☷地🌎 Earth ☴風🍃 Wind 地中生木，升； 君子以順德，積小以高大。 Within earth, wood grows: Ascending. Superior people of devoted character heap up small things in order to achieve great things. 升： 元亨，用見大人， 勿恤，南征吉。 Ascending: Supreme success. It is essential to see a great person, so there will be no grief. Progressing towards the south brings good fortune.
45䷬萃 Gathering Together Cuì
☱澤🏞 Lake ☷地🌎 Earth 澤上於地，萃； 君子以除戎器，戒不虞。 Lake over earth: Gathering Together. Superior people renew their weapons in order to meet the unforeseen. 萃： 亨。王假有廟， 利見大人，亨，利貞。 用大牲吉，利有攸往。 Gathering Together: Success. A ruler approaches their temple. Beneficial to see a great person. This brings success. Perseverance furthers. Bringing great offerings creates good fortune. Beneficial to undertake something.
36䷣明夷 Brilliance Hidden Míng Yí
☷地🌎 Earth ☲火🔥 Fire 明入地中，明夷； 君子以蒞眾，用晦而明。 Brightness within the earth: Brilliance Hidden. In governing the people, superior people take care to conceal their light, but shine nevertheless. 明夷： 利艱貞。 Brilliance Hidden: Beneficial to persevere through difficulty.
35䷢晉 Prospering Jìn
☲火🔥 Fire ☷地🌎 Earth 明出地上，晉； 君子以自昭明德。 The sun rises over the earth: Prospering. Superior people brighten their bright virtue. 晉： 康侯用錫馬蕃庶， 晝日三接。 Prospering: The powerful official is honored with many horses. In a single day they are granted audience three times.
24䷗復 Returning Fù
☷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 Fù
23䷖剝 Splitting Apart Bō
☶山🏔 Mountain ☷地🌎 Earth 山附地上，剝； 上以厚下，安宅。 Mountain rests on earth: Splitting Apart. Those above secure their position by giving generously to those below. 剝： 不利有攸往。 Splitting Apart: Not advantageous to undertake anything.
20䷓觀 Contemplation Guān
☴風🍃 Wind ☷地🌎 Earth 風行地上，觀； 先王以省方，觀民設教。 Wind blowing over the earth: Contemplation. Ancient rulers visited their territories, observed the people, & gave instruction. 觀：盥而不薦，有孚顒若。 Contemplation: The hand-washing ritual is completed, but the sacrifice is still to come. All done & looked upon with sincerity.
19䷒臨 Approach Lín
☷地🌎 Earth ☱澤🏞 Lake 澤上有地，臨； 君子以教思无窮， 容保民无疆。 Earth above lake: Approach. Superior people’s will for instruction has no limit. They are boundless in their support & protection of people. 臨：元，亨，利，貞。 至于八月有凶。 Approach: Great success. It is of benefit to continue. When the eighth month arrives, then there will be misfortune.
16䷏豫 Enthusiasm Yù
☳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.
15䷎謙 Temperance Qiān
☷地🌎 Earth ☶山🏔 Mountain 地中有山，謙； 君子以裒多益寡，稱物平施。 Mountain hidden within earth: Temperance. Superior people reduce what is too much, & add to that which is too little. They weigh things & make them equal. 謙：亨，君子有終。 Temperance: Progress & success. Superior people carry things through.
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.
8䷇比 Unity Bi
☵水🌊 Water ☷地🌎 Earth 地上有水，比； 先王以建萬國，親諸侯。 Water over earth: Unity. Ancient rulers established many states & were friendly with officials. 比：吉。 原筮元永貞，无咎。 不寧方來，後夫凶。 Unity: Good fortune. Examine oneself for greatness & constancy; without blame. If one hesitates & joins late: misfortune.
7䷆師 Leadership Shī
☷地🌎 Earth ☵水🌊 Water 地中有水，師； 君子以容民畜眾。 Earth containing water: Leadership. Superior people nourish & educate people. They develop a following. 師：貞，丈人，吉无咎。 Leadership: With perseverance & a strong person, good fortune & no blame.
2䷁坤 The Receptive K’un
☷地🌎 Earth ☷地🌎 Earth 地勢坤， 君子以厚德載物。 The Earth’s condition is Receptive. Superior people have the greatness of character to sustain all living creatures. 坤：元亨，利牝馬之貞。 君子有攸往，先迷後得主，利西南得朋，東北喪朋。 安貞，吉。 The Receptive: Outstanding success, beneficial through the perseverance of a mare. If superior people take the lead, they go astray, but if they follow, they find a master. It… Continue reading 2䷁坤 The Receptive K’un