利。 Marriage: Advancing brings misfortune. It is favorable to have no goal in mind.

51䷲震 Shock Zhèn

☳雷⚡ Thunder ☳雷⚡ Thunder 洊雷,震; 君子以恐懼脩省。 Thunder repeated: Shock. In fear & trembling, superior people set their life in order & examine themselves. 震: 亨。震來虩虩,笑言啞啞。震驚百里,不喪匕鬯。 Shock: Success. Thunder comes with a terrible noise, laughing & shouting in awesome glee, frightening people for a hundred miles around. The sacrificial wine is not spilt.

42䷩益 Increase

☴風🍃 Wind ☳雷⚡ Thunder 風雷,益; 君子以見善則遷,有過則改。 Wind & thunder: Increase. Superior people, when they see good, they imitate it; when they see faults, they rid themselves of them. 益: 利有攸往,利涉大川。 Increase: Beneficial to undertake something. Beneficial to cross the great river.

40䷧解 Liberation Xiè

☳雷⚡ Thunder ☵水🌊 Water 雷雨作,解; 君子以赦過宥罪。 Thunder & rain set in: Liberation. Superior people forgive mistakes & misdeeds. 解: 利西南,无所往, 其來復吉。 有攸往,夙吉。 Liberation: The southwest is beneficial. If going nowhere, returning brings good fortune. If going somewhere, going quickly leads to good fortune.

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.

32䷟恆 Perseverance Héng

☳雷⚡ Thunder ☴風🍃 Wind 雷風,恆;君子以立不易方。 Thunder & wind: Perseverance. Superior people stand firm without changing direction. 恆: 亨,无咎,利貞, 利有攸往。 Perseverance: Success. No blame. Beneficial to continue. Movement in any direction is advantageous.

27䷚頤 Nourishment

☶山🏔 Mountain ☳雷⚡ Thunder 山下有雷,頤; 君子以慎言語,節飲食。 Thunder rolling around the foot of the mountain: Nourishment. Superior people are cautious with their words; they restrain & regulate eating & drinking. 頤: 貞吉。觀頤, 自求口實。 Nourishment: Perseverance leads to good fortune. Observe the principle of nurturing & find proper food for nourishment.

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

24䷗復 Returning

☷地🌎 Earth ☳雷⚡ Thunder 雷在地中,復; 先王以至日閉關, 商旅不行,后不省方。 Thunder in the middle of the earth: Returning. Ancient rulers closed the passes on winter solstice to prevent travelers from pursuing their journeys & officials from inspecting their states. 復: 亨。出入无疾, 朋來无咎。 反復其道,七日來復, 利有攸往。 Returning: Success. Going out & coming in without error. Friends arrive without blame. Back… Continue reading 24䷗復 Returning

21䷔噬嗑 Biting Through Shì Kè

☲火🔥 Fire ☳雷⚡ Thunder 雷電噬嗑; 先王以明罰敕法。 Thunder & lightning: Biting Through. Ancient rulers made laws with intelligence & clearly defined penalties. 噬嗑: 亨。利用獄。 Biting Through: Success. Favorable to administer justice.

17䷐隨 Following Suí

☱澤🏞 Lake ☳雷⚡ Thunder 澤中有雷,隨; 君子以嚮晦入宴息。 Thunder in the middle of the lake: Following. Superior people, at nightfall, go indoors for rest & recuperation. 隨:元亨利貞,无咎。 Following: Supreme success. Perseverance furthers. No blame.

16䷏豫 Enthusiasm

☳雷⚡ Thunder ☷地🌎 Earth 雷出地奮,豫。 先王以作樂崇德, 殷薦之上帝, 以配祖考。 Thunder breaks out above the earth with a boom: Enthusiasm. Ancient rulers used music to praise virtuous accomplishments. They made grand offerings to the Supreme Being to be accompanied by their ancestors. 豫:利建侯,行師。 Enthusiasm: Beneficial to build up helpers & move the multitude.

3䷂屯 Initial Difficulty Zhūn

☵水🌊 Water ☳雷⚡ Thunder 雲,雷,屯; 君子以經綸。 Clouds & thunder: Difficulty; Superior people bring order out of confusion. 屯:元亨,利貞, 勿用有攸往,利建侯。 Difficulty: Great success. Benefecial to persevere. Action should not be undertaken lightly. It is beneficial to set up a leader.