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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Adornment / Beauty / Grace

Develop grace and wisdom.

This hexagram is associated with art and civilization, and the way a developed person refines his character. Most people look only at the outside of things and people, finding beauty in superficial decorum instead of looking inside, and piercing the veil of daily life, considering the beauty of character, nobility and grace, personal culture, and true intelligence.

1. Progress by your own effort instead of overly counting on others’ help and support. This is a good time for advancement if you avoid appearances and opt for your intrinsic values. It will benefit you to trust your own capabilities and to focus on your principles.

2. Trusting appearances does not bring you forward in life. Instead, if you focus upon your convictions and principles, you may inspire and uplift others and by so doing, experience yourself being inspired and uplifted.

3. It is positive for your development to develop a graceful and pleasing personality, without emphasizing form over substance. Self-education is important throughout our lives, and there is no age when we stop learning and growing.

4. In this position you are having a choice. You may either put the stress on developing your outward position, glamor, and fame, or else simplicity, sincerity and virtue. If you choose to put the stress on your inner values, you will strengthen your spiritual guidance and you will experience an increase in worthwhile and interesting relationships with others.

5. Having chosen the right attitude from the start, and having developed grace, compassion and sincerity, you are being rewarded for you will be supremely successful in the end.

6. Simplicity is the secret of good conduct. Your true nature is now developed and you are having an increasing and beneficial influence upon others. This is true success!

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