The Hexagrams


Book Contents

Preface
Introduction
The Technique
Base Structure of the I Ching
The Hexagrams
 — 01 QIAN (Yang) — 02 KUN (Yin) — 03 TUN (Difficult Beginning) — 04 MENG (Immaturity) — 05 XU (Waiting Patiently) — 06 SONG (Dispute) — 07 SHI (The Army) — 08 BI (Fellowship) — 09 XIAO CHU (Small Accumulation) — 10 LI (Conduct) — 11 TAI (Peace) — 12 PI (Obstacle) — 13 TONG REN (Fellowship) — 14 DA YOU (Great Harvest) — 15 QIEN (Modesty) — 16 YU (Enthusiasm) — 17 SUI (Compliance) — 18 GU (Correcting the Corruption) — 19 LIN (Advancing) — 20 GUAN (Contemplation) — 21 SHI HO (Biting Through Hardship) — 22 BI (Adornment) — 23 BO (Erosion) — 24 FU (Return) — 25 WU WANG (Innocence) — 26 DA CHU (Great Potential) — 27 YI (Nourishment) — 28 DA GUO (Critical Mass) — 29 KAN (Watery Depths) — 30 LI (Fire) — 31 XIAN (Mutual Attraction) — 32 HENG (Constancy) — 33 DUN (Retreat) — 34 DA ZHUANG (Power of the Great) — 35 JIN (Success) — 36 MING YI (Time of Darkness) — 37 JIA REN (Family) — 38 KUI (Contradiction) — 39 JIAN (Obstruction) — 40 JIE (Dissolution of the Problem) — 41 SUN (Sacrifice) — 42 YI (Benefit) — 43 GUAI (Resolution) — 44 GOU (Contact) — 45 CUI (Congregation) — 46 SHENG (Rising) — 47 KUN (Adversity) — 48 JING (The Well) — 49 GE (Revolution) — 50 DING (The Cauldron) — 51 ZHEN (Force of Thunder) — 52 GEN (Keeping Still) — 53 JIAN (Gradual Progress) — 54 GUI MEI (The Maiden) — 55 FENG (Peak) — 56 LU (The Wanderer) — 57 XUN (Gentle Wind) — 58 DUI (Joyousness) — 59 HUAN (Scattered) — 60 JIE (Self-Restraint) — 61 ZHONG FU (Inner Truth) — 62 XIAO GUO (Predominance of the Small) — 63 JI JI (After Crossing the Water) — 64 WEI JI (Before Crossing the Water)

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Enthusiasm / Harmony / Expansion

This is a time for expansion and growth.

A successful period is on the way. Cooperation and shared enthusiasm are essential in order to progress appropriately. However, this hexagram also puts the stress on one’s attitude and advises one to be moderate and disciplined when going forward.

1. Trust your inner guidance, not outward appearances. All in your life is a reflection of your inner state of mind, and your level of inner coherence. Relationships and social contacts may not lead you toward your goals, they may even deceive you. When you trust your inner guidance, you are led toward the right people or you attract them into your life. When you are humble and sincere, you help this divine power in you to unfold creatively for you; on the other hand, when you are too complacent, you may block this force.

2. You may call it faith, self-confidence, trusting in your principles … all this means basically the same: when you are poised and disciplined, or even stoic, unshaken by how things are developing for you, you attract a positive and happy outcome of the situation. You will be successful!

3. If you believe that gaining advantage from some social relations will bring you success, you disregard the creative power that is located in your own inner mind. Trust the guidance you receive from the universe! You can still change direction and correct a sycophantic attitude. Doing so will bring you ultimate success.

4. A truthful and joyful attitude which is consistent can get you far in life: you will attract friends and collaborators. You will experience new creative ideas emerging from your inner mind, and this brings you success!

5. Over-indulgence weakens you, while a stoical and good-natured attitude helps and heals you. This means, it brings you advantage to be steadfast and disciplined in your conduct.

6. When joy and happiness are extreme, they may lead to deterioration and a self-centered attitude. In such a case, it is beneficial to develop mindfulness, and to restrain yourself, reduce your expenses, and avoid excesses of any kind. Then you may discover a vein of new growth that can lead you to a new victory.

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