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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Peak / Abundance / Over-Capacity

Things are at a peak or climax.

A developed person uses their full deployment for serving others and enriching the world. According to the natural law of balance, when something reaches its point of fullness, decline is inevitable. Everything in the universe follows this cycle; it’s like a tidal movement. If one has more than enough, he should not hold onto everything for himself, but be charitable. When abundance becomes full, it’s like the sun being too strong: the light is blinding one, vegetation dries up, the land becomes parched, and nothing can flourish. Feng teaches the value of control in a situation of abundance so as to not overstress the cycle.

1. A new relationship brings you advantage. It is beneficial to associate with those whose aims are similar to yours.

2. This line implies that one seeks external prosperity rather than internal clarity; this brings about darkness. Blind ambition can hurt you if you lose your inner clarity and steer an unbalanced approach to realizing your goals. Let others for themselves discover your true value and capability.

3. You will realize that when you hold on to your riches with an uncaring attitude toward others, your wealth will not grow, but decline. Be balanced in all you do, also in your daily consumption so as to keep flexible and avoid stagnation!

4. If you want to be useful, having learnt the lesson indicated by the 3rd line, the universe will guide you and you will attract an associate with whom you can work together to realize your goal.

5. Surround yourself with a group of wise people who advise you in all important matters, but make sure the final decisions are yours. While your position could be better, there is success ahead!

6. Never yield to blind ambition! Be mindful of the changes of fortune and take care of your household and/or your enterprise. When your wishes and dreams are situated too much outside of what is currently achievable, you may lose sight of reality and incur losses. Avoid to do things single-handedly and stay in contact with those who can help you.

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